Tuesday, September 08, 2020

All-New for 2020 Rolex Oyster Perpetual


All-New for 2020

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Last week when Rolex introduced their new models for 2020, and the response has been amazing! One of the interesting new models that people have been asking me about is the new Oyster Perpetual series. The all-new Rolex Oyster Perpetual epitomizes the 3 classic pillars of Rolex which are:

              • Accuracy
              • Waterproof Oyster Case
              • Automatic Perpetual Movement

Rolex introduced the new Oyster Perpetual in 3 sizes which could be considered small, medium and large with 31MM, 36MM and 41MM. Rolex surprised many people with their nod to their heritage with the unusual 41MM Rolex Oyster Perpetual model pictured above. What is so unusual about this model you ask? Rolex design language for many decades never mixed gold markers or hands with an all stainless body. In other words, it was a steadfast Rolex rule that a stainless steel body would never have gold markers or hands, but Rolex dove deeply into their heritage by giving this new model an almost vintage gilt dial vibe.

Rolex also introduced a black sunburst dial model version of the 41MM Oyster Perpetual which is pictured below. One of the unique features of the new 41MM model is the double baton markers. I don't recall Rolex every doubling up markers like this before, but it gives the watch a unique visual signature which kind of reminds me of a Rolex Explorer, with regards to being iconicity steeped in 1950s late art-deco populuxe design language.

"The purest expression of the Oyster concept, the Oyster Perpetual provides a clear and accurate time display."


The Return of the Stella dial

Another surprise was that Rolex is offering the new "OP" with many different colorful dial combinations as seen below. This is highly reminiscent of the Rolex Day-Date models from the 1970s as seen below in the photo from Bob's Watches.

The Rolex green dial on the Oyster Perpetual is bound to be a huge hit with collectors as seen below.

Here is a close up of the pink dial Oyster Perpetual which has a really fresh vibe, and is certain to be big hit with the ladies...

The pale blue Rolex Oyster pictured below reminds me of Tiffany & Company.

The guide below shows the entire new range of Oyster Perpetual models which Rolex is offering in 28MM, 31MM, 34MM, 36MM and 41MM (Think S, M, L, XL, XXL)

The new Oyster Perpetual incorporate the Caliber 2232 (28MM, 31MM, & 34MM) and Caliber 3230 (36MM & 41MM).  Rolex also is offering a Rolex green dial in 41MM which is certain to be a big hit. The 41MM should offer a lot of wrist presence as it is the diameter of the all new 41MM Submariner. All in all, I am impressed with Rolex's new 'OP' line. 

Ya Down Wit O.P.P.?

Whenever I hear the term "O.P." is reminds me of the really catchy 1991 hit song named O.P.P. by Naughty by Nature :-)