Her­itage, el­e­gance and tech­ni­cal em­i­nence un­der­pin the ex­cel­lence be­hind Rolex’s lat­est it­er­a­tions of the Oys­ter Per­pet­ual Sea-Dweller and Oys­ter Per­pet­ual Lady-Date­just 28, in­tro­duced at Basel­world this year.

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Patek Philippe ex­plores the art of horol­ogy.

ROLEX OYS­TER PER­PET­UAL SEA-DWELLER Half a cen­tury af­ter its in­tro­duc­tion, the lat­est Rolex Oys­ter Per­pet­ual Sea-Dweller comes with a larger case, new move­ment Orig­i­nally de­signed for the pi­o­neers of Oys­ter

Per­pet­ual Sea-Dweller was de­signed to be wa­ter­proof to a depth of 610m – later en­hanced to 1,220m – and, to­gether with Rolex’s in­no­va­tive he­lium es­cape valve, paved the way for a new, more tech­ni­cal and de­mand­ing type of div­ing that made the deep more ac­ces­si­ble.

Cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary this year, the Sea-Dweller has been en­hanced even as it con­tin­ues to com­mem­o­rate its spe­cial her­itage. This year’s ver­sion of the leg­endary divers’ watch is equipped with a highly cor­ro­sion-re­sis­tant 904L steel case that has been en­larged to 43mm. The 60-minute grad­u­ated, uni­di­rec­tional ro­tat­able bezel is equipped with a patented black Cer­achrom bezel in­sert in ceramic, while the sleek black dial fea­tures large Chro­ma­light hour mark­ers for ex­cel­lent leg­i­bil­ity in dark con­di­tions. The dial also bears the name Sea-Dweller in red,

The Sea-Dweller’s Oys­ter case is a paragon of ro­bust­ness, its mid­dle case is crafted from a solid block of 904L steel, screwed down with a spe­cial tool that al­lows only Rolex watch­mak­ers to ac­cess the the Triplock triple wa­ter­proof­ness sys­tem, screws down se­curely against the case to pro­vide wa­ter­tight se­cu­rity. The crys­tal, with a Cy­clops lens at 3 o’clock for easy read­ing of the date, is made of vir­tu­ally scratch­proof sap­phire. The new Sea-Dweller’s solid-link safety clasp that pre­vents ac­ci­den­tal open­ing as well as a dou­ble ex­ten­sion sys­tem. The Fli­plock ex­ten­sion link ex­tends the bracelet by 26mm, while the Rolex Glide­lock sys­tem al­lows ad­just­ments of 2mm in­cre­ments for a to­tal of ap­prox­i­mately 20mm.

Within the Oys­ter case is cal­i­bre 3235, a new-gen­er­a­tion self-wind­ing me­chan­i­cal move­ment. A con­sum­mate demon­stra­tion of Rolex tech­nol­ogy, with 14 patents, it of­fers fun­da­men­tal gains in terms of pre­ci­sion, power re­serve, re­sis­tance to and re­li­a­bil­ity. It in­cor­po­rates the new Chronergy es­cape­ment, com­bin­ing high An op­ti­mised blue Parachrom hair­spring, up to 10 times more pre­cise than a tra­di­tional the os­cil­la­tor, the true heart of the watch. Equipped with a self-wind­ing mod­ule via a Per­pet­ual ro­tor, the new bar­rel ar­chi­tec­ture ex­tends the power re­serve of cal­i­bre 3235 to ap­prox­i­mately 70 hours.

2017 ver­sion of the Sea-Dweller re­mains at the cut­ting edge of tech­nol­ogy and

sym­bol­izes Rolex’s deep bond with the world of ma­rine ex­plo­ration. ROLEX OYS­TER PER­PET­UAL LADY-DATE­JUST 28 Rolex’s clas­sic fem­i­nine watch, the Oys­ter

Per­pet­ual Lady-Date­just 28 In­tro­duced in the late 1950s, the Oys­ter

Per­pet­ual Lady-Date­just con­cen­trates in a smaller case all the at­tributes of the Rolex

Date­just wrist­watch to dis­play the date in a win­dow on the dial launched in 1945. Since then, the Lady- Date­just has main­tained the spirit of its em­blem­atic an­tecedent, which re­mains a by­word for style and ac­cu­rate time­keep­ing.

At Basel­world 2017, Rolex in­tro­duced a 904L steel ver­sion of the Lady-Date­just

28, as well as a white Role­sor ver­sion, which com­bines 904L steel and 18 ct white gold, gold and a wide choice of di­als. The 28mm Oys­ter case is wa­ter­proof to a depth of 100m and fea­tures a mid­dle case crafted from a solid block of 904L steel. Sim­i­lar to the Oys­ter Per­pet­ual Sea-Dweller case­back is also her­met­i­cally screwed down with a spe­cial tool that al­lows only Rolex watch­mak­ers to ac­cess the move­ment. The crys­tal, with a Cy­clops lens at 3 o’clock, is made of vir­tu­ally scratch­proof sap­phire, Twin­lock dou­ble wa­ter­proof­ness sys­tem, screws down se­curely against the case. Both new ver­sions of the Lady-Date­just 28 are avail­able on an Oys­ter or Ju­bilee Crown­clasp, opened with a hinged Rolex with a fold­ing Oys­ter­clasp as well as the in­ge­nious Rolex-patented Ea­sylink rapid ex­ten­sion sys­tem that al­lows the wearer to eas­ily in­crease the bracelet length by ap­prox­i­mately 5mm for ad­di­tional com­fort.

The Lady-Date­just 28 is pow­ered by the new-gen­er­a­tion cal­i­bre 2236, a self-wind­ing hair­spring in sil­i­con, which is in­sen­si­tive to in the face of tem­per­a­ture vari­a­tions and re­mains up to 10 times more pre­cise than a tra­di­tional hair­spring in case of shocks. Cal­i­bre 2236 is also equipped with a self­wind­ing mod­ule via a Per­pet­ual ro­tor and of­fers a power re­serve of ap­prox­i­mately 55 hours. Like all Rolex watches, both the Sea

Dweller and Lady-Date­just 28 are cov­ered cri­te­ria, which ex­ceed watch­mak­ing norms to the fully as­sem­bled watch, af­ter cas­ing the move­ment, guar­an­tee­ing su­perla­tive per­for­mance on the wrist. The pre­ci­sion of a Rolex Su­perla­tive Chronome­ter af­ter cas­ing chronome­ter. The Su­perla­tive Chronome­ter sta­tus is sym­bol­ised by the green seal that comes with ev­ery Rolex watch and guar­an­tee.

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