Channelling the wonders of nature and incorporating one of the brand’s signature aesthetic styles, the new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 collection makes for a stunning visual spectacle.
As the eyes are the windows to the soul, an artfully crafted dial can express the spirit and vitality of a watch. The new Datejust 36 models demonstrate just that. The beautiful new dial creations reinforce both its stature as the archetype of the classic watch, as well as the brand’s unique vision of elegance and craftsmanship.
Over the decades, the Datejust collection has featured a multitude of dial designs that span the refined to the exuberant. These include sophisticated sunray-finish options, stately lacquer dials in classic shades of black or white, gorgeous mother-of-pearl creations, and extravagant diamond-set variants, amongst others. On the latest Datejust 36 models, Rolex introduces two never-before-seen dial motifs – one inspired by nature, and another drawing from the brand’s own aesthetic codes that imbue the watches with personality.
Evoking the beauty of the lush tropics, the new Datejust 36 models featuring palm motifs on the dial add an artisanal dimension to the brand’s collection of classic watches. The palm fronds are truly captivating when examined at close quarters. Set against brushed sunray finish, the leaves are laser-engraved with exacting precision, complemented by carefully rendered shades and shadows that accentuate the depth and texture of the motif.
Available in three dial options – olive green, golden or silver – the new Datejust 36 with palm motifs can appear fun or glamorous, depending on your timepiece of choice. The version fitted with an olive green dial, which is encased in Oystersteel and paired with a three-piece link Oyster bracelet, stands out for its burst of verdant vibrancy. The watch’s lively appearance is bolstered by a show of strength and sophistication, courtesy of the watch’s robust and elegant Oystersteel case and bracelet.
Brimming with unbridled splendour, the yellow Rolesor and Everose Rolesor models radiate opulence. Displaying a combination of 18 ct gold and Oystersteel for the case and bracelet, these two Rolesor options – one featuring a golden dial and Oyster bracelet, and the other, a silver dial with supple five-piece link Jubilee bracelet – elevate the dials’ nature-inspired beauty with nobility and brilliance.
Refined and Original
Besides vibrant tropical forests, Rolex takes inspiration from one of its own signature aesthetic styles to enliven the new Datejust 36. The new motif is an artistic rendition of one of the brand’s most recognisable features: the fluted bezel. A component that frames the dials of Rolex’s most distinguished creations, the fluted bezel is always crafted in 18 ct gold and is a symbol of Rolex’s mark of distinction. Gracing the dial of the Datejust 36, the fluted bezel’s sharply defined lines and facetted angles are reimagined as a recurring pattern that is dramatic and mesmerising in equal measure.
As for the palm motif, the fluted motif dials are executed using a femtosecond laser. This technology, etches the surface of the dial very precisely and selectively, to produce patterns only a few tenths of a micrometre (micron) deep to create a gorgeous show of shadow and light. Here, the fluted motif dial is framed by a fluted bezel, allowing the wearer to enjoy both the exquisite pattern, as well as the component that inspired it. The Datejust 36 with fluted dial motif comes in three versions: the first in yellow Rolesor with a golden dial and a Jubilee bracelet, which exudes resplendence; another in a white Rolesor version with a bright blue dial and Oyster bracelet for understated regal presence; as well as a model in Everose Rolesor with a silver dial and a Jubilee bracelet, that showcases an air of elegant sophistication.
Above all, the new Datejust 36 models – whether with palm or fluted motif dials – are emblematic of an iconic collection renowned for its timeless style and elegance. As Rolex’s classic watch of reference, the new Datejust 36 features familiar, distinctive aesthetics and functions that make it one of the world’s most beloved timepieces. These include the characteristic Oyster case, Cyclops lens at three o’clock, instantaneous date display, guarantee of waterproofness to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), and superlative performance courtesy of Rolex’s new-generation calibre 3235 self-winding mechanical movement that is precise to –2/+2 seconds a day with an approximate 70-hour power reserve. Backed by Rolex’s proprietary Superlative Chronometer certification and five-year international warranty, the new Datejust 36 models are as much a work of art on the inside, as they are on the outside.