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WOTW: Kevin Na’s Rolex Datejust 41 in Stainless Steel and White Gold

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Kevin Na captured his fifth PGA Tour win at the Sony Open in Hawaii with an amazing three-straight birdies to shoot a final round 65. After his one-stroke win he held the golden trophy high in the air with his Rolex Datejust 41 watch also glistening in the Hawaii sun!

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Watch: Rolex Datejust 41
Reference: 126334-0001
Limited: No
Date: 2017 – Present
Case: 904L Oystersteel
Bezel: Fluted White Gold
Dial: Bright Blue
Size: 41mm
Movement: Rolex 3235, 31 Jewels
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal (Cyclops lens over date)
Waterproof: 100 Meters
Bracelet: 904L Oystersteel
Price: $9,650

We have feature Kevin before on WOTW, wearing his Richard Mille RM35-02 Rafael Nadal Red Quartz TPT. This week he went a little more subtle and was sporting a stainless steel Rolex Datejust 41 with a blue dial and Oyster bracelet. The Rolex Datejust has been an iconic watch in the Rolex line since it was introduced in 1945. The introduction of the Datejust was to commemorate Rolex’s 40’s anniversary and was the first automatic watch to have a date that changes automatically at midnight.

There have been a few different Datejust versions over the years and Na’s Datejust 41 is the latest of the long lineage. At 41mm this oversized Datejust case is made from a single block of Rolex’s 904L Oystersteel. The case back screws into the case and helps give the Datejust a 100-meter water resistance rating. The Datejust wasn’t designed to be a sports watch, more of a classic piece, but still offers enough capability for most activities. On top of the case is Rolex’s legendary fluted bezel, crafted from white gold. The dial is a bright blue done in a sunray finish.

The sunray finish is created using a brushing technique that creates grooves running from the center to the edge of the dial. This sunray finish gives the dial a much richer and deeper shine. The rectangular hour markers are done in white gold and filled with Rolex’s Chromalight luminescent material. The date window is at 3 o’clock and Rolex has designed the movement to change the date so quickly at midnight that it is instant, no slowly moving date when the time gets near 12am. Covering the dial is a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a magnifying cyclops lens over the date.

The movement inside the Datejust 41 is Rolex’s own Calibre 3235 that is fully built in-house and gives the wearer an impressive 70 hours of power reserve. Calibre 3235 is a self-winding automatic and contains Rolex’s own Parachrom hairspring for better efficiency. The 3235 contains 31 jewels and is a certified Swiss chronometer to ensure its accuracy. While the Datejust is typically known for having the classic Rolex Jubilee bracelet, Kevin’s sported the more subtle stainless steel Oyster bracelet.

Kevin is a fan favorite on the PGA Tour and it is always great to see him walk into the winner’s circle. I hope to see more of his watch collection and more of his smiling face holding trophies in the future.

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I have been an employee at GolfWRX since 2016. In that time I have been helping create content on GolfWRX Radio, GolfWRX YouTube, as well as writing for the front page. Self-proclaimed gear junkie who loves all sorts of golf equipment as well as building golf clubs!

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  1. Big GG

    Jan 22, 2021 at 5:27 am

    Rolex has become nothing more than a multi colored fashion watch.

  2. jgpl001

    Jan 22, 2021 at 4:40 am

    Nice, simple, classy

  3. Risky Plan

    Jan 21, 2021 at 10:31 pm

    I’ve had the same watch for 27 years also in blue face. It was the first extravagant purchase I made after my company started to boom. Still my favorite watch.

  4. Tom C.

    Jan 21, 2021 at 10:22 am

    Simple, elegant and classy! I am an Explorer wearer and love the simplicity of these, along with the NDS and OPs.

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WOTW: Daniel Berger’s Rolex Daytona in Black Ceramic

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Daniel Berger drained a long eagle putt on the 18th hole at Pebble Beach to claim his 4th PGA Tour win. While Daniel might not use the newest and shiniest clubs on tour, he was wearing one of the most sought after watches in the world on his wrist! He was sporting a Rolex Daytona in black ceramic as he held the trophy high in the ocean air!

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Watch: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Reference: 116500ln-0001
Limited: No
Date: 2016 – Present
Case: 904L Oystersteel
Bezel: Black Cerachrom Ceramic
Dial: White
Size: 40mm
Movement: Calibre 4130, 44 Jewels
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Waterproof: 100 Meters
Bracelet: Oyster 904L Oystersteel
Price: $13,150

In 1955 Rolex introduced a watch that they simply called the “Chronograph” and it was met by very minimal interest. They made a couple hundred per year up until 1961 when they discontinued the model. Rolex then became the official timekeeper of the famous Daytona race and introduced the Cosmograph in 1962, nicknamed the Daytona. Older and rare Daytonas now easily trade for over $100,000 and some have gone over the $1 million mark. Berger is wearing the latest edition of this famous timepiece, but good luck getting one at your local Rolex dealer. Daytonas are so popular currently that most dealers have closed their waiting lists as it is rumored that they were exceeding a 20-year wait. Now you can still get a stainless still Daytona, like Berger’s, but expect to pay about $18,000 over the retail price.

The latest Daytona is a fairly standard 40mm and the Oyster case is made from Rolex’s 904L Oystersteel. Rolex controls all their own alloys and Oystersteel is stainless steel that was created to be extremely rust and corrosion-proof while also taking on a longer-lasting polish. The legendary Daytona dial is hand finished in white and contains white gold hour markers that are filled with Rolex’s Chromalight luminescent material. The 3 sub-dial rings are done in black and lined for a luxurious shine in any light.

The “Daytona” name is printed in red over the 6 o’clock sub-dial and pays homage to the original versions. The dial is covered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and surrounded by another iconic design feature, the ceramic bezel. The Cherachrom ceramic bezel is also extremely scratch resistant and much more durable than the previous stainless steel ring. The bezel features a Tachymetric scale that can measure speeds up to 400 miles per hour.

The 1965 model also featured a black bezel, but it was made from much more fragile Plexiglass. Inside the Daytona is Rolex’s 4130 self-winding, automatic movement that is a certified Swiss chronometer and tested for its precision. The 4130 also contains 44 jewels and offers 72 hours of power reserve. The Rolex Oyster bracelet is crafted from matching 904L Oystersteel and was first used on Rolex models from the 1930s. The bracelet has an Oysterlock folding clasp and Rolex’s Easylink extension link for easy adjustments.

While the Pebble Beach Pro-Am wasn’t the same without the amateurs, it was a great weekend of golf with unmatched ocean views. Congrats to Daniel Berger for his win, but maybe more so for getting his hands on a coveted Rolex Daytona!

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WOTW: Patrick Reed’s diamond covered Hublot Big Bang Pavé

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Patrick Reed won his 9th PGA Tour event at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, and when he held up that trophy and his Hublot Big Bang Pavé outshined everything else in the Southern California sun.

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Watch: Hublot Big Bang Steel Pavé
Reference: 301.SX.1170.RX.1704
Limited: No
Case: Stainless Steel with 212 Diamonds
Bezel: Stainless Steel with 114 Diamonds
Size: 44mm
Movement: UNICO HUB4100, 25 Jewels
Power Reserve: 42 hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal, Anti-reflective
Water Resistance: 100 Meters
Strap: Black Alligator
Price: $30,470 ($29,900 + $570 strap upgrade)

Reed has a thing for flashy watches—just take a look at his white ceramic Hublot Ferrari—and this Pavé is about as flashy as you can get.

The Hublot Big Bang Steel Pavé is a stainless steel timepiece that is then factory set with diamonds on the case and bezel. The 44mm case and fixed bezel are created from stainless steel and use a combination of satin and polished finishes. The highlight of both pieces is the combined 2.47 carats of diamonds that are then set into each part. The diamonds they use are sourced from all over the world and are Top Wesselton grade for uniformity and quality. The 326 diamonds are set into the case and bezel using the “grain” method where 4 small claws hold the diamond in place. This is all hand done by Hublot and produces a sparkling look that stands out on any wrist.

The diamond-covered bezel is held in place by 6 H-shaped titanium screws that have become an iconic design in Hublot watches. The chronograph dial is finished in matte black with matching sub-dials at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. On the outside of the dial are stainless steel hour markers that are filled with luminescent material for low light reading. This is all covered by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal that is treated with an anti-reflective coating for easy reading in direct sunlight.

Inside the Big Bang Steel Pavé is a self-winding HUB4100 automatic movement with 25 jewels and 42 hours of power reserve. The HUB4100 movement can be seen through the display back case that is held tight with 6 traditional screws, giving the watch a 100-meter water resistance rating.

From what I can tell, the Big Bang Steel Pavé comes with a lined rubber strap, but Reed has opted for the Black Alligator upgrade. The Black Alligator strap has a backing of rubber and matching black stitching on the perimeter. Hublot makes it easy to swap out straps on this Big Bang, with just 4 H-shaped screws holding it in place. The strap comes together with a matching stainless steel deployment buckle clasp to securely hold it in place.

Patrick is one gritty player who can overcome some controversy, and he proved that again on Sunday. I know a lot of fans don’t agree with what happened on the course, but we can all agree that his Big Bang Pavé is something unique.

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WOTW: Viktor Hovland’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked

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Viktor Hovland’s watch was what looked to be an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked after winning the Mayakoba Classic. Viktor made birdie on 18 Sunday to capture the win over Aaron Wise. The Mayakoba was Viktor’s second win on the PGA Tour and he was grinning ear-to-ear while holding up that chameleon trophy.

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Watch: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked
Reference: 15407ST.OO.1220ST.01
Year: 2016 – Present
Limited: No
Case: Stainless Steel
Bezel: Stainless Steel
Dial: Slate Grey Openworked
Size: 41mm
Movement: Calibre 3132, 38 Jewels
Power Reserve: 45 Hours
Glass: Sapphire Crystal
Water Resistance: 50 Meters
Bracelet: Stainless steel
Price: $55,100 (secondary market: ~$110,000)

Hovland joined the very talented Audemars Piguet “Golf Dream Team” last year in July. But being new on the AP team didn’t stop him from wearing a very special piece! Audemars Piguet has been a big part of golf for years now, partnering with some of the biggest names in golf.

The Royal Oak has been the crown jewel in the Audemars Piguet line since 1972. Audemars Piguet’s Openworked is their take on skeleton dial where you can see the movement. AP has been making an Openworked model since 2010 and this current version since 2016.

The first thing you notice on this Royal Oak is the view of the beautiful movement in place of a traditional dial. The Calibre 3132 is built in-house by AP and contains 245 parts. Just about every slate grey, silver, and pink gold part of the 3132 are hand finished. The other big story of the 3132 is the double balance wheels and dual balance springs. The two are set against each other to self-regulate by reducing the force against the sides of the jewels.

The case on Viktor’s Royal Oak is 41mm and made from stainless steel, but is also fairly thin and just under 10mm tall. The bezel is of course the iconic Audemars Piguet octagon that is held down by 8 hex screws. The back of the case features a display window to view the back of the 3132 and its pink gold self-winding rotor.

That display window is made from the same sapphire crystal that the front of the watch uses. Surrounding the skeleton dial are pink gold hour markers and matching hour, minute, and second hands filled with luminescent material for reading in low light. The Royal Oak bracelet is crafted from stainless steel and comes together with a folding clasp with an AP logo. There is also an all pink gold version of this watch, that I personally love, for an additional $27,000.

Viktor Hovland is one of the young players that will be the future of the PGA Tour and it was great to see him get another win. I know we will see more of him winning and hopefully more beautiful watches on his wrist!

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