In my opinion, a ladies gold Oyster Perpetual watch is the equivalent of that little black dress every fashionable lady has in her wardrobe. Ever faithful and dependable, it can be worn almost anywhere at anytime and never be inappropriate. In addition, the watch’s signature “Rolex” look, precious gold, and prestigious name make it stand out. Yet, its classic design, minimalistic dial, and smaller size keep the timepiece understated and chic. Perhaps the best part, however, is its price. The ladies gold Oyster Perpetual is significantly less expensive than its more famous sister, the gold Datejust. Besides, what stylish lady doesn’t enjoy a good deal? Read on to find out more about the ladies gold Oyster Perpetual Rolex watch.
The Evolution of the Ladies Gold Oyster Perpetual
The ladies gold Oyster Perpetual watch was part of Rolex’s catalog for a long time. This means that there are several models to choose from. While there are older models, we’ll pick up from the seventies and take a look at the collection’s evolution from there.
Rolex produced the ladies’ gold Oyster Perpetual ref. 6718 with the smooth bezel and the ref. 6719 with the fluted bezel from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. Also, these particular models sport cases that measure about 24mm and the dials are protected by a plastic crystal.
In the mid-1980s, the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal was introduced to better protect the dials. From this era, there’s the choice of the ladies’ 14k gold Oyster Perpetual ref. 67197 with a fluted bezel, the 18k gold ref. 67198 with a fluted bezel, the 14k gold ref. 67187 with a smooth bezel, and the 18k gold ref. ref. 67188 with a smooth bezel.
Then, in the late 1990s, Rolex crafted all versions in 18k solid yellow gold. Choices include the Oyster Perpetual ref. 76198 with the fluted bezel and the Oyster Perpetual ref. 76188 with the smooth bezel.
Unfortunately, Rolex no longer manufactures a gold version of the ladies’ Oyster Perpetual. But, lucky for us, there are plenty to choose from in the secondary market.
Style Variances and Customization Options of the Ladies’ Gold Oyster Perpetual
There is a variety of dial colors across all versions of the ladies gold Oyster Perpetual. Shades range from matching champagne to rich black to fresh white and some others in between. There’s also a choice between stick indexes and Roman numerals. However, it’s worth noting that a popular move is to customize ladies’ gold Oyster Perpetual watches with diamond hour markers. A dash of diamonds certainly never hurt anyone!
Bracelet varieties include gold three-link Oyster bracelets for a sporty touch or the gold five-link Jubilee bracelet for a dressier look. I’ve even seen some ladies’ gold Oyster Perpetual outfitted with the coveted President style bracelet with the semi-circular links. While I appreciate a solid gold bracelet, one of my favorite things to do with a yellow gold Rolex watch is to wear it on a leather strap. Not only is it much lighter to wear, but I love the sophistication and elegance of a classic leather strap—neutral or bright colors, it all works. It’s a simple and economical way to completely change the look of your Rolex!
So if you’re searching for a yellow gold woman’s Rolex to add to your watch wardrobe, then explore the ladies’ Oyster Perpetual collection. You may just find a watch that’s as perfect as your faithful little black dress.