In 2020, together with other famous collections, a new generation of Oyster Perpetual in Rolex new watch 2020 are introduced. There are new colorful Oyster Perpetual models in both 36mm and 41mm, as well as updated 34mm versions.
The new Oyster Perpetual 41 mm with the reference 124300 gained the spotlight of the discussion. It comes with the largest case of the collection and a new in-house movement.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 debuted with seven dial color options. While there are “Stella-inspired” bright colors which have not been featured on Rolex dials for a long time, 2 basic color options are also introduced: black and silver. It received overwhelming responses from the fans that they can enjoy the heritage of Rolex in a more affordable package.
The Rolex OP family now comes in 5 size families – 28 / 31 / 34 / 36 and the 41mm. The Oyster Perpetual 39mm model is now discontinued and replaced with the new OP 41mm.
Now let’s explore more about the New Rolex 2020 Oyster Perpetual watches
Everything about Rolex new model 2020 in Oyster Perpetual series
Stated right in its name, the new generation continues using the ultra strong case in Rolex Oystersteel. The shape of the case remains the same, with the update on the case size: replacing the 39mm model with the 41mm one.
The proportions of the case are so well built that it is hard to tell the difference between the discontinued Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 and the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 just by looking. Yet such a slight difference does matter if you feel them on the wrist. Therefore some collectors welcome the update while some still prefer the old one. In this way, the discontinued Oyster Perpetual 39 still holds its value in the secondary market.
On the dials of the new OP 41 and OP 36, the hour markers are displayed in double bars at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock, while others are single bars. As for the 28 mm and 34 mm versions, all the markers are displayed in single bars.
There is also a small difference on the minute markers outside the periphery of the hour markers among the models. On the 41 and the 36 version, the five minute intervals are in the shape of squares. For the 34, instead of the squares, Roman numerals are used to indicate the hours. And on the 31 version, all the markers are lines with shorter and bold lines for the 5 minutes. The 28 mm models do not have any markings at the 5 minute intervals on the small dial.
Besides, since these models are housing the new in-house movements, a small Rolex crown replaces the minute marker at 30, and the words “SWISS” and “MADE” replace the 29 and 31 markers respectively.Dial Colors
The part that experienced the most updates should be the dial colors.
The 2 basic dial colors are a sunburst silver with gold hands and a black with silver hands. But the ones that gained all the talk of the world are the new bright “Stella-inspired” colors. The colors offered are bright blue, turquoise, yellow, coral, green plus a candy pink only on 36 and 31 mm models.
The new colours are similar to the ones that the company, Stella, developed for Rolex’s dials in the 1970s. They are both bright, and applied by a special lacquer process. Those models became what is known as the Stella dials today.
The candy pink dial is only offered in Oyster Perpetual 36 as well as 31 mm one. The hue is a rather bright pastel pink. Although Rolex classifies the OP 36 as a men’s watch, the candy pink OP 36 watch can be a fascinating watch for women as well. The candy pink color is offered only in the 36 and 31 mm models, while the 34 and 28 mm models are available only in the more classical Pink.
The lighting angle is such that the dial appears darker than it would if it was facing the viewer.
The rehaut is marked with the now standard laser engravings saying “ROLEX” all around, punctuated by the Coronet logo.
Movements: Caliber 3230 and Caliber 2232Rolex Caliber 3230
Both Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41 and 36 mm models house the Caliber 3230. This is a new Rolex in-house movement incorporating the Rolex patented Chronergy escapement. It is the same automatic movement featured in the new Rolex Submariner 124060. The Caliber 3230 beats at 28,800 bph, and can store up to 70 hours of power.
With its Parachrom spiral, the 3230 movement has excellent resistance to shocks and magnetic fields. Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and 36 meet the Superlative Chronometer specifications by Rolex and also obtained COSC chronometer certification. It is accurate to -2/+2 seconds a day on average.Rolex Caliber 2232
The Caliber 2232 is used in the Rolex watches for women – the OP 34, 31 and 28 mm versions. This new Caliber 2232 is the no-date version of movement 2236 that was introduced in 2014. The Caliber 2236 was the first Rolex movement using silicon balance spring which is called Syloxi. While the Caliber is the first 2232 movement with Syloxi escapement used in a stainless steel model. Both calibers beat at 28,800 bph with a 70 hour power reserve.
The Oyster Perpetual collection is almost Rolex’s bread and butter. There is a lot of attention paid to the new generation of the collection.
Numerous variations are available with its five model lines and multiple color options. The base design and architecture remains the same, yet the new models are different from the predecessors and to each other in the details.