Elegant, classic and decidedly contemporary, the 1908 immortalizes Rolex’s age-long daring spirit. Its conception is the result of the brand’s comprehensive in-house expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence.
Inspired by one of the first Rolex watches with a Perpetual rotor, this completely new time piece opens the Perpetual collection, which reinterprets the traditional wristwatch through the Rolex avant-garde lens. The name ‘1908’ is a reference to the date the ‘Rolex’ trademark was officially registered in Switzerland.
The shape of the hands, the faceted hour markers, and the bezel – domed and with fine fluting – are emblematic of Rolex’s watch making heritage. They produce a delicate interplay between scintillation and reflection, where light meets shadow, infusing this new watch with a rare beauty and refinement.
The 1908 is available in 18 ct yellow or white gold, with an intense white or intense black dial, and is distinctive for its slim case. The transparent case back opens up new aesthetic perspectives, revealing a uniquely decorated movement.
Superlative Chronometer certified, the 1908 is a distillation of Rolex know-how in terms of technology and design. Its calibre 7140, with small seconds, marries performance and elegance. In addition to the innovations that led to the filing of five patent applications, this move ment, designed and manufactured specifically for the watch, features the Rolex Côtes de Genève decoration and a cut-out oscillating weight in 18 ct yellow gold.
This timepiece is mounted on an alligator leather strap with a green lining, and equipped with the new Dualclasp.
A classic watch that raises the art of watchmaking to new heights, the 1908 carves out a place for itself as a Rolex imbued with traditional spirit yet exuding modernity, and, in so doing, opens a new path.