Rolex is presenting a new gem-set version of its Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust. This watch, crafted from 18 ct yellow gold, showcases the captivating shine of the diamonds that adorn every surface.
Features of the Rolex Lady-Datejust
This Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in 18 ct yellow gold features a diamond-paved dial and a diamond-set President bracelet. The light reflects on the case sides. The lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 28 mm Oyster case, which also boasts a diamond-set bezel.
The Lady-Datejust is in the lineage of the Datejust. This emblematic model has long been a byword for style and accurate timekeeping.
18-carat Yellow Gold
Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 ct gold alloys by operating its own foundry.
The proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added yields different types of 18 ct gold. The different types are yellow, pink or white.
The alloys are manufactured with the purest metals and painstakingly inspected using cutting-edge equipment before the gold is moulded and fashioned with precise attention to detail. Rolex’s dedication to excellence starts at the source.
The case of this new Lady-Datejust boasts 158 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case sides and lugs, as well as 44 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel. The President bracelet sparkles with a further 596 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, paved with 291 diamonds, features elegant 18 ct yellow gold Roman numerals with a black finish.
Also, the new version of the Lady-Datejust features Calibre 2236, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Gem-setters, like sculptors, finely carve the precious metal to hand-shape the seat into which each gemstone fits.
With the art and craft of a jeweller, each stone is placed and meticulously aligned with the others, then firmly secured in its gold or platinum setting. Besides the intrinsic quality of the stones, several other criteria contribute to the beauty of Rolex gem settings.
The precise alignment of the height of the gems, their orientation and position, the regularity, strength and proportions of the setting as well as the intricate finishing of the metalwork all combine to create a sparkling symphony that enhances the watch and enchants the wearer.
The President Bracelet
This Lady-Datejust features a prestigious President bracelet.
Always in solid gold or platinum, the bracelets benefit from a concealed attachment beneath the bezel which ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.
A new-generation concealed Crownclasp, opened with a hinged Rolex crown, adds the final aesthetic and functional touch to these sumptuous bracelets.
Calibre 2236 Movement
The Calibre 2236 is a new-generation self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Fitted with a Syloxi hairspring in silicon, also patented by Rolex, it offers a superlative level of chronometric performance.
The Calibre 2236 is insensitive to magnetic fields, the Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations. It remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Of course, its patented geometry ensures its regularity in any position.
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