The Datejust II was Rolex’s answer to the large watch trend. Over the decades, men’s watches have increased dramatically in size, and Rolex has offered larger sport models like the 44mm Sea-Dweller Deepsea. When the Datejust II was launched in 2009, men who wanted larger dress watches finally had their go-to timepiece.
The Datejust II had all the classic elements of the Datejust – the Oyster case, the date, and the Cyclops lens – combined with a thicker bezel and thicker lugs. The watch was visibly larger on the wrist, and was a very masculine and sporty approach.