For decades, the Rolex Datejust has selected watches for people who want a robust, reliable and precise timer that does not compromise on luxury, craftsmanship, and personal taste. The Datejust has been all of this since its conception in 1945, the year that Rolex replica celebrated its 40th anniversary. The Datejust was groundbreaking from the beginning, being the first self‑winding wrist chronometer that showed the date in a window on the dial. It created the mold to which still many replica watches are created today.
Initially, that date window was missing something that many now see as a signature feature of the Datejust: the cyclops lens. In 1954 Rolex first fitted the Datejust with a crystal that had this small magnifier build in, increasing the convenience of the watch even more. In 1957 the men’s version was joined by the Lady-Datejust, which offered the same package yet in a slightly smaller diameter.
Key to Success
Key to the success of the cheap Rolex Datejust has always been its versatility. Future owners have a nearly endless array of options when it comes to dial, bezel, and bracelet choices. While some might prefer a steel case, and a steel Oyster bracelet combined with a plain bezel and understated dial, others opt for a precious metal case and bracelet, perhaps even with a diamond setting. The Datejust can go either way and delivers both extremes with that famous swiss Rolex quality, as well as that signature look.
Evolution over Revolution
In its presence, Datejust remains faithful to the original 36mm diameter size. Until 2009, Rolex introduced Datejust II’s diameter increased to 41 mm. This also allows those who prefer to watch a larger watch, Rolex is still in the production of ordinary size Datejust for those who like to see the classic diameter.
Over the years the Datejust evolved, but never went through a revolution. Born way ahead of its time it also never needed it. Rolex focussed mainly on improving the movement over the years, like the introduction of the hacking second mechanism in 1972. Because the cheap Rolex Datejust stayed to close to its original DNA, it has maintained its status of a watchmaking benchmark up until today, and probably extends this too far into the future.