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List of Rolex Calibers: A Complete Guide to Rolex Movements

Rolex caliber 3235

When it comes to watchmaking and makers of movements for watches, Rolex is one of the most respected and established watchmakers in the world.

No, Rolex isn’t known for creating the most beautiful movements, but it’s known for creating some of the most reliable and robust movements in the world that keeps ticking year after year, with reliable and high precision.

Rolex is one of few watchmakers that have all of their movements passed COSC, and it’s a producer of movements that have created calibers that have proven to withstand time.

Rolex calibers have been manufactured for about a century, and over this time, Rolex has proven itself able to create among the most reliable there is.

At the same time, over the years, Rolex has created numerous caliber innovations and improvements that have continued to improve Rolex’s reliability, precision, and high-quality.

In fact, in the debate about calibers, there are many people who argue that Rolex watch movements are some of the best there is in terms of accuracy, reliability, and durability.

While Rolex has continued to make innovations with its movements, not much has changed when it comes to the way Rolex makes its calibers. Why change a winning concept, right? Rolex is all about small improvements. According to Rolex describes themselves as ”Pioneers in the development of the wristwatch, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial, and bracelet.”

Each component in Rolex’s calibers has a purpose. They’re not designed to be the most visually appealing. They’re made to be the best in terms of function, reliability, and durability.

Rolex caliber 3175

Furthermore, because Rolex calibers have proven to withstand the test of time, they continue to be extremely well-respected by watch connoisseur and watchmakers alike and also continue to maintain a great popularity and reputation on the vintage and secondhand Rolex market. While the Rolex calibers aren’t made with a focus of being visually beautiful, the pure art and beauty of a Rolex caliber lie within. While the Rolex calibers are rarely seen other by the Authorised and certified watchmakers, the Rolex calibers are complex pieces of mechanical engineering that have continued to improve and revolutionize the watchmaking industry many times over the course of Rolex’s history.

Because the caliber of a watch is the single most important part of a quality timepiece, it’s crucial to have good information about the calibers that Rolex manufactures and has made over the course of history. Unfortunately, though, the information available on the web is limited, and finding information about Rolex calibers can be a difficult task.

Therefore, we took it upon ourselves to create the most extensive, detailed, and thorough information list of Rolex calibers out there. In this article, we list all Rolex calibers of which it is possible to find information about, and where possible, we’ve also shared more in-depth information about the caliber, such as power-reserve and number of jewels.

More information about Rolex calibers

Today, all Rolex calibers are made in-house by Rolex, and furthermore, Rolex is one of very few watchmakers that make all of the parts for its movements in-house. This goes to show the immense attention to detail that Rolex has, and the idea of never compromising.

Furthermore, all Rolex’s calibers have passed COSC tests which shows the high precision of Rolex calibers.

In the year 2000, Rolex created its first caliber which was entirely designed and manufactured in-house. This caliber was made exclusively for the Rolex Daytona Chronograph and it was the Rolex caliber 4130 movement. With the introduction of the 4140 movement, it came to replace the previous non-in-house movement of the Daytona which was a movement manufactured by Zenith. The first in-house movement completely made by Rolex was a caliber that featured less moving parts than any other modern chronograph, and at the same time, Rolex was able to achieve maximized accuracy and power reserve.

According to statistics by COSC, Rolex is the single largest mechanical movement manufacturer of chronometers.

The new 3000 Rolex caliber series

Rolex’s earliest version of the current in-house caliber us the 3035 movement system. This caliber was developed by Rolex and introduced in 1977.

This caliber is built upon the 1500 series and increased the balance speed, taking it from 19,800 BPH to 28,800 BPH.

The increase in BPH allowed a more accurate caliber. Rolex’s 3035 caliber was the first automatic self-winding watch mechanism that featured a quick-set function. This movement was used for Rolex’s men’s Date, Datejust, and, Submariner, and Sea-Dweller watch models.

The change and improvement of this movement allowed Rolex to create the smooth ticking ”sweeping hand” visual appearance that has now become an iconic trait of Rolex watches.

Rolex Oyster Calibers

Rolex uses perpetual calibers for its Oyster models, and these have come to become the most iconic calibers of Rolex. They are all self-winding mechanical movements, all tested by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC), making them certified as chronometers.

In creating their movements, Rolex pays an immense focus when it comes to creating calibers that have a high-precision, high reliability, great shock-resistance, an efficient self-winding, and which are easy to maintain.

These Rolex calibers are equipped with gold Microstella nuts and the large balance wheel that the calibers feature allows for high‑precision regulating and offers great stability.

On Rolex’s oyster calibers, you’ll find an outermost coil of the hairspring which is curled towards the centre to counter the effects of gravity. What this does is create a caliber that has a great perfectly balanced and concentric isochronous oscillations assembly of the balance wheel-hairspring, contributing to improved chronometric precision, no matter the position of the watch.

According to Rolex, the caliber frequency of 28,800 beats per hour, which translates to 8 per second allows optimal conciliation of the oscillator’s precision and high reliability.

In the movement, there’s a traversing balance bridge, and this allows perfect and precise positioning of the oscillator, which improves the chronometric performance.

Furthermore, the rigidity of the bridge in the Oyster calibers creates a greater shock resistance.

Lubricants

When it comes to watchmaking, the quality of the lubricants used in the watches shouldn’t be compromised, and Rolex yet again proves that they compromise with nothing, not even their lubricants. In fact, in order to have proper functioning mechanical movements that work to perfection, Rolex has developed its own lubricants in‑house that have special characteristics and which allows for rlonger life and improving the stability of the calibers over time.

Superlative chronometers

If you’re somewhat familiar with Rolex and their calibers, you’ve probably come across the term ”superlative chronometers”, but what does it really mean?

Well, the great feeling that comes with your watch when buying it is a symbol of Rolex’s status as a Superlative Chronometer.

This means that its calibers have passed rigorous tests. Not only have they been tested by COSC, but they’ve also undergone a series of final controls by Rolex themselves in their own laboratories according to a number of strict criteria.

This testing ensures the chronometric precision of the movement once inside the case,  its self-winding ability, and its power reserve, but also ensuring the watch’s waterproofness.

Rolex’s Oscillator

The oscillator in a caliber is an important part, and Rolex calls it ”the guardian of time”.

The oscillator is composed of a hairspring and a balance wheel, and this allows for greater precision of the watch by the regularity of its oscillations.

After five years of research, Rolex introduced its patented blue Parachrom hairspring to its calibers. This oscillator is crafted from a paramagnetic alloy, and this makes it unaffected by magnetic fields, but also makes it up to 10 times more resistant to shocks than traditional hairsprings which are normally used in most other calibers from other manufacturers.

Rolex Paraflex

When talking about calibers and movements, it’s often spoken about rubies. These rubies can be found on the places in the movements that are subject to consistent friction, and of course (what did you expect?), Rolex has developed its own rubies known as parallax. In Rolex’s own words, the Paraflex is ”An exclusive and highly efficient shock absorber developed and patented by Rolex in 2005”.

This parallax has proven to improve the shock resistance of Rolex’s calibers with up to 50 percent.

”Superlative chronometer officially certified”

That’s the text that you find on the dial of every modern Rolex watch. But what does this sentence mean? The answer is that it refers to the beating heart of a Rolex watch – the caliber.

A watch could be called a chronometer by the manufacturer to prove its high precision. Of course, this was something that both risked and was subject of fraudulent abuse, but Rolex goes above and beyond to prove its movements approved chronometers. In fact, To guarantee the quality Rolex’s chronometers, Rolex has made the choice to have all officially certified. This is even though it demands extra time and costs to get them to be just that.

In the 1930s, Rolex went from only inscribing ”Chronometer” to writing ”Officially Certified Chronometer”. Furthermore, in 1951,  the official certification became obligatory and came to cover all of Rolex’s watches.

Through its superlative chronometer officially certified seal of approval, Rolex wanted to differentiate itself, and they did so by obtaining certificates avec mention which was a certificate of superior performance when it comes to caliber performance.

At the end end of the 1950s, Rolex created a completely new, revolutionary generation of movements. These movements were up to three times more precise than what the criteria demanded for obtaining a mention. To celebrate and prove its exceptional quality, reliability, and precision, Rolex created the “Superlative Chronometer”.

From thereon, this came to be added to the dials of all Rolex watches, eventually swapped to the now-used “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”.

Self-winding Rolex calibers

Today, all Rolex calibers are self-winding, automatic, and this is opposed to the previous mechanical wounded movements where the wearer constantly had to mechanically wind them to ensure that it could continue to work properly and maintain energy to operate. In 1931, Rolex invented the perpetual motion mechanism which consists of a half-moon-shaped oscillating weight rotating freely in both directions.

This oscillating weight allows the mainspring to be under continuous tension, which allows the watch to be provided by energy consistently. The wearer only has to wear the watch to ensure the watch to continue running, as it is constantly ”charged/wounded”, and this also protects over-winding.

What is a caliber?

By now, you’ve probably noticed that we use the term “caliber” then talking about movements of watches. Fortunately, if you’re wondering what it means, it’s not very complicated. The term caliber, or caliber, is just another word for movement.

In a more technical context, you’ll see the word caliber being used, but in everyday use, you’ll often come across the term movement as they can be used interchangeably.

The complete list of Rolex Calibers

Rolex Caliber 3135

  • Jewels: 31 Jewels.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional rotor. Date display. Perpetual rotor.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 1988.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH
  • Watches with this caliber: Submariner, Datejust.

The Rolex Caliber 3135 was released in 1988 and improved the durability and the reliability of Rolex’s watches. Maybe most important is that the new caliber made the watches easier to service.

Rolex Caliber 2231

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional rotor. Perpetual rotor. Accuracy of -2/-2 seconds per day.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.

Rolex Caliber 2236

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. bi-directional rotor. Date display. Perpetual rotor.
  • Power reserve: 55 hours.
  • Introduced: 2015.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.

Caliber Caliber 3130

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  • Introduced: 2001.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Explorer and Datejust.

The Rolex Caliber 3130 movement is the fourth generation of the Rolex Calibre 300 family. The movement features a  Chronergy escapement as well as optimized and improved gears and lubricants which allows for a better power reserve. With the new generation 3000 Calibers, Rolex has claimed that 90% of the components have been changed from the previous generations.

The Rolex Caliber 3130 is not very different from the immediate predecessor. The difference between the 3130 and the 3135 movement is that the 3130 watch movement does not have a date function in any of the watch models that use it. The movement is used in Air King, some Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, and Submariner watch models.

Rolex Caliber 3255

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day. 15% higher efficiency with “Chronergy”. Date and weeks display.
  • Power reserve: 70 hours.
  • Introduced: 2015.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Day-date.

Rolex Caliber 3235

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional Perpetual rotor. Date display. 15% higher efficiency with Chronergy.
  • Power reserve: 70 hours.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  • Introduced: 2016.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Datejust, Sea-Dweller, Deepsea Sea-Dweller. And in recent times many more sports Rolex watches with a date function.

Rolex caliber 3235

Rolex Caliber 3285

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. GMT function. Date display.
  • Power reserve: 70 hours.
  • Introduced: 2018.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex GMT-Master II.

Rolex Caliber 4160

  • Jewels: 42.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Bi-directional perpetual rotor. Regatta Timer. 360 components. Chronograph.
  • Power reserve: 72 hours.
  • Introduced: 2007.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Yacht-Master II.
  • Year Introduced: 2007.

Rolex Caliber 4161

  • Jewels: 72.
  • Specifications: Chronograph. Duo-directional perpetual rotor.
  • Power reserve: 72 hours.
  • Introduced: 2013.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Yacht-Master II.

Rolex Caliber 1161

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: No-date.
  • Power reserve: N/A.
  • Frequency: 18.800 BPH.
  • Introduced: 1964.

Rolex Caliber 1166

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: Date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Frequency: 18.800 BPH.
  • Introduced: 1967.

Rolex Caliber 1520

  • Jewels: 27 jewels.
  • Specifications: No-date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1963.
  • Frequency: 19.800 VPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Air-King.

Rolex Caliber 1560

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: No-date.
  • Introduced: 1959
  • Power Reserve: 42 Hours
  • Frequency: 18.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster-Perpetual, Explorer, Submariner.

Rolex Caliber 3180

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. Second time zone with day/night indicator.
  • Introduced: 1959
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.

Rolex Caliber 3165

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Perpetual Duo-directional rotor. Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. Date function.
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.

Rolex Caliber 1565

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: Date function.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1959.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster-Perpetual Date.

Rolex Caliber 1570

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: No date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1965.
  • Frequency: 19.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, Explorer.

Rolex Caliber 1575

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Date. Fixed GMT hand.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 1965.
  • Frequency: 19.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: GMT-Master II & Explorer II.
  • Year Introduced: 1965.
  • Power Reserve: 42 Hours.

Rolex Caliber 1580

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: No date. movement made for Milgauss.
  • Power reserve: 50 hours.
  • Introduced: 1963.
  • Frequency: 19.800 BPH.

Rolex Caliber 1602

  • Jewels: 20.
  • Specifications: No date. Manual wounded.
  • Power reserve: N/A.
  • Introduced: N/A.

Rolex Caliber 2030

  • Jewels: 28.
  • Specifications: No date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1970.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster-Perpetual and Datejust.

Rolex Caliber 2035

  • Jewels: 28.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Progress-calendar. Shock protecting.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1970.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Date.

Rolex Caliber 2130

  • Jewels: 29.
  • Specifications: No date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1983.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Oyster-Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 2135

  • Jewels: 29.
  • Specifications: Date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1983.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Datejust.

Rolex Caliber 2230

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: No date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1999.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster-Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 2235

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1999.

Rolex Caliber 3000

  • Jewels: 27.
  • Specifications: No date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1990.
  • Watches with this caliber: Air-King.

Rolex Caliber 3035

  • Jewels: 27 jewels.
  • Specifications: Date. Microstella adjustment. Breguet balance spring.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1997.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Datejust.

Rolex Caliber 3055

  • Jewels: 27.
  • Specifications: Day/date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1977.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Day-Date.

Rolex Caliber 3075

  • Jewels: 27.
  • Specifications: Fixed GMT hand.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1981.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex GMT-Master II and Explorer II.

Rolex Caliber 3085

  • Jewels: 27.
  • Specifications: GMT hand.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1977.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex GMT-Master II.

Rolex Caliber 3130

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: No date,Breguet overcoil. Microstella regulating system. Free-sprung balance.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 2001.
  • Watches with this caliber: Oyster-Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 3131

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: No date. Parachrom blue hairspring. Antimagnetic.
  • Power reserve: 50 hours.
  • Introduced: 2007.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Milgauss, Air-King 40.

Rolex Caliber 3132

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement, Perpetual duo-directional rotor. No date. Parachro, Breguet overcoil balance spring. Paraflex shocks. Microstella regulating system
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced:
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Oyster-Perpetual- Rolex Explorer 214270.

Rolex Caliber 3135

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Date. Microstella regulating system. Breguet overcoil balance spring. Shock absorption. Certified Chronometer.
  • Power reserve: 50 hours.
  • Introduced: 1988.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Date, Datejust, Submariner.

Rolex Caliber 3155

  • Jewels: 31 jewels.
  • Specifications: Day/date. Certified Chronometer.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 1988.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual Date, Datejust, Submariner, Sea-Dweller, Yacht-Master,  Sea-Dweller Deepsea.

Rolex Caliber 3156

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Day/date. Parachrom blue hairspring. Certified Chronometer. Paraflex shock absorber.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 2008.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Day-Date II.

Rolex Caliber 3175

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: GMT hand.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 1988.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex GMT-Master 16700.

Rolex Caliber 3185

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: GMT hand. COSC certified. Breguet overcoil hairspring.
  • Power reserve: 50 hours.
  • Introduced: 1988.

Rolex Caliber 3186

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: GMT function. Multidirectional perpetual rotor. Date display. Chronometer certified. Parachrom blue hairspring. Free.spring balance.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 2005.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: GMT-Master II.

Rolex Caliber 3187

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. GMT function. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Paramagnetic Parachrom blue hairspring. Paraflex shock absorbers. Instantaneous date
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 2011.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Explorer II 216570.

Rolex Caliber 4030

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Chronograph. Vertical clutch. Column wheel.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1989.
  • Frequency: 28.8000.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Daytona 1991.

Rolex Caliber 4130

  • Jewels: 44.
  • Specifications: Mechanical chronograph. Perpetual duo.directional rotor. Paramagnetic Parachrom blue hairspring. Column wheel. Vertical clutch.
  • Power reserve: 72 hours.
  • Introduced: 2000.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Daytona.

Rolex Caliber 5035

  • Jewels: 11.
  • Specifications: Thermal compensated Quartz.
  • Power reserve: Quartz.
  • Introduced: 1977.
  • Frequency: 32,768 Hz.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust.

Rolex Caliber 5055

  • Jewels: 11.
  • Specifications: Day/date. Thermal Compensated Quartz module.
  • Power reserve: Quartz.
  • Introduced: 1977.
  • Frequency: 32,768Hz
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oysterquartz Day-Date.

Rolex Caliber 5335

  • Jewels: 23.
  • Power reserve: Quartz.
  • Introduced: Never introduced. The movement didn’t go into production because of unknown reasons. It is speculated that the movement was completed around 2000.
  •  Watches with this caliber: None.

Rolex Caliber 5355

  • Jewels: 23.
  • Specifications: Day/date. Perpetual calendar.
  • Power reserve: Quartz.
  • Introduced: Movement did not go into production. It is speculated that the movement was completed around 2000.

Rolex Caliber 9001

  • Jewels: 40.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Annual calendar. Ring Command Setting system. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. Paraflex shock absorbers. Send time zone. Annual calendar. Month display.
  • Power reserve: 72 hours.
  • Introduced: 2012.
  • Frequency: 28800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex SkyDweller.

Rolex Caliber 3195

  • Jewels: 31.
  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairpspring. Moonphase. Date display.
  • Power reserve: 48 hours.
  • Introduced: 1988.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Cellini.

Rolex Caliber 1556

  • Specifications: Automatic mechanical movement. Duo-directional perpetual rotor. Day/date.
  • Frequency: 28.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Cellini.

Rolex Caliber 1555

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: Sweep seconds. Automatic. Breguet hairspring with regulating screws. Day/date.
  • Power reserve: 42 hours.
  • Introduced: 1959.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Day-Date.

Rolex Caliber 1535

  • Specifications: Date
  • Introduced: 1957.
  • Frequency: 18.000
  • Watches with this caliber: Rolex Air-King-Date, Explorer Date.

Rolex Caliber 1530

  • Jewels: 25/26.
  • Introduced: 1957.
  • Frequency: 18.000
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Air-King and Submariner.

Rolex Caliber 1520

  • Jewels: 25/26.
  • Introduced: 1965.
  • Frequency: 19.800.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Air-King-Date and Explorer Date.

Rolex Caliber 1165

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: Date. Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Progress-calendar. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1965.
  • Frequency: 19.8000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual Date.

Rolex Caliber 1160

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1964.
  • Frequency: 19.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 1135

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications:  Date. Self-wind. Sweep-second.Progress-calendar.
  • Introduced: 1955.
  • Frequency: 19.8000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual Date.

Rolex Caliber 1130

  • Jewels: 26.
  • Specifications: Self-winding. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1955.
  • Frequency: 19.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 1120

  • Jewels: 17/27.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Small seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1953.
  • Frequency: 19.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 1080

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Antimagnetic. Movement for Milgauss. Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1955.
  • Frequency: 18.800 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Milgauss.

Rolex Caliber 1065

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Date. Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Instant-calendar. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1955.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  • Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual Date.

Rolex Caliber 1055

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Day/date. Self wind, Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1954.
  • Frequency: 18.000
  • Watches with this caliber: Day-Date.

Rolex Caliber 1040

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Tru-beat. Self-wind. jumping sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1954.
  • Frequency: 18.8000 BPH.
  • Watches with this caliber: Tru-Beat.

Rolex Caliber 1036

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Date. GMT. First movement able to show two time zones simultaneously. Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Instant-calendar.
  • Introduced: 1954.
  • Frequency: 18.800 BPH.
  • Watches with this caliber: Rolex GMT-Master and Oyster Perpetual Date.

Rolex Caliber 1035

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Self-winding. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting. Progressive calendar.
  • Introduced: 1957.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual Date.

Rolex Caliber 1030

  • Jewels: 17/25.
  • Specifications: The first in-house complete calibre design of Rolex. Certified Chronometer.
  • Introduced: 1950.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Oyster Perpetual,  Submariner, and Explorer.

Rolex Caliber 1060

  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Deep Sea Special.

Rolex Caliber 780

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Day/date. Moon phase. Chronograph. Self-wind. Calendar-
  • Introduced: 1950.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex 6062.

Rolex Caliber 775

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Introduced: 1950.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Explorer/pre-explorer.

Rolex Caliber 765

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Calendar.
  • Introduced: 1950.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Date.

Rolex Caliber 745

  • Jewels: N/A.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Calendar.
  • Introduced: 1952.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Date.

Rolex Caliber 740

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Used in the Rolex Datejust. The first automatic date function in a wristwatch.
  • Introduced: 1945.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Datejust.

Rolex Caliber 730

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Chronometer. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1945.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Bubble back.

Rolex Caliber 720

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Chronometer. Small seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1940.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 645

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1950.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  • Watches with this caliber: Oyster Perpetual.

Rolex Caliber 635

  • Jewels: 17.
  • Specifications: Self-winding. Small seconds. Shock protecting.
  • Introduced: 1950.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  • Power reserve: 41 hours.

Rolex Caliber 630

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds.
  • Introduced: 1937.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  •  Watches with this caliber: Rolex Bubble Back.

Rolex Caliber 620

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: The first movement featuring an automatic rotor winding mechanism upon its release. This movement came to introduce the “Perpetual” name which is used still to this day.
  • Introduced: 1931.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  • Watches with this caliber: Rolex Bubble Back.

Rolex Caliber 530

  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.
  • Jewels: 17.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-second.
  • Introduced: 1936.
  • Watches with this caliber: Rolex Bubble Back.

Rolex Caliber 520

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Small seconds.
  • Introduced: 1936.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.

Rolex Caliber 420

  • Jewels: 18.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Small seconds.
  • Introduced: 1941.
  • Frequency: 18.000 BPH.

Rolex Caliber 1066

  • Jewels: 25.
  • Specifications: Self-wind. Sweep-seconds. Shock protecting. Instant-calendar. GMT hand. Used in the first version of the GMT-Master.

Note

All data regarding the Rolex calibers listed may be subject to incorrect information, especially since many of the calibers listed here, and the information is not officially provided by Rolex. This list is only for informational purposes and while we work hard to keep the list updated with the latest and correct information, it may or may not be. If you find anything that you mean is incorrect you are more than welcome to contact us at Hello(at)MillenaryWatches.com and we will update the list.

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