Graceful elegance

“A classic timepiece, designed for a lady.”

This is how some may describe our Oyster Perpetual Lady‑Datejust. Maybe they’re right. Since the early 20th century, Rolex has designed and crafted watches suited for the wrists of every woman, with the same standard of excellence as all the models that have built its legend. So, if “classic” means always pursuing a higher standard, if it means perpetuating tradition while combining elegance with precision, grace with resistance, beauty with performance… then the Lady-Datejust is, indeed, a classic timepiece designed for a lady.

The Rolex classic feminine watch par excellence. With its refined glamour, style and technical performance.

A perfect blend of proportion, robustness and elegance.

One of the most varied lines in the collection.

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Rolex and women throughout the 20th century

Since its inception, Rolex has always shown great ambition. In the early part of the 20th century, it believed wristwatches should benefit from the most advanced technology and be as reliable and accurate as the pocket watch, then the standard personal timepiece.

Being able to produce the small, precise movements needed for wristwatches was a challenge that would serve Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf’s vision. Wristwatches then were perceived as fragile items of jewellery for women, but he was determined to offer women, as much as men, a choice of modern, dependable wristwatches.

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In 1914, a Rolex model received the first “Class A” certificate accorded to a wristwatch, from the Kew Observatory in England – the world’s highest authority at the time for measuring watch precision. This distinction was, until then, reserved for marine chronometers.

In the wake of this breakthrough, in 1957 the brand unveiled a chronometer specially designed for women, a watch with certified accuracy featuring a date display. The Lady-Datejust was born, another landmark in watchmaking, a tribute to Hans Wilsdorf’s enduring mission:

“Ladies want the best of both worlds: a tiny watch and an accurate movement. Yet, the smaller the watch, the more difficult it is to make it accurate.”

1957 Lady-Datejust

Heir to the Datejust

Unveiled in 1957, the Lady-Datejust concentrates all the attributes of the Datejust, the emblematic Rolex watch that has been a byword for style and technical performance ever since its launch in 1945.

The women's version of this date chronometer, the Lady-Datejust carries the elegance of the Datejust in a small size perfectly suited to a slender wrist.

White gold Lady-Datejust


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