Rolex 3235 movement

Unveiled in 2015, the Rolex Calibre 3235 represents a significant leap forward in the evolution of Rolex movements, combining cutting-edge technology with the brand’s timeless design aesthetic.

One of the standout features of the Calibre 3235 is its remarkable precision. Rolex is renowned for its stringent timekeeping standards, and the Calibre 3235 is no exception. The movement boasts an accuracy rate when new of -2/+2 seconds per day, surpassing the industry standard for chronometers. This remarkable precision is achieved through a combination of factors, including a high-precision balance wheel with a blue Parachrom hairspring and the brands patented Chronergy escapement. The movement beats at 28,800 beats per hour – this ensures exceptional stability, allowing the wearer to rely on their Rolex timepiece for precise timekeeping in any situation.

The Parachrom hairspring, made from a paramagnetic alloy, enhances the movement’s resistance to magnetic fields, a common challenge in modern environments filled with electronic devices such as mobile phones and smart speakers.

The Chronergy escapement, another hallmark of the Calibre 3235, improves energy efficiency and reduces friction. Crafted from a nickel-phosphorus alloy, this escapement enhances the movement’s longevity and reliability. With a power reserve from new of approximately 70 hours, the Calibre 3235 ensures that the timepiece can be set aside for a weekend and still maintain accurate timekeeping upon resumption of wear. Efficiency improvements include utilising a cut out design escape wheel and smaller pallets.

In addition to its technical prowess, the Calibre 3235 is a testament to Rolex’s dedication to innovation. The movement incorporates the brand’s patented Syloxi hairspring in the balance, a silicon-based component that further enhances resistance to temperature variations and shocks. This innovation not only improves the movement’s overall performance but also positions Rolex at the forefront of technological advancements within the watchmaking industry.

The Rolex Calibre 3235 movement stands as testament to the continuing pursuit of increased precision and innovation. As Rolex continues to push the boundaries of what is possible in horology, the Calibre 3235 serves as an example of the brand’s commitment to excellence, helping to set the standard for quality mechanical movements in the 21st century.

Yours sincerely

David Clark FGA DGA MJVA PJDip. PJGemDip.

Managing Director, JVA Registered Valuer®

W.E. Clark & Son Limited