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One of the most recognizable ladies’ luxury watches is undoubtedly a two-tone Rolex dress watch. An absolute classic, the combination of yellow gold and stainless steel is a signature design detail of the brand. Current watch trends signal the comeback of the traditional two-tone style. While the two-tone Lady-Datejust may be the more famous option, Rolex also has two-tone versions of the ladies’ Oyster Perpetual. So today we take a closer look at a particularly popular version, the ladies two-tone Oyster Perpetual ref. 67193.
In terms of design, Rolex sticks to the classics on the ladies’ two-tone Oyster Perpetual ref. 67193. First, there’s the 24mm Oyster case, which is where the collection gets its first part of its name. Then there’s the self-winding perpetual movement beating within, which is where the collection gets its second part of its name.
The ladies two-tone Oyster Perpetual ref. 67193 sports a fluted bezel while its sibling reference, the ref. 67183, has a smooth one. Of course, this being a two-tone model, the bezels are crafted in 18k yellow gold—as are the winding crowns.
The ladies two-tone Oyster Perpetual ref. 67193 is available with either a sporty three-link Oyster bracelet or the dressy five-link Jubilee bracelet. Again, since this is a two-tone Rolex watch, the bracelets also flaunt solid gold accents. The center links of the Oyster and Jubilee bracelets are fashioned in 18k yellow gold, flanked by steel exterior links.
Dial wise, the ladies’ two-tone Oyster Perpetual ref. 67193 offers an assortment, but stays within what would be considered classic choices. Shades include white, black, champagne, and slate, while hour marker choices include stick indexes, Roman numerals, and the famous 3/6/9 Arabic numerals configuration. Since the Oyster Perpetual is a no-date model, the dials are beautifully symmetrical with just the trio of hands.
Although Rolex no longer produces two-tone versions of the ladies’ Oyster Perpetual—only steel models—there are plenty OP ref. 67193 watches to choose from in the secondary market.
Depending on condition and year, a pre-owned ladies’ two-tone Oyster Perpetual will cost anywhere between $2,500 and $3,000. However, the majority of them have price tags less than $3,000. As I’m sure you’ll agree, paying less than $3,000 for a classic Rolex women’s dress watch in 18k yellow gold and steel is a fantastic price indeed. Throw in the fact that powering these women’s watches are automatic movements, and you’ve got an absolute bargain! Remember, most ladies’ watches from other luxury brands run on quartz movements.
If you look at the luxury watch novelties that Rolex released in 2017, you’ll notice that the two-tone style is making a very solid comeback. However, the two-tone dress watch style has been a mainstay in Rolex’s catalog for a very long time—we’d argue the two-tone style never went away! So now, fashionistas everywhere can now get their hands on an on-trend ladies’ two-tone Oyster Perpetual watch at a very appealing price point.