The diamond was named Cullinan after the founder of the mine - sir Thomas Cullinan. Cullinan was eventually cut into nine large gems and 96 small brilliants and 9:50 carats of small, untreated pieces. Most of Cullinan stones are now in the possession of the British royal family.
It was just a bit over a year ago that Rolex launched a new website under Rolex.org, dedicated to perpetuating the Founding Spirit of Rolex, as inherited from the man behind the Crown.
When craftsmanship and exclusive material come together, that is when timeless beauty really starts to impress.
It is exceedingly rare for a Rolex watch to combine a largely steel exterior with the lavish use of diamonds: this Lady-Datejust 28 ranks among those select few, very special pieces.
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