HW Endorses: The Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Rolex gives its signature timepiece a makeover with a vibrant new look. The colourful dials are available in 31mm as well as 41mm (excluding candy pink).

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A classic design? Investment-worthy? Reflects your dynamic personality? Yes, yes and yes. That’s the latest version of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual 36 in a nutshell. 

A descendant of the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, introduced in 1926, the iconic timepiece now has lacquer dials in five cool new colours: candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green.

What’s new on the inside: the calibre 3230, a movement debuted by the brand this year. Equipped with a self-winding module, its power reserve now extends to around 70 hours. It’s also more resistant to shocks and magnetic fields.

Designed for both form and function, the distinctive three-piece link Oyster bracelet has been fitted with an extension system – a first for the Oyster Perpetual range. This folding Oysterclasp, together with the Easylink comfort extension link, allows you to easily adjust the bracelet length by around 5 mm.

Still, the main draw has to be the instant sartorial statement the colourful watch face makes. Our pick: energetic coral red for an instant mood lifter, or serene turquoise blue for days when you need to stay calm. – DEBBY KWONG 

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