Rolex caliber 3235

Rolex Caliber 3235

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Rolex caliber 3235

Brand Rolex
Caliber Number 3235
Based On 3035 -> 3135
Movement Type Automatic, self-winding
In-House Yes
Diameter 28.5mm
Jewels 31
Total Parts 201
Power Reserve 70 hours
Vibrations Per Hour 28,800
Hacking Yes
Rotor Direction Bidirectional
Balance
Paramagnetic Oscillator
Escapement Chronergy
Shock System Paraflex
Hairspring Parachrom Blue
Features Hours, minutes, central seconds, date
Country of Manufacture Switzerland
Known Models Rolex Day-Date 40, Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary

Originally announced at Baselworld 2017. Rolex claims the new caliber 3235 is two times more precise than an officially certified chronometer with an accuracy of -2/+2 seconds per day “after casing”.

It is used in the larger Datejust 41 and red Sea-Dweller 43mm models. The larger diameter allowed for a larger barrel offering a 70 hour power reserve.

The technology within is protected by 14 patents acquired by “The Crown”. One of the patents includes the Paramagnetic Oscillator with new balance staff that offers enhanced resistance to magnetism.

From Rolex.com:

The Sea-Dweller is equipped with calibre 3235, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This self-winding mechanical movement is at the forefront of the art of watchmaking. A consummate demonstration of Rolex technology, with 14 patents, it offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. It incorporates the new Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference. -Rolex

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Jim
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Jim

So Rolex got rid of the purple gears?

Ben
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Ben

I’m not sure this 32xx has any basis on 30xx or 31xx movements – even the main plate is larger, hence being in larger cases; DJ41, 2017 SD, and 3255 in DD40…

Fabio Pascua
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Fabio Pascua

It also powers the new SD50 Anniversary.

Fabio Pascua
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Fabio Pascua

The above comment it’s intended for the tech data sheet only.

Ryan Green
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Ryan Green

Don’t forget that there’s a gem-set model with the 3255 called the Pearlmaster 39, too.

Nate
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Nate

Can anyone confirm/verify that the time adjustment on the 3235 is “unconventional”, i.e., turning the crown counter-clockwise advances the minute/hour hands forwards. I was quite surprised to see this when viewing a Datejust 41mm, everose (Ref. 126331) at a reputable AD.

Dan
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Dan

If it was at a reputable AD why are you even questioning it?

Nate
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Nate

Not so much questioning it, but in my experience with Rolex movements, the time adjustment almost always (except for few older models) advances forward while turning the crown clockwise. It was just a bit strange/counter intuitive to see this in the new 3235 movement.

Dan
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Dan

Sorry, I must have read it too quickly. I see now that you happened to be at an AD and noticed this. Winding my 3135 definitely advanced the time forward when winding the crown clockwise. So that sounds really strange and would take me some time to get used to ha. Curious as to the answer now myself.

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3235 sucks
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3235 sucks

I don’t like this 3235 calibre because this calibre has rotor noise problem. I bought a new datejust 41 equipped this 3235 calibre and there’s very annoying rotor noise when I shake my wrist. I’ve had other rolex watches (subc and oyster perpetual 36 equipped with 3135 and 3130) before and I’ve never heard any noise from movement. Even I shake the watches severely there was nothing noise. People say 3235 uses ball bearing instead of sleeve type bearing unlike 31xx series, so the noise is normal, but I disagree with it. Rolex should be “Silent” Annoying noise when you… Read more »

3235 sucks
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3235 sucks

The rotor noise problem happens not only me.
Google “rolex 3235 rotor sound”
Many people who have new Sea-Dweller and DJ41 eqipped 3235 have same problem.

Dirk
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Dirk

Nobproblem in my datejust 41 !
Only noise is the bracelet clasp when you shake the watch

Dirk
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Dirk

No problem in my datejust 41 !
Only noise is the bracelet clasp when you shake the watch

Agreed
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Agreed

Another reason to stick with the Datejust II. So quiet can’t even tell it’s an automatic movement inside.

Cole
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Cole

Exactly! My DJII is the quietest watch I ever owned.

joe
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joe

i am looking for 3235 stem , do u know where can i find ? or witch # will fit.

Clinton Campbell
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Clinton Campbell

I am still learning about Rolex, so please don’t be upset should I type something irrelevant. Reference the new 3235 movement, I recently purchased the gold day/date 2 , ‘’40’’ – just wanted to mention there is no noise at all with bracelet, or auto movement.

Joe
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Joe

I am looking for rolex 3235 movent stem only .i will very grate full.

Joe
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Joe

I sell lots rolex parts . if need one mail me

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