Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 is, as watch enthusiasts would say, a lot of watch in one compact package. What does this mean exactly? Although the Oyster Perpetual serves, in many aspects, as the entry point among Rolex watches and collections, it is absolutely required to fulfill all the requirements one would associate with a timepiece allowed to bear the Rolex Crown and leave the facilities of one of the world's most advanced manufactures. Today we bring you a closer look at the remarkably charming, albeit no less capable Rolex Oyster Perpetual in its 34-millimeter-wide variant.

A vivid and bright-looking piece, the Oyster Perpetual 34 makes for a perfect entry into the world of Rolex. Seen here on an Olive-Green dial, it is as vibrant as it is functional

To begin, we shall clarify the naming of this watch. In all our previous articles, apart from that about the Cellini, we have called the subject Rolex watches as Rolex Oyster Perpetual followed by the name of the collection: i.e. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Daytona and so on. That is because every range of Rolex watches with the exception of Cellini bear the Oyster Perpetual designation because they have an iconic Rolex Oyster case and feature a Rolex Perpetual automatic winding rotor.

The collection we are looking at today is dubbed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, without any further collection name. With that clarification made, let us discover the many details and faces of this lovely range.

Absolutely stunning execution: the 18ct white gold hands and indices glisten in light over the subtly brushed, vibrant green dial of the Oyster Perpetual 34

Before we talked looks, aesthetics and wearability, let us have a quick run-down on specifications. The Oyster Perpetual 34, like all Oyster Perpetual collection watches, features an at least 100-meter water resistance rating – rendering it fully capable of withstanding a splash in the pool or in open waters, even. This matters because the industry-standard 30m or 50m water resistance designations do not actually mean real-life water tightness down to such depths – a watch with a 30m rating is in fact not recommended to be exposed to more water than a few drops of water from washing one's hands. In other words, the Oyster Perpetual is situated firmly among those watches properly designed and tested to perform in everyday situations that involve more than a few drops of water – so that you need never worry about it.

Inside Rolex Oyster Perpetual beats the Rolex Caliber 3130, a Superlative Chronometer that has been designed, manufactured and tested in-house by Rolex to perform with exceptional accuracy – within -2/+2 seconds per day. All Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches have also been Chronometer certified by the independent authority on the matter, COSC. The movement features the Rolex Perpetual bi-directional self-winding system to automatically and efficiently replenish the 2-day power reserve.

A domed, beautifully polished Oystersteel bezel tops off the Oyster Perpetual 34, enhancing aesthetic flair and adding another layer of refinement to the overall visual impact of the piece

The Oyster case is utter joy to see and wear: with its Oystersteel construction, it features a variety of finishing techniques, as the top of the lugs, as well as top of the bracelet links are brushed, whereas the side of the links, side of the lugs, as well as the domed bezel are all polished. Minute details, such as the reflective case and bracelet edges add a bit of extra flair to a watch that hence adapts to everyday settings just as neatly as it does to more formal ones.

Alternating finishes render the Oyster Perpetual 34 that much more remarkable: brushed finishing can be admired on the top surfaces of the lugs as well as the Oyster bracelet's links, whereas the bezel, the lug and case sides, as well as the sides of the links show a deep, glowing mirror polish

The 34-millimeter-wide Oyster Perpetual is right in the middle of the range in terms of size, as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is available in 26, 31, 34, 36 and 39 millimeter variants, all crafted from Oystersteel and all coming with a host of dial color options that are often unique to a specific size.

Oyster Perpetual 34, especially with this Olive-Green dial, will appear just as fantastic anywhere and everywhere it shall accompany you

Depending on the size, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual makes for an ideal first Rolex watch to mark an important and celebrated occasion in the life of a young enthusiast, or for a wonderful piece for everyday wear for men and women equally. With a dash of color always to go with the beautifully colored base dial colors, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is destined to turn heads – just as it will turn one into a life-long fan of wearing a fine timepiece.

A wide selection of Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34, as well as other sized models is available in our Rolex Petite Geneve Petrovic boutiques in Budapest, Belgrade and Porto Montenegro.

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