When one thinks about the pioneers in ladies’ wristwatches, the names Patek Philippe and Cartier immediately come to mind. Rolex also comes to mind with many advancements in this area and even distanced themselves from the trend of copying and embellishing men’s watches with diamonds and color accents. Rolex’ ladies’ watches distinguish themselves through their unique character and exist somewhere between dress and sports watches. We would like to highlight a selection of the most popular Rolex watches for women to help you in your search for the perfect watch.
- Rolex Lady Datejust
- Rolex Datejust
- Rolex Lady Oyster Perpetual
- Rolex Day-Date
- Rolex Yacht-Master
Rolex has experimented not only with various color combinations for dials but also with different materials. In the 80s, there were productions of dials from stone and materials such as azurite, opal and jade, among others. These variations were introduced into the Lady Datejust line with the Reference 6917.
The Datejust 116200 is one of the most trustworthy unisex watch models with its 36 mm case diameter and Rolex’ trusted Caliber 3135. The Roman numerals on the dial deliver an Italian flair and classic elegance. If you are looking for a dress watch, which exudes a playful lightheartedness despite its stark line work, you will certainly find a watch in this line. A similar model, the Datejust (Ref. 116233) is offered in rolesor with gold veins throughout the bracelet, sparkling indices and a golden bezel. And if you have not had enough options from Rolex, we can also offer this Datejust with its jubilee dial to you.
ROLEX DATEJUST 116200
The first Rolex ladies’ watch was released in 1954: the Lady Oyster Perpetual. Although it was a close copy of the Oyster Perpetual in its beginnings, it has since developed a unique profile. The Ref. 176200 impresses with violet dials and its patented oyster case. A more classic version is available with the Ref. 76080 featuring a silver dial and bar hands.
Timeless is an adjective that is often used in an exaggerated way, especially for watches – but probably no Rolex series fits this term better than the Day-Date. Introduced in 1956, the watch that famously sat on the wrist of the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon B. Johnson, quickly became known as the President’s watch. The Ref. 18038 was introduced in 1977 and featured the improved 3055 Caliber with a quickset date mechanism.
In 1988, the Ref. 18238 was updated to the Caliber 3155, which also enhanced the quickset mechanism to the work for the date. The last update was the Ref. 118238, which was released in 2000. There were no technical improvements to this reference, but Rolex upgraded the legendary President bracelet. Even in the third generation, the models have remained almost the same optically. The Day-Date is now available in yellow, white and rose gold as well as platinum and also offers numerous dial variations.
ROLEX YACHT-MASTER 168623
A close cousin of the Submariner found above water is the Rolex Yacht-Master. Sporty yet still elegant, it is the perfect companion for anyone who does not want to decide on just a dress watch or sports watch. The bi-directional rotating bezel and a water resistance of "only" 100 meters already hint at the different focus. If the Submariner is Rolex's tribute to diving, the Yacht-Master represents their connection to sailing that also has a long tradition at Rolex. The Yacht-Master with the Ref. 168623 is a two-tone model with an azure dial and golden bezel. The Ref. 169622, on the other hand, features Rolex' patented platinum technology, which combines a stainless steel case and bracelet and a dial with a bezel made of platinum.