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Rolex Rolex Datejust 41 Slate Grey Dial Model. 126301 ROL 749

Rolex Datejust 41 Slate Grey Dial Model. 126301

Mint condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified. Just under one year old in immaculate condition with Slate Grey dial in steel and Everose gold case making it a classic and distinctive looking watch, not as showy as solid gold but subtly classy in its own right.

Model reference: 126301
Year of production: 2001
Case: Oyster steel and everose gold
Bezel: Fluted fixed bezel
Bracelet. Oyster bracelet with folding clasp
Crown: Screw down with Rolex logo
Crystal: Scratch resistant sapphire
Dial: Slate Grey
Movement: Rolex automatic
Others: Box and papers
Dimensions Width is 41 mm, thickness is 12.5 mm, 45 mm lug to lug

Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Steel & Gold Bracelet
Case Material: Steel & Gold
Condition: Mint
Movement: Automatic
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Additional Product Details

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.