Gold is desired for its lustre and nobility, whilst steel reinforces strength and reliability. When juxtaposed, they balance perfectly, merging the best of their properties. This union of two metals has made the Oyster Perpetual Datejust, since it was originally introduced in 1945, one of the world’s most distinguishable watches and it can be recognised on a Rolex by the name Rolesor. A true Rolex signature, Rolesor has featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s, and it was patented in 1933. It is one of the most prominent pillars of the Oyster collection.
The 41mm case and bracelet of this time piece are made of Everrose gold and steel, and the elegant design and date-magnifying Cyclops have made this Oyster Perpetual Datejust from 2017 even more perfect. The dial, which is the most responsible for both a watch’s identity and readability, and thus the most distinctive face of a Rolex watch, comes in brown/ chocolate. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18-karate [text says carate but this is weight and I think it is karate?] gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial has been designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.
Influenced by the pioneering Datejust model, the date on this model is displayed in a window at three o’clock and changes instantaneously at midnight in a few thousandths of a second. The Cyclops lens on the crystal, a feature that was invented by Rolex in 1953, magnifies the date for easy reading. This impeccable Oyster Perpetual Datejust, which is automatic and waterproof until 10 ATM, was manufactured in 2017 and its condition is new/ unworn. It comes complete with box, service book, and official international guarantee from Rolex.