By comparing prices of new watches by Rolex, Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Ref.114300 is the cheapest series. Rolex Oyster Perpetual series Ref.114300 were launched in 2015. Before, the size of the Oyster Perpetual Collection was in range of 26mm, 31mm, 34mm to 36mm. Rolex Oyster Perpetual is the first series whose size is added to 39mm. To cater for more clients, it’s a way for Rolex to follow the present trend in the watchmaking circle. Colors applied to the first Oyster Perpetual series so that the three models have been popular so far. To 2018, Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 white/black dial watch joined the family.
In 1926, the first waterproof, dust-proof mechanical watch was completed by Rolex, featuring the oyster-inspired case, screw-in case back and screw-in crown. It supplies the best protection as far as possible, solid and waterproof like an oyster. It’s Mercedes, a female swimming player from Britain that swam across the English Channel with the first Oyster Perpetual watch by Rolex in 1927. As a result, the watch remained intact. After the event, Oyster Perpetual watches by Rolex started to be famous and popular. As a classic model, Rolex Oyster Perpetual is not one of the best-selling collections today. From the price and configuration, the Oyster Perpetual is seen as the entry-level collection of Rolex. And it is also the simplest Rolex watch because it only has hours-minutes-seconds.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 features the crown logo at 12 O’clock and luminescent baton-shaped hour markers at 3/6/9 O’clock on the colored sun-brushed dial. By comparing to the sky-Dweller and the Explorer I, its design for the simple, clear and colored dials stands out. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.114300 has standard design for Oyster cases: polished bezel and sides and brushed front. The way to process the surface of cases and bracelets resembles sport watches by Rolex. Oyster bracelets of Reference 114300 are fitted with Oyster claps. By comparing to tools watches by Rolex, it has lower configuration.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref.114300 is equipped with calibre 3132 (caliber 3135 without date). Rolex has succeeded in developing the new generation with longer power reserve. New faces of the Pearlmaster, the Datejust 41 and the Deepsea are equipped with caliber 3235 which was developed successfully in 2015. The entry-level watches by Rolex won’t be fitted with calibre 3235 in the short time, and the Oyster Perpetual will ranks the later places. Although it comes with calibre 31XX, it passed the superlative chronometer certification. It means that Rolex Oyster Perpetual 114300 extends to +2/-2s of daily error. It’s a pity that calibre 31XX only provides it with 48 hours of power reserve. Relatively, Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 is a single-function entry-level watch. Will you buy it?