What list of Baselworld premieres would be complete without something from Rolex? This year it seems that Rolex premiered the 39mm Oyster Perpetual. This stunningly beautiful piece by Rolex is an instant classic and an affordable watch at just over $5,000. It offers all the build quality of Rolex as well as some interesting, traditional design elements that will make it a beautiful watch you will undoubtedly have for the rest of your life.
While the Oyster Perpetual is considered to be the “entry level” watch when it comes to Rolex, it is an absolutely paramount collection for the company, one which offers a lot of diversity for its potential users. The Oyster Perpetual collection is available in five case sizes, allowing as diverse a group of potential clients to find the model that best suits their needs. The 39mm model is the latest in the list, but it’s not just the size that sets it apart and makes it an important presence at Baselworld; it is also the numerous extra or updated features like the dark rhodium dial which boasts a beautiful sunray finish. This new Oyster Perpetual a model is produced with a fluted bezel while it offers an Oyster bracelet in place of the classic Jubilee alternative it got its users used to.
The case of the Oyster Perpetual is and looks as sturdy and durable as ever, boasting the same elegant lines that Rolex has gotten its fan base used to. The case is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters making the watch a perfect companion for just about any swimming trip. The case owes its durability to the high quality corrosion resistant 904L stainless steel. The winding crown also comes with Twinlock waterproofness before being screwed to the case.
The scratchproof, glare proof sapphire won’t just add to the durability of the watch but will also make visibility ideal regardless of weather conditions. The watch dial is easy to read and with no date function and little to no other details this basic watch is the very essence of what Rolex tries to achieve; a simple, elegant yet highly dependable machine that will be working perfectly for generations to come.
The 39mm Rolex Oyster Perpetual comes in three dial colors: dark rhodium, blue or red grape. This model along with the 26, 31, and 34 mm models uses the same movement, the Rolex caliber 3132. While it offers no date function, this highly precise, COSC certified movement does power three extremely precise hands.