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A Tribute To Pioneering Women Of Today – The Lady-Datejust

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The Lady-Datejust

A TRIBUTE TO PIONEERING WOMEN OF TODAY
THE LADY-DATEJUST

Throughout history, women have, in their own ways, changed the world through their lives, work and actions. From politicians to pilots and scientists to sports personalities, they have left their indelible marks on society, pushing their limits in everything they do. Because of these inspiring women, they have kickstarted the conversation for gender equality and are pushing for greater parity today. At Kee Hing Hung, we want to pay tribute to these superwomen, who have earned our utmost respect for their groundbreaking endeavours. For that, they deserve the best and, in the best, we mean the classic timepiece, designed for a lady – the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust.

A KEYSTONE IN THE HISTORY OF ROLEX

Pioneering women have always been a keystone in the history of Rolex.
Since the earliest days of the brand, they have inspired the creation and development of special timepieces that would support their quest for empowerment. The Lady-Datejust is a celebration of those who dare to lead the way. It embodies precision while combining classic elegance and technical performance.

"A CLASSIC TIMEPIECE, DESIGNED FOR A LADY."
THIS IS HOW SOME WOULD DESCRIBE THE OYSTER PERPETUAL LADY-DATEJUST.

HEIR TO THE DATEJUST

Unveiled in 1957, the Lady-Datejust concentrates all the attributes of the Datejust, the emblematic Rolex watch that has been a byword for style and technical performance ever since its launch in 1945. The women’s version of this date chronometer, the Lady-Datejust carries the elegance of the Datejust in a smaller size perfectly suited to a slender wrist.

A WEALTH OF VERSIONS

Sunray-finish dials, paved with diamonds or crafted from mother-of-pearl – the Lady-Datejust offers so many choices that wearers can easily find one to reflect their personality. Depending on the version, the Lady-Datejust is available with a domed, fluted or diamond-set bezel.

EXCLUSIVE MATERIALS

The Lady-Datejust is available in Oystersteel, in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, or in Rolesor versions that combine Oystersteel and one of three varieties of gold (white, yellow and Everose).

28 MM OYSTER CASE

The Lady-Datejust’s 28 mm Oyster case is a perfect blend of proportion, robustness and elegance. The distinctively shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of highly corrosion-resistant Oystersteel or 18 ct gold. It is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet).

ICONIC BRACELETS

Depending on the version, the Lady-Datejust is available on a three-piece link Oyster bracelet with a folding Oysterclasp; on a five-piece link Jubilee bracelet – created in 1945 especially for the Datejust – with a Crownclasp; or on a three-piece link President bracelet with a Crownclasp. A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

PERPETUAL CALIBRE 2236

The Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture makes it exceptionally precise and reliable. Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring in silicon, patented and manufactured by Rolex. Resistant to magnetic fields, the Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Its patented geometry ensures its regularity in any position.

SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER

Like all Rolex watches, the Lady-Datejust is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification. This designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

VISIT US TO EXPERIENCE FIRST-HAND
THE LADY-DATEJUST

Kee Hing Hung remains an Official Rolex Retailer and is proud to be part of this close-knit global network of retailers. Because of its dedication to its customer-first philosophy, it has been a trusted name among Rolex enthusiasts. Staffed by experienced sales advisors well-versed in horological knowledge, your Rolex journey will be a pleasant and memorable one. Selecting the perfect timepiece for the pioneering woman in your life begins at Kee Hing Hung located in People’s Park Complex.

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Get Your Year Of The Tiger Off To A Great Start With These Rolex Watches

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Get Your Year Of The Tiger Off To A Great Start With These Rolex Watches

January 29, 2022

New lunar year, new you. But first, a Rolex timepiece to start the Year of the Tiger on the right wrist

Annual resolutions may change due to lifestyle and life stages but one cannot help but agree: It’s important to take stock of the important things in life and be appreciative of the good things that have come your way over the past year. As we welcome the Year of the Tiger, let’s kick off the next lunar year with new objectives and renewed hopes – not forgetting a huge dose of optimism. A Rolex timepiece to mark the new lunar year is always a good idea too. Here are our four recommendations. Happy Chinese New Year!

Oyster Perpetual Air-King
An homage to aviation, the Air-King stands out because of its distinctive black dial. On it are large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours as well as a minute scale, a combination that aids legibility. In addition, the name Air-King is placed above the “Superlative Chronometer” inscription in the same lettering that was designed especially for the model in the 1950s. A handsome yet pared-back watch, the Air-King is for those who want versatility in their horological partner.

Oyster Perpetual Air-King
Paying tribute to the aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster, the Air-King boasts a 40 mm case in Oystersteel, a solid-link Oyster bracelet with an Oysterclasp, and a distinctive black dial. PHOTOS: ROLEX
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
The sunray finish on the dial of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 creates beautiful, delicate light reflections that change depending on the position of the wrist.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
For the lady who wants to stand out from the crowd, this white Rolesor version of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is the perfect choice. Rich with heritage, the Datejust has spanned eras while retaining the enduring aesthetic characteristics that make it so instantly recognisable. It is also not just a pretty face – its Oyster bracelet exudes sporty elegance, making the watch suitable for daily wear. Made of virtually scratchproof sapphire, the crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock, enhances the legibility of the date window and is also a distinctive and historical feature of the range. The choice of white Rolesor – a combination of Oystersteel and white gold – already lends the timepiece a sophisticated aesthetic, but the diamonds on the bezel and the VI at 6 o’clock on the aubergine dial further amplify the watch’s style.

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Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
Widely known as a reference among divers’ watches, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date is a timepiece with excellent functionality. It reflects the key features of the original while its unidirectional rotatable bezel stands out for its ease of use. Its 60-minute graduation allows divers to accurately monitor their diving time and decompression stops. Furthermore, the bezel, which features a Cerachrom bezel insert in black ceramic, has a knurled edge that provides excellent grip underwater, even when wearing diving gloves. The iconic Cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal magnifies the watch’s date display for easier reading.

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
Waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet), the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date is a paragon of watchmaking functionality that sits handsomely on any wrist. 
Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea
The Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea in Oystersteel comes with a Cerachrom bezel insert in black ceramic, a black dial, large luminescent hour markers and an Oyster bracelet.

Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea
If you are into pushing limits both at work and in life, then you will certainly connect with the philosophy and values of the Rolex Deepsea. After all, this is the timepiece engineered by Rolex for deep-sea exploration, an activity not for the faint-hearted. Like the aforementioned Submariner Date, it features a 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable bezel for divers to precisely monitor their dive and decompression times. But what sets it apart is its Oyster case, which is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet). Not only is its middle case crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant Oystersteel, its case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool only accessible by certified Rolex watchmakers. Equipped with calibre 3235, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house, it offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. In addition, the 44 mm Oyster case is further reinforced with the patented Ringlock system case architecture to ensure an even higher level of resistance and reliability.

Best of wishes from Kee Hing Hung to clients, readers and watch enthusiasts – to lots of prosperity, fortune, health and happiness in the Year of the Tiger.

Tags: Rolex; Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31; Oyster Perpetual Air-King; Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date; Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36

Rolex Is A Master At Designing And Creating Unique Watch Dials

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Rolex Is A Master At Designing And Creating Unique Watch Dials

January 15, 2022

These creations prove that beyond being a watchmaker, Rolex is a dial alchemist too

Every timepiece has a dial, also known as its face. It is more than just a support for all the time-related data. In fact, it represents the identity of the timepiece. One can determine whether a watch is elegant or sporty almost immediately by glancing at its face.

This mastery of dial art is something at which Rolex is particularly adroit. Since Rolex timepieces are widely recognised by the iconic Oyster case, it is even more pertinent for the watchmaker to distinguish every creation by rendering it with an individual character and a unique dial.

Refer to the myriad selection of watch dials and one can’t help but agree on the superlative expertise demonstrated by Rolex. It melds cutting-edge surface physics and chemistry with the mastery of a palette of lacquers to achieve dials that shine with spirit and vitality. To further affirm our point, here are some outstanding creations with dials that arrested our attention.

Let’s face it
The art of dial design is one that is hardly discussed among watch enthusiasts but most will agree that it is a specialised art form as well as a certain means to distinguish a creation from the many others in the market. Rolex is known to have one of the widest libraries of dial designs in terms of patterns, colours and materials. This year, it adds two new motifs to its Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 collection.

The 2021 version of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 features palm and fluted dial motifs. Taking inspiration from mother nature, the palm motif evokes imagery of verdant tropical forests brimming with life and vigour. It can be found in three versions of the Datejust 36. The Oystersteel version has an olive green dial with the palm motif—this combination boasts the strongest association to nature; the yellow Rolesor version (a combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold) features the same pattern on a golden dial; while the Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and Everose gold) sports the palm motif on a silver dial. Both the Oystersteel and yellow Rolesor watches are fitted with an Oyster bracelet, and the Everose Rolesor piece is equipped with a Jubilee bracelet.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36
The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 features an olive green dial inspired by tropical forests–it evokes a sense of verdant greenery, a balmy oasis in the heat of the tropics. PHOTOS: ROLEX
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36
The iconic fluted bezel provided the creative spark for the design of the dial of this Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, giving the watch a stately presence.

On the other hand, the fluted motif is inspired by the pattern found on a variety of Rolex bezels. It has become synonymous with the watchmaker as well as one of the brand’s signature aesthetic styles. The fluted motif is found on the golden dial of the final watch – another yellow Rolesor version – this time with a Jubilee bracelet.

Both the palm and fluted motifs are created such that when the dials catch light at different angles, they awaken different emotions and bring out the characters of the dials. And for the uninitiated, these dials are crafted out of age-old materials such as copper, zinc, nickel, chromium, titanium and silicon combined with cutting-edge technology, which allows Rolex to create such deep, vibrant metallic colours.

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Gem-packed with beauty
Rolex is known for the high quality of its coloured dials, which adorn many of its timepieces. But the brand further demonstrates a wide range of skills and know-how, mastered in-house, to endow the dials of some of its watches with diamonds, sapphires, and other precious stones.

A good example that showcases the gem-setting savoir faire by Rolex is the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in 18 ct yellow gold. Paved with 291 diamonds in a perfectly uniform manner, the brilliance and sparkle of the dial captures everyone’s attention. What makes the gem-setting process even tougher for this Lady-Datejust is the relatively small dial diameter of only 28 mm. This means the amount of space the gem-setter has to work with is greatly restricted, as compared to the other watches from other collections. Employing the skill, experience, and patience of the gem-setters, through incredibly precise motions repeated over several hundred times, a glittery stunning dial is created. It is completed by elegant 18 ct yellow gold Roman numerals with a black finish.

Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust
The Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in 18 ct yellow gold is testament to the superlative skills of Rolex gem-setters. The 28mm timepiece has a dial with one of the smallest surface areas in the watchmaker’s stable.

Gift from earth
Eisenkiesel is a type of quartz coloured red, brown or orange with striped hematite inclusions. Varying from translucent to opaque, the natural material, whose name translates to iron pebbles in German, is not typically used in watchmaking.

But having worked with stone dials in the past, Rolex uses its experience to feature this decorative stone–for the first time–for the dials on two new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 and Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40. In fact, the Swiss watchmaker became the first watch brand to feature the dark quartz.

Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
The Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 in 18 ct Everose gold with diamond-set bezel sports a dial made of eisenkiesel, a type of dark quartz with unique veining patterns, as well as hour markers and a Roman VI and IX, all in 18 ct gold and set with diamonds.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40
Like the Day-Date 36, the Day-Date 40 similarly features a diamond-set bezel but its hour markers are set with 10 baguette-cut diamonds.

Both watches come in 18 ct Everose gold, which immediately presents a different look to the emblematic “presidents’ watch”, making it suitable for both work and play. The dark chocolate hue on the eisenkiesel dial also pairs beautifully with the rich, warm hues of the 18 ct Everose gold. Due to the random nature of the veining pattern found on the quartz mineral, each dial is one of a kind. Rolex is meticulous when selecting the discs of stone, cut by experts from a block of raw material, and only those discs whose colour and structure fully satisfy the brand’s exacting aesthetic requirements are chosen.

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