Women’s Watch Wednesday The 2018 Rolex Oyster Pereptual Datejust 36: Is This the Perfect “Boyfriend’s Watch”?

Having recovered from the jubilation following the release of the steel GMT Master II Pepsi during Baselworld 2018, we can now turn our attention to another candidate in the classic rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust replica watches  36 line that is out to conquer the hearts of men… and women. Housed in a two-tone Everose Rolesor case (combination of steel and pink gold), Rolex has fitted the watch with its new-generation calibre 3235 and given the case some design tweaks. Handsome and refined with just the right touch of luxurious rose gold, practical for everyday wear and tear, robust and ready for action sports yet with enough style to work as a casual dress watch… what’s not to love about the Datejust 36? So, a word of warning to all you boyfriends out there: do not leave this watch unattended.

Having recovered from the jubilation following the release of the steel GMT Master II Pepsi during Baselworld 2018
Having recovered from the jubilation following the release of the steel GMT Master II Pepsi during Baselworld 2018. 

THE PHENOMENON OF BOYFRIEND WATCHES
What woman hasn’t borrowed her boyfriend’s shirt, his jeans or snuggled up in his large cashmere sweater? The phenomenon of women poaching things from their boyfriends has trickled all the way down to the watch industry with more and more gender-fluid proposals. Chanel tapped into the trend and went as far as designing the BoyFriend watch for women (and we know that when it comes to creating trends, Chanel knows one or two tricks). Designed to look like a man’s dress watch that women would want to steal, the success of this watch has been extraordinary and a reverse effect in happening as more and more men are succumbing to the model, including the sophisticated skeletonised version of Chanel’s BoyFriend.

including the sophisticated skeletonised version of Chanel’s BoyFriend.
including the sophisticated skeletonised version of Chanel’s BoyFriend.

Surprisingly, coming from the bastion of conservative Swiss watchmaking, Rolex has always known that men’s sports watches would be adopted by women and has responded by releasing the Oyster Perpetual in five different sizes, from 39mm to 26mm to make sure nobody’s wrist is overlooked. For the record, when Rolex introduced its revolutionary waterproof Oyster case in 1926, it was put to the test on the wrist of a young Englishwoman – Mercedes Gleitze – to accompany her on her epic cross-Channel swim of 1927.

TEMPERED MASCULINITY
What makes this Datejust 36 such a perfect boyfriend watch – compared to the other two variations on the Datejust 36 theme with diamonds and louder dials – is its tempered masculinity (Rolex presented three Datejust 36 models during Baselworld 2018, including two with diamonds – see them here). It is masculine, but not butch and will look great on a woman’s wrist. Like a crisp white shirt, the white lacquered dial looks impeccably smart and confident, and the thick, pink gold Roman numerals give it a classic, authoritative spirit. In my book, this model is quintessential elegant Rolex and displays all the right markers of its heritage.

this model is quintessential elegant Rolex and displays all the right markers of its heritage.
this model is quintessential elegant Rolex and displays all the right markers of its heritage.

The case is a robust Oyster case with a hermetically screwed down case back and a Twinlock crown to ensure it is waterproof to depths of 100 metres. You will notice that the case and lugs have been revisited and are slightly slimmer and more tapered than in previous models, as well as a thinner bezel – just like the 41mm Datejust two years ago and the Day-Date 3 years ago. And none of us can complain about that.

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Platinum
Model features
Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching. Platinum is one of the world’s highest and heaviest metals, with unique chemical and physical properties such as extreme corrosion resistance. Despite this, the texture of platinum is very soft, elastic and malleable, making the processing and polishing process extremely difficult, and only skilled personnel can control it. Rolex has consistently used 950 platinum, which contains 950 ‰ (thousandths of a percent) platinum, carefully cast by Rolex’s top metal craftsmen.

Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching.
Platinum is rare and rare, and its silver-white color and shiny luster are particularly eye-catching.

Silver dial
Model features
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read. The hour markers are made of 18 ct gold that lasts for a long time. Rolex designs and manufactures each Rolex dial in its own factory. Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.
Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Headband strap
Model features
Women’s log type 28 with a distinguished head band. The concealed connection underneath the outer ring ensures a seamless connection between the strap and the case, making the gold or platinum strap even more powerful. The new generation of concealed crown buckles are opened with the articulated Rolex crown logo, adding a touch of touch to the aesthetics and functionality of this noble strap.

2236 movement
Model features
The new generation 2236 calibre is all developed and manufactured by Rolex. The movement’s built-in Rolex patented Syloxi silicon hairspring ensures that the watch has superb observatory precision timepiece performance. Syloxi hairspring is immune to magnetic fields and is extremely stable even in the face of temperature changes. Its shock resistance is ten times higher than that of traditional hairsprings. Its patented geometry allows the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.

 Its patented geometry allows the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.
Its patented geometry allows the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.

Small window convex lens
Model features
The small window convex lens magnifies the calendar display for easy reading. It is not only a feature of the Rolex watch, but also easy to identify.

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18CT gold
Model features
Rolex has a dedicated foundry to develop high quality 18ct gold alloy. Different types of 18ct gold can be extracted by mixing different amounts of silver, copper, platinum or palladium: gold, pink gold or white gold. All raw materials are made of highly pure metal. Before the gold is formed, it must be carefully tested by the advanced equipment in the self-operated laboratory, and each process is meticulous. Since the beginning of the production, the pursuit of perfection is the consistent insistence of Rolex.

The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read.
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read.

Silver dial
Model features
The unique Rolex watch dial makes the watch easier to identify and easier to read. The hour markers are made of 18 ct gold that lasts for a long time. Rolex designs and manufactures each Rolex dial in its own factory. Most of the processes are carried out by hand and are perfect.

Headband strap
Model features
The design, development and production of the Rolex straps and buckles, as well as the rigorous testing required to pass, are fully applied to advanced technology. Like other components of the watch, the strap and the buckle will also be checked by a person to ensure that the product is beautiful. The headgear strap is equipped with three rows of semi-circular links, specially designed for the -type perpetual motion calendar type watch introduced in 1956. This strap is crafted from carefully selected precious metals for an elegant and comfortable fit.

Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex
Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex

3155 movement
Model features
Week Calendar Type 36 The 3155 self-winding mechanical movement, fully developed by Rolex, is equipped with a day and date dial unit. Like all Rolex constant-core cores, the 3155 calibre is also certified by the Swiss Official Accreditation Timepiece, which is awarded to precision watches that have passed the Swiss Precision Timepiece Test Center (COSC). This movement is constructed in the same way as all 蚝-type movements with unmatched reliability.

 The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.
The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

MONDAY, LUNDI
Model features
The week-old calendar watch, which was introduced in 1956, achieved a remarkable innovation: it was the world’s first watch with a calendar window and a full-write week on the dial. The calendar of the week is widely favored by multinational leaders, and the week is available in a variety of languages.

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OYSTERSTEEL
Model features
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

WHITE DIAL
Model features
The Yacht-Master II is equipped with a new dial, and new hands that are characteristic of Rolex Professional models, enhancing legibility and sharpening its aesthetic appeal. The dial now features a triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock and a rectangular hour marker at 6 o’clock for more intuitive reading of the watch. A luminescent disc on the hour hand clearly distinguishes it from the minute hand. The Yacht-Master II’s countdown can be programmed for a duration of between 1 and 10 minutes. The programming is memorized by the mechanism so that at a reset it returns to the previous setting. Once launched, the countdown can be synchronized on the fly to match the official race countdown.

THE OYSTER BRACELET
Model features
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology, designed to be both robust and comfortable. It is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex. This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.
This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance.

4161 MOVEMENT
Model features
The Yacht-Master II is equipped with calibre 4161, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture, manufacturing quality and innovative features make it singularly precise and reliable. This abundance of Rolex technology, the result of over 35,000 hours of development, includes a patented function and comprises some 360 components. Some of them are made by UV-LiGA, a micromanufacturing technology entirely mastered in-house by Rolex. This technology allows the production of components whose tiny proportions or complex geometry rule out manufacturing by traditional machining methods.

 the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.
the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.

RING COMMAND BEZEL
Model features
Rolex achieved perfection when it turned its attention to redefining the purpose and functionality of the bezel. Typically, a bezel operates independently from the internal mechanism; however, the Ring Command bezel in the Yacht-Master II regatta chronograph operates in conjunction with it. As a mechanical component linked to the movement, the bezel literally acts as the key to the programmable countdown, allowing it to be set and synchronised to the sequence of race start times. Complex in design, but simple in use, it is functionally beautiful.

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OYSTERSTEEL
Model features
Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

 offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.

 

BLUE DIAL
Model features
The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterised by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.

THE OYSTER BRACELET
Model features
The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection. For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.

 For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.
For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.

3130 MOVEMENT
Model features
This model is equipped with calibre 3130, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. It is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.

TRIED AND TESTED
Model features
Few companies have been so consistently identified with the pursuit of excellence, the quest for the absolute, the discovery of original approaches and innovative solutions. Rolex watches have proved themselves from the start in the most extreme conditions imaginable – from the depths of the deepest oceans to the summits of the highest mountains, in the air and on the race track. And to ensure that all Rolex watches can live up to these high expectations, every single one is tested to extremes before it is allowed to leave the Rolex site.