The Syloxi Movement
Rolex has announced that it has begun use of silicon hairsprings, particularly in the new Calibre 2236, a movement designed for women’s models. This is a great step toward the next generation of watchmaking, as silicon renders the hairspring friction-free and can be produced uniformly, quickly and in much larger quantities than its metal counterparts.
According to Rolex, through “new, innovative and patented solutions” the company has been able to make the most of a technology that it has been developing for more than a decade. The Syloxi silicon hairspring’s optimised design has allowed for an increased power reserve of 55 hours, or 6 hour more than the traditional hairspring.
The company plans to use Syloxi movements in many of its women’s models, while keeping the Parachrom paramagnetic hairspring - released in 2000 - for its men’s range.
Like all Rolex movements, Calibre 2236 is a COSC-certified chronometer. The automatic movement is used for the first time in the new gem-set Oyster Perpetual Datejust Pearlmaster 34, which comes in three versions: 18k yellow gold with baguette-cut pink sapphires on the bezel; 18k white gold with blue sapphires, and 18k Everose gold with brilliant-cut diamonds. All of the watch dials are paved with 455 diamonds and feature a date window at 3 o’clock.
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