When it was dispatched at Baselworld 2015, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 ref. 114300 was generally welcomed as a champ. Its triumphant formula was the combination of a straightforward, clean, impeccably proportioned Rolex watch , made by the crown’s exclusive requirements, with a turn as four hued dials and, most amazing aspect each of the, an open cost. Despite the fact that there were no further advancements for a very long time, the Oyster Perpetual 39 made a cautious comeback at Baselworld 2018 with the presentation of two new models with dark or white dials – and as it were, the last could be an option in contrast to our since quite a while ago wanted “Polar Explorer” ( see our Rolex 2018 expectations here ), so let’s focus in on this one today.
In the basic article we composed three years prior , we, at MONOCHROME, said this regarding the OP 39 (the unofficial name for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 Ref. 114300): “a ideal day by day blender for those seeking a quality, strong and circumspect watch. As the distance across and thickness are sensible, it feels comfortable and it glances great in each circumstance. It is the meaning of an easygoing watch.” And following three years, our assessment hasn’t changed a piece. With now is the right time just showcase, its perfect plan, its blend of exquisite extents and lively/easygoing clothing, it is perhaps the most ideal alternative for a solitary watch-assortment. A genuine horological SUV, fit for dealing with most terrains.
Neither a genuine games watch nor a legitimate dress watch, it is the actual vacillation of the OP 39 that makes it so adaptable. In all honesty, however most watch purchasers need just one watch in their lives. This implies that they need a watch that will look proper with a suit, a couple of tennis shoes or swimsuit. Also, looking at the situation objectively, it’s anything but something simple to discover. However, the OP 39, with its advanced extents, its spotless dial, its vigorous yet attentive case/arm band and its straightforward presentation does the work – impeccably actually.
In 2015, Rolex relaunched the Oyster Perpetual assortment – which has consistently been the passage level watch for the brand – with four unique sizes: two ladies’ forms in 26mm and 31mm, a unisex alternative at 34mm (the verifiable width for the OP) and a manly, yet still adjusted 39mm variation – the one you can see here and the one that we, at MONOCHROME, recommend for day by day use. Three distinct dials were offered around then: Dark Rhodium with light blue accents, Red Grape with red accents and Blue with light green accents. This year, we have two new, monochromatic and rather traditional releases appearing: one in dark, one in white – and the last was unmistakably the most alluring of the two.
The dial of this new form is, on the opposite of the four other accessible releases, matte and marginally finished – the others have a brushed dial with a sunray design. Here, it’s about straightforwardness and restriction. On this white dial, we have the standard Rolex suspects: cudgel hands loaded up with Rolex blue “Chromalight” glowing paint, applied mallet records for the hours (additionally brilliant) and a dark moment track and 5-minute markers. Also, regardless of whether this Oyster Perpetual 39 Ref. 114300 is the brand’s passage level watch, the hands and lists are made in 18k white gold and made with precisely the same tender loving care as a 30K full gold Day-Date.
The case and the wristband have not been modified and adhere to the unadulterated Rolex plan: a rather squarish case with brushed level surfaces and cleaned sides, moderately slender case groups, a domed cleaned bezel, a 3-connect Oyster arm band with brushed level surfaces (and no cleaned focus interface). All things considered, a watch that is strong, water-safe, powerful enough for energetic refined men, yet impeccably proportioned for office use.
Nothing has changed inside the case either. Rolex keeps up the past age of development and has not refreshed the model with the 32xx arrangement – which indeed isn’t something awful since nobody has at any point complained about type 3132 controlling this watch. Unshakable, it includes a few current parts, for example, the counter attractive blue “Parachrom” hairspring. As a Superlative Chronometer – implying that the development is ensured by the COSC first and afterward tried and guaranteed a subsequent time, inside, in the wake of packaging the development – it is very exact. This implies a – 2/+2 second of the day precision and a 5-year warranty.
With this new white dial and its matte completing, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39 ref. 114300 increases a somewhat more “Professional” look. This doesn’t mean it can’t be rich either, yet it draws nearer to the remainder of the Oyster assortment and is a decent substitute – in our souls and dreams – for the non-existing white-dial Explorer 1 (with which it shares case and development). Surely not the principle oddity of the year for Rolex, yet at the same time an intriguing watch that must be thought of. Value: EUR 5,200 for both the white and the dark dial variants. More subtleties on rolex.com .