Price PHP 428,000
Oyster, 28 mm, Oystersteel and white gold
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
2236, Manufacture Rolex
Approximately 55 hours
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
Size: Small size
Material: Oystersteel, Oystersteel and gold
Watch Dial: Light dial
Collection: M279174-0020 | Lucerne, Oystersteel and gold, Rolex Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel
The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the Oyster bezel had a functional purpose: it served to screw the bezel onto the case helping to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was therefore identical to the fluting on the case back, which was also screwed onto the case for waterproofness, using specific Rolex tools. Over time, the fluting became an aesthetic element, a genuine Rolex signature feature. Today the fluted bezel is a mark of distinction, in gold on this Lady-Datejust.
Lacquer combines almost limitless freedom of colour with intensity and a smooth finish. The lacquering technique consists of successively depositing six thin layers of lacquer on a brass base plate. A colourless varnish is then applied to give the colour or shade all of its depth and shine. Once the varnish is dry, the surface of the dial is polished to magnify the colour; the dial is then ready to be pad printed and receive its appliques.
Gold is coveted for its lustre and nobility. Steel reinforces strength and reliability. Together, they harmoniously combine the best of their properties. A true Rolex signature, Rolesor has featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s, and was trademarked as a name in 1933. It is one of the prominent pillars of the Oyster collection.