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Over the years, Rolex has produced an ungodly number of dials. Different models have different dials (for obvious reasons), but many of Rolex’s models are also available with a range of different dials. The models which have (and have always had) the largest selection of dials is the Day-Date and the Datejust. Some dials are more daring and unique and others, and some have only produced in smaller quantities, and are thus very rare and expensive.
Apart from experimenting with colors, Rolex has also, throughout its history, experimented with materials for its dials. One unique material that Rolex has experimented quite a lot with is stone. Over the years, Rolex has produced dials with a large number of different stone types. Some are still in production, whilst some have been discontinued many years ago, and thus only been produced in very limited numbers.
In this article, we will list all the different types of stone dials that Rolex has used for its watches. You may be surprised at how many different stone dials Rolex has produced, and may find dials that you have never seen before.
As you know, Rolex is a very conservative company, and thus dared to experiment more with different stone materials back then compared to today. Today, only a few stone dials are in production and available in current models, whereas back in the days, you had a larger selection of stone dials in production at the same time. Note that some stone dials are available in different iterations, for example with or without diamonds, and may this vary slightly.
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