Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 & Oyster Perpetual 36 – New Models

Rolex presents the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual watches and brings a new model to the range, the Oyster Perpetual 41, as well as versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 displaying dials in vibrant colours. Measuring 41 mm or 36 mm respectively, the Oystersteel case is fitted with a domed bezel.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41

One version of the Oyster Perpetual 41 has a novel silver, sunray finished dial with hands and hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold. A second version is introduced with a bright black sunray-finish dial, and hands and hour markers in 18 ct white gold.

The Oyster Perpetual 36 is now offering dynamic and vibrant new versions, offering lacquer dials in five new colours: candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 watch

The new generation Oyster Perpetual model has a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Candy pink lacquer dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Candy pink lacquer dial

The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the new versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 are equipped with calibre 3230, a brand new movement launched by Rolex this year. Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Turquoise blue lacquer dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Turquoise blue lacquer dial

Oyster case of the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Yellow lacquer dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Yellow lacquer dial

The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the new versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 are equipped with calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, launched by the brand this year. At the forefront of watchmaking technology, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the fling of several patents, and offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Coral red lacquer dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Coral red lacquer dial

Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.

The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 3230 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, its power reserve extends to approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Green lacquer dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 with Green lacquer dial

The Oyster Perpetual 41 and the Oyster Perpetual 36 are fitted with an Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel. On this particular Oyster bracelet, the tops of the links are satin-finished, while the sides are polished.

It is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by Rolex, allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. It is the first time that this extension system has been used on a bracelet for the Oyster Perpetual range. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster perpetual 41 with Silver, gloss, sunray finished dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 with Silver, gloss, sunray finished dial

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and Oyster Perpetual 36 are covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. This exclusive designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories according to its own criteria.

These certification tests apply to the fully assembled watch, after casing the movement, guaranteeing superlative performance on the wrist in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.

The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 with Bright black, gloss, sunray finished dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 with Bright black, gloss, sunray finished dial

Technical details

Collection: Oyster perpetual 41

References
Case reference: 124300
Bracelet reference: 72JB10

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, domed
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial (first version)
Silver, gloss, sunray finish
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) apart from the seconds hand

Dial (second version)
Bright black, gloss, sunray finish
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) apart from the seconds hand

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, satin finish with polished edges
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Collection: Oyster Perpetual 36

References
Case reference: 126000
Bracelet reference: 72HB00

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, domed
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dials
Candy pink lacquer/ Turquoise blue lacquer/ Yellow lacquer/ Coral red lacquer/ Green lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) apart from the seconds hand

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, satin finish with polished edges
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Movement specifications

Movement
Calibre 3230, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for exact time setting