When Rolex created the first Oyster case in 1926, it was a pivotal moment in the history of watchmaking. The patented system allowed the brand to create the first water resistant wristwatch. The Oyster Perpetual officially debuted a few years later in 1931. This model is the bread and butter of the Rolex brand. It epitomizes their passion for innovation and commitment to superior design. All in all, the Oyster Perpetual is a simple, straightforward, yet robust collection. You can’t go wrong when buying a Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch. Here, you can browse our selection of exceptional used Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches for sale.
Rolex invented the Oyster design in 1926 as the world’s first water-resistant case for a wristwatch. It contains a patented system that screws down the bezel, caseback, and winding crown against the middle case, which is comprised of a solid block of steel, gold, or platinum. Oyster casebacks also feature distinctive fluting that fits into a special tool issued exclusively to Rolex watchmakers so only they can access the movement.
The Oyster Perpetual serves as a building block for other Rolex models, like the Daytona and Submariner. The line of Oyster Perpetual models contains a simple yet robust in-house made automatic movement, complete with COSC certification. It’s equipped with Rolex’s patented “paramagnetic” blue Parachrom hairspring as well as the manufacturer’s own Paraflex shock absorbers. The model may be more basic in terms of its functions and appearance. However, it still features the same high caliber movement you’ll find in all of the watches in the Rolex family.
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