As part of celebrations for its fortieth anniversary, Rolex released the Oyster Datejust in 1945. It was the first wristwatch to feature a date window, located at 3 o’clock, on a waterproof, self-winding chronometer movement. In the late 1950s, Oyster introduced the Lady Datejust, the first date chronometer designed for women. A smaller, more feminine timepiece that still had classic elegance and practicality. Rolex has released several different-sized Lady Datejust watches over the years, with the newest being the Rolex Lady Datejust 28 which officially entered the market in 2015. The Lady Datejust 28, with its 28mm Oyster case, is a fan favorite among today’s working women because of its versatility.
The Outer Layer
The outer layer of Lady Datejust 28 was designed using two different metals. Oystersteel is dependable and sturdy, while gold sparkles and holds a high value for its rarity. For this reason, Rolex watches produced since the 1930s feature a combination of these two metals. Rolesor, which refers to the combination of gold and steel for their bold colors and radiance on a single Rolex watch, is a fan favorite, a hallmark of the Oyster collection.
The Famous Cyclops Lens
Early models of Rolex watches featured a disc in a display at 3 o’clock on the dial to indicate the date. The sapphire crystal had a domed Cyclops lens added in 1953 to make reading the date easier. Since then, it has become one of the most recognizable and defining features of the Lady Datejust 28, and of the entire Oyster Perpetual Datejust collection.
How Many Parts Are In One Link Of The Jubilee Bracelet That Comes With This?
The Lady Datejust 28 with Jubilee bracelet fits the wearer’s wrist perfectly at all times. The initial Oyster Perpetual Datejust debuted on a five-piece metal link bracelet designed in 1945. The design, development, production, and quality control tests for the wristband and its buckle have been executed with an emphasis on ergonomics.
How Much Gold Was Used To Make The Clock’s Hour Markers
There are 18-carat gold hour indicators on Lady Datejust 28. These distinctive lavender dials are a part of the watch to prevent oxidation. Except for the noon position, which highlights the crown logo, each hour pointer is a gemstone set by hand. Many of the dial’s components have been created and produced by hand in-house at Rolex to ensure the highest quality. These qualities make the Lady Datejust the perfect watch for females who want to show off their status.