Strangely, while the Daytona and Submariner, GMT Master and Explorer are the most desired Rolexes today, it is the humble Rolex two-tone Datejust that graces the wrist of most Rolex owners around the world. Somewhere in-between the utility of steel models and the over the top nature of full-gold models, the two-tone Datejust is perhaps Rolexes best selling model.
I think it was perhaps seen as a respectable balance of doing well in life, but remaining humble, especially here in Asia, most men my father’s age have or had, at some point, a Rolex two-tone Datejust. As a result of this, this reference is often seen as the daggy, out of fashion model and maybe it shouldn’t be. With two-tone making a resurgence lately, the Datejust 16233 presents excellent value and still wears the crown proudly on its dial. Especially with an example like this- unpolished with its original sticker on its case back and oxidization occurring on the gold, I’m still a fan.