Rolex presents a new version of the Perpetual 1908, launched last year. In 2024, the watch is coated in 950 platinum and graced with an ice blue dial with a guilloche rice grain pattern. This rosette design is distinctive for its repeating three-dimensional geometric pattern that extends across the surface of the dial, starting from the small seconds counter at 6 o'clock. The minute track is surrounded by a filet sauté with a wavy pattern, also guilloché.

By introducing a dial crafted through guillochage, or hand turning – a technique that uses a rotating tool to sculpt a pattern onto a surface – Rolex is pursuing the path it blazed for the Perpetual collection as an homage to the classic art of Watchmaking infused with the brand's knowledge and creativity. This dial features the same Arabic numerals 3, 9 and 12, the same faceted hour markers and the same hands as the 18kt gold versions. The presented watch is mounted on a brown alligator leather strap equipped with a Dualclasp closure, a double folding clasp.

Launched in 2023, this collection is a reinterpretation of traditional watchmaking style imbued with the essence of Rolex's expertise and aesthetic heritage.

THE CASE

The 1908 features a 39mm case, with graceful lines and a transparent case back that allows you to admire the refined aesthetics of the movement as well as the oscillating movement of the swing weight. The curve of the case lugs is highlighted thanks to a slight bevel on their upper edges, while the bezel is split – the lower part is embellished with an elegant groove and the upper part is domed.

Crafted from virtually scratch-proof sapphire, the domed crystal and transparent case back benefit from an anti-reflective coating. Guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 50 meters (165 feet), the case offers optimal protection for the movement housed inside. In the new version presented, it is made of 950 platinum.

IL CALIBER 7140

The 1908 is powered by the caliber 7140, a movement entirely developed and produced by Rolex that was released in 2023 for the launch of this model, which it exclusively equips. A distillation of technology, this automatic mechanical movement offers exceptional performance, particularly in terms of precision, power reserve, convenience and reliability. The caliber 7140 demonstrates finished aesthetic care, particularly on the bridges, which feature Rolex Côtes de Genève – a decoration that differs from traditional Côtes de Genève by the light polished groove between each band.

The caliber 7140 incorporates the patented Chronergy anchoring, which combines high energy efficiency with great reliability. The caliber 7140 is equipped with an automatic winding system via a perpetual rotor. The power reserve of this movement extends to approximately 66 hours.

SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER CERTIFICATION

The accuracy of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is on the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day – the rate deviation tolerated by the brand for a finished watch is significantly lower than that accepted by the COSC for official certification of the movement alone.