Editor's note: Steel sports is all well and good, but there's something very appealing about the iconic Datejust in this steel and gold livery, with a warm brown dial and diamond hour markers. Especially with that bezel and band. Primo …* There are two main contenders for the title of 'most recognisable watch in the world', both of them made by Rolex. Naturally, the Submariner has a good shot at the title but, for me, the clear winner is the Datejust. First introduced in 1945, it*includes*one of the most useful and ubiquitous complications a date window. Like many features we take for granted on a watch today, this date represented a Rolex first, in that*rather than slowly transitioning over a few hours, the Datejust's date jumped*instantly at the stroke of midnight. Even though the model has been around for more than 60 years now, the fundamentals haven't changed much. Three hands, Oyster case, automatic movement and, of course, the date (with Cyclops). We saw its*first leap*to the 40mm+ club in 2009, with the bulked-up, 41mm Datejust II. But it wasn't just the diameter of this watch that had increased, it was broader all over: bezel, indices and lugs all…

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