Will The Dazzling Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Bring Joy To Your Life?
MARCH 28, 2020
Positive. And here are more reasons why this gem-studded beauty in 18 ct Everose gold is worth your adoration
What do Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player have in common? Not only have the three golfing legends won an astounding 34 Majors combined, they have influenced and made the game what it is today too. Another common thread? The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date on their wrists. That said, it takes someone of a certain character to carry off the ultimate status watch. Of the new combinations, the most precious of them all is the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 in 18 ct Everose gold.
For one, like its name suggests, it measures only 36mm in width. With it daintier, it looks more elegant and less sporty, making it a better choice for boardroom meetings as well as post-conference drinks at the bar.
A TOUCH OF CLASS
Also, the watch is crafted out of 18 ct Everose gold, which is an exclusive pink gold alloy cast in Rolex’s own foundry in Switzerland. As compared to its 18 ct white gold counterpart, which exudes an air of sharpness and coolness, Everose gold boasts warmth and sophistication. This immediately distinguishes the Day-Date 36 from the rest of its brethren. Many have also given the nod of approval for the employment of the classic President bracelet in this watch. The President bracelet, with its semi-circular three-piece links, was created in 1956 for the launch of the Day-Date and is comfortable to wear and always made of precious metals. Here, its central links are encrusted with diamonds, upping a notch in terms of refinement.
Besides the diamond-set President bracelet, the watch’s bezel and dial are also illuminated by diamonds. Rolex demonstrates the high level of craftsmanship its gem-setters boast with this watch. They are able to align the height of the gems precisely so as to ensure harmony and consistency on the different components. The top-notch hand finishing on the metal in order to carve the seat for each diamond is also impeccable—the amount of metal seen is minimal, subtle and uniform throughout. Standing out on the diamond-paved dial are ten baguette-cut sapphires that run the gamut of colours found on the rainbow. They act as hour markers except at 12 and 3 o’clock. A pop of colour on a glittery surface creates this interesting aesthetic counterbalance and also serves as an instant conversation starter.
BORN WITH CACHET
The fact that you’re investing in a Day-Date variant immediately suggests that you’re buying a piece of legacy. After all, the Day-Date made history for being the wristwatch for displaying the date and day of the week spelt out in full via a dial aperture. Interestingly, the day display at 12 o’clock can be customised in a wide array of languages. Not only is this Day-Date 36 watch a classic ticker, it is also a highly reliable one—it is equipped with the self-winding mechanical movement, calibre 3255, which is entirely developed and manufactured in-house. With a Chronergy escapement, the blue Parachrom hairspring and an improved barrel architecture, the movement has the ability to last about three days (approximately 70 hours). This means it can accurately and effectively tell time over the weekend without even being worn.
Oyster, 36 mm, 18 ct Everose gold and diamonds
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
18 ct Everose gold
Set with diamonds
Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
3255, Manufacture Rolex
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands Instantaneous day and date in apertures, unrestricted rapid-setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
18 ct Everose gold
Concealed folding Crownclasp
Tags: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day Date 36, Everose Gold
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