Whether classy and distinguished, or bold and adventurous, there is a uniquely personal Rolex timepiece for dad this Father’s Day.
Oyster Perpetual Explorer II
The new-generation Oyster Perpetual Explorer II is the perfect gift for fathers with a penchant for adventure. First launched in 1971, the latest Explorer II upholds the robust spirit and performance of the original collection, enhanced with improved aesthetics and technical prowess.
Signature features such as the 24-hour display engraved on the bezel, the orange 24-hour hand and the Cyclops lens, which magnifies the date display, continue to make up the distinctive features of the new-generation Explorer II. At the same time, the 42 mm Oyster case brandishes a more harmonious profile, thanks to its redesigned case and lugs. For enhanced legibility, the black lacquer dial is imbued with newly optimised Chromalight display that glows with a brighter and longer lasting luminescence in the dark, with a more pronounced white hue in the day. On the inside, the new Explorer II is powered by the self-winding calibre 3285. A movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, it features Rolex’s patented Chronergy escapement, an optimised blue Parachrom hairspring with Rolex overcoil, and a unique barrel architecture that guarantees approximately 70 hours of power reserve.
Oyster Perpetual Milgauss
For an option that is more resplendent, one can consider the Lady-Datejust in Everose Rolesor. This model pairs two materials – Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold – in a single timepiece, endowed with the strength and elegance of the former, and the alluring beauty of the latter. On the watch’s white lacquered dial, applied Roman numbers and hands in 18 ct Everose gold gleam in a beautiful display of luxury timekeeping. Further accentuating its emblematic style, the watch is framed by an 18 ct Everose gold fluted bezel and paired with a Jubilee bracelet – the same five-piece link bracelet that debuted on the Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 1945.
A classic Rolex feminine watch, the Lady-Datejust is the epitome of aesthetic and technical sophistication. Both models are powered by the calibre 2236 that guarantees unparalleled mechanical performance, backed by Rolex’s Superlative Chronometer certification that guarantees top-notch precision, waterproofness, and optimum shock resistance.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40
Only the best for dad? The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is the ideal choice. Recognised as Rolex’s ultimate watch of prestige, the Day-Date 40 is also known as the ‘president’s watch’, having long been the watch of choice for the world’s most eminent and powerful figures, including presidents, directors and visionaries.
The Day-Date is crafted exclusively in 18 ct yellow, white, or Everose gold or platinum, and this version in 40 mm with Rolex’s signature fluted bezel comes in 18 ct yellow gold. As is customary for the collection, the Day-Date 40 is paired with the President bracelet, recognised by its semi-circular three-piece link fitted with a concealed Crownclasp, and opened with a hinged Rolex crown – the final aesthetical and functional touch to this bracelet. The bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity, and its concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.
The regal gold case frames a stately champagne-coloured dial that displays the Day-Date’s famous instantaneous day and date indicators, with ease-of-use guaranteed, thanks to a mechanism that allows for rapid adjustment via the crown. With technical sophistication to match, the Day-Date 40 is a certified Superlative Chronometer, precise to -2/+2 seconds per day, and driven by the self-winding calibre 3255 with approximately 70 hours of power reserve.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41
For the ultimate gift option, one cannot go wrong with the Oyster Perpetual Datejust, one of the most iconic and enduring timepieces ever created by Rolex. Timeless elegance, uncompromising performance and signature style coalesce in a single watch that is hailed as Rolex’s classic watch of reference.
While also available in 31 mm and 36 mm sizes, the Datejust 41 is well-proportioned and balanced to be worn with comfort and style on larger wrists. This model here in Oystersteel exudes an air of casual sophistication, making the watch a perfect accompaniment for both the days at the office and the weekend. The strength and nobility of the Oystersteel case with the smooth bezel is elevated by a five-piece link Jubilee bracelet, which is lavish and supple in equal measure. Meanwhile, the Azzuro blue dial with sunray finish and Roman numerals, and Rolex’s patented Cyclops date magnifier complete the watch’s dashing demeanour. Exemplifying the best of Rolex’s savoir faire, the Datejust 41 is equipped with a new generation movement, the self-winding calibre 3235 that promises accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day, along with 70 hours of power reserve.