Who doesn’t like a little bit of Razzmatazz? Especially if it’s in a Day-Date. This year at Watches & Wonders 2021, Rolex continues its horological mastery by bringing together jewellery, watchmaking and colour in the latest Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36. Offered in three gem-set, colourful versions – 18 ct yellow gold with hints of coral (Orange), 18 ct white gold with hints of turquoise and 18 ct Everose gold with hints of Burgundy, these timekeepers bring to life the stunning geometrical effects of how a composition of a round dial can create visual delight.
The 36mm Oyster case of these new timepieces is entirely set with a whopping 254 brilliant-cut diamonds on the lugs, lug caps and case sides. The bezel is encrusted with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, paved with 450 diamonds, is host to index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in enamel; these are coral-coloured on the 18 ct yellow gold model, turquoise on the 18 ct white gold version and burgundy on the watch in 18 ct Everose gold. These elegant appliques match the colour of the alligator leather strap for each of the new watches whose 18 ct gold folding Crownclasp is also set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds. Other details on the dial include: the signature day of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock in addition to of course the date window. The crystal covering the dial is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.
Under the case beats calibre 3255, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since 2019. It is equipped with Rolex’s latest invention, the Chronergy escapement which according to Rolex gives a 15% energy efficiency. It has great resistance to magnetic fields. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it has great resistance to magnetic fields. Furthermore the movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 3255 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3255 extends to approximately 70 hours.
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
All these varying elements come together in a manner that radiates charm and an essence of pure femininity—something only the master gem-setters at Rolex could achieve.