One of the more interesting watches to come from Rolex this year was the Rolex Datejust 41 in steel with a Dark Rhodium dial and Jubilee five-piece link bracelet.

With a larger case size (41 mm in diameter), a smooth (not fluted) bezel, and 18K white gold indexes on top of a rhodium-plated dial, Rolex has made a watch that is aesthetically much more pleasing to my eye.

Rolex Datejust 41 in steel with white gold fluted bezel (Ref. 126334)

Surely, many will disagree as the Datejust is one of Rolex’s many icons, with a huge following. Nevertheless, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and this new, modern, Datejust, ticks many of the boxes for me personally.

The dark rhodium dial, in particular, or even the new blue dial variant – which notably comes with a fluted white gold bezel and an extra $1,900 added to the price tag – appeal to my tastes. Moreover, I am sure these contemporary Datejusts will attract younger buyers, with more modern tastes. The retail price is $7,450. (Ref. 126300)


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Jason Pitsch
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Jason Pitsch is the Founder of Professional Watches. He appreciates good design and engineering in everything from architecture to automobiles to cameras to clothing. Yet his focus for the past decade has remained consistent on covering just one type of craftsmanship: watchmaking.