Rolex Datejust Lady 31
The opening line of the 1960 Rolex Datejust information sheet starts like this: Men who guide the destinies of the world wear Rolex watches. Some like owning a creatively crafted timepiece by a maestro of horology with limited edition. This makes the watch a piece of art. Others like the elegance of design and the perfection of performance. However, what attracts many is the brand’s connection with epoch making events and the people who made them milestones in the human drama. This is the iconic value of the brand. It has seen grand hands that had something to do with the fortune of mankind. The history of the company tells that it is a watch of destiny and no other timepiece in history can claim so many associations.
In keeping with the illustrious pedigree of the model which is sometimes called the President, Rolex Datejust Lady 31is a true amalgam of stylish hues and materials in a case of 31mm. The attempt to make it contemporary in elegance has achieved without sacrificing the timeless refinement of the original and the tribute given to the watch as the epitome of passion and beauty is no exaggeration. With in the short period of its launch it has conquered the heart and soul of many.
The Rolex Datejust Lady cases are presented in steel, white, yellow, Everose gold and sometimes platinum. The power source of the model is from a movement which is perpetual and self-winding. The timepiece fuses beautifully with the oyster bracelet which is made of three links. The middle link merges beautifully with the case of the watch as it has the same tone as that of the case. In a stunning display of artistry the dial has enchanting floral motifs which are embossed. The floral motifs appear as casually strewn. However, they have functional pattern meant to serve as the hour markers. But for the uses of Arabic numerals at the 6 hour marker and in the date slot everything is conveyed through flower patterns.
Rolex Datejust Lady 31 has achieved pleasing variety within the bare structure. There are different bezels to choose from, domed, fluted and on some of them there is a rich larding of diamonds of rare brilliance. The mother-of-pearl displaying intricate patterns in mellow hues of champagne, pink or rhodium, sometimes decorated with diamonds give the watch an arresting look. The timepiece is truly a classic of immortal beauty and will stand the test of time.