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What Is the Rolex Lady Datejust Watch and Why Do Celebrities Love It?

Here’s why this elegant timepiece remains to be a classic until today.
What Is the Rolex Lady Datejust Watch and Why Do Celebrities Love It?
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Here’s why this elegant timepiece remains to be a classic until today.

If there’s one accessory that can remain to be a timeless (pun intended) addition to an outfit, it has to be a watch. The right timepiece can transcend any fashion trend or era that may come its way, making it a worthy investment.

If you're looking for your first watch to buy or you're scouring for the next classic and elegant timepiece to beef up your collection, then the Rolex Lady Datejust is for you. Scroll down and read everything you need to know before buying one!

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What is the Rolex Lady Datejust Watch?

Described by the brand as “the classic Rolex feminine watch,” this timepiece was launched in 1957. It originally camed in a dainty 26-mm size, and instantly became a crowd fave. It comes after its predecessor, the Lady Date and the Rolex Date's counterpart.

What is the difference between Lady Datejust and Lady Date watches?

The Rolex Lady Date and Datejust used to share the same 26-mm size, the only main difference was the metals used in their manufacture. Lady Date watches also do not have any diamonds on the bezels or hour markers. It's also just the Lady Datejust that have gold and platinum iterations. 

In 2016, the last 26-mm version of the Lady Datejust was retired. It was replaced by a slightly bigger 28-mm version, sitting right in between the fad of large watches among men and women. Today, the smallest Lady Datejust watch comes in 28 mm and is available in three bigger sizes.

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Who designed the Lady Datejust watch?

It was all thanks to Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf’s vision that the Datejust came to be. During his time, women didn’t have as many time-telling options as men had (the most common timepiece being a pocket watch), and certainly not any that were both stylish and reliable. Smaller-sized watches were more of a challenge to make, yet Hans longed to give women a dependable wristwatch that could be more than just an ornament. Born out of this desire was his breakthrough in timepieces, having the Lady-Datejust be an amalgamation of functionality like any men’s watch yet having a feminine touch, fit for the modern woman.  

 

What are the different kinds of Lady Datejust watches?

Since its inception, you can find a myriad of Lady Datejust styles to suit whatever your fancy is. You can never go wrong with choosing the classic oystersteel or if you want a bit more oomph, the other metals like yellow gold, white, and everose are just as stunning. If choosing just one is an impossible feat, you can opt for the Rolesor versions that allow you to combine oystersteel with one of three varieties of gold.

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How much is the Lady Datejust Watch?

A Lady Datejust watch’s price will depend on what material you choose to get it in. A regular oustersteel Lady Datejust without any added frills will set you back somewhere close to P500,000 but expect to shell out more when opting for one made of higher valued materials like yellow gold and diamonds.

1. Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel, P360,500, Rolex

2. Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel and Yellow Gold, P489,500, Rolex

3. Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel and Yellow Gold with diamond hour markers, P602,500, Rolex

4. Lady-Datejust in Oystersteel, Yellow Gold, and Diamonds, P973,000, Rolex

5. Lady-Datejust in Everest Gold, Price unavailable, Rolex

6, Lady-Datejust in White Gold and Diamonds, Price unavailable, Rolex

Is the Lady-Datejust worth it?

Rolex is renowned for its elegant and luxe-looking watches that don’t sacrifice craftsmanship, and the Lady Datejust is no exception to that. For the past 65 years, this timepiece has remained relevant to women who aren’t just looking for any extravagant watch but seek out a perennial accessory they know they’ll cherish and that can even become a worthy heirloom piece to hand down. 

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If you're curious about the resell value of this piece, Timerating has shown that a Lady Datejust has had an appreciated value of at least €247 year in the last 10 years, making it an investment you definitely won’t regret making.

How do local celebrities wear the Lady Datejust watch?

A slew of local celebrities has been seen rocking this stylish timepiece that just proves that this watch looks good on just about any generation that wears it.

1. Kendra Kramer received an oystersteel and yellow gold version of the Lady Datejust for her 13th birthday. The timepiece paired nicely with her white tulle dress as she celebrated her first teen year. 

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2. Another star who owns this classic timepiece is Barbie Imperial! The actress made waves with her half-a-million-peso purchase after her breakup with then-boyfriend, Diego Loyzaga. We’ve spotted her wearing her two-toned piece for a relaxing day at the derma.

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3. One of Gabbi Garcia’s first-ever luxury timepieces was a Lady Datejust watch in oyster steel and yellow gold! The 23-year-old teamed hers with a crisp buttondown and skirt with a golden belt that matched the tones of her watch. 

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4. Julia Barretto was gifted a silver Lady Datejust watch from beau, Gerald Anderson last Christmas, which also marked the actress’ first very Rolex watch!

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