The Rolex Datejust 31 is categorized as a medium-sized ladies’ watch. It forms part of a wide range of Datejust models, which are dress watches with a date window and a “Cyclops” magnifying glass. The 31 mm case size is a significant increase over the 26 mm or 28 mm models, which is indicative of this.
However, in the Datejust 31 collection, there are actually a variety of watches to choose from, and buyers will need to choose between different case materials, dial colors, dial marking options and bezels. In this guide, we explore the various options available to buyers, comparing design options and affordability.
The all-stainless steel Datejust 31 model with a rolex Lady-Datejust 279166 smooth bezel is the entry-level option for those who want a low-profile watch or those on a budget. One thing to note is that the smooth bezel is the only option for the all-steel model, with no fluted or diamond-shaped options.
The all stainless steel models are classic dress watches that can be worn in most situations. Buyers can choose index, Arabic or Roman numeral dial markers, while dial color options include black, white, silver, blue and pink. Perhaps the biggest decision to make is choosing a Jubilee or Oyster bracelet.
You should note that unlike the other two tone combinations, these watches do not have any white gold on their bracelets. As with the steel models, the choice between the Jubilee or Oyster bracelets is straightforward, while the dial color choices include black, white, silver, mother-of-pearl white, blue, bronze, pink and purple.
In addition to options for Arabic, Roman or index dials, there is also a diamond dial option. These models are the most expensive in the category when used with the Jubilee bracelet, while the models with index dial markers and oyster bracelets are the most affordable.
The two tone yellow gold and steel Datejust 31 watches have a more pronounced luxury appeal than the two tone white gold models, due to the more pronounced contrast between the two materials. This helps make them a popular choice for women looking for a more visually appealing look.
Cerium for any diamond.