Rolex Rolls Out Color Big Time For Oyster Perpetual Watches

Earlier in the year, Rolex announced that it would not introduce any new models for 2020, but this summer, it did a double take and began touting new pieces for fall. Well, the 2020 Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch lineup has arrived and it is bursting with color.  

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm with turqoiuse-colored lacquered dial. ©ROLEX

Color is nothing new to Rolex. The brand has introduced tropical and other colorful dials since it introduced its  first Oyster Perpetual  (with perpetual rotor) made its debut in 1931. But this year, one filled with so many challenges, the colorful statement is a breath of fresh air.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm with orange lacquer dial. The dial color is also available in other … [+] ©ROLEX

This year, Rolex also unveils a new size for the Oyster Perpetual watches: 41mm, which replaces its previous 39mm size. The newest pieces are offered with either a sunray silver dial or a sunray “bright” black dial.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual with green dial houses the new Caliber 3230 movement. ©ROLEX

There are also some great new Oyster Perpetual stainless steel watches that boast colorful lacquered dials including Candy Pink, Coral red, green, yellow and turquoise. All of these newest colorful watches are available in the 31mm, 36mm and 41mmm  sizes and are value-oriented in pricing, with retails ranging from $5,100 to $5,900. 

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches for 2020 boast color and Chromalight display. ©ROLEX

Making these Oyster Perpetual pieces even more exciting is the fact that they  feature a proprietary Rolex Chromalight display on the hands and hour markers that glows blue in the dark.  The luminescent glow lasts longer than traditional lumes. 

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All of the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches are crafted in stainless steel and have retail prices … [+] ©ROLEX

Additionally, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches  boast an all-new movement: Caliber 3230. Developed in house by Rolex, the new self-winding movement carries several patents and offers a higher power reserve of up to 70 hours versus the previous  movement that offered 48 hours. Additionally, the watch undergoes Rolex’s extreme Superlative Chronometer testing and is certified to be accurate to higher tolerances (+2/-2) than the COSC-chronometer standards. 

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual now in a new 41mm size that replaces the 39mm size. Seen here with a silver … [+] ©ROLEX/CLAUDE BOSSEL

The new caliber is anti-magnetic and shock resistant, as well, thanks to the brand’s proprietary Chronergy escapement (made of nickel-phosphorus)  that Rolex has patented.  The hairspring is made of blue Parachrom, an alloy developed by Rolex that makes it 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring. There are also patents on the high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, making this a very high-tech movement. 

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New Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with aubergine dial. ©ROLEX/ALAIN COSTA

 In addition to the Oyster Perpetual colors, Rolex also unveils a new Oyster Perpetual Datejust line-up with colorful dials, including a new aubergine (purple) that will blow you away with its vivid brightness. Additionally, new blue comes to the Oyster Perpetual Submariner line up. For a comprehensive look at all of the new 2020 Rolex watches, visit ATimelyPerspective.

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