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Rolex - Perpetual 1908

On occasione of Watches&Wonders2023, Rolex launched the Perpetual 1908, the inaugural model of the new Perpetual collection. Prices from €22,150
In 2023, Rolex is launching the new Perpetual collection. The inaugural model is the Perpetual 1908, a name that celebrates the year when Hans Wilsdorf devised the name ‘Rolex’ to sign his creations and registered the brand in Switzerland.

Rolex Perpetual 1908

Presented in 18 ct yellow or white gold, the new model comes in a slim 39 mm x 9.50 mm case crowned with a bezel that is domed in the upper part and finely fluted in the lower one. 

The curve of the lugs is highlighted thanks to a gentle chamfering on their top edges. Waterproofness is guaranteed up to a pressure of 5 bar (50 metres / 165 feet).

Rolex Perpetual 1908

Rolex Perpetual 1908

The elegant dial, either intense white or intense black depending on the version, is graced with Arabic numerals 3, 9 and 12, and faceted index hour markers. 

It also offers a small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, with the words ‘Superlative Chronometer’ above it in an arc shape. The hour hand is distinctive for the circle just before the tip, while the minute hand is shaped like a two­ edged sword. 

Rolex Perpetual 1908

Rolex Perpetual 1908

The transparent sapphire crystal case back showcases the nicely finished Calibre 7140, a new self-winding movement wholly developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Rolex Perpetual 1908

It incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Being made of nickel­ phosphorus, it is particularly resistant to strong magnetic fields.

The movement also includes the patented Syloxi hairspring, produced by Rolex. This silicon hairspring has a patented geometry that ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is mounted on the patented high­ performance Paraflex shock absorbers, designed by the brand, which increase the movement’s shock resistance. 

Its bridges are enhanced by the Rolex Côtes de Genève, a reinterpretation of a well­ known decoration in watchmaking, while the openworked oscillating weight is made of in 18 ct yellow gold.

Rolex Calibre 7140

Beating at a frequency of 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour), the new Calibre 7140 offers a power reserve of 66 hours.

Like all Rolex watches, the Perpetual 1908 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures a precision in the order of −2/+2 seconds per day – a rate deviation for a finished watch which is significantly smaller than that accepted by COSC for official certification of the movement alone.

Rolex Perpetual 1908

Matched to a brown or black alligator leather strap equipped with a double folding clasp, the new  Rolex Perpetual 1908 has a suggested retail price of Euro 22,150 / US$ 22,000 in yellow gold  (ref. 52508-002 and 52508-006) or Euro 23,450 / US 23,300 in white gold (ref. 52509-002 and 52509-006). rolex.com
Rolex Perpetual 1908

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