Mother of pearl (also know as nacre) refers to the iridescent lining inside of a mollusk shell.
This protective lining is found in pearl oysters, freshwater mussels, and abalone. It prevents parasites and foreign objects from irritating the shell’s insides.
Light reflects off these layers and causes the gorgeous, multi-colored iridescence, which may appear pink, white, black or yellow according to the part of the shell from which it is extracted. Mother of pearl has been used in jewelry for centuries, beginning in ancient Egypt.
Rolex began featuring mother of pearl (MOP) in dial designs in the 80’s, and it’s since become a popular element of many models. Some jewelry designers artificially modify mother-of-pearl colors, but that’s never the case at Rolex.
Instead, much work goes into enhancing the natural beauty and preserving the original hues. All Rolex mother of pearl dials elicit a unique feel– a stormy sky, a clear moon, or iridescent reflections in water.
Object nr: WOFS Sales Mission
Model: Datejust ”Black mother of pearl”
Movement: Cal. 2235 self-winding, mechanical movement.
Material: Oystersteel stainless steel case with 18k solid white gold fluted bezel.
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 31mm, ex. crown.
Strap/Bracelet: Stainless steel Jubilee bracelet (V2H).
Lug Width: 16mm
Service: Service history unknow but timekeeping is excellent and the power reserv is long.
This watch is in a lovely condtion with a spectacular and rare ”Black Mother-of-Pearl” (MOP) dial with 10 diamonds. Such a beauty!!!
The case is well preserved and in a good condition even though it have been used. There is small signs of normal wear and in the side of the case there is small signs of use, but no deep scratches or deep dings.
The jubilee bracelet shows just small, small signs of stretch and is like the case with signs of use as seen in the photos with swirls.
The dial is as you can see truly perfect such a rare piece if art!
This is a watch to wear and love for many decades yet to come.
Sold as "WOFS SALES MISSION”!
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