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Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Grey
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Ref. 114300
NZ$ 8,028
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold/Steel 25mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 4,003
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Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Black Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Box And Papers. 2000
NZ$ 5,829
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Market Cross Jewellers
 
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Grey No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 8,923
Free shipping
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Fine Watch Bank
53
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Steel 34mm White
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stahl 1002
NZ$ 5,218
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Black NEW
NZ$ 9,424
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Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 31mm Black
Rolex 1958 Mid Size Oyster Perpetual 18kt Yellow Gold Black Dial
NZ$ 5,460
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Arnold Jewelers
8
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Blue Dial Nos
NZ$ 8,289
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ORION
6
IT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Grey
Rolex Oyster
NZ$ 8,028
Free shipping
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A. Grimmeissen Uhren An- und Verkauf
575
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 67480
NZ$ 5,672
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31
NZ$ 6,848
Seller
Spitz Jewelers Inc
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 White Dial 2019 [Unworn/Stickers]
NZ$ 9,352
Free shipping
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Pave Jewelers
45
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Black No numerals
Rolex 114300 Oyster Perpetual 39mm Black Dial Oyster Bracelet...
NZ$ 9,118
Free shipping
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Master Luxury USA
83
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 Gold/Steel 26mm Gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stahl / Gold 6719
NZ$ 4,171
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CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 Steel 26mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady 26 MM
NZ$ 4,363
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 34mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 5,750
Seller
The Jewels of Beverly Hills, The Jewel Buyers
5
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 116000
NZ$ 9,781
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 26mm
TOP
Rolex ladies oyster perpetual ladies 26mm
NZ$ 4,522
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Steel 34mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1007
NZ$ 4,799
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39
NZ$ 9,259
Seller
Watch Republic Karol Kałużny
108
PL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel
Rolex Oyster Perpetual (C24-98-D)
NZ$ 9,126
Seller
Knight Watch & Jewelry Co.
8
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold/Steel 34mm Champagne No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 14233 ser X
NZ$ 6,021
Seller
Timeless
40
IT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 39mm Gold
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gelbgold 5100
NZ$ 30,522
Seller
CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Black
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Black NEW
NZ$ 9,424
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 7,722
Free shipping
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CJ Charles Jewelers
8
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rose gold 34mm Pink No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Zephyr 1009
NZ$ 28,651
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Blue No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel Blue Dial on Oyster [Box +...
NZ$ 8,346
Seller
Stein Diamonds
125
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Blue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 67480
NZ$ 5,672
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Arabic numerals
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 7,679
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Private Seller
 
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Blue Dial 39 Pellicolato
NZ$ 9,424
Seller
ORION
6
IT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Automatic Bicolour
NZ$ 6,916
Seller
Investing In Time Ltd.
28
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold/Steel 26mm Champagne
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stahl / Gold 6619
NZ$ 3,473
Seller
CW CologneWatch GmbH
266
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Black
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 MM
NZ$ 5,803
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
NZ$ 7,410
Seller
David Mellor Family Jewellers
23
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Blue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 8,497
Seller
Iconic Watches
121
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Red gold 31mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rare Florentine 6551
Price on request
Free shipping
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Watches & Jewellery of Bond Street Ltd
336
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 Yellow gold 26mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 Ref. 67198
NZ$ 10,471
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 35mm
TOP
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL SHOCK- RESIST codice 025400
NZ$ 3,403
Seller
Private Seller
 
IT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Steel 34mm Silver No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 4,992
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Continental Coin & Jewelry Co.
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 Steel 34mm White No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
NZ$ 7,679
Seller
SW Watches
27
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Brown Roman numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 177200
NZ$ 6,719
Seller
Mall of the Watch
1397
MC
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 Steel 31mm Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31 MM
NZ$ 4,799
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm Blue No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual blue Dial Rehaut 2017 blau 39mm 114300 B+P
NZ$ 8,724
Seller
Uhrenkapital
435
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel 26mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 4,149
Seller
David Mellor Family Jewellers
23
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Black No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Ref. 116000 Zifferblatt Schwarz
NZ$ 8,359
Seller
Uhren2000 GmbH
418
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Grey
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Ref. 116000
NZ$ 7,417
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Silver Arabic numerals
Rolex 116000 Oyster Perpetual Cream Dial, 2008 +Box
NZ$ 6,019
Seller
SwissOnly
337
LT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39
NZ$ 8,528
Seller
Watch Room Agnieszka Padamczyk
5
PL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Steel 39mm No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 114300 NEW
NZ$ 9,516
Seller
Labelle Jewelry
98
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Black Arabic numerals
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
NZ$ 6,708
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Blue Arabic numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Blue Dial
NZ$ 6,893
Seller
Juwelier Burger, since 2001
1032
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 31mm
Rolex OYSTER PERPETUAL 18K GOLD MEDIUM MID SIZE
NZ$ 6,963
Seller
Timeless Watches GmbH
324
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel
Rolex 36mm Oyster Perpetual Diamond Dial 116034
NZ$ 9,277
Free shipping
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fitzroviawatches.co.uk
192
UK
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 31mm Blue
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
NZ$ 15,619
Seller
TIMELOUNGE Uhren- und Schmuckhandel GmbH
 
AT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Silver
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Ref. 116000
NZ$ 8,289
Seller
Steiner Maastricht
289
NL
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 26 Steel 25mm Grey No numerals
Rolex 6718 Oyster Perpetual Grey Dial, 1975 + Box
NZ$ 2,965
Seller
SwissOnly
337
LT
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Steel 36mm Black No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Rolesor Harley Rehaut V-Serie Black...
NZ$ 6,979
Seller
Uhrenkapital
435
DE
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Steel 36mm
Rolex Oyster Perpetual White Gold Fluted Bezel
NZ$ 8,247
Seller
Watchattitude
63
CH
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gold/Steel 34mm
TOP
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 1014 Vintage
NZ$ 5,460
Seller
Private Seller
 
US
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yellow gold 26mm Gold No numerals
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady Yellow Gold
NZ$ 8,289
Seller
Turelojya SL
304
ES
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The Oyster Perpetual: The Cornerstone of Rolex's Success

The Oyster Perpetual formed the foundation for Rolex's success and still remains one of the most popular luxury watches worldwide. This streamlined stainless steel watch united a waterproof case and an automatic movement with a rotor for the first time.

Whats Makes the Oyster Perpetual Special

  • Point of entry to the world of Rolex
  • Includes COSC certificate
  • First waterproof watch
  • Timeless, simple design
  • Twinlock screw-down crown

Simple Unisex Model

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual serves as the perfect introduction into the world of the most well-known Swiss luxury watch manufacturer. At the same time, it's the ultimate classic Rolex, the mother of all Rolex watches. Robust and water resistant to 100 m (328 ft), halfway between sporty and elegant, the Oyster Perpetual is the perfect companion for every occasion. It looks just as great with a polo shirt as it does with an evening suit. The 26-mm and 31-mm models were designed with women in mind while the 34-mm, 36-mm, and 39-mm versions are geared more toward men.

Rolex brings together their most important inventions in the Oyster Perpetual. The manufacturer was a trailblazer in two areas of watchmaking: in their use of a sealed case and a winding rotor. Most other Rolex watch series are based on the Oyster Perpetual, whose base model is still a simple three-hand watch with central seconds. The name of each watch is completed by a number indicating its case diameter in millimeters.

How much does a Rolex Oyster Perpetual cost?

Reference number Size (in mm) Price (approx.)
114300 39 5,300 USD
116000 36 5,100 USD
114200 34 4,800 USD
177200 31 4,700 USD
176200 26 4,400 USD

Detailed Price Information

The highly coveted Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 with the reference number 114300 costs around 5,300 USD new and 5,200 USD pre-owned. This stainless steel watch comes with a rhodium, blue, or red grape dial. The 36-mm version with the reference number 116000 also comes in a variety of dial designs and colors. You can get a ref. 116000 in mint condition for 5,100 USD, while a pre-owned model goes for about 4,400 USD. The 34-mm editions with the reference number 114200 are even less expensive and sit around 4,800 USD new and 4,200 USD pre-owned. Unlike the Oyster Perpetual 39, which is powered by the in-house caliber 3132, the smaller unisex models are powered by the caliber 3130 and lack the Paraflex shock protection system.

You can find small 31- and 26-mm women's watches in the Rolex Oyster Perpetual series for as little as 4,700 USD and 4,400 USD, respectively. Pre-owned examples cost a few hundred dollars less. Regardless of whether it's a men's, women's, or unisex model: overall, Oyster Perpetual timepieces tend to retain their value.

Oyster Perpetual Date and Datejust with a Date Display

Those who appreciate the practicality of watches with a date display and cyclops lens should take a closer look at the Oyster Perpetual Date and the Datejust. A new, 34-mm stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Date ref. 115200 demands around 5,800 USD new and 4,900 USD pre-owned. The same luxury watch made of stainless steel and white gold costs about 7,700 USD new, though pre-owned models cost only 5,900 USD.

If 34 mm is too small for you, perhaps you would prefer the 41-mm Datejust 41 or the somewhat older Datejust II, which was still equipped with the caliber 3136 and is no longer in production. The caliber 3235 with a Chronergy escapement and a 70-hour power reserve ticks away inside the Datejust 41 from 2017. Plan to spend around 7,300 USD for a stainless steel model in mint condition. You can purchase a pre-owned stainless steel Datejust II for about 6,800 USD.

The Perpetual Rotor: A Revolutionary Automatic Caliber

In 1931, Rolex introduced a technological advancement: the perpetual rotor, from which the Oyster Perpetual gets the second half of its name. Rolex was the first to develop a self-winding wristwatch with a perpetual rotor. The mechanism is made up of an oscillating weight (the rotor) which has a delayed reaction to movements. This delay between the rotor and the rest of the watch winds the mainspring. The mechanism was patented in 1932, and not much has changed in the meantime. The first perpetual rotor, however, wound unidirectionally, while bidirectional self-winding movements have become the standard since the 1940s. Other manufacturers have long since begun using this technology from Rolex as well.

The look of the new Oyster Perpetual is characterized by stainless steel. Rolex uses type 904L, which is considered especially corrosion- and scratch-proof. Rolex uses this stainless steel for the case as well as the bracelet and its three-piece links. Oyster Perpetuals from earlier decades, however, are also available in gold. The watch features a screw-down Twinlock crown, which has two gaskets to prevent water leaking in and damaging the watch. Therefore, thanks to this special crown, the Oyster Perpetual is water resistant to 100 m (10 bar, 328 ft).

The Oyster's Journey Through the English Channel

In the 1920s, oysters served as the inspiration for the name of this Rolex series. Oysters seemed a perfect choice, as the underwater creatures' outer shells protect them and keep them dry. At the time, Rolex was a pioneer in the area of waterproof watches. The first version of the Oyster case premiered in 1926. On October 7th, 1927, English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze wore a Rolex Oyster as she became the first Englishwoman to swim the English Channel. The Oyster survived the conditions just fine, proving it to be the first waterproof watch. Gleitze had worn the watch for around fifteen hours in cold water.

The words "Oyster case" have become an established term in the watch world. It doesn't just signify this model, but rather all Rolex watches with a similar design. Distinctive characteristics include a solid Monobloc middle case and a screw-down case back. The back has a fluted edge, which allows watchmakers to open the case for repair and maintenance using a special tool.

A Variety of Sizes and Calibers

Due to the many different case sizes, Rolex uses various movements in the Oyster Perpetual collection. Caliber 3132 powers the 39-mm version with reference number 114300 ; the 3132 also ticks away inside the Explorer. The rotor winds bidirectionally and helps the movement achieve its power reserve of approximately 48 hours. One characteristic of the 3132 is its precision; according to Rolex, it deviates no more than two seconds a day from the reference time. Therefore, it easily passed all tests from the Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute and is COSC-certified. By pulling out the crown, you can set the time to the exact second.

A defining feature of the 3132 is its Parachrom hairspring made from a non-magnetic zirconium-niobium alloy. This important component is ten times less affected by shocks than conventional hairsprings. Furthermore, Rolex's Paraflex shock protection system protects the movement in extreme conditions.

Rolex also uses a movement with a Parachrom spiral in the smallest Oyster Perpetual models. Caliber 2231 powers the 26-mm version; the movement barely differs from the larger 3132 movement in terms of precision and power reserve. The 2231 also powers the next size up, the 31-mm version. The 34-mm models are available with or without a date display. Rolex uses caliber 3135 in this watch, a very reliable, COSC-certified movement which also powers diving watches like the Sea Dweller 4000 or Deepsea. The versions without a date display are powered by the 3130.

A No-Nonsense Design

The optional date display with the typical Cyclops lens is not the only extra on the 34-mm Oyster Perpetual Date. The women's model with reference number 115234 has sparkling diamond index markers for odd hours and features a white gold and 904L stainless steel bracelet. For a further elegant touch to the watch, Rolex added the option of a fluted bezel.

Altogether, the watches in the Oyster Perpetual collection feature subtle, simple designs. The olive, red grape, and champagne dials stand out with their bold colors in comparison to the graphite, white, and dark blue dials. The thin, straight, no-frills hands are partially filled with luminous material, allowing you to read the time even in the dark. Hour markers are usually thin lines, although Arabic and Roman numerals are options as well. The 12 o'clock marker is represented by Rolex's logo, the five-pointed Rolex crown.

Even the bracelet has a name of its own: the Oyster bracelet. It has been in production since the late 1930s and consists of flat three-piece links. A series of these three-piece links are added together, building a full-length Oyster bracelet. However, using the patented Easylink rapid extension system, you can change the bracelet length so it's a comfortable fit for you.

Many of Rolex's most famous watches, such as the Submariner, Daytona, and Explorer, belong to the Oyster Perpetual family.

Case Material

  • Predominantly 904L stainless steel
  • Certain models feature white gold
  • Vintage models also feature yellow gold
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