Rolex is introducing three new and extraordinary versions of the Oyster this year: The Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster 39. With these three stunning pieces you are definitely going for the big Bling, these watches are not for the customer who loves an understated look. They all come with a new size which is 39 mm in diameter, in 18 carat yellow and white gold and with colored gemstones.
These three models with bezels set with fancy pink, fancy green and fancy orange sapphires are offered with coloured dials featuring a dimond-set 6 and 9, or in versions with fully paved dials and diamond-set bracelets. Setting the stones on one of the rainbow-colored bezels is the job of Rolex’s gem-setting department and putting together just one perfect bezel requires two weeks of work.
The date-change mechanism perates instantaneously on midnight and the date aperture is enhanced with a Cyclops lens enabling magnification of the date for easy reading placed oat 3 o’clock. The crystal is made of scratchproof sapphire.
The Oyster case with it’s distinctive design, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, is robust and elegant all at once. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 carat gold. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down and the winding crown screws down securely against the case.
The Oyster case protects a new generation movement, developed and built by Rolex itself, which lies inside. The calibre 3235 is certified as a Swiss chronometer by COSC and matches Rolex’ high standards. This new self-winding mechanical movement offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve (70 hours), restistance to shocks and magnetism, ease of use and reliability.
The Rolex Pearlmaster is generally considered a lady’s watch, but with this new 39mm-wide model is also made for the male customer. While many lady’s watches are smaller versions of men’s watches the reverse is quite uncommon but delightful to see. Still, the decision to wear one of these colorful, stone decorated models will be a matter of taste.