The Datejust II: Rolex’s Flagship Collection Now Comes in a Larger Case
by Mike Manjos on September 1st, 2009
On the 60th anniversary of the Datejust’s original launch, Rolex presents the Oyster Perpetual Datejust II. The new model updates the iconic 36mm Datejust design with a 41mm case.
Watch lovers may notice that Rolex made the same size change last year in the Day-Date II, which expanded another 36mm Rolex favorite, the Day-Date, by five millimeters. Visually the Datejust II and Day-Date II are similar in many respects. However, the Datejust II is exclusively available on an Oyster Bracelet, while the Day-Date series is known for its President Bracelet. Unlike the Day-Date series, the Datejust II only comes in stainless steel and gold variations, as opposed to platinum or entirely gold, and with a fluted bezel.
My takeaway: this is an exceedingly cool watch- it comes with a number of exceptional new dial combinations, ranging from the classic to sporty designs that you just cannot find anywhere else. For the money, I think that this is hands down one of the best watches on the market.