A NEW GENERATION
A NEW GENERATION
The symbolic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 gets a bold update, writes Justin Ng
Justin Ng

A Rolex watch is often instantly recognisable, even from a distance, owing much to its inherent qualities, such as the sturdy Oyster case that proves that form and function aren’t mutually exclusive, with its surface meticulously polished to dazzle with sensuality when struck by a ray of light.

This observation can be explained when one holds up the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date with a fluted bezel – a Rolex creation that has withstood the test of time and become an iconic representation of all calendar watches, since the collection’s introduction in 1956. The Day-Date was a major innovation: it was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate, in addition to the date, the day of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock – a technical feat at the time.

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March 2020