The Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection is the brand’s entry-level watch for both men and women. An understated and elegant timepiece, the spirit of the watch is deeply rooted in the very first Rolex Oyster from 1926. The original Rolex Oyster was the world’s first waterproof watch whose construction laid the foundation for future watches offered by Rolex, as well as other Swiss watchmakers.
The simplicity of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual allows the ingenious construction of the Oyster case to shine — the integral part of the wristwatch that is charged with protecting the mechanical movement within. The middle case is constructed from a solid block of the especially tough 904L stainless steel while the fluted caseback is screwed down to remain watertight. To further keep the external elements out, the case is outfitted with a Twinlock screw-down crown. These details are not only the basis for the practical function of the Oyster case, but also contribute to the core design characteristics that are instantaneously recognized as Rolex. Case sizes of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual range from the diminutive 26mm to the largest option at 39mm.
Although there are several dial options to choose from within the Oyster Perpetual, from rich colors to hour-marker styles, the overall look of the dial is still very minimalist. With the trio of center hands, luminescent accents and optimal legibility, it provides everything one needs to tell the time. The watches in the Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection are all presented on the famed Oyster bracelet with its appealing three-link construction that is both attractive and comfortable to wear.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual may be the most straightforward of Rolex watches, however, it is still a Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified timepiece running on the brand’s renowned proprietary mechanical movements. Within the Oyster Perpetual 39 is the Rolex Caliber 3132. This self-winding manufacture mechanical movement is furnished with the blue Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers for the precision, reliability, and robustness we’ve come to expect from a Rolex caliber. Additionally, the caliber provides the wearer with 48 hours of power reserve.
The already attractively priced Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches are even more affordable within the secondary market. When buying pre-owned, there an abundance of choice from used Oyster Perpetual 39 models to second-hand Oyster Perpetual 24 editions and everything in between.