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Rolex Ladies’ Coral Datejust reference 6917

Paul Altieri

Along with the ladies’ Datejust watches with classic dial choices, there is a special group of them that feature semi-precious stone dials. These stunning versions of the traditional ladies’ Datejust watches add an intriguing design element that makes these women’s Rolex watches stand out from the rest. Case in point is this beautiful vintage yellow gold Ladies’ Datejust ref. 6917 with a vibrant coral stone dial. Let’s find out more about this vintage Rolex beauty.

Coral Datejust
A ladies Coral Datejust is a watch that has a beautiful hue.

The Ladies’ Datejust 6919

Dating back to the mid-1970s, this yellow gold ladies’ Datejust ref. 6919 has all the design details you’d expect from a vintage Rolex watch. There’s the 26mm Oyster case with a fluted bezel, the acrylic crystal protecting the dials, the lug holes in the case, and the hollow folded honeycomb-like links on the Jubilee bracelet with a Fliplock clasp.  

During the glamorous 1970s, Rolex experimented with colorful dials on several of their models. There are the enamel lacquer Stella dials of the Day-Date watches and the semi-precious stone dials of the Datejust watches. And it wasn’t just the men’s Rolex watches that got the colorful dial treatment either.

Coral Datejust
The Coral Datejust is a watch with all the signs of a vintage watch from its hollow end links to its acrylic crystal.

What sets this Datejust apart from other ladies’ Rolex models of the era is its colorful coral stone dial. Featuring an almost wood grain-like texture and a bright orange hue, the stone dial provides the perfect stage for the gold center hands, gold Rolex coronet, and date window at 3 o’clock.

This particular shade complements the yellow gold construction of the watch perfectly and adds a great splash of color to an otherwise very classic Rolex dress watch. While it does come with a yellow gold Jubilee bracelet, the lugs holes on the case allow for easy strap changes. Pair it with a tan leather strap for a casual chic style or a black alligator strap for a more formal affair.

Coral Datejust
The bracelet can easily be swapped out for a leather strap with its lugs holes.

Rolex Caliber 2035 Movement

The Datejust ref. 6917 runs on the COSC-certified Caliber 2035 automatic movement with a frequency rate of 28,800 beats per hour. Despite the movement’s small size, it still offers about 42 hours of power reserve.

Coral Datejust
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As with many vintage Rolex watches with a date aperture, this is a non-quickset caliber. This means that the wearer must continuously turn the hands around the dial to get past midnight to change the date in the window.

If you’re looking for a vintage ladies’ gold Rolex watch that offers something special, don’t miss this Datejust ref. 6917 with a coral stone dial. This colorful take on a classic gold watch is a joy to look at and wear.

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Paul Altieri