Oyster Perpetual

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Style of the Oyster Perpetual

The aesthetics of the Oyster Perpetual models set them apart as symbols of universal and classic style. They embody timeless form and function, firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex. The simplicity of an original.

Waterproofness

Function of the Oyster Perpetual

Waterproofness

The Oyster case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth
of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted exclusively from a solid block of particularly corrosion‑resistant 904L steel.

The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. Another core component in the watertight structure is the winding crown fitted with the patented Twinlock double waterproofness system, which screws down securely against the case. The Oyster case provides the high-precision Rolex movement with optimal protection from water, dust, pressure and shocks.

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Hans Wilsdorf

Hans Wilsdorf

Spirit of the Oyster Perpetual

The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to the visionary spirit of Hans Wilsdorf, its founder. The young man entered the world of Swiss watchmaking in the early 20th century at a time when the pocket watch was the order of the day.

He began to dream of a watch worn on the wrist. Wristwatches were not very precise at the time, but Hans Wilsdorf foresaw that they could become not only elegant, but also reliable. To convince the public of the reliability of his resolutely innovative timepieces, he equipped them with small, very precise movements manufactured by a Swiss watchmaking company in Bienne.

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A piece of History

Spirit of the Oyster Perpetual

Chronometer certified
chro • nom • e • ter
  1. A designation reserved for only the world’s most accurate timepieces.
  2. Distinguished by 15 days and 15 nights of exacting tests to ensure reliable accuracy of 99.99 per cent.
  3. Thought impossible to achieve in a wristwatch until Rolex proved the world wrong at the turn of the 20th century.
  4. An honour received today by only six per cent of the watches produced in Switzerland.
  5. A certification earned by every Rolex Oyster made.
  6. The Rolex Way.

904L
Stainless Steel

Features

904LStainless Steel

Rolex uses 904L stainless steel for its steel watch cases. 904L is mainly used in the high technology, aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. A superalloy, 904L is extremely resistant and highly polishable. It maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments. 904L steel also provides a perfect complement to the precious metals used by Rolex.

The Oyster Perpetual Movement

Features

The self-winding mechanism consists of a half-moon-shaped oscillating weight, which pivots freely on its central axle, in one direction, then the other with the natural movements of the wrist. It transmits uninterrupted natural energy to the watch.

The oscillations of the weight create energy which is stored in the mainspring. Today, a Rolex watch enjoys an autonomy of approximately 50 hours. The Perpetual rotor system of the Oyster movements is recognisable by two red reversing wheels that allow the rewinding of the movement regardless of the rotation direction of the oscillating weight.

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A Superlative Chronometer

Features

Oyster Bracelet

Oyster Bracelet

Features

The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection.

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