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Ladies Rolex Datejust

Used Ladies Rolex Datejust

The classic design of the used Rolex Datejust is also available for women in a smaller size thanks to the Ladies Datejust. This elegant watch offers the same classic features of the men's Datejust, including the date aperture and a reliable, elegant and waterproof design.

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Used Rolex Oyster Perpetual 176200 Black Dial, Pink Luminous Markers
Stainless Steel Oyster Band (2009)

Ladies Used Rolex Datejust 179163 Champagne Diamond Dial, 18k Gold
Two Tone Oyster Bracelet (2005)

Rolex Datejust Champagne 69173 Champagne Tapestry Index Dial
Two Tone Jubilee Bracelet (1987)

Pre-Owned Rolex Oyster Perpetual Black Dial, Stainless Steel
Arabic Hour Markers, B&P (2013)

Used Rolex Oyster Perpetual 67194 Silver Index Dial, 18k Gold Bezel
Stainless Steel Oyster, B&P (1995)

Ladies Rolex Datejust 179174 MOP Diamond Arabic Dial
Stainless Steel Jubilee, B&P (2006)

Lady Rolex Oyster Perpetual 76193 Silver Dial, Diamond Hour Markers
Two Tone Oyster Band, B&P (2000)

Rolex Datejust Champagne 79173 18K Yellow Gold & Stainless Steel
Jubilee Bracelet, Rolex Box (2000)

Ladies Rolex Cocktail Diamonds Silver Index Dial, Two Diamonds
14k Yellow Gold Bracelet

Rolex Datejust Champagne 279173 Champagne Dial, 18k Gold Bezel
Two Tone Jubilee, B&P (2021)

Ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6617 Champagne Dial, Barked Bezel
18k Gold Oyster Rivet Band (1965)

Rolex Datejust Diamond 178383 White Roman Dial, Diamond Bezel
Steel & Gold Jubilee, B&P (2014)

Ladies Rolex Datejust Slate 179163 Slate Roman Dial, Smooth Bezel
Two Tone Oyster Bracelet (2006)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Blue 124200 Mid-Size Case, Blue Index Dial
Steel Oyster Bracelet, B&P (2021)

Ladies Rolex Datejust 79173 Silver Dial, Steel/18k Yellow Gold
Two Tone Jubilee Bracelet (2002)

Rolex Datejust Diamonds 178241 Black Jubilee Dial, Diamond Markers
Steel & Everose, Rolex Box (2006)

Lady Rolex Oyster Perpetual 67197 Silver Dial, 14k Yellow Gold
Black Rolex Leather Strap (1987)

New Rolex Datejust Rhodium 278240 Mid-Size 31MM, Rhodium Dial
904L Stainless Steel, B&P (2021)

Used Rolex Oyster Perpetual 176234 Black Dial, Diamond & Roman Markers
Stainless Steel Oyster, B&P (2008)

Womens Rolex Datejust White 79174 White Roman Dial, 18k Gold Bezel
Stainless Steel Jubilee (2005)

Ladies Rolex Datejust 69173 Silver Jubilee Diamond Dial
Steel & 18k Gold Jubilee (1990)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual White 76243 White Dial, Roman & Index Markers
Mother's Day Special

Lady Rolex Oyster Perpetual 67180 Silver Dial, Smooth Bezel
Stainless Steel Oyster Band (1998)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124200 Silver Dial, Index Hour Markers
Stainless Steel Oyster, B&P (2021)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 124200 Black Dial, Stainless Steel Oyster
Smooth Bezel, B&P (2020)

Womens Used Rolex Datejust 179174 Silver Diamond Dial, Gold Bezel
Mother's Day Special

Womens Rolex Datejust 178271 Silver Roman Dial, Oyster Bracelet
Steel/18k Everose Gold, Rolex Box

Rolex Datejust Black 178274 Black Dial, Roman Hour Markers
Stainless Steel Jubilee, B&P (2011)

Womens Rolex Datejust 178313 Jubilee Dial, Steel & 18k Gold
Diamond Markers/Bezel, B&P (2011)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual White 76243 White Dial, Engine Turned Bezel
Two Tone Oyster Band, B&P (2001)

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About The Ladies Rolex Datejust

The ladies Datejust makes for a stylish accessory to any wardrobe. Be sure to find a matching pair for your significant other by checking out our selection of additional Rolex Datejust watches. If you have a used women's Datejust watch that you would like to trade-in or sell Bob's Watches can help. Please visit our Sell Rolex page to get a fast estimate. 

Since its introduction in the 1950s, the ladies' Datejust has grown to become Rolex's best selling model. Similar to the men's Datejust, ladies' Rolex Datejust watches have a date window on the dial at 3 o'clock that is magnified by a Cyclops lens protruding from the crystal. Ladies' Rolex Datejust watches are characterized by their smaller case sizes. Two Datejust models are classified as women's watches: the Lady-Datejust and the midsize Datejust 31. Historically, Lady-Datejust watches sported 26mm cases. However, in 2015, Rolex redesigned the collection whereby Lady-Datejust watches now feature 28mm cases. On the other hand, the midsize Datejust watches have always had 31mm cases. Whether a Lady-Datejust or a Datejust 31, women's Rolex Datejust watches run exclusively on automatic movements. What's more, the precious metal versions of the ladies' Datejust watches are also available with President bracelets—the only other Rolex collection aside from the Day-Date to offer that.

History of the Rolex Ladies' Datejust

Following the debut of the 36mm Datejust in 1945, Rolex introduced a women's version of the watch called the Lady-Datejust in 1957. From the fluted bezel and waterproof case to the date window and Cyclops magnification lens to the self-winding Perpetual movement, the Lady-Datejust retained all the signature design traits of the men's version but housed in a smaller watch. The Lady-Datejust featured a 26mm case, which was 10mm smaller than the men's Datejust watch.

In the 1960s, the midsize Datejust with a 31mm case joined the Rolex catalog. Although the Datejust 31 was originally marketed to both men and women, it eventually evolved into a ladies' Datejust watch, sharing several design codes with its smaller sibling, the Lady-Datejust.

Rolex evolved the women's Datejust watches over the following decades by introducing new materials, calibers, and design enhancements. The range also expanded significantly with plenty of bezel, dial, bracelet, and metal options. A major mechanical upgrade occurred in the 1980s with the introduction of the quickset date functionality to the Lady-Datejust 26 and the midsize Datejust 31, which now allowed the date to be set independently from the timekeeping hands.

The Lady-Datejust underwent a noteworthy design change in 2015 when its case size increased from 26mm to 28mm. Despite ample style options and gradual improvements, the ladies' Datejust has always retained its aesthetic and is unquestionably the most iconic and popular ladies' luxury watch model ever made.

Prices of Ladies Rolex Datejust Watches

Due to the vast assortment of materials and references, prices of ladies' Rolex Datejust watches vary significantly. Retail prices for current ladies' Rolex Datejust starts at $6,500 for the simplest stainless steel versions and can reach over $57,000 for a Rolex Lady President in platinum with diamonds. However, the secondary market of pre-owned ladies' Datejust watches offers significant savings—particularly for discontinued models such as the Lady-Datejust 26 or older versions of the Datejust 31.

Model

Reference

Size

Material

Retail Price

Secondhand Price

Lady-Datejust

179160

>26mm

Stainless Steel

N/A

Starting at $3,395

Lady-Datejust

179174

26mm

Stainless Steel + White Gold Bezel

N/A

Starting at $5,495

Lady-Datejust

179313

26mm

Two-Tone Stainless Steel + Yellow Gold with Diamond Bezel

N/A

$6,995

Lady-Datejust

179178

26mm

Yellow Gold

N/A

Starting at $9,995

Lady-Datejust

279160

28mm

Stainless Steel

Starting at $6,500

Starting at $5,200

Lady-Datejust

279174

28mm

Stainless Steel + White Gold Bezel

Starting at $7,550

Starting at $6,300

Lady-Datejust

279384RBR

28mm

Stainless Steel + White Gold Bezel Set with Diamonds

Starting at $13,900

Starting at $13,500

Lady-Datejust

279173

28mm

Two-Tone Stainless Steel + Yellow Gold

Starting at $8,950

Starting at $7,700

Lady-Datejust

279383RBR

28mm

Two-Tone Stainless Steel + Yellow Gold with Diamond Set Bezel

Starting at $14,900

Starting at $12,000

Lady-Datejust

279178

28mm

Yellow Gold

Starting at $24,650

Starting at $18,000

Lady-Datejust 

279166

28mm

Platinum

Starting at $44,050

Starting at $40,000

Midsize Datejust

278240

31mm

Stainless Steel

Starting at $6,600

N/A

Midsize Datejust

278274

31mm

Stainless Steel + White Gold Bezel

Starting at $7,800

N/A

Midsize Datejust

278384RBR

31mm

Stainless Steel + White Gold Bezel Set with Diamonds

Starting at $11,150

N/A

Midsize Datejust 

278273

31mm

Two-Tone Stainless Steel + Yellow Gold

Starting at $9,750

$7,500

Midsize Datejust

278383RBR

31mm

Two-Tone Stainless Steel + Yellow Gold with Diamond Set Bezel

Starting at $16,400

$15,500

Midsize Datejust

278278

31mm

Yellow Gold

Starting at $26,950

$24,000

Midsize Datejust

278245

31mm

Everose Gold

Starting at $29,350

$27,300

How Much is a Ladies Rolex Datejust?

As expected, the cost of ladies' Rolex Datejust watches is dependent on factors such as material, reference, size, and age. The addition of diamonds, which can vary from diamond hour markers to diamond-set bezels to full diamond pavé versions, will also impact the value of a women's Datejust watch.

Yet, unlike many other Rolex watches, discontinued or pre-owned women's Datejust watches in the secondary market are almost always cheaper than retail. For instance, whether the Lady-Datejust 26 or the midsize Datejust 31, it's not uncommon to find used ladies' Datejust watches in steel starting under $3,000 and secondhand ladies' Datejust watches in two-tone steel and gold starting under $4,000. Pre-owned full gold ladies' Datejust watches can be found for less than $10,000, which is about 60% less expensive than the retail price of current equivalents.

Ladies Rolex Datejust Reference Numbers

Rolex has been making women's versions of the Datejust for well over six decades, progressing each generation with subtle yet meaningful improvements. Each generation of the ladies' Rolex Datejust is categorized by reference number families, with numbers that evolved from four-digits to five-digits to six-digits. Below is an overview of the Lady-Datejust and Midsize Datejust reference numbers. 

Model

Reference 

Circa

Crystal

Movement

Lady-Datejust 26

65xx

Late-1950s – Early-1970s

Acrylic

Caliber 1135 then

Caliber 1166

Non-Quickset 

Lady-Datejust 26

69xx

Early-1970s – Mid-1980s 

Acrylic

Caliber 2035

Non-Quickset

Midsize Datejust 31

68xx

Mid-1970s – Mid-1980s 

Acrylic

Caliber 2035

Non-Quickset

Lady-Datejust 26

69xxx

Mid-1980s – Late-1990s 

Sapphire

Caliber 2135

Quickset

Midsize Datejust 31

68xxx

Mid-1980s – Late-1990s 

Sapphire

Caliber 2135

Quickset

Lady-Datejust 26

79xxx

Late-1990s – Mid-2000s

Sapphire

Caliber 2235

Quickset

Midsize Datejust 31

78xxx

Late-1990s – Mid-2000s

Sapphire

Caliber 2235

Quickset

Lady-Datejust 26

179xxx

Mid-2000s – Mid-2010s

Sapphire

Caliber 2235

Quickset

Midsize Datejust 31

178xxx

Mid-2000s – 2020

Sapphire

Caliber 2235

Quickset

Lady-Datejust 28

279xxx

2015 – Present

Sapphire

Caliber 2236

Quickset

Midsize Datejust 31

278xxx

2018 – Present

Sapphire

Caliber 2236

Quickset

Key Features

Materials

Ladies Datejust models are the most varied in terms of material choices—they are available in almost every metal combination Rolex uses. If you look at the last digit of the five- and six-digit reference numbers of Lady-Datejust and Datejust 31, it will tell you what material the watch is made of.

  • 0 = Stainless Steel aka Oystersteel
  • 1 = Everose Rolesor (A combination of stainless steel and Everose gold)
  • 3 = Yellow Rolesor (A combination of stainless steel and yellow gold)
  • 4 = White Rolesor (A combination of stainless steel and white gold)
  • 5 = Everose Gold (Rolex's proprietary rose gold alloy)
  • 6 = Platinum
  • 8 = Yellow Gold
  • 9 = White Gold

Furthermore, diamond setting, whether on the dial, bezel, case, or bracelet, are widely available within the ladies' Datejust collection.

Bracelet

Similar to the men's model watches, the women's collection frequently come with the choice of an Oyster bracelet or a Jubilee bracelet. The Oyster bracelet has a three-link configuration with flat links while the Jubilee bracelet features a five-link configuration with semi-circular links. 

However, the Lady-Datejust and the Datejust 31 also offers the option of the President bracelet, characterized by a three-link configuration with semi-circular links. While the President bracelet is mostly associated with the Day-Date, which is also known as the Rolex President watch, select women's Datejust watches also come fitted with President bracelets. These models are sometimes referred to as the Lady Rolex President watches and are exclusively fashioned from 18k gold or 950 platinum.

Bezels

The women's Datejust lineup includes several bezel styles. There are the smooth domed bezels, which can be made in steel, gold, or platinum. There's also the choice of smooth domed bezels dotted with different sized diamonds.

Fluted bezels are exclusively made in 18k gold, either yellow, white, or rose gold. There are also some fluted bezels decorated with diamonds.

Finally, a popular style is the full-diamond set bezel, which can be paired with every metal option (steel, gold, platinum, Rolesor) within the women's Datejust lineup.

  • Smooth Domed Bezel
  • Smooth Domed Bezel with Diamonds
  • Fluted Bezel
  • Fluted Bezel with Diamonds
  • Full Diamond-Set Bezel

Dials

The ladies' Datejust collection features a vast array of dial options, ranging from classic shades and vibrant hues to exotic materials and diamond setting. Women's Datejust watches with precious stone dials, such as malachite or lapis lazuli have proved to quite collectible over the decades. Mother-of-pearl dials are always popular and meteorite dials fashioned from space rocks are an intriguing material to use on a watch.

There are also the Jubilee dials, characterized by a repeated ROLEX pattern, available within the lineup. In recent years, Rolex has produced some highly decorative dials for the ladies' Datejust watches that showcase floral motifs and butterflies.

Along with the dial background material and color, there are also plenty of hour marker styles, available within the Lady-Datejust and Datejust 31 collections. For instance, some hour marker choices include Roman numerals, Arabic numerals, batons, and of course, diamonds.

Movements

Like the men's Datejust watches, women's Datejust watches run on chronometer-certified self-winding movements. And Lady-Datejust watches and midsize Datejust watches have always shared the same caliber, built to fit into these smaller case sizes. 

There have been five different calibers at the heart of ladies' Datejust watches throughout the history of the model, each providing improvements over the last generation. The biggest improvement occurred in 1983 with the introduction of Caliber 2135, which featured a quickset date. This meant that the date windows could now be set independently from the timekeeping hands. 

Due to their similar case sizes, Lady-Datejust and midsize Datejust models share the same self-winding movements. It began with Caliber 1135 in 1957, which was replaced by Caliber 1166 in 1967. In 1970, Rolex began fitting the two smaller models with the then-new Caliber 2035.

In 2014, Rolex debuted Caliber 2236 (which has an antimagnetic Syloxi hairspring and an improved power reserve rating of 55 hours) in the Pearlmaster collection. The following year, Rolex fitted the then-new Lady-Datejust 28 watches with Caliber 2236. When Rolex began rolling out the new-generation Datejust 31 models in 2018, the new watches also housed Caliber 2236. As of 2020, all current Lady-Datejust 28 and Datejust 31 watches are equipped with Caliber 2236.

  • 1957 – 1967: Caliber 1135 
  • 1967 – 1970: Caliber 1166 
  • 1970 – 1983: Caliber 2035 
  • 1983 – 1999: Caliber 2135 (with quickset)
  • 1999 – 2015: Caliber 2235
  • 2015 – Present: Caliber 2236

Timeline

Rolex released the Lady-Datejust in 1957 and a few years later, the midsize Datejust joined the lineup. Today, this pair of ladies' Datejust watches continue to be a mainstay in Rolex's catalog.

  • 1957 – Rolex introduces the Lady-Datejust with 26mm case
  • 1960s – Rolex releases the midsize Datejust with 31mm case 
  • 1970 – Lady-Datejust 69xx and Datejust 31 68xx reference families debuted
  • 1983 – Rolex launches Caliber 2135 with quickset date mechanism for ladies' watches
  • 1983 - Lady-Datejust 69xxx and Datejust 31 68xxx reference families debuted with quickset and sapphire crystal
  • 1999 – Lady-Datejust 79xxx and Datejust 31 78xxx reference families debuted with Caliber 2235
  • 2005 – Lady-Datejust 179xxx and Datejust 178xxx reference families debuted with redesigned cases and improved bracelets and clasps 
  • 2015: Lady-Datejust 28 replaces Lady-Datejust 26 with larger case and new Caliber 2236
  • 2018: New generation Datejust 31 278xxx reference family debuted with Caliber 2236

Celebrities 

As the most famous women's luxury watch ever made, it's only natural that ladies' Datejust watches are a favorite among celebrities. Here are just some of the famous names that have been spotted with a women's Datejust on their wrists.

  • Rihanna
  • Olivia Palermo
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Jaclyn Smith
  • Sophia Loren
  • Stevie Nicks
  • Cher
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Lucy Hale
  • Hailey Bieber

Common Questions

What is the Cheapest Ladies Rolex Datejust Watch?

The least expensive ladies' Rolex Datejust watch in the current catalog is the Lady-Datejust 28 ref. 279160 with a stainless steel 28mm case and Oyster bracelet, which retails for $6,500. The same reference with a Jubilee bracelet is marginally more expensive at $6,750. The Datejust 31 ref. 278240 with stainless steel 31mm case is priced at $6,600 at retail with an Oyster bracelet or $6,850 with a Jubilee bracelet.

However, pre-owned ladies' Rolex Datejust watches can be purchased at much cheaper prices in the secondary market, starting around $2,000. 

Is The Ladies Rolex Datejust Waterproof?

Just like men's Datejust watches, ladies' Rolex Datejust watches are water-resistant to 100 meters deep. This is thanks in part to the architecture of the Oyster case, which includes a screw-down winding crown and screw-down caseback to maintain a hermetic seal.

However, it's important to note that vintage watches should never be submerged in water since they can no longer guarantee water-resistance. 

What is The Best Rolex For A Lady?

Rolex manufactures plenty of watches for women, including the sporty Yacht-Master, the ultra-lavish Pearlmaster, and of course, the iconic Datejust. Many agree that the best Rolex for a lady would be a Datejust given the sheer variety of the collection.

From understated Datejust watches in stainless steel to classic two-tone variations to opulent gem-set versions, there's a ladies' Rolex Datejust to suit just about every taste and budget.

What Is The Most Popular Ladies' Rolex Watch?

The most popular is the Datejust. In fact, it has been widely reported (although never confirmed by the brand) that this collection is among the best-selling Rolex models of all time.

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