THE RECENTLY REVEALED UPDATE OF ROLEX’S OYSTER PERPETUAL 36 CAN BE CONSIDERED WORKS OF ART FOR AT LEAST TWO REASONS. THE FIRST LIES IN ITS LACQUER DIAL THAT COMES IN FIVE UNEXPECTEDLY YOUTHFUL COLOURS: TURQUOISE BLUE, CORAL RED, CANDY PINK, YELLOW AND GREEN. SET AGAINST AN UNDERSTATEDLY ELEGANT OYSTERSTEEL BRACELET AND FITTED WITH A CHROMALIGHT DISPLAY THAT MAKES THE HANDS AND INDEXES EMIT A LONG-LASTING BLUE GLOW IN DARK CONDITIONS, IT’S ONE OF THE MOST FUN AND IN TURN COLLECTIBLE RENDITIONS OF THE TIMEPIECE. THE OTHER REASON IS SUBTLER: ITS CALIBRE 3230 MOVEMENT THAT WAS INTRODUCED THIS YEAR. BESIDES BEING INSENSITIVE TO MAGNETIC FIELDS, THE WATCH CAN RUN FOR APPROXIMATELY 70 HOURS WITHOUT WINDING, STRENGTHENING ITS STATUS AS THE PERFECT NEW EVERYDAY-WITH-A-TWIST LUXURY TIMEPIECE. ANDY WARHOL WOULD APPROVE.
The new generation of Oyster Perpetual watches includes a new model, the Oyster Perpetual 41, as well as versions of the Oyster Perpetual 36 with dials in vivid colours. Other dial variations include classic-looking (but no less covetable) configurations such as a silver, sunray-finish dial with hands and hour markers in 18K yellow gold, and a bright black, sunray-finish dial with and hands and hour markers in 18K white gold.