Rolex introduced the first Datejust over 70 years ago in 1945. It is one of the Swiss manufacturer's most successful models. The Datejust 36 ref. 126234 made its debut at Baselworld 2019, a trade show for the global watch industry held in Switzerland. This reference comes in your choice of stainless steel, white gold, or in a two-tone design combining a stainless steel case with a white gold bezel.
There is also a large range of dial colors and indices available. You can choose between black, white, silver, gray, blue, green, and mother-of-pearl dials. Depending on the exact version, the hour markers are applied bar indices, Roman numerals, or diamonds. In 2022, Rolex added new green dial designs with a palm motif and blue dials with fluted motifs to the lineup.
As for the bracelet, the manufacturer offers the typical five-piece link Jubilee bracelet seen on other Datejust models, as well as the somewhat sportier three-piece link Oyster bracelet.
Since all Datejust 126234 models have a diameter of 36 mm, they are perfectly suited as unisex watches. Other commonalities include a sapphire crystal with a Cyclops lens and water resistance to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft). The Datejust is powered by Rolex's in-house caliber 3235.
Reasons to Buy a Rolex Datejust 126234
- Universal, 36-mm case size
- Large selection of dial designs
- Water resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft)
- In-house caliber 3235
- Comes on an Oyster or a Jubilee bracelet