However, since the introduction of the first Perpetual rotor in 1931, this autonomy has not only seen spectacular progress, but has also taken on a new dimension. One profoundly human. We have come to learn that every wearer has their own personal and versatile energy which constantly changes pace, direction and intensity. Only by understanding its nuances and endless variety were we able to capture and dispense it within our calibres to such an efficient degree. Hence creating a perpetual exchange between the watch and the wearer.
Autonomy's double meaning
A watch’s autonomy is not just a promise. To us, it’s a pact that works both ways.
We have always striven to control the storage and continuous release of energy to the movement’s cogs, perfecting each factor to their last detail. Today, this unending quest guarantees our watches an optimal power reserve of up to 72 hours.
A watch’s autonomy is not just a promise. To us, it’s a pact that works both ways. Whether yours or its own, movement will always beget movement.
But just like any movement has a first step, a starting motion fed by one’s energy and adapting to one’s own drive, a Rolex’s movement starts with a single push. One transmitted by the careful and expert hand of our watchmakers. From then on, the pact is sealed. Whether yours or its own, movement will always beget movement.
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