Rolex Datejust II VS Datejust 41mm. Which is Better?

Both The Datejust 41mm and Datejust II are classy dress watches but let's compare them both to see the real differences.

Let's compare the Datejust 2 VS Datejust 41mm: Which one is better for you?

The Rolex Datejust 41mm and the Rolex Datejust II 41mm are some of the most noticeably classy and popular dress watches that are available today. If you're looking for a great classy looking watch for everyday wear, one that you can wear to the office and look like a boss in, the Datejust 41mm and Rolex Datejust 2 are each impressive, stylish and classic.

Seeing as the luxury watch, for the most part is the only jewelry that a man wears to work each day, let us compare these two watches and see which of these makes the most sense for you.

What Are The Similarities Between the Rolex Datejust 41mm and Datejust II?

  • Case design and layout are proportionally the same size
  • Water resistance up to 100 meters / 330 feet
  • Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofing system
  • Cyclops Date Magnifier
  • Scratch Resistant Sapphire Crystal
  • 41mm Case size
  • Oyster Architecture which features a Monobloc middle case, a screw-down case back and winding crown

What Are The Differences Between the Rolex Datejust and Datejust 2?

Rolex Datejust 41mm:  

  • There are more material choices such as two-tone Rolex Everose® / rose gold & stainless steel combinations.
  • The Datejust 41mm uses the Rolex Caliber 3235 movement while the Datejust II uses the Caliber 3136 movement.
  • Available with a Jubilee bracelet
Datejust II 116334 Blue Roman 116333 Ivory Diamond and Datejust 126331 Sundust Diamond Jubilee

Rolex Datejust II:

  • The Rolex Datejust II has a few extra options that the Rolex Datejust 41mm doesn't have; the option of Solid Roman, Slate Roman, and Arabic hour markers in addition to standard luminescent indexes and diamond indexes found on the Datejust Forty-One Millimeter.
  • Rolex brought in a few blue dial options into the Datejust 2 series such as the 116334 Blue Roman, the 116300 Blue Index, and the 116300 Blue Roman, and the 116334 Blue Index
  • The Datejust II 41mm series also has a model with a unique Slate gray dial, the 116333 Slate Roman. This is an interesting model which uses green rimmed Black Roman numeral hour markers and a single luminous index marker at the 9 o'clock position.
  • No option for a Jubilee bracelet

What Are The Chronometric Differences Between the Rolex Datejust and Datejust II?

In terms of chronometric function with all aesthetics aside, the main difference between these two watches is that the Rolex Date Just 1 has a better power reserve of 70 hours vs 48 hours in the Datejust 2 but in exchange, the Rolex Datejust II offers High-Performance Paraflex shock absorbers in the caliber 3136 movement. Either way that you look at it, they each offer their own way to keep your Rolex running for longer. One does this in the short term with a better power reserve and the other keeps it running in the long term with Rolex's shock protection technology.

What's the Difference Between the Rolex Datejust 41mm Movement and the Datejust II Movements?

41mm Rolex Datejust uses a Caliber 3235 Movement

  • The Rolex Datejust uses their in-house Caliber 3235 movement which is a COSC certified chronometer, the highest designation attributed for precision and accuracy by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
  • In addition to the chronometric testing done by COSC, Rolex conducts in-house chronometric testing after the movement comes back with a COSC certification and is already cased. Once all the tests have been passed, the movement is awarded a Superlative Chronometer designation.
  • In order to offer greater resistance to electromagnetic interference, the movement has Rolex's blue Parachrom hairspring which has antimagnetic properties.
  • Precision of -2/+2 seconds per day after casing
  • 70-hour power reserve
Rolex Caliber 3235 vs 3136 Movement

41mm Rolex Datejust II uses a Caliber 3136 Movement 

  • The Rolex Datejust II uses their in-house perpetual, mechanical self-winding Caliber 3136 automatic movement which is a COSC certified chronometer, the highest designation attributed for precision and accuracy by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
  • In addition to the chronometric testing done by COSC, Rolex conducts in-house chronometric testing after the movement comes back with a COSC certification and is already cased. Once all the tests have been passed, the movement is awarded a Superlative Chronometer designation.
  • In order to offer greater resistance to harsh conditions and electromagnetic interference, the movement has Rolex's Paraflex shock absorbers as well as their blue Parachrom hairspring which has antimagnetic properties.
  • Precision of -2/+2 seconds per day after casing
  • 48-hour power reserve

Now that you got the full scoop. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Which of these two watches is the one for you? The Rolex Datejust 41mm or the Rolex Datejust II 41mm?

 

 

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