Rolex 126203 Overview
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watches in history. It has been and still is the most popular collection sold by Rolex. What people love about the Datejust is the timeless look, legibility, and the many ways to customize it. The particular Rolex Datejust reference, 126203, is a great complement to the Datejust collection and shows just how beautiful it can be. We’ll provide a brief overview of the 126203 for your reference but if you’d like to discover more you can do so by visiting our Datejust Collection Section.
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A quieter version of the Datejust collection, the 126203 comes with a smooth bezel rather than the traditional fluted bezel. The smooth bezel is more for the user who loves the Datejust but doesn’t quite want the flashy look that the watch can provide, which is a lot. Reference 126203 has the smooth bezel made up of yellow gold and a stainless steel 36mm case. This combination provides an elegant classy look that can be worn in casual and dress attire alike.
Housed in the 126203 36mm case is the Rolex in-house calibre 3235 automatic movement. The 3235 is a newer movement from Rolex and came with significant upgrades. The power reserve has been improved from 40 hours to 70 hours and there were significant gains made in the anti-magnetic protection. Although Omega was first to the party with movements of this stature, Rolex has now gone toe to toe and have excelled with modern movements and manufacturing.
Of course with all Rolex movements, the in house calibre 3235 automatic movement is COSC certified. To take it one step further Rolex has designated their watches Superlative Chronometers because they can still maintain their accuracy +2/-2 seconds per day even after casing.
The Rolex 126203 has a beautiful Oyster bracelet constructed of stainless steel and yellow gold. Rolex is known for their bracelet design and construction for being some of the most comfortable metal bracelets available. The tapered Oyster bracelet on the 126203 fits the mold.
In our opinion, what doesn’t get much love is the clasp on the Oyster bracelet. It plays such a critical role but everyone’s so focused on all the other beautiful aspects of the 126203 that one can sometimes get lost. The newer Oyster Clasps offer secure protection and at the same time augment the comfortability and wearability of the 126203.
- Case Size: 36mm
- Material: stainless steel & yellow gold
- Bezel: smooth
- Water Resistance: 100m
- Accuracy: +/- 2 seconds per day
- Movement: automatic
- Calibre: 3235
- Bracelet: oyster
Rolex 126203 Pricing & Availability
You can purchase the Rolex Datejust 126203 for $11,250 MSRP. In today’s market Datejusts are difficult to find at authorized dealers. This is especially true considering if there is a very specific Datejust you desire because of how many different variations they come in. Our suggestion is to put an order in on the exact one you want and you shouldn’t have to wait more than 3-4 months.
Where To Buy The 126203
If you’ve exhausted all your options with your local authorized dealers you can always resort to the pre-owned market. You’ll probably be paying a bit over retail for the 126203 but availability shouldn’t be an issue. Check out any of the trusted marketplaces below to discover current pre-owned prices and availability.