Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
The three new expressions of Rolex’s Datejust 31 have just gone floral, with flower motifs made in three different finishes – sunray, matt or grained. This lends the watch an elegant texture with subtle deftness. The first watch comes in azzurro blue combining oystersteel and white gold and a fluted bezel. The second is olive green coming crafted in 18ct yellow gold. Finally, the third option is a Everose Rolesor with Oystersteel and Everose gold. These last two watches come with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds embedded in the bezel.
The 31 mm Oyster case of the new Datejust 31 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy, or from 18 ct yellow gold.
All three come equipped with the calibre 2236 developed by Rolex back in 2014 which are built with a silicon hairspring 10 times more precise than traditional hairsprings. It also has high performance paraflex shock absorbers, meaning the watch can take a few hits, but why, why would you do that to your dear Rolex?
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40
Rolex isn’t pulling any punches when it comes to its prestige piece, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 950 platinum. Its fluted bezel, which until now has only ever been made in 18 ct gold, now also comes in 950 platinum. It comes with a cyclops lens at the 3 o’clock for easy date reading.
The Day-Date range of Rolex’s are only ever made in precious metals, which maintains its reputation as the best of the best. To celebrate this pedigree, this new watch comes with a President bracelet made only from 18 ct gold or 950 platinum concealing a folding crownclasp and ceramic inserts for enhanced flexibility and longevity.
The Dalai Lama, a big lover of mechanical timepieces, would transcend himself when he hears that the Day-Date 40 comes packing a Calibre 3255 made of nickel-phosphorus insensitive to magnetic fields. It also has a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and has reserves for 70 hours.