The Datejust Oyster Perpetual took place in the remarkable Rolex history, as the first wrist watch with an automatic date display on a dial. This iconic timepiece for men, with distinctive classic design is a synonym for luxury and elegance.
First Rolex Datejust watch has been made in 1945. Made entirely of yellow gold, it was a technological achievement, ahead of it’s time. The complete name of this watch, Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual, signified the very best that watchmaking industry could make – Oyster case and bezel that protected the perpetual (self-winding) movement from shocks, water, pressure and dust.
Today, this name indicates that Rolex had carried out the pure quality from the past and improved it with the strong touch of advanced technology. New Rolex watches from the men’s Datejust collection are powered by the Rolex Caliber 3135 automatic movement, which comprises 31 jewels and oscillates at frequency of 28.800 vibrations per hour.
This mechanism is the officially certified chronometer, which means that it responded to the most demanding testing by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), with the highest precision in variety of positions and temperatures. It guaranties about 50 hours autonomy, when it’s not worn.
The Datejust watches possess classic elegance from the past, so prestigious and recognizable that after some modifications in 1970′s, Rolex designers have changed almost nothing.
However, famous Swiss watchmaker offers many varieties in the Datejust Collection. Keeping the same basic design, with the magnifying Cyclops eye and distinctive 36 mm case, variations are based on different materials and colors of a dial, several types of bezel and finally, on different bracelet models.
Rolex crafts its Datajust timepieces in extremely tough and highly polished 904L steel, 18-karat yellow/white/Everose gold, or Rolesor (combination of steel and any one form of gold). Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual watches are available with three types of bracelet – the Jubilee bracelet (with three central links, nicely completed by a similar link on both sides), the Oyster bracelet and a leather strap.
The most striking models in the collection come with the Rolex signature feature, perfectly designed fluted Oyster bezel, which had been very functional and protective element, before it became a purely aesthetic element.
Hermetically sealed Oyster case, screw-in crown and sapphire crystal cover guaranty a great durability and water-resistance up to 100 meters.
About Datajust Oyster Perpetual Models
Made solely of steel, the 116200 Datejust model is a depiction of ageless excellence. This Rolex watch has a domed bezel, a sapphire crystal glass and a jubilee bracelet with crown clasp. The dial comes in silver and white color.
Model Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116234 is made with white gold, its’ bezel is fluted and it has an oyster bracelet with Oysterclasp. Dial comes in standard black and elegant blue color.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116233 watch is made with yellow gold. Rolex offers a champagne, silver and black colored dial. The everose gold is introduced with the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116201 model.
The real jewel of collection is model 116238, made entirely with highest quality yellow gold. This Golden timepiece is an outstanding and beautiful wrist watch. The dial can be colored in white or pearl white.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 116138 and 116139 models have leather strap bracelet. Like all of the watches in the collection sapphire glass and Cyclops are featured. These two models can be bought also with various colored dials – white, black, bronze and silver.