The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 features an updated design in a 41mm case and the new Rolex calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology. The new Datejust 41 is available in yellow or Everose Rolesor versions—a combination of 904L steel and either 18ct yellow or Everose gold—with a wide selection of dials. The Datejust 41 also carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.
The Oyster case of this brilliant-cut watch is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, defining it as the paragon of robustness, proportion and sheer elegance. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 904L steel, while the fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock, is made of scratchproof sapphire and the waterproof case provides optimum protection for the high-precision movement.
The calibre 3235 is a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex with 14 patents. It offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetism, as well as convenience and reliability. It also incorporates the new Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency and great dependability. Thanks to a new barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of the calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.
Along with its technical efficiency, the Datejust 41 looks just as beguiling on the outside. It is made from a combination of gold and steel known as Rolesor, which has been a signature feature of the brand since 1933, when the name was registered. Rolesor is an auspicious meeting of two metals: gold, noble and precious, attractive for its lustre and luminance; and steel, highly resistant and known for its strength and reliability. All of these qualities perfectly mirror the elegance and perfection that a Rolex timepiece encapsulates.
Text by Edith Emeralda