Watches & Wonders 2021: Rolex And Its Ladies’ Releases For 2021
Among many novelties, Rolex revealed a few ladies’ releases for 2021. The new Day-Date 36 and the new Datejust 28 are hardly surprising, considering how important these two models are for the Swiss brand, but perhaps their manner of execution is. Moreover, I feel these gem-set, flashy designs feel more like something from 2001 rather than 2021. On the other hand, aren’t trends about circulation? Let’s find out!
Like all Rolex watches, the Day-Date 36 with the Oyster case is here to stand out. The coral-colored-diamond concept is certainly something to behold.
The 36mm Oyster case features a sporty design fettled by 254 brilliant-cut diamonds. Made from yellow gold, the watch highlights eccentric details such as a polished alligator strap, and enamel hour markers of the very same color. The opulent design allows these little attributes to take center stage. Completing this rich watch is the caliber 3255. The self-winding mechanical movement with a Chronergy escapement runs up to 70 hours after winding.
Rolex Ladies’ Releases 2021: Day-Date 36 Collection
The Rolex Day-Date 36 collection features three watches in three different colors. Each color comes in a gem-set case and with a dial embellished with diamonds. Each version features a polished alligator leather strap that matches the enamel index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX. Coral for the yellow gold model, turquoise for the white gold edition, and burgundy for the Everose gold watch.
What I found a super cool feature is the indicator of the day of the week. You can choose from 26 languages to indicate your day. This is a really neat feature even if it does come in a package that looks a little “turn-of-the-century”. Still, the aughts trends do seem to be cycling around again so maybe the Crown has played its hand to perfection. At least we have something very (very) different to analyze for once, and that isn’t always the case with Rolex.
The New Rolex Datejust 28
When I think of Rolex, it’s impossible to ignore the Datejust. And while it’s a unisex concept, the Datejust has enjoyed extensive popularity among female Rolex enthusiasts. This model utilizes a diamond-encrusted (and I really do mean encrusted) bracelet president bracelet. It is a huge strength for this model.
Its 28mm case is made from yellow gold. Together, the case and bracelet are coated with 1,089 brilliant-cut diamonds. When it comes to aesthetics, two aspects stand out from this lavish style, the yellow gold Roman numerals with a black finish and, of course, a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The exact mix is not my favorite. The same goes for the Cyclops lens. Although it is not something that I would find particularly disturbing. This watch boasts a really interesting movement — the caliber 2236. Fitted with a Syloxi hairspring, it indicates hours, minutes, seconds, and a date. The power reserve of this self-winding module is 55 hours. Prices available on request. To explore all Rolex Ladies’ Releases planned for 2021, visit the Rolex website.