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The Rolex Lady President Watch in Yellow Gold
Rolex Lady President Watch Datejust ref. 179178

For most, the Rolex President watch is synonymous with the Day-Date model. However, among Rolex’s catalog is there is another Presidential watch also known as the Rolex Lady President watch. Read on to learn more.

The Rolex President Bracelet

When Rolex launched the Day-Date model in 1956, the watch debuted a brand new bracelet style called the President Bracelet. The Rolex President Bracelet is crafted from semi-circular links in a three-link configuration and has become almost as famous as the Day-Date watch itself. One thing that sets the President bracelet apart from other Rolex bracelets like the Oyster and the Jubilee, is that Rolex only makes the President bracelet in precious metals–whether that’s 18k gold or 950 platinum. One thing that sets the President bracelet apart from other Rolex bracelets like the Oyster and the Jubilee, is that Rolex only makes the President bracelet in precious metals–whether that’s 18k gold or 950 platinum.

Rolex Lady President Watch
The Semi-Circular Links of the Rolex President Bracelet

While the President bracelet is mostly associated with the men’s Day-Date model, Rolex does equip some select women’s Datejust models with the Presidental bracelet too.

Rolex Lady-Datejust Presidential

Within the vast assortment of ladies’ Datejust watches, there are some models that come fitted with the iconic President bracelet. These Rolex Lady President watch models can be in the form of the Lady-Datejust 26, the Lady-Datejust 28, or the Datejust 31. In case you were not aware, those numbers in the Rolex watch name indicate the size of the case: 26mm, 28mm, or 31mm.

Rolex Lady-Datejust ref. 179178 With President Bracelet
Rolex Lady-Datejust ref. 179178 With President Bracelet

Like the men’s Day-Date President watches, the Rolex lady President watches are also exclusively made in precious metals. However, unlike the Day-Date models, since these watches belong to the Datejust collection, the dials only include a date window on the dial (and not the day window).

White Gold Lady-Datejust Presidential
Datejust 69089 With White Gold President Bracelet

Over the course of the women’s Datejust’s history, Rolex has made yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, and platinum versions of the Lady President watch–some embellished with diamonds and other precious gemstones.

Vintage Datejust 69178 With Presidential Band
Vintage Datejust 69178 With Presidential Band

It’s clear that among Rolex’s women’s watches, the platinum or full gold Datejust watches fitted with a President bracelet are some of the most beautiful and luxurious. So the next time you hear the term Rolex President, remember that there are plenty of Lady President options to choose from too.

Written by

Celine Simon

Celine is a freelance luxury watch writer who has enjoyed working in the horology industry for over ten years. Like many of the high-end timepieces she writes about, she comes from Switzerland—the heart of fine watchmaking. From Singapore to Montreal to Geneva to Dubai, Celine has lived all over the world but now calls Southern California home.