Rolex Paraflex Shock Absorber

Rolex Paraflex

Rolex Paraflex Shock Absorber

Paraflex is the name of Rolex’s proprietary anti-shock system for their automatic watch movements. In technical terms, it is a spring-loaded mounting system for the jewel bearings that support the balance wheel. Anti-shock devices help protect the balance wheel’s pivots from damage in the event of dropping the watch or hitting it against something hard.

Rolex registered the trademark for “Paraflex” on March 5, 2008 (although below you will see that they developed and patented it in 2005).

Some of the topics covered in this caliber listing:

Identification:

You can identify Parashock by the diagonally positioned rectangular oval shape with two lines coming from each end.

Rolex Paraflex Anti Shock

List of Rolex Calibers with Paraflex:

The following calibers are equipped with Paraflex. If there is a movement with Paraflex not on the list, please add it in the comments below.

From the Rolex Brochure:

Paraflex
pa • ra • flex

  1. An exclusive and highly efficient shock absorber developed and patented by Rolex in 2005.
  2. Improves the shock resistance of Rolex watches by up to 50 per cent.
  3. The innovative geometry of the spring, designed by dynamic 3D modelling, ensures that it remains firmly positioned and with no risk of deformation.
  4. Validated through extensive shock testing and laboratory measurements.
  5. A tiny component making a huge difference.
  6. The Rolex Way.

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Graeme
Graeme
1 year ago

3230 (Sub,OP, Explorer)

gmt master 2 lover
gmt master 2 lover
1 year ago

is there any reason for why it is made of gold?

watch addictz
watch addictz
4 months ago

Correct me if i am wrong, but i think it has to be for the shock resistance right? Gold is the softest metal and i assume it can absorb vibration a lot better than a sliver or a harder metal.

Boris
Boris
8 months ago

3131 Air King

Bluejay
Member
3 months ago

I’m pretty sure the gold color is a corrosion resistant coating onto a spring steel alloy.

MohammadMahdi Javaheri
MohammadMahdi Javaheri
17 days ago

ROLEX 3136

Seagull Caliber St19

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