Kevin Kisner's Rolex Datejust 41: A Golfer's Timepiece

Kevin Kisner’s Rolex Datejust 41: A Golfer’s Timepiece

Kevin Kisner won in a 6-way playoff this past weekend at the Wyndham Championship, but he wasn’t wearing a watch during the trophy ceremony. So, we take a look back at the 2019 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play where Kevin won and was wearing a Rolex Datejust 41 in stainless steel while holding up the Walter Hagen Cup.

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watch lines from the most recognized watch brand in the world. Widely considered one of the most common and versatile Rolex watches around, it has been in the catalog since 1945. When the Datejust was released, it was to mark Rolex’s 40th anniversary, and it was the first self-winding automatic wristwatch to feature a date window that changed on its own at midnight.

Kisner’s Datejust 41 was released in 2017 and is still in the current lineup. The current Datejust comes in a few sizes; 31mm, 36mm, and 41mm to fit any wrist or style. Kisner looks to be wearing the 41mm version with a case made of Rolex’s own 904L Oystersteel. Oystersteel is created in Rolex’s own foundry and engineered to be a more corrosion-resistant stainless steel as well as to take on a better polish. The case features the traditional screw-down case back and a Twinlock screw down crown to give the Datejust a 100 meter water resistance rating.

The polished smooth bezel is done in stainless steel and gives the Datejust a more casual look compared to the optional fluted bezel. A silver dial is crafted with a sunray finish that highlights and reflects light for a deeper look and feel. Hour markers are made from white gold, polished, and filled with Rolex’s own Chromalight luminescent material for a bright blue glow in low light. The hour, minute, and sweeping second hands are also made from white gold and there is a date window at the 3 o’clock position. Covering the dial is a sapphire crystal glass that offers a magnifying cyclops lens over the date for easier viewing.

Inside the Datejust is Rolex’s in-house Calibre 3235 self-winding, automatic movement. The 3235 features Rolex’s Parachrom hairspring for better energy transfer and Paraflex shock absorbers for added durability. The 3235 will run for about 70 hours on its power reserve and is a certified Swiss Superlative Chronometer (COSC) to ensure it is extremely accurate in any condition or temperature. Rolex’s Oyster bracelet is made from solid flat links of 904L Oystersteel and comes together with an Oysterclasp. The Oysterclasp also features Rolex’s Easylink extension link that offers 5mm of adjustment to dial in the fit.

Kevin Kisner is a great golfer, and it is hard not to root for him. I love his game as well as the way he is so candid off the course. I know we will see more wins from him on tour and I hope he can get back to wearing some watches!