WatchPro recently announced its Watches of the Year 2012 – the 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Now we are showcasing a watch a day that has made the cut in 2012. Continuing the Highly Commended timepieces in the Luxury category is Rolex.
Highly Commended Luxury Watch of the Year – Rolex Datejust II
This entirely steel version of the Datejust, with its smooth bezel and nod to more feminine styling, was a new release from Rolex at Basel.
It is an update to the brand’s steel and gold Rolesor timepiece of 2009 and offers a sleek 41mm case, crafted from a solid block of 904L steel, in which Rolex’s COSC certificated Calibre 3136 nestles.
But what we love about this watch is its understated take on luxury. While it might not be the flashiest, brainiest or most expensive of Rolex’s offer, it ticks the box for entry-level luxury that many aspiring watch fans will appreciate.
Its smart sunray silver dial is modern and cool and the 18ct white gold hour markers are sharp in appearance without the ostentation.
A great all-rounder and a timepiece deserved of its highly commended status in this year’s Luxury Watch of the Year category.