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New Oyster Perpetual | Baselworld 2015

Rolex presents new versions of its quintessential Oyster Perpetual model, introducing an entirely new 39 mm size as well as exclusive new dials for the 26, 31 and 34 mm sizes. These new versions join the 31 and 36 mm Oyster Perpetuals unveiled in 2014, creating an entire family of different sizes and attractive dial colours for a model that affords full access to the Rolex legend. The red grape colour is available in each of the sizes – 26, 31, 34, 36 and 39 mm, providing a common thread throughout the family.

The Oyster Perpetual is the purest expression of the Oyster concept, having no other function than a reliable and accurate time display. This watch is the direct descendant of the original Oyster launched in 1926, the first waterproof wristwatch in the world and the foundation on which Rolex has built its reputation. It comprises the renowned Rolex waterproof Oyster case and Manufacture mechanical self‑winding Perpetual movement. An officially certified chronometer, the Oyster Perpetual is endowed with all the fundamental attributes of the Oyster collection. This timeless model stands out with its eye-catching new dials in elegant and sporty colours.

The Oyster Perpetual’s Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and reliability. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimal protection for the high-precision movement.

The Oyster Perpetual is paired with a solid-link 904L steel Oyster bracelet, which is very secure and comfortable to wear. It is equipped with a folding Oysterclasp, designed by Rolex.