BASELWORLD 2019: Rolex Day-Date 36
Rolex is introducing the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, available in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold with distinctive new dials and gem-set bezels on some versions.
Of the new combinations, two feature a novel dial design with a concentric gradient: the first, in 18 ct yellow gold, is presented with a green ombré dial; the second, in 18 ct Everose gold, with a brown ombré dial. Both are embellished with diamond hour markers in 18 ct gold settings; the diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock are baguette-cut, a configuration specific to the Day-Date range. Two other versions, one in 18 ct white gold and the other in 18 ct yellow gold, are fitted with a dial in decorative stone – pink opal for one, slightly veined turquoise for the other – enhanced by shimmering hour markers with Roman numerals VI and IX in 18 ct gold set with diamonds. The bezel is adorned with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. The last watch, in 18 ct white gold, is yet more precious. Its dial, featuring hour markers fashioned from ten baguette-cut sapphires in rainbow colours, is entirely paved with diamonds. Its bezel is illuminated by 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and its bracelet is set with 412 brilliant-cut diamonds along the centre links. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 36-mm Oyster case.
All the new versions are equipped with calibre 3255, at the forefront of watchmaking technology, included on the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 for the first time.
Like all Rolex watches, the new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 versions carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.