Rolex has the necessary know-how and equipment to regularly create new looks for the dials of its watches. The brand’s designers took the traditional sunray finish – a characteristic feature of Rolex dials – as the backdrop onto which a motif is engraved with a femtosecond laser, which uses ultrashort electromagnetic pulses to finely mark the surface. Inspired by lush vegetation, the ‘palm’ motif depicts palm branches whose overlapping fronds create effects of light and shade.
The Rolex fluted bezel is a mark of distinction. Originally, the fluting of the Oyster bezel had a functional purpose: it served to screw the bezel onto the case helping to ensure the waterproofness of the watch. It was therefore identical to the fluting on the case back, which was also screwed onto the case for waterproofness, using specific Rolex tools. Over time, the fluting became an aesthetic element, a genuine Rolex signature feature. Today the fluted bezel is a mark of distinction, in gold on this Datejust 36.
Gold is coveted for its lustre and nobility. Steel reinforces strength and reliability. Together, they harmoniously combine the best of their properties. A true Rolex signature, Rolesor has featured on Rolex models since the early 1930s, and was trademarked as a name in 1933. It is one of the prominent pillars of the Oyster collection.