Hidden inside the coarse and rugged oyster shell, mother-of-pearl is a gift of nature that endows some skillfully crafted Rolex dials with iridescent reflections and subtle hues of colour.
At Rolex, mother-of-pearl is never artificially coloured. They vary in intensity and structure as nature intended. As a result, every Rolex graced with a pure mother-of-pearl dial will always be a unique timepiece of natural beauty.
“All mother-of-pearl dials are unique pieces. An identical dial will never grace another wrist.”
Mother-of-pearl is by its nature full of mystery and surprises. Depending on its origin, it can be pink, white, black or yellow. It differs in colour, intensity and structure according to the part of the shell from which it is extracted. In different lights it can evoke a stormy sky, a clear moon, iridescent reflections in water.
“Some will see in its reflections a stormy sky about to be torn asunder by a streak of lightning, others a stunning constellation of billowy clouds.“