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Spread Festive Cheer With These Rolex Timepieces In 18ct Gold

Spread Festive Cheer With These Rolex Timepieces In 18 ct Gold

December 1, 2021

’Tis the season to be jolly—celebrate Christmas with your loved ones and mark the holidays with a classy Rolex

With the holiday season coming, it will be no surprise to see everyone’s halls decked in the traditional colours of Christmas—red and green. But gold is yet another well-loved shade during the jolliest time of the year. After all, gold has played a significant role in the history of mankind: it is not only a symbol of nobility but was the gift to baby Jesus from one of the three wise men during biblical times too. Legend also has it that St Nicholas threw three bags of gold coins through an open window with one falling into a stocking, while the popular tune The Twelve Days of Christmas sang: “On the fifth day of Christmas/My true love sent to me/Five golden rings…”.

So, for the most anticipated holiday season of the year, why not mark it, celebrate a milestone or simply spread some cheer to your nearest and dearest with a Rolex timepiece in 18 ct gold? Read on to find out our recommendations.

Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
With travel slowly resuming to normalcy, year-end vacations are likely in the plans for many. That is why the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller will come in handy, especially with its ability to tell time in not one but three time zones, as well as daytime and night-time hours. This Sky-Dweller comes in 18 ct yellow gold with a bright black dial and an Oysterflex bracelet, a combination that makes the watch sophisticated and sporty. We can immediately see it as the perfect horological partner for a high-adrenalin activity such as skiing in Niseko, Japan or for indulging the senses like watching Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.
By operating its own exclusive foundry and always insisting on a high level of excellence, Rolex boasts the ability to create superlative 18 ct gold alloys, including the 18 ct yellow gold for this Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller.
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Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
Since its conception, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date has been a true symbol of a watch designed to meet the rigours and requirements of diving. But clad in full 18 ct yellow gold, this version of the Submariner Date immediately looks a better match with the immaculately cut business suit than the diving suit. A horological head-turner, it is paired with a unidirectional rotatable bezel with a blue Cerachrom insert and a royal blue dial with luminescent hour markers. With Rolex committed to top-notch quality, one can be assured that the 18 ct yellow gold for this beauty is made with only the purest metals, meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date sports a unidirectional rotatable bezel that plays an important functional role as its 60-minute graduations allow a diver to accurately and safely monitor diving time and decompression stops.
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Oyster Perpetual Explorer
A novelty from 2021, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer is an exciting launch for many fans and watch enthusiasts. Measuring 36 mm, the watch boasts the same measurements as those of the Oyster Perpetual timepieces worn by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay on their ascent to the peak of Mount Everest in 1953. While those sported by the legendary explorers were constructed in more functional and pragmatic steel, the watchmaker chose to push the sophistication factor for the new release by crafting it in a yellow Rolesor version— a combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold. The new material combination lends the iconic watch an extra touch of elegance, which makes it suitable for work and play, seven days a week.

Crafted in Oystersteel and yellow gold, the new-generation Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer in 36 mm features a black dial with 3, 6, and 9 numerals and a Chromalight display.
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Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II
This Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II comes in 18 ct yellow gold, a gold alloy of the highest quality, which is crafted at the brand’s own exclusive foundry in Switzerland using a proprietary formula. We like how the yellow gold is lustrous and warm at the same time as the watch sits beautifully on any wrist. This model is fitted with a solid-link Oyster bracelet and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a blue Cerachrom insert, as well as a pristine white dial and hands synonymous with Rolex Professional models. On the performance side, the watch is the only chronograph in the world to offer a programmable countdown with a mechanical memory, accessed via its Ring Command bezel countdown, it is the perfect wingman for skippers to chart the next course of direction both at sea or in life.

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The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II crafted out of 18 ct yellow gold is equipped with an Oyster bracelet and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a blue Cerachrom insert.
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This Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 comes in a yellow Rolesor version combining Oystersteel and yellow gold which has been featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s and also trademarked for nearly nine decades.

If the aforementioned timepiece is made for urban explorers, then the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 must be created for modern women. This yellow Rolesor version is an expression of elegance through and through. Not only does it retain the enduring aesthetic codes that have spanned eras, it also sports modern elements that appeal to contemporary tastes. Complementing the combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold are a sophisticated white mother-of-pearl, diamond-set dial and an equally refined Jubilee bracelet. Its dial features diamonds in 18 ct yellow gold settings, while its yellow gold bezel is also encrusted with diamonds—glittery touches that further elevate the beauty of the iconic design. 

Kee Hing Hung wishes all clients, readers and watch enthusiasts Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Tags: Oyster Perpetual Explorer; Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date; Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31; Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II; Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller; Festive 2021

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