Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Yellow Rolesor and Everose Rolesor Versions

Rolex is introducing two new variants of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 – one in a yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold), and the other in an Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold).

The first watch pairs an olive green, sunray-finish dial with 18 ct yellow gold hands and Roman numerals – the VI set with 11 diamonds – while the second features a rosé-colour, sunray-finish dial with hands and Roman numerals in 18 ct pink gold. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 31 mm Oyster case, which is fitted with a fluted bezel.

Both combinations are equipped with calibre 2236, at the forefront of watchmaking technology, first introduced on the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 model in 2018. Like all Rolex watches, the new Datejust 31 versions carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.

Rolex’s Datejust is the archetype of the classic watch thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion. Launched in 1945, it was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial, and consolidated all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until then. The Datejust has spanned eras while retaining the enduring aesthetic codes that make it so instantly recognizable.

Rolesor, the combination of gold and steel on a Rolex watch, has been a signature feature of the brand since 1933 when the name was registered. It is a meeting of two metals: one, noble and precious, attractive for its lustre and stability; the other, highly resistant, known for its strength and reliability. All of these qualities perfectly mirror the elegance and performance that come together in a Rolex watch. On the yellow Rolesor version of the Datejust 31, the bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel. The Everose Rolesor version follows the same principle, using 18 ct Everose gold rather than 18 ct yellow gold.

A paragon of robustness and elegance, the Oyster case of the Datejust 31 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant Oystersteel. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, ftted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Datejust 31’s high-precision movement.

The new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with calibre 2236, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. A consummate demonstration of technology, at the forefront of the art of watchmaking, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the fling of several patents and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring, patented and produced by Rolex. This silicon hairspring remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks, and its patented geometry ensures its regularity in any position. The movement also contains a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive 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, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. The certification applies to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

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.

The new yellow Rolesor version of the Datejust 31 is fitted with a Jubilee bracelet, while the Everose Rolesor version is equipped with an Oyster bracelet. Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 1945. The Oyster bracelet, introduced in the late 1930s, is a particularly robust metal bracelet with three-piece links.

The Jubilee bracelet on the yellow Rolesor version is equipped with an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp. The Oyster bracelet on the Everose Rolesor version is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp and features the Easylink rapid extension system, developed by Rolex, that allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm.

A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Technical details

 

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, Yellow Rolesor Version

Case reference: 278273
Bracelet reference: 63363
Category: Oyster Perpetual Classic
Superlative Chronometer certification
International five-year guarantee

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle Case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, fluted
Case Back: Solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding Crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power Reserve: Approximately 55 hours

FUNCTIONS
• Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
• Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
• Stop-seconds for exact time setting

OSCILLATOR
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
• Balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via two gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel

Dial
Olive green, gloss, sunray finish
Roman numerals in 18 ct yellow gold, VI set with 11 diamonds
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, Everose Rolesor Version

Case reference: 278271
Bracelet reference: 72361
Category: Oyster Perpetual Classic
Superlative Chronometer certification
International five-year guarantee

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold (Everose Rolesor)
Middle Case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold, fluted
Case back: Solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding Crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours

FUNCTIONS
• Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
• Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
• Stop-seconds for exact time setting

OSCILLATOR
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
• Balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via two gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

ESCAPEMENT
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel

Dial
Rosé-colour, gloss, sunray finish
Roman numerals in 18 ct pink gold
Hands in 18 ct pink gold

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct Everose gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (Everose Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

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