Therefore, in order to help customers understand this series and choose the most suitable Oyster Perpetual model, Garbo will break down the important details about history, characteristics and codes again in the second half of the article:
A brief history of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual The replica Rolex Oyster Perpetual was launched as a collection in 1950, but the name has been known since 1926. To understand the importance of the Oyster Perpetual, it is necessary to understand the background of the entire watchmaking industry at that time.
The very words "Oyster" and "Perpetual" provide an insight into the origin of the entire series. Thus, "Oyster" refers to the water-resistant case, and "Perpetual" refers to the watch's self-winding movement. Both are improvements from Rolex, installed on the first Oyster Perpetual wristwatch.
In 1926, fake rolex created the "Oyster" - the first mass-produced and marketed waterproof wristwatch. The brand's father, Sir Hans Wilsdorf, is said to have thought of the name while trying to open oysters at a dinner party. Hans Wilsdorf thought they were working on a case design very similar to an oyster shell, trying to protect the interior from water, but it was difficult to open and required tools.
To prove the water resistance of the Oyster case, Hans Wilsdorf contacted swimmer Mercedes Gleitze, asking her to wear a Rolex watch in a 10-hour swim across the English Channel. After arriving at the destination, the watch on the wrist of Mercedes Gleitze is still working.
Perpetual also refers to the automatic movement invented by Rolex in 1931. Rotor Perpetual is a mechanism that helps generate power to allow the watch to run naturally when the wrist swings back and forth.
Then Rolex launched more and more series, and the two elements of "Oyster" and "Perpetual" also appeared in most replica watches. In fact, "Oyster Perpetual" didn't just apply to a particular series, but became a prefix for later series. The Daytona, Datejust, Explorer, and Yacht-Master all have Oyster Perpetual in their names. Accompanying automatic movement.