Finding a beautiful, crisp white dial from the Rolex archives is always a treat. The model 116300 is perhaps the most dignified Datejust II variant ever made, and the classic white dial option compliments this beauty perfectly. Its baton indexes are smart, professional, and let the case do the talking. If the proportions of the Datejust II catch your eye, but you’re not too keen on experimental displays, this is the one for you.
The white dial replica Rolex Datejust II 116300 represents an attractive entry point to the Datejust II line, and it’s usually less expensive than its fluted bezel siblings. While you can find 116300 models with Roman numeral marked dials, the classic baton index version arguably best complements the clean lines of the collection’s smooth bezel and 41mm Oyster case.
For those looking for something with a little more shine and sparkle, the model 116334 with its diamond-set dial is probably the best choice. Made entirely of white metal, it is more understated than the two-tone model, while the sun-bleached slate finish softens the brilliance of the diamonds just enough to make this luxury-oriented rendition of the Datejust II a potential everyday wearer.
The replica Rolex Datejust II 116334 also brings the added charm of a fluted bezel in white gold. The Datejust II was short-lived, but that was mostly because it was a little too ahead of its time. Only now, several years after it was discontinued, is it beginning to experience the appreciation it lacked when it was first introduced, and the model can be found with a variety of unique dials that don’t exist on any other Rolex replica watch.
There is a desperate wave of fake Rolex Datejust II models that use a rarely seen Roman numeral dial layout. As usual, the 12 o’clock marker is occupied by the brand’s famous crown and the 3 o’clock marker is replaced by the Cyclops enlarged date. The rest of the numerals are represented by beautiful painted Roman numerals. However, the marker at 9 o’clock is singled out by a single horizontal luminous index applied to the dial face.
While this dial sounds unbalanced and busy on paper, the opposite is true in execution. The marker at 9 o’clock subtly offsets the date at 3 o’clock and seems to give the other dial markers more room to breathe. Rolex still produces a similar dial style on the current Datejust 41, with a slate face and Roman numerals outlined in green, but the brand no longer produces a black version with silver outlined numerals, so the change is both striking and entirely symbolic of the Datejust II.