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KATHERINE S. CUNANAN
April 19, 2021    |    

The World is Your (Rolex) Oyster

Rolex brings us the favorite Oyster Perpetual Datejust with new dials and a mix of metals.

Rolex is bringing us some new Oyster Perpetual Datejust models that highlight the brand’s unique watchmaking expertise. These timepieces are exactly what we expect from Rolex – perfect, classic – and they also bring a little something new, the dials.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Each Datejust model here has the timeless style we know and love. The functions are what you need without complicating things (three hands and the date). The Datejust was launched in 1945 as the first self-winding waterproof chronometer with a date window at the 3. There have been changes in material and color, but the line stays true to the original aesthetic. These new models are powered by the calibre 3235, which combines energy efficiency and dependability.

The Datejust models have the Oystersteel and Rolesor metals. Oystersteel is a steel alloy that is extremely resistant to corrosion and also develops a pristine sheen when polished. Rolesor is a combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold. The pairing of steel and gold brings an added elegance to the timepieces. For those who prefer a little pink to their piece, Rolex also uses Everose gold in some pieces, in place of the yellow gold.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Oyster Perpetual Datejust

The Oyster case, at 36mm, is guaranteed waterproof to 100 meters (or 333 feet). The middle case is crafted one single solitary piece of Oystersteel. The case back is hermetically screwed down and the crystal is practically scratchproof. All of these points mean your watch’s movement is carefully protected, no matter where you go, on land or in the water.

These Datejust models have two different bracelets – the Oyster bracelet (of course) and the Jubilee bracelet. The Oyster bracelet is the three-piece link, while the Jubilee is the five-piece link. Both bracelet types have the folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link that allows you to adjust the bracelet without needing to go to an authorized service center.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust

As with all Rolex timepieces, the dials on these new Oyster Perpetual Datejust models are exquisite. Each dial is a little different, and all of them are beautiful. The olive dial has the palm motif with a domed bezel, and the case and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel. This is the only single-metal version of this release of the Datejust (and my favorite). The gold dial has the palm motif with a yellow gold fluted bezel, and the Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel and yellow Rolesor. The silver dial has the palm motif with the Everose gold fluted bezel, and the Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel and Everose gold. The last model is the only one with a gold fluted dial partnered with a gold fluted bezel, and the Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel and yellow Rolesor gold.

Rolex again brings us the favored Oyster Perpetual Datejust with new dials to interest and excite us.