MAKE A DATE OF A DAY
Bachendorf's proudly presents the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, a timeless classic for nearly three-quarters of a century. This enduring classic maintains its legendary status through its genius combination of practicality, sportiness, and elegance.
Over the years, the Datejust has evolved with subtle improvements both inside and out. By continually adapting to contemporary tastes and standards, the Datejust has kept up with the times by reinventing itself in Rolex's constant pursuit of perfection. With a captivating array of dial and bracelet combinations, the versatile Datejust adapts seamlessly to the individuality of its wearer, making it the quintessential constant companion for observing the passage of time, beautifully reflecting the hours and minutes, and days of each month.
A milestone in watchmaking history, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer
wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial. These numbers are a reminder that though 24 hours mark a day,
it’s on us to make those a date to remember.
”IT IS A MASTERPIECE OF HOROLOGICAL SCIENCE. IT IS, IN FACT, A SYNTHESIS OF ALL
THAT HAS BEEN ACHIEVED UP TO THE PRESENT DAY.”
HANS WILSDORF, 1945
THE CYCLOPS LENS: AN OPTIMIZED READING
Created to improve the legibility of the date, the Cyclops lens is both an aesthetic and a technical brand signature. This Rolex invention was patented in the early 1950s and presented for the first time in 1953 on a Datejust. Its magnifying effect makes the date easier to read. Initially in plexiglass, it has been crafted in sapphire since the 1970s, like the watch’s crystal.
THE JUBILEE BRACELET: COMFORT AND ELEGANCE
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Rolex in 1945, the Jubilee bracelet was specially designed for the Datejust. This fluid and comfortable five-piece link metal bracelet is integral to the Datejust’s identity and enhances the timeless elegance of the model. The Datejust is also available with an Oyster bracelet or, on precious metal versions, a President bracelet
A CONTINUALLY UPDATED WATCHMAKING ICON
The Datejust is constantly reinventing itself. Its varied reinterpretations express and showcase Rolex’s expertise in dial-making. Featuring smooth, domed, fluted, or diamond-set bezels, the Datejust has stylishly spanned eras while perfectly adapting to the personality of its wearers.
VISIT US TO DISCOVER FIRST-HAND THE DATEJUST
Simplicity in design does not mean unsophistication. The Datejust is a watch closely intertwined with milestones throughout history. Worn by icons who have shaped our world, the Datejust becomes an ideal tool applied to any task, becoming a bridge between the person who wears it and the daily progression of the hours in each day. Day after day, the Datejust traverses the everyday to the sublime.
Traditional and extravagant, the Datejust has spanned the evolution of fashion at the right place and time. Always keeping the all-important Cyclops lens and Jubilee bracelet, the aesthetic signatures enhance the Datejust's identity and timeless elegance.
At Bachendorf's, we take great pride in being an Official Rolex Jeweler, licensed to sell Rolex watches. In choosing a Rolex, you are not simply purchasing a timepiece but embarking on a lifelong journey of sophistication, distinction, and unwavering quality. Make a choice that will last a lifetime and elevate every moment into a date to remember.
"The Rolex Datejust is the backbone of Rolex's classic watch offerings," says Lawrence Bock, owner of Bachendorf's. "It's a timeless masterpiece that every collector should have, elevating any collection with its enduring elegance." As a masterpiece of watchmaking history, the humble and versatile Datejust is an enduring classic that will be cherished for generations.
We invite you to explore our collection of Rolex and discover the Datjust's enduring elegance and impeccable craftsmanship.