Can’t pick between all the vibrant Oyster Perpetual dial colors Rolex launched back in 2020? The Crown has got you covered with three new Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches furnished with lacquered “Celebration” dials that reunite those five shades in bubble form! In a motif that can only be described as Dippin’ Dots, the new dials feature black-outlined bubbles in candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red, and green, all set on a turquoise background. This fresh batch of dials is without a doubt Rolex’s quirkiest among its Watches and Wonders 2023 new releases.
The new Celebration dials are available on the Oyster Perpetual 31, Oyster Perpetual 36, and Oyster Perpetual 41 watches. Like a glass of champagne, the concentration of bubbles sits at the bottom of the dial with a few globules floating towards the top. Placed above the colorful dials are the customary baton hour markers (with double indexes at 3, 6, and 9), all coated with blue-glowing Chromalight luminescence.
While the dials are new for 2023, the rest of the Oyster Perpetual watch specs remain the same as those already in the catalog; which is to say Oystersteel 100-meter water-resistant Oyster cases, time-only dials, Oystersteel three-link Oyster bracelets with Easylink extension-fitted Oysterclasps and, of course, “Perpetual” automatic movements.
Identical to their predecessors, the Oyster Perpetual 41 and 36 run on Caliber 3230 while the Oyster Perpetual 31 is powered by Caliber 2232–all Superlative Chronometer-certified and all produced entirely in-house. Caliber 3230 supplies the watches with 70 hours of power reserve thanks to its barrel architecture and its patented Chronergy escapement with high-energy efficiency. On the other hand, Caliber 2232, which features a paramagnetic patented Syloxi hairspring, offers about 55 hours of power reserve.
At first glance, these new Oyster Perpetual dials may seem out of left field for Rolex. However, Rolex is no stranger to whimsical dial executions and even if the watchmaker is often accused of being too conservative, it actually has a history of fun and playful dials. Just look at the butterfly, palm, and floral motifs that have joined the collection in recent years. That said, these are the most colorful yet. The multi-colored Celebration dial variants carry the same retail prices as other Oyster Perpetual watches in the collection: $5,650 USD for the Oyster Perpetual 31 ref. 277200, $6,100 for the Oyster Perpetual 36 ref. 126000, and $6,400 for the Oyster Perpetual 41 ref. 124300. For more information, please visit the brand’s website.