Daytona and Submariner have always been the Rolex most concerned by players. At this year’s ‘Watches and Miracles’ 2023 Geneva Watch Fair, Rolex launched a new niche and heavyweight formal wear series, Perpetual 1908.
Perpetual 1908 includes a gold case with a public price of RMB 172,000; a platinum case with a general cost of RMB 181,900.
Rolex’s standard dress watch, Cellini’s replacement.
Rolex’s new Perpetual 1908 is a replacement for Cellini. We can see that Cellini has been removed from the official Rolex website. As a very niche formal watch series among Rolex, why was Cellini replaced? Because Cellini has limitations in design and movement, Rolex will launch a brand new legal watch series, the Perpetual 1908, which is thinner than Cellini, has better performance, and has more room for development. Buy replica watches online.
Rolex New Perpetual 1908
Rolex Perpetual 1908 is a standard formal watch. Perpetual 1908, in full compliance. And watches like Rolex log type and week calendar are more sporty.
Rolex’s new Perpetual 1908 gold case and platinum case.
Perpetual 1908 is a scarce Rolex watch that pursues thinness. It measures 39mm and is 9.5mm thick. The thickness of 9.5 mm is already at the same thickness level as Patek Philippe 5227 (9.24 mm) and Jaeger-LeCoultre’s ultra-thin master moon phase (9.3 mm). Compared with the 12mm of the previous Cellini junior needle, the Perpetual 1908 has significantly been thinned.
Rolex Perpetual 1908, the thickness of the case is skinny, and the case is all polished.
Compared with sports watches, the appearance of formal eyes tends to lack Recognition. Perpetual 1908 uses Rolex’s iconic “dog tooth ring” on the outer ring of the case. Although narrower and finer than the dog teeth of the log type and the day calendar, it dramatically improves the Recognition for a formal watch. Similarly, like Patek Philippe’s new 6119, the bezel is also covered with Paris studs to enhance Recognition and luxury, which is very effective for formal swiss replica watches. In terms of the case, Perpetual 1908 also uses the most standard legal watch treatment method, and the case is all polished.
Rolex Perpetual 1908, the bezel has Rolex’s iconic “dog tooth ring.”
Perpetual 1908 has two types of disks: white disk and black disk. The watch’s dial is retro, with some traces of the Rolex formal watch 6512 in the 1950s. Small three-pin layout, since there is no calendar, the dial of Perpetual 1908 is balanced and harmonious. The hour hand of the watch uses Breguet’s hands. Use three-dimensional bar hour markers plus 12, 3, and 9 digital hour markers. The small second dial of the Perpetual 1908 is also an orbital scale, and the Superlative Chronometer Super Observatory certification words surrounding the upper half of the small seconds dial restore the style of the antique Rolex 6512. The “little crown” under the small second’s dial means this is a Rolex using a “new generation” movement.
Rolex Perpetual 1908, disc details.
Rolex 6512 in the 50s of the last century, it can be seen that the Perpetual 1908 has inherited the handling of the small seconds.
Considering both slimness and performance, Rolex’s new 7140 automatic movements.
Rolex Perpetual 1908, to achieve a thickness of 9.5 mm, Rolex’s previous movements could not meet the thickness requirements, so Rolex developed a new 7140 automatic movement specifically for Perpetual 1908. The 7140 campaign is 4.05 mm thick, while the Rolex 3135/3235 movement is 6 mm thick.
Rolex Perpetual 1908, using the new 7140 automatic movements.
As you all know, all Rolex watches must meet the “Super Observatory Certification” standard with a daily error of +2/-2 seconds. In the past, the Rolex 31 and 32 movements had no thickness requirements, which was conducive to meeting the super observatory standard. Now the new Perpetual 1908 is both a thin and excellent observatory. Therefore, the 7140 automatic movement concentrates all the current “latest technological achievements” of Rolex to meet the requirements of both.
Rolex’s new 7140 automatic movements.
The Rolex 7140 automatic movement uses a central four-wheel layout, and the four wheels are located in the center of the action. The four wheels are usually used as the second wheel, and the second hand is directly installed, but the Perpetual 1908 is a small three-hand watch, and the second hand is at 6 o’clock. What happened? The 7140 movement uses a passing wheel connected to the four central wheels. Through the transition of the passing wheel, the small second hand can be arranged at 6 o’clock. Next to the automatic rotor, the outer wheel is exposed through the hollow splint. To ensure that this set of additional gear transmissions has a stable torque, the dual wheel at 6 o’clock uses “elastic teeth” to reduce the torque drop in the information. The “elastic teeth” technology is also used in Rolex Daytona 4130 movement and Patek Philippe 26-330 movement.
The “double-layer over-wheel” in the Rolex 7140 movement shows the upper and lower layers of gears.
In the Rolex 7140 movement, the “elastic teeth” second wheel is used, and the elastic teeth circled in the yellow square can be seen.
The Rolex 7140 movement, another key technology, uses the Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring. Some players will say that Rolex has blue niobium hairsprings; why use Syloxi silicon hairsprings on the 7140 movements? But the Perpetual 1908 is a watch that pursues thinness. The end of the hairspring is wound up, increasing the movement’s thickness, so the Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring is out.
In the Rolex 7140 movement, the Syloxi silicon hairspring is used.
The Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring, launched in 2014, is formed in one piece by photolithography. The appearance is characterized by two “round holes” at both ends of the hairspring. With these two holes, the Syloxi silicon balance spring is fixed to the balance cock. In this way, the ideal horizontal and symmetrical shape of the Syloxi silicon hairspring is guaranteed. Rolex said the Syloxi silicon hairspring has a “patented geometric structure that enables the movement to maintain regular operation at any position.” In addition, the silicon hairspring will not be magnetized and has a solid antimagnetic ability, thereby improving the travel time performance of the 7140 movements. While slim, it meets the Rolex Super Observatory +2/-2 standard. Syloxi silicon hairsprings are mainly used in Perpetual 1908 and Rolex women’s watches, which have thin or small movements to ensure their travel time accuracy.
In addition, Rolex also uses the same Chronergy hollow escapement as the 32 movements on the 7140 movements to improve the movement efficiency (compared with the conventional lever escapement, the efficiency is increased by 15%). 7140 movement, swing frequency 28800 times/hour, power 66 hours.
Details of the Rolex 7140 movement, the iconic red winding gear, can be seen.
Rolex Perpetual 1908, you can see the 7140 movements through the bottom. In the past, Rolex also had a transparent base on the Prince Cellini model, and this year, it is not uncommon for Rolex to have a transparent bottom in platinum ice blue. The mainspring box and winding wheel train are visible, and the mainspring is decorated with radial patterns. The decoration level of the activity is very high, and it also matches the formal style.
With the Perpetual 1908, Rolex will likely revive the “antique complication watch.”
In the 1950s, Rolex launched many complex watches, such as 6062 full-calendar moon phases and 4768 full-calendar chronographs. Now, from the Perpetual 1908, we can see that the slight 7140 movements, the typical “indirect” second-hand layout (the position of the second hand can be flexibly arranged), it is easy to think that in the future, Rolex will use the 7140 movements On, add various functional modules. The complex Rolex that has appeared in history is “resurrected” again.
Rolex full calendar moon phase 6062 in the 1950s
Rolex full calendar chronograph 4768 in the 1940s
The positioning of Rolex may be further improved.
At the 2023 Geneva Watch Fair, a series of actions by the Rolex Group released a signal to the outside world. There is a view that Rolex Group began to popularize MASTER CHRONOMETER on Tudor this year, that is, Omega’s “Zhizhen Observatory Certification.” So far, Tudor has obtained the same 15,000 Gauss antimagnetic, 0/+5 double travel time standard as Omega. Rolex intends to upgrade Tudor and use Tudor to fight Omega.
In terms of Rolex, the Perpetual 1908 was launched. Through the new 7140 automatic movements, Rolex has obtained a new trend that is thinner, more exquisite, and outstanding performance. Let Rolex open the channel from “luxury and durable” to “craft level.” Rolex may further improve its positioning.
Band Length: 20cm
Case Thickness: 15mm
Band Width: 20mm
Case Size: 39mm
Case Color: Silver-tone