The Rolex Oysterquartz Day-Date watch is unique and extremely rare in appearance and unlike any other model, the brand has ever released. At the time of its release, Rolex’s Oysterquartz watches were already a premium option in the brand’s catalog and the Day-Date Oysterquartz represents one of the most expensive watches and a significant price increase over the standard mechanical versions of Rolex’s flagship watch line.
Fitting in with the rest of the Oysterquartz collection, the Oysterquartz Day-Date features an angular 36mm Oyster case with an angular version of the brand’s signature President strap for an integrated look. In the tradition of the Day-Date flagship collection, the Oysterquartz is available in precious metals only in 18K yellow gold (Ref. 19018) and white gold (Ref. 19019). Of course, the Oysterquartz Day-Date President still has distinctive President features, such as the date window under the Cyclops lens and the complete writing and display of the day of the week through the aperture at the top of the dial.
Given that the Oyster Quartz Day-Date President is much more luxurious than both the Date and Datejust, replica Rolex has also introduced some special references featuring diamonds, precious stones, and other interesting design elements. Of particular interest is the Rolex Day-Date Oysterquartz ref. 19028, with pyramid design details on the bezel, bracelet, and hour markers.
The quartz movement inside the Ref. 5100 is not only a first for Rolex but also a first for Rolex. 5100 is not only a first for Rolex but also unique in its design. Its design is also unique. 5100 is also the first Rolex watch to feature a sapphire crystal rather than an acrylic crystal. Finally, the case is made of 18-carat yellow or white gold, with angular edges and a limited edition of 1,000 numbers engraved on the side.
Despite the success of the Reference 5100, Rolex did not believe it was in its best interest to offer a replica watch with the same movement as many other Swiss watch companies. More importantly, due to the size and unusual dimensions of the Beta 21 movement, it could not fit in Rolex’s legendary Oyster case – a technology that has been a pillar of the brand’s reputation since it first appeared in 1926. Shortly after the launch of the Ref. 5100, Rolex left its partnership with the brand. Shortly after the launch of the Ref. 5100, Rolex abandoned its partnership with Centre Electronique Horloger and began developing its own quartz movements, which were later used in the Oyster quartz collection.