Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Rolex has introduced an 18K yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 watch.

The 42 mm Oyster case of the new Yacht-Master 42 is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct yellow 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.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The bidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic. Its raised graduations and numerals are first moulded into the ceramic and then polished. The first 15 minutes are graduated minute-by-minute to allow time intervals to be read with great precision. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The Triplock winding crown, fitted with a triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard, screws down securely against the case. The sapphire crystal glass is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The new Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Calibre 3235 incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, 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.

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, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Calibre 3235 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 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.

The new 18 ct yellow gold Yacht-Master 42 is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap.

Developed by Rolex and patented, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible, curved metal blades overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The Oysterflex bracelet on this new version of the Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with the Rolex-designed, patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct yellow gold, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, which was designed by the brand and patented.

This particularly inventive mechanism comprises a rack located under the clasp cover and a toothed sliding link that locks into the chosen notch. The Rolex Glidelock on the Oysterflex bracelet has six notches of approximately 2.5 mm, allowing the length of the bracelet to be adjusted easily, and without tools, up to some 15 mm.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

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.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in Yellow Gold
Reference: 226658-0001
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, bidirectional rotatable; 60-minute graduated monobloc Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic; polished, raised graduations and numerals, first 15 minutes graduated minute-by-minute
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, triple 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)

Movement
Calibre 3235, 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

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with 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

Dial
Black lacquer
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)

Bracelet
Oysterflex
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct yellow gold
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 15 mm in increments of approx. 2.5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Rolex has released several new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 watch models with eye-catching floral-motif dials. Inspired by wild summer meadows, the design comprises 24 flowers that stand out distinctly from one another thanks to their finishes – either sunray, matt or grained. Each of the flowers is adorned by a diamond set into the centre.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Three floral-motif dial styles are available: Azzurro Blue, Olive Green and Silver. The new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 watches are offered in 18K Yellow gold, 18K White gold, 18K Rose gold, White Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and white gold), Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and Everose gold) and Yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and yellow gold) versions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

The Oyster case of the new Datejust 31 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is made of Oystersteel or 18 ct 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.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Depending upon the reference, the bezel can be domed, fluted or diamond-set. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

The new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with calibre 2236, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring that is produced by Rolex and patented. This silicon hairspring has a patented geometry that ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. The movement also contains a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 Reference 278274-0035: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet

With these new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 watches, the brand is also offering three bracelet options: Oyster, Jubilee and President.

Developed at the end of the 1930s, the three-piece Oyster link bracelet remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster Perpetual collection and is known for its robustness.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 Reference 278288RBR-0038: 18K yellow gold case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet

Created specially for the launch of the prestigious Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 1956, the three-piece link President bracelet, made only from 18 ct gold or 950 platinum, is still reserved exclusively for the Day-Date and precious metal versions of the Datejust.

Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the Oyster Perpetual Datejust, which was launched in 1945.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 Reference 278381RBR-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. 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.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31

References

  • Reference 278241-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278241-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278243-0031: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278243-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278271-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278271-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278273-0031: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278273-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278274-0035: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278274-0036: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278275-0045: 18 ct Everose gold case, Silver floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278278-0046: 18 ct yellow gold case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278285RBR-0036: 18 ct Everose gold case, Silver floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278288RBR-0038: 18 ct yellow gold case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278289RBR-0025: 18 ct white gold case, Azzurro-blue floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278341RBR-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278341RBR-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278343RBR-0031: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278343RBR-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278344RBR-0037: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278344RBR-0038: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278381RBR-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278381RBR-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278383RBR-0031: Yellow Rolesor  case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278383RBR-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278384RBR-0039: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278384RBR-0040: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet

Common features

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: 18K Yellow gold/ 18K White gold/18K Rose gold/White Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and white gold)/ Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and Everose gold)/ Yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and yellow gold)
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)
Bezel: Domed, fluted or diamond-set
Case back: Solid, screw-down with fine fluting; Oystersteel or 18K gold
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel or 18K gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system

Dials
Pattern: Floral motif
Colors: Azzurro blue, Olive green or Silver
Finish: Gloss
Diamonds: 24 diamonds in 18 ct gold (pink, yellow or white)
Hands in 18 ct gold (pink, yellow or white)

Bracelets
Oyster, Jubilee or President

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: -2 /+2 sec./day, after casing
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
Balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via two gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Escapement: Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours

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

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

Rolex has launched a new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 model in a platinum case with an instantly recognizable ice-blue dial.

Fluted bezel, a cornerstone of Rolex’s aesthetic heritage, is found only on some Classic models in the Oyster Perpetual collection. Until now it has only been made in 18 ct gold. This new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 features a platinum fluted bezel, created by using an innovative new manufacturing process.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

Introduced in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate, in addition to the date, the day of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock on the dial – a technical feat at the time.

The day of the week is available in a choice of 26 languages. Watches in the Day-Date range are made only of precious metals – 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold or 950 platinum.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The 40 mm Oyster case is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 950 platinum.

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.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The crystal, which is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and benefits from an anti-reflective coating. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The new version of the Day-Date 40 is equipped with calibre 3255, a self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Introduced in 2015, this it offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

Calibre 3255 incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, 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.

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, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 3255 offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The President bracelet on this new Platinum Perpetual Day-Date 40 version includes an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp and ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. 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.

Technical details

Model name: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum
Model reference: 228236-0012

Other details
Case reference: 228236
Bracelet reference: 83416 President
Category: Oyster Perpetual Classic

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 950 platinum
Middle case: 950 platinum, polished finish
Bezel: 950 platinum, fluted
Case back: 950 platinum, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 950 platinum, 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)

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

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

Dial
Ice blue, gloss, sunray finish
Faceted, deconstructed Roman numerals and faceted index hour markers in 18 ct white gold
Hands in 18 ct white gold, blue coating on the seconds hand via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)

Bracelet
President, three-piece solid links
950 platinum, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

Rolex has launched a new-generation Oyster Perpetual Air-King watch. The new model (reference 126900-0001) features a completely redesigned case with a crown guard and straight sides like the majority of Professional category models. The proportions of the Oyster bracelet have also been revisited, and notably the centre link has been broadened. In a first for the model, it is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The Oyster Perpetual Air-King watch’s display has also been refreshed and is perfectly balanced thanks to the addition of a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ on the minutes scale. Each five-minute interval is, therefore, now marked by two digits.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The optimized Chromalight display guarantees maximum legibility in dark conditions. The hands and triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock are filled or coated with a new luminescent material that provides a long lasting intense glow. The 3, 6 and 9 numerals, which were previously made entirely from 18 ct white gold, are now also visible in the dark thanks to this innovative material, which is exclusive to Rolex.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The 40 mm Oyster case of the new-generation Air-King has a waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. The hermetically screwed down case back is edged with fine fluting. The Twinlock winding crown is fitted with a double waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard. The crystal is made of scratchproof sapphire with antireflective coating.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The new-generation Air-King is equipped with the self-winding calibre 3230. Entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, Calibre 3230 incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, 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.

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, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, calibre 3230 provides an exceptional power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

The Oyster bracelet on this new watch features the Rolex-designed, patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It is also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Air-King is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. It has an exceptional precision of −2 /+2 seconds per day. 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.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Air-King
Reference: 126900-0001
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

Case
Material: Oystersteel
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, smooth
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

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

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

Dial
Black lacquer
3, 6, 9 in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
White transferred minutes numerals
Triangular hour marker in 18 ct white gold at 12 o’clock, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, green lacquer seconds hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

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

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

Rolex has launched a new variant of its Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II watch. Endowed with an eye catching green and black theme, this new reference (126720 VTNR) comes with a number of surprising design features. Firstly, its crown and crown guard are on the left side of the watch case. The date aperture and the Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

This new Rolex GMT watch in Oystersteel features a bi-colour monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic. Equipped with calibre 3285, the new the GMT-Master II displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.

The black lacquer dial features 18K white gold hands and indexes. The GMT hand is green lacquered. All the hands and hour-markers are filled with Chromalight, which offers a striking blue glow.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. The date is synchronized with the local time.

The moulded, recessed graduations and numerals of the GMT bezel are coated with platinum via PVD. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

The 40 mm Oyster case of the new GMT-Master II is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. 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 Triplock winding crown is protected by an integral crown guard. The sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops lens for easy reading of the date.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

The beating heart of the new Rolex GMT-Master II watch (Calibre 3285) incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, 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. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Rolex Calibre 3285

Rolex Calibre 3285 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. The power reserve of this in-house self-winding movement is approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)
Oysterlock clasp of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

The Oyster bracelet on this new version (reference 126720 VTNR 0001) is equipped with the in-house designed and patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. The Easylink comfort extension link allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. Rolex is also offering a variant of this model featuring the jubilee bracelet (reference 126720 VTNR 0002).

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

References
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0001: With Oyster bracelet
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0002: With Jubilee bracelet

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, bidirectional rotatable
24-hour graduated monobloc two-colour Cerachrom insert in green and black ceramic; moulded, recessed numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in Oystersteel, screw-down, triple 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)

Movement
Calibre 3285, 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
Local time via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Reference time via additional 24-hour hand
Instantaneous date at 9 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand
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

Dial
Black lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, green lacquer 24-hour hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links/ Jubilee, five-piece links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Models 2021

In April 2021, Rolex expanded the Lady-Datejust collection by unveiling a number of new references with 28mm diameter case. Based on the types/styles of bezel, dial, hour-markers and bracelets, 32 new references joined the impressive Lady-Datejust collection. Among them, 30 references feature rose-color dial. The remaining two are full-set variants of 18-carat yellow gold and 18-carat white gold Lady-Datejust watches.

These new Lady Date-just watches with rose-color dial are available in Everose gold and Everose Rolesor versions. The Everose gold is an in-house developed and patented 18 ct pink gold alloy. Introduced in 2005, 18 ct Everose is used on all Rolex Oyster models in pink gold.

Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279135 RBR-0025: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet.
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279135 RBR-0025: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

In the Everose Rolesor versions, the crown, the bezel and bracelet middle links are made of 18 ct Everose gold. Other exterior parts like Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and bracelet outer links are made of Oystersteel. Three bezel designs are available: smooth, fluted or diamond-set.

Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279161-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.Image copyright@ Rolex
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279161-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

Just like the Rolex Datejust watches, the Lady Datejust incorporates a date window at 3 o’ clock and the prestigious Rolex crown logo at 12 o’ clock. The sapphire crystal glass is provisioned with a Cyclops lens over the date display. In the rose color dial versions, Rolex offers three types of hour-markers: Index, Roman or Diamond-set. These beautiful dials are designed and manufactured in-house.

Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279171-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279171-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

In the full-set Lady Datejust watches, the case in 18 carat gold (yellow or white) features diamond set sides and lugs. The bezel is set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds. The fully-paved dial features 291 diamonds and the president bracelet is set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds.

 Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279175-0025: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279175-0025: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

All these Lady Datejust watches are equipped with Calibre 223, a new-generation self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Endowed with a patented Syloxi hairspring in silicon, this calibre offers a superlative level of chronometric performance. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Its patented geometry ensures its regularity in any position.

The new Lady Datejust watches in Everose gold with rose-color dial are available with the choice of Oyster, Jubilee or President bracelets. The Everose Rolesor variants are available with Oyster or Jubilee bracelets. Both full-set versions have diamond-set president bracelets in 18 carat gold.

Rolex Lady Datejust, New references added in 2021

Lady Datejust 279135 RBR

  • Reference 279135 RBR-0025: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0026: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0027: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0028: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0029: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0030: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279161

  • Reference 279161-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0024: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0025: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roma numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0026: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0027: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0028: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Oyster Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279171

  • Reference 279171-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0024: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0025: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman Numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0026: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0027: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0028: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Oyster Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279175

  • Reference 279175-0025: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0026: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0027: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0028: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0029: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0030: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279381 RBR

  • Reference 279381 RBR-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0024: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0025: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0026: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0027: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0028: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Oyster Bracelet.

Lady Datejust Full-set Versions

  • Reference 279458 RBR-001: 18 ct yellow gold case with diamond-set sides and lugs, diamond-set bezel (44 brilliant-cut diamonds), diamond-paved dial (set with 291 diamonds) with Roman hour markers and 18 ct yellow gold president bracelet set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds.
  • Reference 279459 RBR-001: 18 ct white gold case with diamond-set sides and lugs, diamond-set bezel (44 brilliant-cut diamonds, diamond-paved dial (set with 291 diamonds) with Roman hour markers and 18 ct white gold president bracelet set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Technical details

Model: Lady Datejust with rose color dial

Case
Type: Oyster (Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 28mm
Case material: 18 ct Everose gold/ Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold (full-set versions are presently available in 18 carat yellow or white gold)
Bezel: Smooth, Fluted or Diamond set
The case sides and lugs of full-set versions are set with diamonds.
Screw-down crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Dial
Rosé-colour dial with index, Roman or diamond-set hours markers
Fully-paved dial with Roman numeral hour-markers in case of full-set versions

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Material: 18 ct Everose gold/ Oyster Steel and 18 ct Everose gold
Type: President*, Oyster or Jubilee (president bracelets are available only with Everose gold models)
Diamond-set 18-carat gold president bracelet for full-set versions

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm, New Reference 124270-0001(with Oystersteel case and black dial)

Introduced in 2021, this new Oyster Perpetual Explorer in Oystersteel features a distinctive black dial with characteristic 3, 6, and 9 numerals. It has a 36mm diameter case and houses Caliber 3230, a new generation self-winding movement introduced by Rolex in 2020.

During the Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, Rolex unveiled a new Explorer 36mm watch in a Yellow Rolesor (18 carat yellow gold and oyster steel) version. Soon after this, Rolex added a new model in Oyster steel case and black dial. The highly legible dial of this new reference features characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals filled with Chromalight (a proprietary luminescent coating) that emits a long-lasting blue glow. Its hour markers and hands are also embedded with this superior luminescent coating.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm, New Reference 124270-0001(with Oystersteel case and black dial)

The Rolex Explorer watch features a smooth bezel. Robust yet elegant, it maintains perfect harmony with the Explorer’s iconic heritage. Water resistance of the new model is 100 meters. The watch comes with an Oyster steel bracelet. Developed in house, Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex. This self-winding perpetual movement provides a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Technical details

Model: Explorer
Reference 124270-0001

Case
Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Smooth bezel
Screw-down winding crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Calibre 3230, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

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

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Clasp: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0002 (42mm Oystersteel Case and Black Dial)

In addition to the new generation Explorer II 42mm watch with a white lacquer dial introduced during the Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, Rolex presents a new 42mm Oyster steel version featuring a black dial.

Belongs to the latest generation, the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II watch in Oystersteel features a black dial with hour-markers with a Chromalight display. The 42 mm diameter Oyster steel case is topped with a 24-hour fixed bezel. The watch has an additional orange-colored 24-hour hand that circles the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12, pointing to a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations.

Rolex Explorer II New Reference 226570-0002 (42mm Oystersteel Case and Black Dial)

Its highly legible dial hosts a date display at 3 o’ clock. The sapphire crystal glass features a Cyclops lens over the date. The proprietary Chromalight display offers a long-lasting blue luminescence. This  Explorer II watch is equipped with Rolex calibre 3285, a new-generation self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house.

The automatic 3285 movement features a Chronergy escapement and a guaranteed power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The 3285 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.

The Rolex Explorer II watch is water resistant up to 100 meters. It comes with an Oystersteel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Explorer II 42mm
Reference 226570-0002

Case
Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Fixed, 24-hour graduated bezel
Screw-down crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glas, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display
Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous date
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex GMT-Master II New References (126710BLNR-0003 and 126710BLRO-0002)

Rolex presents two new references of its GMT-Master II. The first model (reference 126710BLNR-0003) features a black dial and a two-color Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black ceramic. The second version (126710BLRO-0002) has a black dial and a two-color Cerachrom bezel insert in red and blue ceramic.

Dressed in a 40mm Oystersteel case, both versions come with Oyster bracelet, which is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex.

Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLNR-0003
Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLNR-0003

Both models are equipped with the new calibre 3285, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This movement features a Chronergy escapement and a guaranteed power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The Calibre 3285 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.

Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLRO-0002
Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLRO-0002

With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT Master II watch displays the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. Positioned at 3 o’clock on the dial, the date is synchronized with the local time. The Cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal enables the crystal clear view of the date display.

Both references feature black color dials. The broad hands and hour markers in simple shapes – triangles, circles, rectangles – are filled with a luminescent material (Chromalight) emitting a long-lasting blue glow. The Oyster case construction provides 100 meters water resistance.

Technical details

Model: GMT-Master II

References
126710BLNR-0003 and 126710BLRO-0002

Case
Oyster, 40 mm
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel
Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel
Reference 126710BLNR: Two-colour blue and black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, moulded numerals and graduations
Reference 126710BLRO: Two-colour red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, moulded numerals and graduations

Movement
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display
Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous date
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Other Existing References

  • Reference 126710BLNR-0002: Oystersteel case, Black dial, Blue and black Cerachrom insert, and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 126710BLRO-0001: Oystersteel case, Black dial, Red and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 126711CHNR-0002: Oystersteel and Everose gold case, Black dial, Brown and black Cerachrom bezel insert, Oystersteel and Everose gold Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 126715CHNR-0001: 18 ct Everose gold case, Black dial, Brown and black Cerachrom bezel insert, and Oyster bracelet in 18 ct Everose gold
  • Reference 126719BLRO-0002: 18 ct White gold case, Meteorite dial, Red and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Oyster bracelet in 18 ct white gold
  • Reference 126719BLRO-0003: 18 ct White gold case, Midnight blue dial, Red and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Oyster bracelet in 18 ct white gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New Versions 2021

Rolex expanded its Sky-Dweller collection by adding six new references in 2021: three versions with Yellow Rolesor case and three with White Rolesor case.

The new Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) Sky-Dweller watches is available with champagne, black or white dials where as its siblings in White Rolesor(Oystersteel and white gold) comes with white, blue of black dial. All these new references are fitted with a Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a champagne-colour dial and a Jubilee bracelet
Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a champagne-colour dial and a Jubilee bracelet

The Roles Sky-Dweller watch is known for its second time zone display on an off-centre disc on the dial. Furthermore, its innovative system for setting the functions, using the rotatable Ring Command bezel, is unique to Rolex. A fixed inverted red triangle on the dial points to the chosen reference time on the off-centre 24-hour disc. At a glance, this 24-hour display clearly distinguishes daytime hours from night-time hours in the other time zone.

The watch is topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The Cyclops lens magnifies the watch’s emblematic date display two and a half times for easy reading.

Rolex Sky-Dweller White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet
Rolex Sky-Dweller White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet

The Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Introduced in 2012, it is one of the most complex calibres ever created by Rolex watchmakers.

The movement is however very simple to operate. A selector wheel on the outside edge of the 9001 ensures the interaction of the movement and the bezel of the watch to set the Sky-Dweller’s functions. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 9001 is a certified Swiss Chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Sky-Dweller

New references added in 2021

  • Reference 326933-0004: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a champagne-colour dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0005: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a bright black dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0010: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0002: White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0004: White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with a bright blue dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0006: White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with a bright black dial and a Jubilee bracelet

Case
Oyster case
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Yellow Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) /White Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold)
Bezel: Fluted, bidirectional rotatable Rolex Ring Command
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, dual time zones, annual calendar
Calibre 9001, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display on off-centre disc
Second time zone
Instantaneous annual calendar at 3 o’clock and rapid-setting of the date
Month display via 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece links
Material: Yellow Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold)/ White Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold)
Clasp: Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Champagne/blue/white/black
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Sky-Dweller, Other references available

  • Reference 326235-0004: 18 ct Everose gold version with an intense white dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326235-0005: 18 ct Everose gold version with a chocolate dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326235-0006: 18 ct Everose gold version with a slate dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326238-0006: 18 ct yellow gold version with an intense white dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326238-0007: 18 ct yellow gold version with a champagne-colour dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326238-0009: 18 ct yellow gold version with a bright black dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0001: Oystersteel and yellow gold version with a champagne-colour dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0002: Oystersteel and yellow gold version with a bright black dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0009: Oystersteel and yellow gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0001: Oystersteel and white gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0003: Oystersteel and white gold version with a bright blue dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0005: Oystersteel and white gold version with a bright black dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326935-0005: 18 ct Everose gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326935-0006: 18 ct Everose gold version with a chocolate dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326935-0007: 18 ct Everose gold version with a slate dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326938-0003: 18 ct yellow gold version with a champagne-colour dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326938-0004: 18 ct yellow gold version with a bright black dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326938-0005: 18 ct yellow gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Versions

Unveiled during Watches and Wonders 2021, the new gem-set versions of the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust watch feature diamond-set cases in 18 ct yellow gold or 18 ct white gold. Two new references are available: 279458 RBR-0001 in yellow gold and 279459 RBR-0001 in white gold.

The case is set with 158 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case sides and lugs as well as 44 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel. The President bracelet sparkles with a further 596 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, paved with 291 diamonds, features elegant 18 ct gold Roman numerals with a black finish. This new version of the Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236.

The Lady-Datejust, the feminine version of the iconic Datejust watch, was first appeared in 1957. It carries the elegance of the Datejust in a small size perfectly suited to a slender wrist.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

The new generation Lady-Datejust’s Oyster case is 28 mm in diameter. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct 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 Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

The new version of the Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2014 and has been fitted on this model since 2015. This self-winding mechanical offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring, patented and produced by Rolex. This silicon hairspring remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks, and its patented geometry ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. The movement also contains a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

These new Lady-Datejust watches come with President Bracelets. Created specially for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 1956, the three-piece link President bracelet is still reserved exclusively for the Day-Date range and some versions of the Datejust.

The President bracelet on each gem-set version is bedecked with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds. It includes an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp and ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. 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.

Technical details

Featured model: Oyster perpetual Lady-Datejust Reference 279458 RBR-0001
Case reference: 279458 RBR
Bracelet reference: 83BF08 BR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 28 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, case sides and lugs set with 158 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.43 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.86 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)

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
• Balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via two gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel

Jewelling
• 31 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 55 hours

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

Dial
18 ct yellow gold, set with 291 diamonds
Roman numerals in 18 ct yellow gold, black coating via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold

Bracelet
President, three-piece solid links
18 ct yellow gold, set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 5.25 ct), polished edges, ceramic inserts
Concealed folding Crownclasp

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

Also available

Reference 279459 RBR-0001
Oyster, 28 mm, white gold and diamonds

Case
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 28 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold with case sides and lugs set with diamonds
Bezel: Set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds
Winding Crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bracelet
18 ct white gold, President, three-piece solid links, set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Dial
Diamond-paved dial, set with 291 diamonds

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)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, Reference 126234-0050 (White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial)

During the ‘Watches and Wonders 2021’ event, Rolex announced the launch of four new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 versions: three with palm motif dials and a yellow Rolesor model with a golden fluted motif dial. In the same time, the brand has added a new Datejust 36 White Rolesor watch with a bright blue fluted motif dial.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, Reference 126234 (White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, Reference 126234-0050 (White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial) Copyright@ Rolex

This new model (reference 126234-0050) features a 36mm diameter Oyster steel case, white gold fluted bezel and a bright blue, fluted motif dial. The watch comes with an Oyster bracelet, which is equipped with an Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex.

This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance. The Cyclops lens over the sapphire crystal ensures the clear reading of the date display. This reference is equipped with Calibre 3235, a new-generation self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial
Reference: 126234-0050

Case
Oyster, 36 mm, Oystersteel and white gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: White Rolesor – combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold
Bezel: Fluted
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Bright blue, fluted motif

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Clasp: Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, New Models with ‘Palm’ and ‘Fluted’ Dial Motifs

Rolex has announced four new versions of its Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 featuring new ‘palm’ and ‘fluted’ dial motifs.

The palm motif evokes lush, vibrant tropical forests, while the fluted motif showcases the pattern found on a range of Rolex bezels that has become one of the brand’s signature aesthetic styles.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

The palm motif can be seen on three of the new watches. On the first, in Oystersteel and equipped with an Oyster bracelet, the pattern is present on an olive green dial. It also decorates the golden dial of the second watch, a yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) fitted with an Oyster bracelet, and the silver dial of the third watch, an Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) on a Jubilee bracelet. The fluted motif is found on the golden dial of the final watch – another yellow Rolesor version – this time with a Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

On the two new yellow Rolesor versions of the Datejust 36, the bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel. The Everose Rolesor version follows the same principle, using 18 ct Everose gold rather than 18 ct yellow gold.

The 36 mm Oyster case of the Datejust 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 Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif 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 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 Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

The new versions of the Datejust 36 are equipped with calibre 3235, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since 2018. At the forefront of watchmaking technology, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

Calibre 3235 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 3235 is equipped with a selfwinding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.

The new Oystersteel Datejust 36 with the olive green, palm motif dial, and the yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) bearing the golden, palm motif dial are fitted with an Oyster bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

The new Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) with the silver, palm motif dial has a Jubilee bracelet, just like the yellow Rolesor watch whose golden dial is decorated with the fluted motif. Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 1945.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

The Oyster and Jubilee bracelets on the Datejust 36 are equipped with a folding Oysterclasp and include the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by Rolex, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

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

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

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

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

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

Models

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial, Case reference 126200/ Bracelet reference 72800

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
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 with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Olive green, gloss, palm motif
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) except the seconds hand

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

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden palm motif dial, Case reference 126233/ Bracelet reference 72803

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden palm motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, 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
Golden, gloss, palm motif
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) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Everose Rolesor version with Silver palm motif dial, Case reference 126231, Bracelet reference 62801

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Everose Rolesor version with Silver palm motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold (Everose Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, 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
Silver, gloss, palm motif
Hour markers in 18 ct pink gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct pink gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct Everose gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (Everose Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial, Case reference 126233/ Bracelet reference 62803

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, 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
Golden, gloss, fluted motif
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) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, New Versions with Metallic Meteorite Dials

Rolex expands its Cosmograph Daytona family by adding three new versions featuring dials made from metallic meteorite, which comes from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago.

All three versions feature a dial made from metallic meteorite – a rare natural material from outer space – with black chronograph counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The version in 18 ct white gold is fitted with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic with a tachymetric scale, and an Oysterflex bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The other two watches, one in 18 ct yellow gold and the other in 18 ct Everose gold, have a metal bezel with a tachymetric scale and are on an Oyster bracelet. A standout visual feature of the Cosmograph Daytona since its launch, the iconic tachymetric scale is moulded into the first watch’s Cerachrom bezel and engraved on the metal bezels of the other two versions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508, 18 Carat Yellow Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508-0015

The Cosmograph Daytona’s 40 mm Oyster case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct white, yellow 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.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard, screws down securely against the case, along with the chronograph pushers. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

The new versions of the Cosmograph Daytona are equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2000 and introduced on the model the same year. A consummate demonstration of technology, it incorporates a chronograph function with a reduced number of components, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability. It is engaged by a robust mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch, allowing an instantaneous and extremely precise start.

The movement is fitted with a 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. Calibre 4130 is equipped with a selfwinding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The new 18 ct white gold Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap.

Developed and patented by Rolex, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible metal blades manufactured from a titanium and nickel alloy. The blades are overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The new 18 ct yellow gold and 18 ct Everose gold versions of the Cosmograph Daytona are equipped with an Oyster bracelet. The Oysterflex and Oyster bracelets on the Cosmograph Daytona feature the Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening.

They are also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm for additional comfort in any circumstance.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116505, 18 ct Everose Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116505-0014

On the 18 ct Everose gold version of the watch, the Oyster bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN-0038

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Movement
Calibre 4130, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical chronograph movement with column wheel and vertical clutch
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

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

Jewelling
• 44 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 72 hours

Functions
Centre hour and minute hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock
Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second
30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

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

Versions

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN-0038

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, polished finish
Bezel: Monobloc Cerachrom in black ceramic with tachymetric scale; moulded, recessed graduations, numerals and inscriptions, platinum coating via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Case back: 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Meteorite; black counters
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, black coating on the hour and minute hands via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the central seconds and counter hands

Bracelet
Oysterflex
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508-0015

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold with tachymetric scale; engraved graduations, numerals and inscriptions, black coating via electrolytic technique
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Meteorite; black counters
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold, black coating on the hour and minute hands via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the central seconds and counter hands

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
18 ct yellow gold, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116505-0014

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back, winding crown and pushers)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold
Middle case: 18 ct Everose gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold with tachymetric scale; engraved graduations, numerals and inscriptions, black coating via electrolytic technique
Case back: 18 ct Everose gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct Everose gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Meteorite; black counters
Hour markers in 18 ct pink gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct pink gold, black coating on the hour and minute hands via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the central seconds and counter hands

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
18 ct Everose gold, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0001 (with 42mm Oystersteel case and white lacquer dial)

Rolex presents a new-generation Oyster Perpetual Explorer II with a redesigned Oystersteel case and bracelet. On the white lacquer dial, the hour markers – whose black coating is applied using PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) – and the black lacquer hour, minute and seconds hands stand out for their matt finish. The 24-hour hand retains its characteristic orange hue, which is the same colour as the Explorer II inscription that has featured on the dial since 2011.

The new-generation Explorer II also benefits from an optimized Chromalight display. In dark conditions, the intensity of the blue glow emitted by the hour markers and hands now lasts longer thanks to the innovative and exclusive luminescent material with which they are filled or coated. In daylight, these display elements also have a brighter white hue.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0001(with 42mm Oystersteel case and white lacquer dial)

Thanks to its 24-hour display comprising an additional, orange hour hand and an engraved bezel, the Explorer II allows the wearer to clearly distinguish daytime from night-time hours. This is particularly useful in areas where it is difficult or even impossible to distinguish between day and night, such as underground or in Polar Regions, which experience six months of daylight and six months of darkness a year. In certain conditions, this display enables the watch to serve as a compass. The 24-hour display can also be used to show a second time zone.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0001(with 42mm Oystersteel case and white lacquer dial)

The 42 mm Oyster case of the new generation Explorer II 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.

The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard, 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 Explorer II New Reference 226570-0001(with 42mm Oystersteel case and white lacquer dial)

The new-generation Explorer II is equipped with calibre 3285, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2018 and is fitted on this model from 2021. This self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Calibre 3285 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 3285 is equipped with a selfwinding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3285 extends to approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0001(with 42mm Oystersteel case and white lacquer dial)

The new-generation Explorer II is fitted with an Oyster bracelet. Developed at the end of the 1930s, this three-piece link bracelet is known for its robustness. The Oyster bracelet on this new watch features the Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It is also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Explorer II
Reference: 226570-0001

Case reference: 226570
Bracelet reference: 78KB00

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, 24-hour graduated; engraved graduations and numerals, black coating via electrolytic technique
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, 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)

Movement
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

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

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands; independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Time shown by conventional hands and in 24-hour format via additional 24-hour hand (day/night distinction)
OR
Local time via conventional hands, reference time via additional 24-hour hand
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
White lacquer
Matt hour markers in 18 ct white gold, black coating via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition), highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, coated with matt black lacquer except the 24-hour hand, which is coated with orange lacquer, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

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

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

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm Yellow Rolesor (Reference 124273-0001)

This year, Rolex presents a new Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch in a yellow Rolesor version. With a 36 mm diameter case, it returns to the size of the original model launched in 1953.

Rolesor, the combination of 18 ct gold and Oystersteel on a Rolex watch, has been a signature feature of the brand since 1933, when the name was registered. On the yellow Rolesor version of the new-generation Explorer, the bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm Yellow Rolesor (Reference 124273-0001)

The new-generation Explorer’s 36 mm Oyster case 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.

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.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm Yellow Rolesor (Reference 124273-0001)

The new-generation Explorer is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2020. This state-of-the-art self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

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 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 3230 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 3230 extends to approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm Yellow Rolesor (Reference 124273-0001)

The new-generation Explorer is fitted with an Oyster bracelet. Developed at the end of the 1930s, this three-piece link bracelet is known for its robustness.

The Oyster bracelet on this new watch features the Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It is also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm Yellow Rolesor (Reference 124273-0001)

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm Yellow Rolesor
Reference 124273

Case reference: 124273
Bracelet reference: 78GA03

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, smooth
Case back: Oystersteel, 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
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3230, 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
• 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

Dial
• Black lacquer
• Hour markers and 3, 6 and 9 numerals 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)

Bracelet
• Oyster, three-piece solid links
• Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
• Oysterlock folding safety clasp
• Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

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

Rolex GMT-Master II: The Evolution of World’s Most Preferred GMT Watch

A precise and reliable wrist watch with GMT/second time-zone function is a must have accessory for both international travelers and aviation professionals who frequently pass through various time-zones around the globe. These time-instruments are also helpful for all those who regularly maintain overseas contacts in their professional or personal life.

GMT refers to Greenwich Mean Time, the mean solar time at the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London. Initially used by the British mariners, and then by Railways and telegraph operators, GMT was accepted worldwide as the standard time independent of location.

Since 1963, GMT has been replaced by Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is more accurate and precise time measurement, as the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time. Still, most people use the term GMT for finding the corresponding time in a different time-zone.

Rolex GMT-Master II

Post WW-II, commercial passenger airliners began operating long-haul flights. In the beginnings, both aviation professionals and frequent travelers had faced difficulties to calculate the local time of their destination located in a different time-zone. So, there was a need to develop timepieces that can indicate two time-zones simultaneously: Local time and reference/home time.

To meet the specific needs of aviation professionals, Rolex developed the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master, which displayed two different time zones simultaneously. Launched in 1955, this new robust and functional watch became the official watch of several airlines including the famous Pan American (Pan Am) World Airways.

GMT_Master brochure, 1956
GMT-Master Brochure, 1956

The GMT-Master was used for navigation by the crew on the first non-stop intercontinental flight between New York and Moscow in 1959. When the supersonic passenger jet Concorde made its final series of test flights at the end of the 1960s, its pilots were wearing GMT-Master watches.

Rolex GMT-Master

The GMT-Master family, which represents the first generation Rolex GMT watches, includes various models released from 1955 to 1988.

In 1954, Rolex developed Caliber 1032, the first GMT movement from the brand. This 25-jewel, 18,000 vph, self-winding caliber features hour, minutes, date and an additional GMT hand. This movement became the foundation stone for GMT-Master watches. All of these timepieces also featured a rotatable 24-hour bezel and an additional hour-hand for indicating reference time (GMT).

The very first GMT-Master model (Ref. 6542) created for Pan Am crew featured a 38mm diameter Oyster-steel case and the famous ‘Pepsi’ bezel. Made from Bakelite (Plexiglas), the bezel insert featured the colours, numerals and graduations painted on the reverse.

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542, circa 1955
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 6542, circa 1955

The bezel insert was divided into two halves – one red, to correspond with daylight hours, and one blue, for night-time hours. Over the years, the 24-hour graduated insert has been made available in a range of other colours. The GMT-Master Ref. 6542 offered a water resistance up to 50 meters.

The GMT-Master watch family continued to expand its product range by adopting newly inducted calibers and also by releasing new variants featuring different materials (steel, steel and gold or gold); case sizes (38mm to 40mm) and bezel combinations (Bi-color or single color). The references that followed Ref. 6542 are Ref. 1675, Ref.16750 and Ref. 16700.

Introduced in 1959, the GMT-Master Ref. 1675 came with Caliber 1565, a self-winding GMT movement with 26 jewels, 18000 vph and 42 hours power reserve.

Rolex advert, 1969
Rolex advert, 1969

In 1965, Rolex started equipping the new Ref. 1675 production models with Caliber 1575 GMT, a 25 jewels self-winding movement that beats at 19,800 vph. It has a power reserve of approximately 44 hours. The Ref. 1675 has a water resistance of 50 meters.

The other two noteworthy references from this generation are Ref. 1675/8 (gold case) and Ref. 1675/3 (yellow Rolesor case with steel and yellow gold).

The GMT-Master Ref. 1675/3 was available in two configurations: a black dial version with black bezel and a brown dial version with brown bezel. Followed by these versions, Rolex also introduced a new version of Ref. 1675/3 featuring brown dial and a bi-color bezel in brown and golden shade. Rolex lovers usually refer the GMT watches with brown dial/ brown bezel as Root Beers.

In 1981, Rolex introduced the GMT-Master Ref.16750, which featured Caliber 3075, a high-beat self-winding movement endowed with quick-set date function. Beats at 28,800 vph, this 27-jewel movement and has a power reserve of approximately 50 hours.

Introduced in 1989, the Ref.16700 was the last model released from the GMT-Master family. This model houses Caliber 3175. This 31-jewels, 28,800 vph self-winding movement has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.

At the same time, Rolex also updated GMT-Master’s bezel inserts with new materials. For example, initial production models featured Bakelite bezels with radium-based luminous markings. As the Bakelite is easily breakable, the brand introduced aluminum bezel inserts. In the 1960s, following a lawsuit regarding the radiation hazards of radium, Rolex recalled the radium-applied bezel inserts and replaced them with anodized aluminum bezel inserts without any luminous application. In 1963, Rolex began using Tritium as the luminescent material for their watches.

In 1998, they switched over from Tritium to Luminova. In 2007, Rolex introduced watch models with Superluminova.

Further, except a few variants, most of the GMT-Master models featured bi-color bezel inserts to distinguish between day and night times. The dual coloring of aluminum bezel inserts were achieved by a special anodizing process.

Rolex GMT-Master II

The GMT-hand of all watch models from the GMT-Master family is coupled with the hour-hand. When you adjust the hour-hand, the GMT hand also rotates and aligns to the reference time (GMT/UTC). To track an additional time-zone, the wearer has to rotate the bezel.

In 1982, Rolex introduced a new movement that allowed the hour hand to be set independently of the other hands. To clearly mark this remarkable progress, and to avoid any mix-up with the GMT-Master, the model fitted with the new type of movement was named the GMT Master II.

In the gmt master ii models, the GMT hand is independent from the other hands. The wearer can align this hand to any preferred time-zone, and it will continue to track a reference time-zone or an additional time-zone without taking any reference from the hour hand or the rotating bezel. Additionally, the wearer can also track a third time-zone by rotating the bezel.

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16760 (Fat Lady)
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 16760 (Fat Lady)

The first model from the GMT-Master II series is Ref. 16760 aka Fat Lady. Equipped with the newly inducted self-winding Caliber 3085, this 40mm diameter Oyster steel version features a ‘Coke’ bezel featuring a black and red colored insert. It was also the first Rolex GMT Oyster steel watch to be fitted with sapphire crystal glass. This model used tritium tubes for luminescence. Production period from 1983 to 1988.

Introduced in 1989, the Ref. 16710 was the second release from the GMT-Master II family. It featured a 40mm diameter Oyster steel case and houses the self-winding Caliber 3185. Some models released in the last production batches feature Caliber 3186. This reference was made available with Pepsi (Blue& Red), Coke (Black & Red) and All-Black bezel versions. Anodized aluminium inserts. Rolex produced this model till 2007.

The Ref. 16710 models produced from 1989 to 1997 featured tritium tubes as light source. The models produced from 1998 to 2000 featured Luminova and those produced from 2000 to 2007 featured SuperLuminova. Some notable variants from this generation are Ref. 16713 (steel/yellow gold) and Ref. 16718 (yellow gold).

GMT Master-II models with Caliber 3186 & Ceramic Bezel Inserts

In 2005, Rolex developed Cerachrom bezel insert to replace the aluminum bezel inserts used with GMT and diving watches. Patented by Rolex, the Cerachrom insert is made of an extremely hard and corrosion-resistant ceramic. It is virtually scratchproof, and its colours are unaffected by ultraviolet rays. The moulded, recessed numerals and graduations are coated with gold or platinum using a PVD process.

In 2005, Rolex unveiled its first watch with a ceramic insert: an Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II in 18 ct yellow gold with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated insert in black ceramic (Ref. 116718 LN).

Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 116718 LN (2005)
Rolex GMT-Master Ref. 116718 LN (2005)

In 2006, the brand introduced a steel/yellow gold version with black ceramic bezel insert (Ref. 116713LN).

In 2007, Rolex launched an Oyster steel version with black ceramic bezel insert (Ref. 116710 LN). In the same year, Rolex registered the trademark “Cerachrom”. The brand’s ceramic components are now known as the “Cerachrom bezel” and the “Cerachrom insert”.

Rolex also released a blue ceramic and green ceramic inserts for other collections: In 2007, a blue ceramic insert was introduced on the new generation Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II model. In 2010, green ceramic appeared on an Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date for the first time.

Initially, Cerachrom bezel inserts were made available only in single colors like black, blue and green. It took another three years of research and development to create a bi-color Cerachrom bezel insert.

Rolex GMT-Master II 'Batiman' (Reference 116710BLNR) - 2013
Rolex GMT-Master II ‘Batiman’ (Reference 116710BLNR) – 2013

In 2013, Rolex introduced its first single-piece, two-colour ceramic bezel insert – blue on one half and black on the other – on an Oystersteel version of the GMT-Master II (Reference 116710BLNR). This GMT-Master II model featuring blue and black ceramic bezel is known as Batman.

In 2014, Rolex unveiled the two-colour bezel insert in red and blue ceramic, on a GMT-Master II in 18 ct white gold (Ref. 116719BLRO).

Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Ref. 116719BLRO (2014)
Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Ref. 116719BLRO (2014)

GMT-Master II models with Cal. 3285 and Ceramic bezel insert

In 2018, Rolex released its new generation GMT-Master II models equipped with Cal. 3285, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house.

This state-of-the-art mechanical caliber incorporates a number of Rolex innovations like optimized Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, Large balance wheel with variable inertia, Rolex overcoil, Perpetual rotor, High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts, Traversing balance bridge, High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers and the Chronergy escapement enhanced with Paramagnetic features and increased autonomy.

It has 31 jewels and beats at 28,800 vph. This movement provides an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Reference 126710 BLRO (2018)
Rolex GMT-Master II with Pepsi Bezel Reference 126710 BLRO (2018)

At Basel-world 2018, Rolex released Reference 126710 BLRO, a new edition of Oystersteel GMT-Master II featuring a bi-color Cerachrom bezel insert in the iconic Pepsi (blue and red) configuration.

Along with this much awaited model, the brand also presented a two-colour bezel insert in brown and black ceramic, on two variants of the GMT-Master II: one in 18 ct Everose gold (Ref. 126715 CHNR) and the other in an Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR).

Rolex GMT-Master II Everose gold version (Ref. 126715 CHNR) - 2018
Rolex GMT-Master II Everose gold version (Ref. 126715 CHNR) – 2018

In 2019, Rolex introduced a new version of the Oystersteel GMT-Master II featuring two-colour Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black ceramic (Ref. 126710 BLNR). This model is known as Batgirl.

Rolex GMT-Master II Batgirl(Ref. 126710 BLNR) - 2019
Rolex GMT-Master II Batgirl(Ref. 126710 BLNR) – 2019

The GMT-Master II’s Oyster case guarantees waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). The middle case is crafted from a solid block of corrosion-resistant Oystersteel or 18 ct gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only certified Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple water-proofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crown guard is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire.

Rolex GMT-Master II Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR) - 2018
Rolex GMT-Master II Everose Rolesor version (Ref. 126711 CHNR) – 2018

Rolex offers a three-piece link Oyster bracelet for the Everose Rolesor version and versions in 18 ct white gold or 18 ct Everose gold. The versions in Oystersteel feature a five-piece link Jubilee bracelet. These bracelets are equipped with a Rolex designed and patented Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.

They are additionally fitted with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance. A concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. On the 18 ct gold versions of the GMT-Master II, the Oyster bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity.

Like all Rolex watches, the GMT-Master II is certified as a Superlative Chronometer. This certification involves two phases of testing.

Firstly, COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) tests the precision of every Rolex movement and issues the official chronometer certificate. Each of these COSC certified movements is tested again by Rolex after being cased, to ensure that it meets criteria for a specified precision rating that is superior than those for an official chronometer.

The tolerance for the average rate of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2/+2 seconds per day. 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.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New White Rolesor Versions

Rolex has created four new white Rolesor versions (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold) of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31.

The first watch, featuring a bezel set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds, has an aubergine, sunray-finish dial that is adorned with a diamond-set Roman VI. The three other versions are fitted respectively with a mint green, sunray-finish dial, white lacquer dial, or dark grey, sunray-finish dial, and a fluted bezel in 18 ct white gold. The hands and index hour markers or Roman numerals on all four watches are also in 18 ct white gold.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New White Rolesor Versions

The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the elegant profile of the 31mm Oyster case. These new watches are equipped with calibre 2236. Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification.

On the new white Rolesor versions of the Datejust 31, the bezel is made of 18 ct white gold, while the winding crown, middle case, bracelet and clasp are in Oystersteel.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New White Rolesor Versions

The Oyster case of the Datejust 31 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.

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 Datejust 31 New White Rolesor Versions

The new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with calibre 2236, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring, patented and produced by Rolex. This silicon hairspring remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks, and its patented geometry ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. The movement also contains a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel.

The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

These white Rolesor versions of the Datejust 31 are fitted with an Oyster or Jubilee bracelet. Developed at the end of the 1930s, the three-piece link Oyster bracelet is known for its robustness. Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 1945.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Aubergine dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Aubergine dial

The Oyster bracelet on the versions with either an aubergine or white lacquer dial is fitted with a folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link. Developed by Rolex, it allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with White lacquer dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with White lacquer dial

The Jubilee bracelet on versions with a mint green or dark grey dial is equipped with an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Mint green dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Mint green dial

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. 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 Datejust 31 with Dark grey dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Dark grey dial

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Aubergine dial

  • Case reference: 278384 RBR
  • Bracelet reference: 72360

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold (white Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.02 ct)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Aubergine, gloss, sunray finish
Roman numerals in 18 ct white gold, VI set with 11 diamonds
Hands in 18 ct white gold

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links 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

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Mint green dial

  • Case reference: 278274
  • Bracelet reference: 63360

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold (white Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Mint green, 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
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with White lacquer dial

  • Case reference: 278274
  • Bracelet reference: 72360

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold (white Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
White lacquer
Roman numerals in 18 ct white gold
Hands in 18 ct white gold

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links 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

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with Dark grey dial

  • Case reference: 278274
  • Bracelet reference: 63360

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold (white Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Dark grey, 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
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Movement specifications

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
• Balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via two gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel

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

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version with Oysterflex Bracelet (reference 326238)

Rolex has launched a new 18 ct yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch, fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet.

The watch is the first in the Classic category to include this innovative bracelet made of high-performance elastomer. Dressed in a refined 42 mm diameter Oyster case, this timepiece also features a bright black, sunray-finish dial with hands and hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

This new version comes fitted with the fluted, rotatable bezel unique to the Sky-Dweller, which is used to set the watch in conjunction with the Ring Command system. It also 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.

This new version of the Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001. Like all Rolex watches, the Sky-Dweller carries the Superlative Chronometer certification.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

The Sky-Dweller displays the time in two time zones simultaneously and has an annual calendar. The reference time, in 24-hour format, is shown via an off-centre disc, and the local time is read using conventional centre hands.

The annual calendar, named Saros, automatically differentiates between 30- and 31-day months. It is operated by a patented mechanism and stands out for its innovative display: the months of the year are indicated in 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial, with the current month marked in red. The instantaneous date change is linked to the local time.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

The Sky-Dweller includes the Ring Command system, an interface between the rotatable bezel, winding crown and movement that allows the wearer to select and set the timepiece’s functions one by one, easily, quickly and securely.

The Oyster case of the Sky-Dweller is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). The middle case is crafted from a solid piece of 18 ct yellow 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.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

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.

This new version of the Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. With multiple patents filed, this mechanical, self-winding movement is one of the most complex calibres created by the brand. Its architecture, manufacturing and innovative features make it exceptionally precise and reliable.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

The Calibre 9001 hosts a 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 9001 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

The new 18 ct yellow gold version of the Sky-Dweller is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap.

Developed and patented by Rolex, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible metal blades manufactured from a titanium and nickel alloy. The blades are overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

The Oysterflex bracelet on this new version of the Sky-Dweller is equipped with a folding Oysterclasp in 18 ct yellow gold, designed and patented by Rolex. In addition, it features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, also developed and patented by the brand.

This particularly inventive mechanism comprises a rack located under the clasp cover and a toothed sliding link that locks into the chosen notch. The Rolex Glidelock on the Oysterflex bracelet has six notches of approximately 2.5 mm, allowing the length of the bracelet to be adjusted easily, and without tools, up to some 15 mm.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New 18 ct Yellow Gold Version (Reference 326238)

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is 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.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Reference: 326238

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, fluted, bidirectional rotatable; Ring Command system for function setting
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
Cyclops lens over the date with double antireflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 9001, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 40 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 72 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

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Local time via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Reference time via 24-hour, off-centre disc
Instantaneous annual calendar via Saros system: rapid, bidirectional and secure setting of the date at 3 o’clock, month display via 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
Bright black, 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

Bracelet
Oysterflex
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Folding Oysterclasp in 18 ct yellow gold
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 15 mm in increments of approx. 2.5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

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.