Symbol of ‘ diver’s watch, the ‘Oyster Perpetual Submariner presented at BASELWORLD 2012 adopts new design solutions which enhance its symbolic character. With the cash-panied slightly redesigned, the new bezel and the bracelet again benefiting both the most recent innovations Rolex Submariner that fits with the latest strength and consistency in the tradition of the historical model launched in 1953.
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner outdoes himself in terms of robustness, reliability and readability, and reaffirms its status as a timeless-looking clock action.
Ceramic bezel and luminescence emission of long-term
The unidirectional rotating bezel graduated 60 minutes of the new Submariner is equipped with a disc made of a ceramic CERACHROM Black Anti-scratch and virtually unalterable.
The graduation and obtained by depositing a thin layer of platinum (PVD). On the face of black space are the large indices and hands coated with a luminescent material Chromalight emission of long-term blue. This unique solution allows for exceptional readability in the dark.
The case OYSTER, a symbol of impermeability
The case of 40 mm OYSTER the Submariner is guaranteed waterproof to 300 meters, and an example of strength. The case middle and carved from a block of solid steel 904L resistant to corrosion.
The grooved bottom and screwed tightly with a special tool used by watchmakers Rolex. The winding crown equipped with the patented triple-sealing and protected by special TRIPLOCK shoulders formed in the body of the case middle, and firmly screwed to the case as if the sealed chamber of a submarine. The sapphire glass and synthetic Anti-scratch virtually. The case of the Oyster Submariner, fully waterproof, optimally protects the movement of high precision housing.
The caliber 3130, a superlative chronometer
The new Submariner and with the caliber 3130, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.
Like all movements, PERPETUAL, 3130 and on a Swiss chronometer certificate, a title reserved for top precision watches that have successfully passed the tests of the COSC (Controle Officiel des Chronometer Us). The architecture, which is common to all movements of the Oyster range, gives a precision and reliability that are unrivaled.
The rocker, real heart of the watch, and with blue spiral PARACHROM, patented and manufactured by Rolex in a proprietary alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, this spiral has a great stability with respect to temperature changes and, in case of impact, remains up to ten times more precise than a traditional spiral.
Functionality and safety of the clip Oysterlock
The Submariner and Oyster bracelet comes with a mesh massive steel 904L with security clasp Oysterlock generation and extension system GLIDELOCK. This ingenious patented device, housed under the cover of the clip, allows you to fine tune the length of the bracelet with 2 mm increments up to a total of about 20 mm, without any tools. This device allows you to wear the watch over a diving suit up to 3 mm thick, or just enjoy a more comfortable under any other circumstances.
OYSTER PERPETUAL Submariner
REFERENCES (CASSA – CUFF): 114060 to 97200
Model: OYSTER (case middle piece, screwed back and crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 904L stainless steel superalloy, satin and gloss
Caseback: Screwed grooves with Rolex
Bezel: Unidirectional Rotating Disc CERACHROM graduated 60 minutes with black engraved numbers and deposition of platinum by magnetron sputter Chromalight Capsule (luminescence emission of long duration) at 12 o’clock
Crown: screwed, triple sealing system TRIPLOCK shoulders formed in the body of the case middle Sapphire Synthesis, Anti-scratch Up to 300 meters
Caliber: 3130, Rolex Factory
Mechanical movement with automatic winding rotor with two-way PERPETUAL, With an official Swiss chronometer COSC
Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds to the center stop seconds for accurate time
Attendance: 28,800 alt. / Hour (4 Hz)
Spiral PARACHROM blue paramagnetic
Rocker large variable inertia
Adjusting to high precision by using 4 nuts MICROSTELLA gold
Through balance bridge
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Color: Black lacquered
Applications: high readability indices Chromalight (luminescence emission of long duration) in 18 ct white gold.
Hands: Chromalight white gold 18 ct.
Model: OYSTER (3 rows), massive mesh
Material: 904L stainless steel superalloy, satin finish, polished on the sides
Clip: Oysterlock security clasp with folding buckle system GLIDELOCK elongation (20 mm, in increments of 2 mm).