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Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Simple, elegant and time-tested. Since 1923, the Oyster Perpetual has been an inherent part of Rolex' product range. It features a truly timeless design without any useless decoration... Therefore, it has always looked modern in the past 90 years.

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The classic - Rolex Oyster Perpetual

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is the perfect watch for anyone looking for a timeless, understated watch. It is not too noticeable on the wrist, but can still impress with its classic design. In addition, the Oyster Perpetual is one of more affordable watches of Rolex, but without losing prestige, making it perfect for beginners. The strikingly unobtrusive Oyster Perpetual is elegant yet classy, without being flashy. It has three hands in the classic Rolex style and is made exclusively with case of stainless steel. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual comes with no date, diamonds or other adornments. The watch relies 100% on simple functionality and dispenses with everything that is not necessarily needed. With four different sizes (26, 31, 34 and 39 mm), the watch is equally popular with both men and women.

The story of Oyster Perpetual

In 1926, the Rolex "Oyster" was introduced, the world's first waterproof watch. In 1931 Rolex filed the patent for a permanent automatic winding system. Two years later, the series was then expanded with the Rolex Oyster Perpetual: The first waterproof automatic watch was born. Until then, the wearer had to wind the watch again and again manually. The new movement of Rolex winds itself during the movement of the wearers wrist due to the hammer automatic. This revolutionary innovation was soon adapted by other watch manufacturers and can now be found in every automatic watch. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is one of the classics of Rolex and can look back on an impressive, revolutionary history despite its simplicity.

Coinciding with the release of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, the first successful flight expedition over Mount Everest has started. The overflight of the mountain seemed impossible until then. All participating pilots were equipped with the new, revolutionary watch. Today the Oyster Perpetual technology is standard on all Rolex watches. You will find the lettering directly below the eye-catching Rolex logo. This implies that every Rolex watch with this lettering is both waterproof and dustproof as well as automatically operated.

The Oyster Perpetual was one of the biggest innovations in Rolex history. Since its release, the design has remained virtually unchanged, only the material has been refined over the years and has made the watch even more stable and robust. To remain true to the original design, even today only stainless steel is used in the production for the Oyster Perpetual.

Famous bearer of the Oyster Perpetual

With the flight over the Mount Everest not only the pilots, but also their wristwatches - the Rolex Oyster Perpetual - became legends. In Ian Fleming's James Bond "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," the Oyster Perpetual is called the famous agent's wristwatch. Although Bond wears a Rolex Submariner in the movies, the Oyster Perpetual is the agent's original watch.

The current collection

The current collection offers a classic stainless steel bracelet made of Oyster steel and various colored dials of classic black / white over green to burgundy is something for everyone. Thus, the wearer has the opportunity to set accents despite the simple design. Since this series belongs to the most affordable models of Rolex, the Oyster Perpetual is ideally suited as an entry-level model.

More Rolex models

  • As an entry level model, the Rolex Air King is recommended. Worn by British fighter pilots during World War II, it impresses with its striking size and classic-simple Rolex design.
  • The Daytona is named after the eponymous car race at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. With tachymeter display on the bezel, it is not only for racers a useful companion.
  • The Submariner is the classic among diving watches and an absolute icon. Even James Bond showed that she wears both a tuxedo and a diving suit.
  • The GMT Master II is the pilot's watch series from Rolex. It is still associatively linked to the luxury airline Pan Am and, thanks to the display of multiple time zones, it is not only interesting for frequent travelers.
  • The Milgauss can withstand magnetic fields of up to 1000 Gauss without being influenced in their accuracy. Characteristic is her orange arrow-shaped hand, which makes her a special eye-catcher.
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