The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is widely hailed as the best “one-and-only watch.” Even though collecting watches is a fun hobby, it could be useful to have a wristwatch that can be carried on any given day. And the Oyster Perpetual, Rolex’s entry-level timepiece, satisfies the requirements.

The Oyster Perpetual is indeed a famous and coveted watch through and through while being purposefully and almost proudly basic. The following 5 points discuss the Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

  1. The Oyster, the original water-resistant watch, is a direct ancestor of this item.

The Oyster is the first water-and-dust-proof timepiece in the world, introduced by Rolex in 1926. The hermetically sealed watch made a significant advancement in horology, which shielded the mechanism from the environment.

Mercedes Gleitze, a swimmer, wore a Rolex Oyster in 1927 while she crossed the English Channel. Upon finishing the 10-hour swim, The Oyster was still in operation.

  1. The name of the watch, “Oyster Perpetual,” reflects its past.

Of course, the word “oyster” comes from the famous Oyster case of 1926. Hans Wilsdorf derived the concept from sealed oysters; it was designed to provide the wristwatch a depth of at least 100 meters and to offer the movement the best protection possible.

The word “Perpetual” comes from the Perpetual identity movement that Rolex created in 1931. The mainspring of the watch receives a steady supply of energy from the mechanism by being under constant stress.


  1. Up to this point, the design of the Oyster Perpetual has been simplified to its core elements.

The watches only have three hands in each model: the hours, minutes, and central seconds. It is fastened with the Oyster bracelet, and the Oysterclasp fastener has a Chromalight lume and is wound with the Twinlock screw-down crow.

This makes the Oyster Perpetual incredibly wearable. Although the steel on the metal body gives it a more casual appearance, it is nevertheless suitable for wearing with such a tie and suit. This is neither a formal watch nor a sports watch.

  1. The Oyster Perpetual is offered in even more sizes than any other Rolex watch, despite its straightforward design.

There are almost 30 possible color, bezel, and size variations of the Oyster Perpetual. It used to be offered in 26-31-34 or 36 mm sizes.

Rolex added new hues only for Oyster Perpetual in addition to the larger case, including a traditional black and dial in all five sizes.

  1. The brand’s most user-friendly watch is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual.

The Oyster Perpetual is a great entry-level Rolex watch because it costs roughly half as much as the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona or between $1,000 and $2,000 less than the GMT-Master and Submariner.

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