Rolex Makes A Serious Statement At Baselworld 2015
The crowned brand made a discreet but serious splash with its new Caliber 3255. Actually, this new movement will be the most precise on the market from an industrial brand. Rolex doesn’t communicate strongly about it, but its accuracy is from -2 to +2 seconds per day. In addition, every model is tested once more after the COSC certification has been achieved. This is a significant announcement when considering that Omega announced the introduction of a new in-house certification whose tolerances range from 0 to +5 seconds per day. And just remember the COSC's range is -4 / +6. In addition, Caliber 3255 integrates the new Chronergy swiss lever escapement, which presents new geometry of the lever in particular. The use of nickel-phosophorus was necessary to produce it, but it also allowed the length of the power reserve to increase to 70 hours. This new movement is now available in the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date collection. The other significant element is the introduction of the first rubber strap in a Rolex collection. The Yacht Master is now available with this special strap, which remains absolutely supple even if it integrates a blade of metallic alloy inside, making it impossible to cut or destroy.