Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions (References 128158 RBR, 128159 RBR and 128155 RBR)

During the Watches and Wonders 2021 digital event, Rolex unveiled three new gem-set versions of its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 watch. Made from 18 ct yellow gold, 18 ct white gold and 18 ct Everose gold, these new watches are draped in diamonds and fitted with a polished leather strap.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The Oyster case of these new timepieces is entirely set with 254 brilliant-cut diamonds on the lugs, lug caps and case sides. The bezel is also adorned with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, paved with 450 diamonds, is host to index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in enamel; these are coral-coloured on the 18 ct yellow gold model, turquoise on the 18 ct white gold version and burgundy on the watch in 18 ct Everose gold. These elegant appliques match the colour of the alligator leather strap for each of the new watches.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The Oyster case of the Day-Date 36 is 36 mm in diameter. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are equipped with calibre 3255, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since 2019.

This self-winding caliber 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 a 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 3255 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3255 extends to approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are fitted on a polished alligator leather strap whose 18 ct gold folding Crownclasp is set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds. The strap, which is coral on the 18 ct yellow gold model, turquoise on the 18 ct white gold version and burgundy on the third watch in 18 ct Everose gold, matches the colour of the enamel index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX on each of the watches’ diamond-paved dials.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 3255, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous day and date in apertures at 12 and 3 o’clock, secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

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

Jewelling
• 31 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 70 hours

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year guarantee

Models

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128158 RBR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128158 RBR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, case sides and lugs set with 202 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.01 ct), lug caps set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.51 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
18 ct white gold, set with 450 diamonds, yellow gold coating via electrolytic technique
Index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in coral enamel
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold

Strap
Coral alligator leather
Folding Crownclasp in 18 ct yellow gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.41 ct)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128159 RBR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128159 RBR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, case sides and lugs set with 202 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.01 ct), lug caps set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.51 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
Case back: 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
18 ct white gold, set with 450 diamonds
Index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in turquoise enamel
Hands in 18 ct white gold

Strap
Turquoise alligator leather
Folding Crownclasp in 18 ct white gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.41 ct)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128155 RBR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128155 RBR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold
Middle case: 18 ct Everose gold, case sides and lugs set with 202 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.01 ct), lug caps set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.51 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold, set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
Case back: 18 ct Everose gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct Everose gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
18 ct white gold, set with 450 diamonds, pink gold coating via electrolytic technique
Index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in burgundy enamel
Hands in 18 ct pink gold

Strap
Burgundy alligator leather
Folding Crownclasp in 18 ct Everose gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.41 ct)