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Rolex Calibers: A List of Movements in Rolex Watches

Here we will take a look at the complete collection of Calibers (AKA Movements) in Rolex Watches sold currently. The Caliber is the most important and complex part of an Automatic Luxury Watch and Rolex make some of the best designed and most reliable movements in the industry.

Rolex Caliber 3130

Rolex Caliber 3130

The Rolex 3130 is the non-date version of the more complex and highly regarded caliber 3135.

This movement has been used in Rolex Watches such as the Submariner No Date, Oyster Perpetual 34 and 36.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Diameter: 28.50
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 
  • Jewels: 31

Watches With Rolex 3130

Model
Ref #
Rolex Submariner No-Date
14060
Rolex Explorer
114270
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34
114200
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36
116000
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Rolex Caliber 3131

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The Rolex 3131 was first used in 2007, its based on the 3130 with the additions of the Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex anti-shock system. 

This movement was designed and manufactured by in-house by Rolex.

Its currently used in the Milgauss and Air King.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Diameter: 28.50
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 
  • Jewels: 31
  • Features: Chronometer

Watches With Rolex 3131

Model
Ref #
Rolex Milgauss
116400
Rolex Air King
116900
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Rolex Caliber 3132

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The Rolex Caliber 3132 was first used in Watches in 2008, it has slightly smaller dimensions than the 3130 and 3131 and so is used in Rolex Watches below 40 mm in diameter.

Like the 3131 Movement it comes equipped with the Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex anti-shock system – giving it some of the best performance in the watchmaking world.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Accuracy: -2/+2 seconds per day
  • Diameter: 28.50
  • Power Reserve: 48 hours
  • Frequency: 28,800 
  • Jewels: 31
  • Features: Chronometer

Watches With Rolex 3132

Model
Ref #
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 39
114300
Rolex Explorer 39
214270
Rolex Cellini Time
50505-50709
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Rolex Caliber 3135

Rolex Caliber 3135

First used in Rolex Watches in 1988, vastly increasing the reliability and durability of watches like the popular Submariner series.

The Caliber 3135 is capable of withstanding more impacts and fluctuations in temperature than previous movements – bringing a significant improvement to Rolex timepieces.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Winds in Both Directions
  • Perpetual Rotor
  • Power Reserve: 48hrs Aproximately
  • Frequency: 28.800 A/H
  • Jewels: 31
  • Functions: Date Display

Watches With Rolex 3135

Model
Ref #
Rolex Yacht-Master 40
116655, 116621
Rolex Submariner Date
116610 – 116618
Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea
116660
Rolex Datejust 36
116100 – 112649
Rolex Datejust 34
115200 – 115233
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Rolex Caliber 3155

Rolex Caliber 3155

The Rolex 3155 Movement is based on the 3130, and is used exclusively within the Day-Date 36 models.

It replaced the 3055 in 1988 and has been the central piece to the Rolex Day-Date 36 including the famous Rolex President Watches.

It is equipped with a paramagnetic parachrome hairspring – ensuring excellent precision and is distinguished by the red anodized reduction wheels used on the automatic unit.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Power Reserve: 48hrs Approximately
  • Diameter: 28.5 mm
  • Frequency: 28.800 A/H
  • Jewels: 31
  • Functions: Chronometer, Date Function

Watches With Rolex 3155

Day-Date 36 Models
Ref #
Yellow Gold
118138
Yellow Gold Domed
118208
Yellow Gold Fluted
118238
Yellow Gold & Diamonds
118348
White Gold
118139
White Gold Fluted
118239
Everose
118135
Everose Domed
118205
Everose Fluted
118235
Platinum Domed
118206
Platinum & Diamond
118346
Gold & Diamond Oyster
118388
White Gold Diamond Oyster
118389
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Rolex Caliber 3235

Rolex Caliber 3255

This is one of Rolex’s latest movements, with it being presented at Baselworld 2016. 

The Rolex 3235 Movement comes with impressive performance with improvements in its precision, resistance to magnetic fields, kinetic shocks, ease of use and most importantly reliability.

New changes include a new Chronergy escapement which increases its power reserve by improving the efficiency by 15%. In addition to a Parachrom Hairspring.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Diameter: 28.50
  • Power Reserve: 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28.800 A/H
  • Jewels: 31
  • Functions: Date Display, Chronometer

Watches With Rolex 3235

Model
Ref #
Rolex Sea-Dweller
126600
Rolex Datejust 31
178343
Rolex Datejust 36
126200-126281
Rolex Pearlmaster 39
86348, 86349
Rolex Datejust 41
126300-126334
Rolex Yacht-Master 42
226659
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Rolex Caliber 3186

Rolex Caliber 3186

The Caliber 3186 from Rolex powered its highly popular GMT-Master 2 from 2005 until 2018 when it was replaced by the Rolex 3285.

The Rolex 3186 came equipped with a Parachrom hairspring and date quickset.

The GMT-Master II (2006 – 2017) Models are the only Watches using this Movement.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Accuracy: -2/+2 Seconds per day
  • Diameter: 28.50
  • Power Reserve: 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28.800 A/H
  • Jewels: 31
  • Functions: Date Display, GMT Function

Watches With Rolex 3186

Model
Ref #
Rolex ‘Batman’ GMT-Master II
116710BLNR
Rolex GMT-Master II LN
116710LN
Rolex GMT-Master II Gold LN
116718LN
Rolex GMT-Master II BLRO
116719BLRO
Diamond GMT-Master II SARU
116759
Rolex GMT-Master II Diamond
116758
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Rolex Caliber 3187

Rolex Caliber 3187

The Rolex 3187 Movement has been powering the Explorer II since 2011, it replaced the 3186 which was used before this date. 

This new movement for the Explorer II 42, comes with the latest technology from Rolex with the Paramagnetic Blue Parachrom Hairspring and High-performance Paraflex Shock Absorbers fitted into it. Increasing its durability, efficiency and general performance.

  • Type: Automatic Mechanical Movement
  • Rotor: Duo Directional Perpetual Rotor
  • Accuracy: -2/+2 Seconds per day
  • Diameter: 30.97 mm
  • Power Reserve: 70 hours
  • Frequency: 28.800 A/H
  • Jewels: 31
  • Functions: Instant Date, GMT Function, Second Timezone.

Watches With Rolex 3187

Model
Ref #
Rolex Explorer II (2011 -)
216570
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