It is not easy to summarise the allure of a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in a mere few words. Yet the attraction is completely palpable, occurring as a natural, almost intuitive, pull that’s goes straight to your heart – not unlike the way humans are hardwired to associate beauty with symmetry. There’s something about its purity of form and strait-laced aesthetics that starts firing up all the right synapses, triggering emotional pleasure in our brain centre. So blessed it is with harmonious proportions, fluidity of lines and absence of superfluousness, that the Lady-Datejust is the epitome of classic feminine elegance.
Much as the Datejust is Rolex’s most emblematic gent’s timepiece, the Lady-Datejust, which espouses all the core values and design codes of the Swiss manufacture, is its most emblematic ladies’ model. Introduced in 1957, that 28mm case might be dainty, but it’s no less formidable than any other watch produced by Rolex, containing all the manufacture’s most distinctive hallmarks.
The waterproof Oyster case is synonymous with robustness and elegance; virtually scratchproof sapphire crystal with that unmistakable Cyclops lens adored for the sake of utility as well as aesthetics; the magnificent calibre 2236 – a self-winding mechanical movement with the patented Syloxi hairspring that is 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring…
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