While the Rolex Pearlmaster is often considered a ladies’ watch (often referred to as the “Lady-Datejust Pearlmaster” in smaller cases), this new 39mm wide model does have a distinctly feminine feel to it, but for me the fact will appeal to watchmakers around the world! Male customers. For this reason, I feel uncomfortable wearing what is essentially a woman’s watch, at least for some customers, and good enough for men. Of course, this is an interesting phenomenon because most women’s watches are actually smaller versions of men’s watches, and vice versa.
As far as I know, every Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster watch has some type of jeweled decoration (at least, that I’ve seen). This series seems to be the “official” or decorative version of the Rolex Pearlmaster Oyster 34 mm Everose gold and diamonds 81285. The series of Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster watches started with a compact version of 29mm, with a maximum width of 34mm, and is now 39mm. They each share a special type of bracelet that is certainly more “jewel-like” than most other Rolex bracelets. Rolex refers to this five-strand bracelet as the “Pearlmaster” and it is very smooth and comfortable to move and wear.
The 2015 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster 39 watch collection shares many similarities with another new 2015 Rolex launch. Both the Rolex Datejust Pearlmaster 39 and the new Rolex Day-Date 40 watch (hands-on use here) boast the fact that they are the first watches to include ceramic inserts in a gold bracelet (more on that later). As well as the 3235 series movement. The Rolex Day-Date 40 watch contains the Rolex 3255 automatic movement instead of the 3235, but as far as I can tell, the only major difference is the addition of the day of the week indicator dial in the 3255, while the 3235 has the time and date.
So let’s discuss sports. I actually recommend that anyone interested in sports read our discussion above about the 2015 Rolex Day-Date 40 watch. I claim these watches are probably the best timepieces Rolex has produced to date. What makes the 3235 movement different is its focus on accuracy. In addition to the standard COSC chronograph ratings provided for each individual movement, Rolex now employs its own series of tests to ensure accuracy and reliability over time – they call it the Rolex Chronograph Test.