It was introduced in 1945 and it was the very first one which had a chronometer movement that included an automatic calendar. The 1940s and 50s Datejust models are still recognizable when lined up with the newer models, and the ones that could really be known as the mother of all Datejust watches is the 1600 model. The 36mm size, the shape of its case, the cyclops and the Jubile strap are all features of the classic Datejust and it lasted until it was upgraded in 2005 and just recently the Datejust II.
For those who don’t like the Rolex, only minor changes and upgrades have been made during the last 20 – 30 years. For classic Rolex fans, every tiny improvement has undergone a lot of R&D and in-depth testing. OK so maybe not really that intensive but the fact is, every change is always an improvement.
In 2005 Rolex made improvements in the design of the Datejust bracelet, made it bigger and using bigger lugs or horns. This one looks slightly more solid compared to the models before 2005. The reference number changed too but this time it used the former coding adding 1 in front so the new 16234 was changed to 116234.
While the stones that replace the hour marks and the burst dial certainly make the watch stand out, I think a simple white dial with Arabic numerals would be perfect for someone who doesn’t want a simple stainless steel timepiece, yet don’t want to be too conspicuous. The watch in question is a two tone rose gold and stainless steel Rolex Replica Watch and I think it has a more classic look than the blingy champagne dial above.However, if you’re looking for something with a little less bling to it, I think of a Rolex replica review I’ve done a while back.