We’re mere weeks away from the merriest time of the year, which means that it is, officially, time for you to start acquiring holiday gifts for your loved ones, and, if we’re being honest, yourself.
2020 has been trying, but shopping for presents need not be. In the following gift guide, you’ll find a curation of Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches that will impress the special people in your life. Because, after all, who can deny the timelessness and reverence of a Rolex? Watches in the Oyster Perpetual range, as direct descendents of the original Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, are also Rolex classics, making them highly versatile gifts of time.
For the glam set
Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller in 18k Everose gold
Designed for the savvy world traveller, the Sky-Dweller is the first in Rolex’s Classic category to incorporate the Oysterflex bracelet. Made of high-performance elastomer, the innovative hybrid strap combines the robust mechanism of metal bracelets and the flexibility of rubber straps. This swanky piece in 18k Everose gold features a delicious chocolate-brown dial with a second time zone display and a rotational fluted bezel (a Rolex signature) — perfect for the stylish, on-the-go swashbuckler.
Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39 in 18k Everose gold and diamond-set bezel
Diamonds are a universally beloved present, and this diamond-encrusted beauty is a statement-making choice if you’re going for full unabashed bling. Exquisitely covered in precious stones, the bejewelled timepiece is paved with 713 diamonds on its dial, more diamonds on the bezel, and even more diamonds on the Pearlmaster bracelet, which is fitted with a concealed crownclasp.
For the go-getters
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 18k white gold and olive green dial
No other watch has a stronger association with leadership and success than the Day-Date. Introduced in 1956, the prestigious timepiece has been seen on the wrists of presidents, leaders and visionaries in the last six decades. With a captivating olive green dial reminiscent of Rolex’s hallmark colour, a fluted bezel and a President bracelet, this particular Day-Date is a classic but standout piece for people who mean serious business.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 in white Rolesor with aubergine dial and diamond-set bezel
A stylish bejewelled timepiece with more subtlety than the Pearlmaster, the Datejust 31 features a diamond-set bezel and a gorgeous aubergine dial with the “VI” numeral set in diamonds. One that can be worn for ages to come, it’s the archetype classic watch with functions and aesthetics that will never go out of style.
For the style-conscious
Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in yellow Rolesor and royal blue dial
Rolex has given its iconic dive watch a whopping eight updated iterations this year, and the most eye-catching of the lot is the two-tone Submariner Date, which has a royal blue sunray dial, a rotatable blue Cerachrom bezel and a solid-link Oyster bracelet with Oystersteel and yellow gold. Running on the Calibre 3235 movement that offers a 70-hour power reserve under its hood, it’s an impactful wristwatch inside and out.
Oyster Perpetual 36 in Oystersteel and turquoise blue dial
Besides the Submariner, Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual collection also saw some significant changes this year, notably with the introduction of vivid and vibrant dial colours. Of the new hues, the most-talked-about release is the turquoise blue edition, set to be a future classic with it arresting watchface, the latest generation Calibre 3230 movement, a 70-hour power reserve, and a highly legible blue Chromalight display that illuminates in low light.
For the minimalists
Oyster Perpetual 41 in Oystersteel and silver dial
Effortlessly elegant with a classic style that will endear anyone, the Oyster Perpetual 41 is fitted with a silver, sunray-finished dial with hands and markers in 18k yellow gold and houses the new Calibre 3230. Simple, yes, but far from plain.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 in white Rolesor and white lacquer dial
Sophistication can be quiet. It may be void of colours and gemstones, but the Datejust 31 in white Rolesor is no less statement-making with its robust fluted bezel, pristine white dial and beautiful hour markers fashioned from 18k gold.
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