All About Rolex Pearlmaster Watches
The Rolex Pearlmaster was first launched in 1992 as the brand’s jewellery watches for women. The Pearlmaster was actually developed as the larger modified version of its popular Lady Datejust collection. It is a perfect dress watch for those female watch lovers who opt for shine and sparkle.
Demonstrating its exceptional elegance and heritage, the Rolex Pearlmaster is well crafted with delicate curves by 18k gold or white gold fitted with diamond set lugs. The indices of the dial are also bejewelled with sparkling diamonds or other precious stones.
Over the years, the Pearlmaster collection has released impressive alternations of different size, colors, materials style and configurations. The early Pearlmaster watches were available in case sizes of 29mm and 34mm yellow gold or while gold versions. In 2015 the first Rolex Pearlmaster 39 mm version was released in full covering of diamonds.
When it comes to Rolex, it is always associated with its famous sports watches in the mind of people, such as the Rolex Submariner. Forget about the tool watches, representing a classic and elegant side of the brand, Rolex Datejust is one of the sought-after lineups of the brand. Within the series, the Lady Datejust is the signature Rolex ladies watch that has attracted the attention of successful women all over the globe.
Coming up from the Rolex Lady Datejust, the Rolex Pearlmaster offers a stunning range of Rolex ladies' watches for all the female Rolex lovers to choose from. With the sophisticated design and luxurious build, the Pearlmaster is a perfect dress watch to be saved for formal or special occasions.
First released in 1992, the Rolex Pearlmaster is introduced as the revamped and more premium version of Lady Datejust. It also offers a larger range of case size than that of the standard Lady Datejust. The release of this crowning jewelry watch raised massive attention from the watch collectors over the world. Today the Rolex Pearlmaster is considered as the epitome of the jewelry Rolex women watches.
As the ultra-premium Datejust watches, the Rolex Pearlmaster is fitted with all the standard features of a Datejust, including a Rolex patented Twinlock winding crown system and a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a Cyclops magnification lens. These features facilitated the watch’s watch resistance to 100m of depth. Besides, as a member of Datejust, its perpetual movements offer the automatic date-changing display.
On the other hand, the Pearlmaster stands out from the standard Datejust as it is marketed to be more luxury-oriented. It was crafted with 18k gold, including yellow gold, white gold and later a Everose gold option was added in 2005. Most of the models are paved with diamonds or precious gemstones like high quality sapphire and rubies.
Another exclusive feature of the watch is its bracelet. Its refined five-piece links with crownlock clasp was specifically called Pearlmaster Bracelet. The delicate and slim profile make the watch move elegant.
As for the movement, at the beginning Caliber 2135 was used on the early Pearlmaster. Few years in 1999, the updated caliber 2235 movement replaced the previous one with the additions of more features and upgraded offerings.
The collection of Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster is positioned as a formal and premium version of Rolex Lady-Datejust. The Pearlmaster watches are often categorised as Pearlmaster 29, Pearlmaster 34 and Pearlmaster 39, by the variations of their case diameter. These Pearlmaster watches are also the first addition to the Datejust family with the larger sizes, from 29 mm, 34mm wide to 39mm diameter.
Each of these Pearlmaster watches is equipped with its exclusive bracelet which is apparently more "jewelry-like" and elegant compared to other Rolex bracelets such as its famous Oyster bracelet. Despite its refined look, this five-link bracelet is smooth and flexible that makes it still very comfortable and pleasant to wear. Rolex has named this bracelet “Pearlmaster”.
Let’s take a deeper look at the renowned Rolex Pearlmaster models:
Rolex Pearlmaster 34
The Rolex Pearlmaster 34 has been available since the launch of the collection. Initially it only offered the options of 18k yellow gold and white gold. The 18 ct gold alloys of Rolex are made to the highest quality with the perfect proportion of silver, copper, platinum, and palladium added. Later the option of the Rolex exclusive Everose gold was added in 2005. As the name suggests, its dial includes a mother-of-pearls alternation while more colors have been added for you to choose from.
The Rolex Pearlmother 34 comes with the self-winding mechanical calibre 2235 movement which is completely developed and manufactured in-house by the brand. Just like other in-house Rolex Perpetual movements, Calibre 2235 has been officially Superlative Chronometer Certified to get manufactured, meaning it has to pass all the stringent in-house tests. The movement was well designed and crafted for its high-precision watches and also certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.
Amongst the Pearlmaster 34 lineup, the version with a white gold strap and silver dial is considered one of the classic ones. With its pure white profile paved with diamonds, it delivers the heritage and status without speaking too loud.
Rolex Pearlmaster 39
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39 a relatively new model released in 2015. This watch is almost identical to the Pearlmaster 34 despite the size. The 39 mm Pearlmaster watch comes along with the iconic diamond-paved dial of the collection.
Another major distinguishing feature of this model from the previous model is its updated Rolex in-house 3235 caliber movement. Like the Caliber 2235, the Caliber 3235 is a Superlative Chronometer that is also COSC certified, which guarantees a highly precise performance to -2/+2 seconds per day. The Rolex Caliber 3235 offers a power reserve of 70 hours while the older 2235 offers around 55 hours of power reserve.
The Pearlmaster 39 with a fully diamond paved profile raised much discussion amongst the ladies in the market when it was launched. Crafted with 18k white gold, the lugs and the dial were jeweled with more than four hundreds of diamonds. Besides, the bezel of the watch is as well paved with 48 beautiful sapphires of different colours from blue to fuchsia pink.
Being an ultra glamorous jeweled watch, the Rolex Pearlmaster is an extraordinary Rolex watch for women that will perfect every ladies’ look on a decent occasion.