Rolex presents the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual watches and brings a new model to the range, the Oyster Perpetual 41 (replacing the 39mm) as well as versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 displaying dials in five new vivid colours: candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green.
One version of the Oyster Perpetual 41 has a novel configuration: its silver, sunray-finish dial is graced with hands and hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold. A second version is introduced with a bright black sunray-finish dial, and hands and hour markers in 18 ct white gold. The new generation Oyster Perpetual model has a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions.
Photo (L-R): Oyster Perpetual 36 in green dial fitted with an Oyster bracelet, Oyster Perpetual 36 in coral red dial fitted with an Oyster bracelet
The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the new versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 are equipped with calibre 3230 that was launched this year. This self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.
Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.
Power reserve of calibre 3230 extends to approximately 70 hours and this is all thanks to the barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency.
Watches in the Oyster Perpetual range are direct descendants of the original Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, on which Rolex has built its reputation since 1926.
These watches benefit from all the fundamental features of the Oyster Perpetual collection – excellent chronometric precision, a waterproof Oyster case, and self-winding of the movement via a Perpetual rotor. Displaying hours, minutes and seconds, made exclusively of Oystersteel and featuring a sophisticated finish.
The Oyster case of the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.
The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratch-proof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.
Photo (L-R): Oyster Perpetual 36 in candy pink dial fitted with an Oyster bracelet, Oyster Perpetual 36 in yellow dial fitted with an Oyster bracelet, Oyster Perpetual 36 in turquoise blue dial fitted with an Oyster bracelet.
To elevate the elegance of the timepieces, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and the Oyster Perpetual 36 are fitted with an Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel. Developed in the 1930s this three-piece link bracelet is known for its robustness and comfort.
The tops of the links are satin-finished, while the sides are polished. It is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by Rolex, that allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. It is the first time that this extension system has been used on a bracelet for the Oyster Perpetual range.
In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.
Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 carry the Superlative Chronometer certification. This assures customers that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of rigorous tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria.
In short, what you have on your wrist ensures not only ensures superlative performance in terms of precision, power reserve and waterproofness it is also the fundamentally the essence of Rolex.
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