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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Bubble Combines Iconic Colours in New Dials

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Bubble

In 2020 Rolex launched five new colourful dials across the Oyster Perpetual range at 31mm, 36mm and 41mm in Tiffany blue, yellow, orange, green and white. Now, for 2023, they’ve combined all five of those colours into a new celebration bubble dial design that’s available at all sizes.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Bubbles
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Bubbles

The dial has a Tiffany style turquoise base with bubbles dotted across it in each of the additional colours as well as a few extra in turquoise too. It has an attractive graphic style thanks to the black border around each of the bubbles. Rolex describe the pattern as a celebration motif, implying that they might be the bubbles of champagne or perhaps even balloons at an event. Either way, it’s extremely colourful.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Bubbles

Outside of the dial, it’s the Oyster Perpetual we already know and love. A relatively understated design with satin finishing that shines in Oystersteel at either 31mm, 36mm or 41mm. It’s arguably Rolex’s entry model with the least specialised design – by which I simply mean it’s not a chronograph like the Daytona or a somewhat professional model like the Yacht-Master.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Celebration Bubbles

Which movement powers the Oyster Perpetual Bubble Dial depends on which size you opt for. The 31 is equipped with the calibre 2322 while the 36 and 41 have the 3230 (that’s the same movement as used in the new Explorer 40). The former has a 55-hour power reserve with the Syloxi hairspring and the latter has a 70-hour power reserve with the Parachrom hairspring.

The Oyster Perpetual Bubble Dial is priced at £4,750 (31mm), £5,100 (36mm) and £5,400 (41mm). They’re fun additions to the range, although they perhaps lack some of the class and understated qualities that makes the Oyster Perpetual great.

Price & Specs:

  • Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual 31, 36 & 41
  • Ref: 277200 (31mm), 126000 (36mm), 124300 (41mm)
  • Case/dial: 31mm diameter x 10.6mm thickness, 36mm diameter x 11.6mm thickness or 41mm diameter x 12mm thickness, stainless steel case, turquoise blue lacquer dial with celebration bubbles motif
  • Water resistance: 100m (10 bar)
  • Movement: Rolex calibre 2232, automatic, 31 jewels (31mm)
    Rolex calibre 3220, automatic, 31 jewels (36mm/41mm)
  • Frequency: 28,800 vph (4 Hz)
  • Power reserve: 55h
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds
  • Strap: Stainless steel (Osytersteel) bracelet
  • Price/availability: £4,750 (31mm), £5,100 (36mm) and £5,400 (41mm)

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Michael Sonsino

As Digital Editor for Oracle Time, Michael needs an eye for detail, which makes it a good thing that his twin joys in life are miniatures and watches. He's a lifelong fan of fine timepieces, especially those of a more historic nature - if it has a twist of Art Deco, all the better. Recent purchase: Seiko Prospex 1959 Alpinist Modern Re-Interpretation. Grail watch: Vacheron Constantin Historiques American 1921.