WOTW: Chez Reavie’s Rolex Datejust II Fluted Black Roman

WOTW Details

Watch: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust II Fluted Black Roman
Reference: 116334-0002
Date: 2009-2017
Case: 904L Stainless Steel
Bezel: 18k gold fluted
Size: 41mm
Movement: Rolex 3136, 31 Jewels
Power Reserve: 48 hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Bracelet: 904L Stainless Steel Oyster
Price: $8,000

It was a great week in Connecticut at the Travelers Championship! Chez Reavie shot 1 under on Sunday to hold off a couple of players and add a secon PGA Tour win to his resume. With a huge smile, Chez put on the Travelers Champion jacket and held up the trophy while wearing a Rolex Datejust II Fluted Black Roman (Reference 116334-0002). Chez’s Rolex has a charcoal dial with roman numeral markers and an 18k white golf bezel.

Rolex was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf as a London timepiece distributor but always dreamed of making a precise wristwatch. In 1910, a Rolex watch was the first to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chonometric Precision. In 1919 Rolex moved to Geneva and continued making precision timepieces. The Rolex Datejust II is a larger version of the Datejust (41mm vs 36mm) and was introduced in 2009. The movement in the Datejust II is a self-winding Calibre 3136 that is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).

Rolex ships the most COSC-certified watches in the world, almost 796,000 in 2015. The 3136 also includes Paraflex shock absorbers to resist extreme conditions and 48 hours of power reserve. The Rolex Oyster case is made of 904L Stainless steel and has a charcoal dial with black Roman Numeral markers. That dial is covered by a sapphire crystal and surrounded by a fluted, 18K white gold bezel. The Oyster band is made from solid 904L Stainless Steel links that offer greater resistance to corrosion and takes a higher polish than other stainless steel. This reference, or version, of the Datejust II was produced from 2009-2017.

 

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