The Oyster Perpetual Submariner and Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, professional divers’ watches par excellence, are unveiled with a redesigned and slightly larger 41 mm case. They are equipped respectively with calibre 3230, launched this year, and calibre 3235.
The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is presented in a white Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold) and features dials in a variety of colours, with either index hour markers or Roman numerals made of 18 ct white gold. Completely revised, the Oyster Perpetual range welcomes a new, 41 mm model: the Oyster Perpetual 41. The Oyster Perpetual 36 brings vibrant dials to the range. Both of these watches are fitted with calibre 3230.
The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet for the first time. The innovative, high-performance elastomer bracelet on this 18 ct yellow gold version has an Oysterclasp and the Rolex Glidelock extension system for enhanced comfort on the wrist.
The timepieces presented this year are equipped with movements at the forefront of watchmaking technology. Like all Rolex watches, they carry the brand’s own Superlative Chronometer certification, symbolized by a green seal. This certification guarantees that they satisfy performance criteria which exceed watchmaking norms and standards in terms of precision, water- proofness, self-winding and power reserve. The certification is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.
The new-generation Oyster Perpetual Submariner and Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date are presented with an updated design, characterized by a slightly larger 41 mm case and a bracelet with a broader centre link.
True to the original model, the new Submariner – in Oystersteel – has a black dial and matching Cerachrom bezel insert.
The first version of the Submariner Date being presented is also made of Oystersteel and brings together a black dial and green bezel insert. A second, yellow Rolesor version of the watch (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) has a royal blue dial and blue bezel insert. The third, 18 ct white gold version features a black dial and blue bezel insert. The Oyster Perpetual Submariner is equipped with calibre 3230 – launched this year – while the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date is fitted with calibre 3235. Both movements incorporate the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, and offer a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
New white Rolesor versions (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold) of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 are presented. On the first watch, a diamond-set bezel surrounds an aubergine, sunray-finish dial with 18 ct white gold Roman numerals – the VI set with 11 diamonds.
The three other versions, all with a fluted bezel, are fitted respectively with a mint green, sunray-finish dial, a white lacquer dial, and a dark grey, sunray-finish dial. These watches are fitted with calibre 2236, which includes the Syloxi hairspring, developed and patented by Rolex. They have a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.
The Oyster Perpetual 41 – a new model joining the Oyster Perpetual range – is launched with a silver, sunray-finish dial or a bright black, sunray-finish dial. On the first new version, the hour markers and hands are in 18 ct yellow gold, bringing a retro touch to an Oystersteel watch. On the second, they are in 18 ct white gold.
The Oyster Perpetual 36 takes on a dynamic look, proposing lacquer dials in five original colours: candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green. These watches are fitted with an Oyster bracelet and an Oysterclasp with the Easylink comfort extension system – a first for the Oyster Perpetual range.
All are equipped with calibre 3230. Incorporating the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, the power reserve of this new movement extends to approximately 70 hours.
The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is introduced with an Oysterflex bracelet. It is the first watch in the Classic category to receive this innovative, Rolex-patented bracelet.
This 18 ct yellow gold version with a bright black, sunray-finish dial offers the high-performance elastomer bracelet with an Oysterclasp and the Rolex Glidelock extension system, which allows fine adjustment of the bracelet for optimal comfort on the wrist.
The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, one of the most complex movements to be developed and manufactured by Rolex. This calibre includes a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by the brand in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige.
The word “Perpetual” is inscribed on every Rolex Oyster. But more than just a word on a dial, it is a philosophy that embodies the company’s vision and values. Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of the company, instilled a notion of perpetual excellence that would drive the company forward. This led Rolex to pioneer the development of the wristwatch and numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 500 patents in the course of its history.
A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house the essential compo- nents of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Furthermore, Rolex is actively involved in supporting the arts and culture, sport and exploration, as well as those who are devising solutions to preserve the planet.