Graceful elegance

With its refined glamour, Rolex’s classic women’s watch, the Lady-Datejust, stands for style and technical performance.

The women’s version of the emblematic Datejust, created in 1945, was unveiled in 1957. With all its timeless elegance and functionality, it is today offered in a petite 28 mm size.

  • Timeless


  • The Lady-Datejust offers so many choices that wearers can easily find one to reflect their personality. It is available in Oystersteel, in yellow or Everose gold, or in Rolesor versions that combine both Oystersteel and gold.

  • A fluted, domed or diamond-set bezel? Exclusive, shimmering dials paved with diamonds or the fascinating hues of mother-of-pearl? Simple or gem-set hour markers, or even Roman numerals? The many faces of the Lady-Datejust make this model one of the most varied in the Oyster Perpetual collection.

  • Everose gold. This exclusive pink gold alloy – created and cast by Rolex – features a slightly stronger colour than standard pink gold and exhibits subtle bluish tones. Its sophisticated and contemporary colour resonates particularly well with Rolesor versions, a combination of Oystersteel and gold.

  • Perfect alchemy
    of form and


  • The Lady-Datejust’s 28 mm Oyster case is a perfect blend of proportion, robustness and elegance. The distinctively shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of highly corrosion-resistant Oystersteel or gold. It is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet).

  • The Jubilee bracelet, a supple and comfortable five-piece link metal bracelet, was specially designed for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 1945. On the Lady-Datejust, it is always fitted with a Crownclasp, Rolex's elegant concealed clasp.

  • The Lady-Datejust is also available with the prestigious President bracelet. This refined, exclusive bracelet is composed of semi-circular, three-piece links and always crafted from gold or platinum. Its elegant, concealed folding Crownclasp ensures seamless visual continuity on the wrist.

  • The Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Its architecture makes it exceptionally precise and reliable. Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring in silicon patented and manufactured by Rolex.

  • Rolex and
    Women in
    the 20th


  • 1927
    A Rolex advertisement oriented towards women
    with active lifestyles
  • Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf was a man ahead of his time. At the beginning of the 20th century, wristwatches were perceived as fragile and often seen as jewellery for women. Hans Wilsdorf was determined to offer women, as much as men, a choice of modern, reliable and accurate wristwatches that were robust enough to accompany them as they pursued increasingly active lifestyles.

  • 1927
    A front-page advertisement in the Daily Mail heralds
    the cross-channel feat of swimmer Mercedes Gleitze,
    Rolex’s first Testimonee
  • In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf created the Rolex Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch. The following year, to prove the timepiece’s reliability and demonstrate its qualities, he equipped a young English endurance swimmer Mercedes Gleitze with an Oyster for a swim across the English Channel. After more than 10 hours in the water, the watch emerged in perfect working order.

  • 1930
    Rolex combines glamour and precision
  • In the 1930s, the Oyster became a very sought after watch for both men and women. Early advertising promoted the watch alongside a wide variety of other timepieces, from wristwatches for daily wear to gem-set models.

  • 1957
    The first Lady-Datejust
  • Lives changed rapidly over the following decades as men and women engaged in more active lifestyles. In the 1950s, Rolex unveiled a chronometer – a watch with certified accuracy – specially created for women. Another landmark in watchmaking.

  • 1970s - Dame Kiri Te Kanawa
    The first Rolex Testimonee in the arts,
    captivates audiences worldwide
  • 1990s - Deep-ocean explorer Sylvia Earle
    A pioneering oceanographer and Rolex Testimonee
  • 1997 - Sylvie Guillem, ballerina
    One of the most acclaimed dancers of her generation

Contact a Retailer about the Lady‑Datejust

Only Official Rolex Retailers are allowed to sell Rolex watches. With the necessary skills and technical know-how, they will help you make the choice that will last a lifetime.

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