The Perpetual 1908 features a 39 mm case in 18 kt white gold with an alligator leather strap.
Intense black dial
Miniature work of art
Each dial is a miniature work of art. The colour, reflections and surface texture, along with decorative elements and the overall design give the watch its intrinsic character.
Rolex masters all aspects of its dial creation and production in-house. From the initial sketches to the final inspection, including colouring or the application of appliques, the process involves a series of steps and operations that call on specific expertise. Some of these professions – enamelling, for instance – date from the early days of watchmaking. Others are inherent to the use of cutting-edge technologies, such as magnetron sputtering, a complex technique for colouring the surface of a dial by depositing a thin film of material in a vacuum environment. A meeting of traditional skills and technology, the manufacture of Rolex dials perfectly encapsulates the philosophy that guides the brand: seeking the highest level of quality to achieve an impeccable, long-lasting result.
Domed and fluted bezel
This elegant and understated watch features a slim case crowned with a bezel that is part domed and part finely fluted – the lower part being given an elegant fluting and the upper part domed.
18 kt white gold
Commitment to excellence
By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 kt gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 kt gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white.
They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.
A Luxurious Strap
The Perpetual 1908 is fitted on an alligator leather strap.
Matt brown or matt black, this elegant strap is individually tailored for the new watch, with a green lining and tone-on-tone stitching. It is equipped with a Dualclasp, a double folding clasp, in 18 kt yellow or white gold. Thanks to its carefully designed shape, the Dualclasp always sits centred on the wrist.
More 1908 technical details
39 mm, 18 kt white gold, polished finish
18 kt white gold
Domed and fluted
18 kt gold, domed
Waterproof to 50 metres / 165 feet
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
7140, manufacture Rolex
-2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock. Stop-seconds for exact time setting
Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Approximately 66 hours
Double folding Dualclasp
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
Learn how to set the time and other functions of your Rolex watch by consulting our user guides.
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