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01/31/23
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Lot #1908

Rolex Datejust 126231 Two Tone Steel and Rose Gold

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Introduction

Released to celebrate Rolex's 40th anniversary in 1945, the Rolex Datejust has become one of the Genevan Giant's most iconic watches. The world's first wristwatch to display the date via an aperture on the dial, the Datejust revolutionized wristwatch design for decades to follow. With its emblematic Cyclops lens, jubilee bracelet (designed specifically for the model in 1945), and classy fluted precious metal bezel, the Datejust's aesthetic has always been that of pure elegance and class. Perhaps one of Rolex's most recognizable designs, the Datejust has evolved from its dressier roots into a perfectly capable timepiece rivaling the robustness of most brand's sports watches. Featuring a stainless steel case with a screw-down crown and caseback, the Datejust packs an impressive 100m of water resistance alongside its consistently capable movements and construction that have enabled it to become one of the best-equipped watches for daily wear and tear. Available with several different dial options, in a multitude of materials, and across many styles, the Datejust is an inescapable reflection of its owner, with a model out there to suit pretty much everybody's tastes and preferences.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Box, Papers, Hangtags, Extra Links

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Datejust

Movement

Automatic cal. 3235

Reference

126231

Bracelet

18kt rose gold and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet

Year

2021

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

18kt rose gold and stainless steel

Included

Box, Papers, Hangtags, Extra Links

Dial Color

White

THE CONSTRUCTION

Classic in its sizing, the 36mm Datejust brings a familiar silhouette to the wrist that most watch collectors will probably recognize and be comfortable with. Offered with a fluted bezel, a two-tone Jubilee bracelet and measuring 36mm in diameter, this example is the epitome of what a Datejust should look like.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

THE DIAL

Featuring a type of dial that Rolex has perfected over years, this ref. 126231 boasts a white dial with 18kt rose gold applied Roman numerals that add another touch of luxury to this stunning timepiece.

Condition

Watch is in near-mint condition, showing only minor signs of use. The watch was previously sized, but the two removed links are included with the watch.

Our Perspective

A design seemingly as old as horology itself, the Datejust is a watch we'll never grow tired of. With its stunning white dial and iconic 36mm two-tone construction sporting the Datejust's signature combination of a fluted 18kt gold bezel and Jubilee bracelet, there's nothing to not like with this stunning watch.

Justin Gruenberg

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