Introducing The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41
While the splashiest Rolex-related feature of the day is the declaration of another 41mm Submariner , that is by all account not the only new watch we’re getting from the Crown on this warm summer evening. It’s not even the solitary new 41mm watch, incidentally. The Oyster Perpetual, which is the passage point into Rolex’s assortment, is presently accessible in a 41mm case size, supplanting the 39mm, and joining the 36mm, 34mm, 31mm, and 28mm alternatives. The 39mm wasn’t added throughout the entire that prior ( in 2015 ) and became something of a clique watch in its moderately short lifespan.
There are a couple of varieties of the OP 41 at dispatch, all in treated steel. Yet, there are two unique pieces that Rolex is advancing as the “saint” pieces: One has a “brilliant dark” sunray dial with white-gold hour markers and hands, while the other has a silver sunray finish dial with yellow-gold hour markers and hands. The last is an absolutely new dial arrangement for Rolex, and it looks very attractive from the stock images gave to the press. It will be truly fascinating to find face to face how the gold and silver play off each other. Different forms have brilliant dials like those on the new OP 36 models , yet Rolex has not given any images of these adaptation of the OP 41, so look at that story to get a feeling of exactly how energetic those green, blue, and yellow alternatives are.
All varieties come in a similar steel case on a similar steel Oyster wristband, andare fueled by the new Caliber 3230, which is a similar beefed up development in the new Submariner. It has the Chronergy escapement and a more drawn out force hold, making these watches far and away superior every day drivers.
While it bodes well that Rolex would add a 41mm choice to the OP setup, it is unquestionably an astonishment to see it supplanting the 39mm rendition. Perhaps it was just mainstream in watch geek circles ( sorry, Gary Shteyngart ), however 39mm is a particularly sweet-spot size, and I saw huge loads of those watches out in nature. ( Check out my considerations from some time back for additional on that. ) Paired with the upsizing of the Submariner, it certainly appears as though Rolex’s clients are inclining toward bigger watches, and they’re taking notice.
As far as the two principle models introduced here go, I think the two executions look dazzling. The 41mm form of the Oyster case has long queues, and those cleaned sides truly highlight the flexible extents. The lighter dial unquestionably gets a touch of additional punch from those yellow-gold markers, and the dark dial looks pretty like what you could discover on the OP 39 and OP 36 models. I’ll be interested to see both very close and check whether Rolex has changed the completion on the dark at all to give the watch another look. Generally, in case you’re searching for a watch with sport watch extents yet a greater amount of an all-circumstance look, the OP 41 could be only the ticket.
Model: Oyster Perpetual 41
Reference Number: 124300
Case Material: Oystersteel
Dial Color: Silver sunray, dark sunray, yellow, green, blue, turquoise, red
Indexes: White or yellow gold batons
Lume: Yes, on all fours markers
Water Resistance: 100 meters (330 feet)
Strap/Bracelet: Oyster arm band in Oystersteel
Caliber: Caliber 3230
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Superlative Chronometer Certified (Both COSC certificate and Rolex certificate)
Additional Details: Hacking seconds; Chronergy escapement; Paramagnetic bed fork and break wheel
Estimating & Availability
Availability: At all Rolex approved sellers beginning Wednesday, September 2, 2020
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