The Rolex Lady Datejust is valuable watch model to be purchased. While Rolex’s Lady-Datejust watches are simply smaller version of Rolex Datejust series for men, the two collections have very different personalities. The Lady-Datejust are all about delicacy and refinement, adding a touch of class to an already stylish ensemble. Let’s go through a typical Rolex Lady Datejust watch, 69173.
Metals and Bazels
Rolex watch reference 69173, like other Rolex watch models, provides information about the watch’s construction. The last digit in this case denotes a yellow Rolesor finish, which is Rolex’s own term for their combination of yellow gold and stainless steel. The precious metal is utilized on the crown, the bracelet’s center links, and the bezel, and the fourth number, 7, indicates that the bracelet is fluted. It’s been one of the brand’s most identifiable characteristic color schemes since it was originally featured on the original 36mm Rolex Datejust three years into its existence, in 1948.
Surprisingly, the calibers that are equipped in Rolex’s women watches don’t appear to receive the same amount of admiration as the calibers that power the men’s collection. The Caliber 2135 was installed to the Lady-Datejust, as well as all of its different permutations, and remained in place during their full manufacturing runs, up until 1999. It was the second generation of Rolex’s wholly in-house movement Calibers 2000 series, with the first being utilized within the prior four-digit versions. The Calibers 2135’s components were mostly carried over from the previous Cal. 2035. It kept the earlier Nivarox hairspring with Breguet overcoil and Kif shock absorption system, as well as the Glucydur balance wheel, which is comprised of an antimagnetic and temperature resistant copper and beryllium alloy. The frequency remained at the standard 28,800vph, with a 42-hour power reserve.
The staggering array of variant dials intrinsic to the Lady-Datejust line has long been their main selling feature, aside from the variation of materials and bezel type. The champagne dial, along with the two-tone casing, is a traditional Rolex look, and black, white, and silver, too, have a wide range of applications. In addition, the firm released a range of very feminine hues in delicate pinks and purples, some of which had elaborate designs.
In 1985, to celebrate 40th anniversary of the Datejust, an intriguing edition was released. The Jubilee dial was released, with a repeating ‘ROLEX’ monogram etched over the whole face. It was available in both men’s and women’s sizes, and it is still available in the current collection. Many dials were constructed of semiprecious stones, which added to the watch’s opulence. Materials like mother-of-pearl, lapis lazuli, and malachite, for example, where each piece is completely unique, have proven to be a big appeal because of their rarity. Roman or Arabic numerals, basic stick batons, or, more often than not, stunning handset diamonds can all be used as hour markers.
The five-link Jubilee bracelet has always been the usual finishing touch to any Datewatch, especially the yellow Rolesor variants. It, like the dial, was released to commemorate the Rolex’s 40th anniversary in 1945. In fact, the first men’s Datejust was created to commemorate the company’s four decades in operation. It is the most ornate of the trio of metal bracelets available, and it gives the item a more official aspect. Another popular option is the three-link Oyster bracelet, which is a less fussy option that nevertheless manages to appear elegant on a female wrist.
Rolex’s Lady-Datejusts have been a hugely popular series of watches. They are still the number one option for women all around the world who are looking for the finest in stylish sophistication. Their huge popularity is assured by the fact that they were produced in limited quantities, resulting in some relatively high pre-owned pricing.