self winding in Italian
All are equipped with a mechanical self-winding calibre whose precision is certified by a chronometer rating issued by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
From its full-set dial and bezel to the diamonds adorning its lugs, this self-winding watch displays flamboyantly feminine sophistication.
In 1931, Rolex invented and patented a self-winding mechanism with a free rotor, called the Perpetual rotor, based on a principle that would later be adopted by the whole watchmaking industry.
In 1988, the Daytona became self-winding. The brand opted for a quality, commercially available chronograph movement, which it then significantly modified to meet its own requirements, replacing more than 50 per cent of the components with parts specifically designed for Rolex Daytona movements.
Launch of the L.U.C Tonneau model, equipped with the world's first tonneau-shaped self-winding movement, with off-centred microrotor.
The Day-Date II is equipped with the calibre 3156, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely designed and manufactured entirely by Rolex. It features a day and date calendar disc mechanism.
The Datejust was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o'clock on the dial - hence its name.
The Day-Date is equipped with calibre 3155, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It features a day and date calendar disc mechanism.
The hour hand can be set independently by successive "jumps" to adjust to a new local time zone, without disturbing the functioning of the watch or the chronometric precision of its self-winding movement.
The Explorer II is equipped with calibre 3187, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.