SHOW AND TELL
Displaying the luxury watchmaker’s gem-setting mastery like never before, the ROLEX Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39 is all about baring the heart and soul
Beyond words, love is about grand gestures and feelings, and with the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39, the brand’s legendary watchmaking expertise and gem-setting intricacies unite in an unabashed expression of eternal devotion that is no different from true love.
The crown in the Rolex jewellery watch universe, the Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster has been hailed not only for its technical supremacy but also its captivating looks. What makes its newest incarnation, the Pearlmaster 39, so coveted is undoubtedly the diamond-paved dial which commands second glances from anyone who sets eyes on it. To ensure maximum brilliance, all 713 diamonds must meet a stringent selection criteria before in-house gem- setters carve metal and handshape the perfect “seat” for each gemstone. This attention to detail continues with precise alignment of the height of the gems and proportion, down to the angle at which they are placed. This is also evident in the 18k white gold bezel which is adorned with 36 brilliant-cut diamonds. Roman numerals and hands in 18k pink gold tell time in an almost poetic fashion.
Like others in the Pearlmaster family, the Pearlmaster 39 encapsulates watchmaking perfection that comes with an illustrious heritage. At its heart is the self-winding calibre 3235 with a 70-hour power reserve. It incorporates the new Chronergy escapement for greater energy efficiency and dependability. Equally impressive is the robust yet refined “home” for the movement. The Oyster case, crafted in feminine 18k Everose gold that is cast in the Rolex foundry, is waterproof to 100m.
The 18k Everose gold bracelet that gently yet securely hugs the wrist is the product of advanced technology. Its rounded fivepiece solid links are hallmarks of the Pearlmaster, that goes back to 1992 when it was born. Two rows of intermediate links in 18k white gold set with 144 brilliant-cut diamonds add to the sensuality of the timepiece. Covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, the Pearlmaster 39 after casing has the precision of the order of -2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.
With the Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39, Rolex seals its reputation as a leader in the art of watchmaking while bringing to the fore its gem-setting mastery in a way never seen before, making it a fitting reflection of the depths of true love.
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With an impressive 14 patents, the new-generation calibre 3235 delivers uncompromising precision, and resistance to shocks and magnetism