The Rolex story is deeply intertwined with the pursuit of excellence. Rolex's commitment to outstanding achievements has been brought to life over time through the design and production of exemplary timepieces, and through long-term partnerships with iconic events and extraordinary people.
Here at Fourtané, we have a strong family-driven history of celebrating personal passion and are proud to be an Official Rolex Jeweler. We strive for excellence in everything that we do and our store in Carmel-by-the-Sea is renowned for its curated selection of both new and historically important vintage watches. One of the iconic lines in our Rolex collection is the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust, Rolex's classic feminine watch par excellence. Distinguished by its elegance and refinement, the Lady-Datejust is the women's version of Rolex's emblematic Datejust chronometer in a smaller 28 mm size.
"A classic timepiece, designed for a lady." This is how some may describe the 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.
Pioneering women have always been a keystone in the history of Rolex. Since the earliest days of the brand, they have inspired the creation and development of special timepieces that would support their quest for empowerment. The Lady-Datejust is a celebration of those who dare to lead the way. It embodies precision while combining classic elegance and technical performance.
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 smaller size perfectly suited to a slender wrist.
Sunray-finish dials, paved with diamonds or crafted from mother-of-pearl — the Lady-Datejust offers so many choices that wearers can easily find one to reflect their personality. Depending on the version, the Lady-Datejust is available with a domed, fluted or diamond-set bezel.
The Lady-Datejust is available in Oystersteel, in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, or in Rolesor versions that combine Oystersteel and one of three varieties of gold (white, yellow and Everose).
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 18 ct gold. It is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet).
Depending on the version, the Lady-Datejust is available on a three-piece link Oyster bracelet with a folding Oysterclasp; on a five-piece link Jubilee bracelet — created in 1945 especially for the Datejust — with a Crownclasp; or on a three-piece link President bracelet with a Crownclasp. A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.
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. Resistant to magnetic fields, the Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Its patented geometry ensures its regularity in any position.
Like all Rolex watches, the Lady-Datejust is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification. This designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand's workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.
As an Official Rolex Jeweler, we are the only retailers allowed to sell Rolex watches, and nothing beats experiencing Rolex's timeless tradition and superlative performance first-hand. Explore the Lady-Datejust — and other remarkable timepieces in our Rolex collection — in our newly renovated showroom in Carmel-by-the-Sea, while enjoying the personalized, friendly atmosphere that our family-owned boutique is known for. With the necessary skills and technical know-how, we will help you make the choice that will last a lifetime.