The Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster is synonymous with elegance and brilliance. Only available in 18 ct gold, it delivers a vivacious blend of watchmaking expertise and artful gem-setting.
The Pearlmaster perpetuates with supreme refinement and gently rounded styling the tradition of the emblematic Datejust model. It displays the date, with a Cyclops lens, in a window at 3 o’clock. Its case has gracious lines and is fitted with a harmoniously contoured Pearlmaster bracelet. The broader bezel lends itself ideally to being gem set. On some variants, precious stones adorn the dials or appear on the case lugs and bracelet links.
DREAM DIALSThe Pearlmaster dials are available in a variety of colours and materials that blend perfectly with gold and diamonds. The hues are sublime, the beauty of the surfaces expertly rendered. Depending on the version, mother-of-pearl offers a poetic aura of mystery in an interplay of nuances and beguiling reflections. The diamond-paved versions are a picture of elegant sophistication. The hour markers, whether diamonds or elegant gold numerals, make every reading of the time a pure delight.
GOLD CAST BY ROLEXThe 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold on a Pearlmaster shines with a special radiance. Rolex has its own foundry and alloys its gold using the purest raw materials. From casting to the shaping and polishing of the gold, everything is carried out with meticulous care to ensure the uncompromising quality of Rolex gold watches. Everose gold, an exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy developed and patented by Rolex, owes its unique hue to its composition.
THE PEARLMASTER, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETERLike all Rolex watches, the Pearlmaster is certified as a Superlative Chronometer. This exclusive designation testifies that every watch leaving the brand’s workshops has successfully undergone a series of tests conducted by Rolex in its own laboratories and according to its own criteria, which exceed watchmaking norms and standards. These tests are carried out on the fully assembled watch, in order to guarantee superlative performance on the wrist. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.
The precision of every movement – officially certified as a chronometer by COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) – is tested a second time by Rolex after being cased, to ensure that it meets criteria for precision that are far more exacting than those for an official chronometer. The tolerance for the average rate of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of -2/+2 seconds per day. Its precision is tested by Rolex using an exclusive methodology that simulates the conditions in which a watch is actually worn and is much more representative of real-life experience.
The Superlative Chronometer certification testing is carried out after casing using state-of-the-art equipment specially developed by Rolex. The entirely automated series of tests also checks the waterproofness, the self-winding capacity and the power reserve of 100 per cent of Rolex watches. These tests systematically complement the qualification testing during development and production that ensures the watches’ reliability, robustness, and resistance to magnetic fields and shocks.
THE OYSTER CASE, SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS AND ELEGANCEThe Pearlmaster’s peerless grace is equalled by the technical qualities that it has in common with every watch in the Oyster Perpetual collection. The Oyster case of the Pearlmaster, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness and elegance. The characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold. Its case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only certified Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The winding crown, fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof case provides the Pearlmaster’s high-precision movement with optimal protection.
PERPETUAL CALIBRES 2235, 2236 AND 3235Pearlmaster models are equipped with calibre 2235 or 2236 (Pearlmaster 34), or calibre 3235 (Pearlmaster 39), self-winding mechanical movements entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. The architecture, manufacturing and innovative features of these movements make them exceptionally precise and reliable.
The oscillator has a balance wheel with variable inertia regulated extremely precisely via gold Microstella nuts. It is held firmly in place by a height-adjustable traversing bridge enabling very stable positioning to increase shock resistance.
Calibre 3235 features an optimized version of the blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, whilst calibre 2236 incorporates a Syloxi hairspring in silicon that is patented and manufactured by the brand. Both hairsprings are insensitive to magnetic fields, offer great stability in the face of temperature variations and remain up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.
In calibres 2235 and 3235, the hairspring is fitted with a Rolex overcoil, guaranteeing its regularity in any position. The geometry of the Syloxi hairspring found in calibre 2236 offers the same level of performance.
Calibres 2235, 2236 and 3235 are fitted with a self-winding module featuring a Perpetual rotor, which ensures continuous winding of the mainspring by harnessing the movements of the wrist to provide a constant source of energy.
The movements of Pearlmaster models will be seen only by certified Rolex watchmakers, yet they are beautifully finished and decorated in keeping with the brand’s uncompromising quality standards.
NEW-GENERATION MOVEMENTSCalibre 2236 and calibre 3235 are new-generation movements entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex for a superlative level of performance. Consummate demonstrations of Rolex technology, they offer fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.
The oscillator is fitted on high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, designed and patented by Rolex, which increase the movements’ shock resistance.
Calibre 2236 features a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel and has a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.
Calibre 3235 incorporates the Chronergy escapement, patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, this escapement is also insensitive to magnetic fields. Thanks to the barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.
A HARMONIOUSLY CONTOURED BRACELETWith its soft lines, the Pearlmaster bracelet gives the watch a highly individual character and offers the wearer maximum comfort.
This bracelet, which was created especially for the Pearlmaster, includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. It is fitted with a concealed Crownclasp, which is opened using a Rolex crown-shaped lever, adding to the watch’s aesthetic appeal and ease of use.
On some variants, the Pearlmaster bracelet is also graced with diamonds. This magnificent gem- setting provides a subtle echo of the bezel.