Without further ado, let’s get straight to the point. Let’s talk about something other than the market today. I want to talk to my brothers about a purely “technical issue” and explain a “strange” phenomenon in Rolex watches. Are some technologies in Rolex women’s watches more advanced than men’s?
The Rolex 28mm Women’s Diary is the first to use Rolex’s latest silicon hairspring technology.
Rolex’s men’s and women’s watches have different technical configurations.
Brothers all know that the current movement usage of Rolex watches is as follows:
Rolex men’s watches currently use 3135 series movements and the new 3235 series movements (I will use 3135/3235 to represent various branch models).
Rolex small-size women’s watches (some models) currently use the 2236 movement.
Rolex 3135 movement
Rolex’s new caliber 3235
The 2236 movement is used in Rolex women’s watches.
Rolex uses Parachrom hairspring in the 3135/3235 movement of men’s watches, which is what we usually call “blue niobium” hairspring; Rolex uses the new Syloxi silicon hairspring in the 2236 movement of small-size women’s watches (from 2014 started using). Rolex men’s watches and women’s watches have different hairsprings. Women’s watches have new silicon hairsprings.
In 2014, Rolex used a new silicon hairspring on small women’s watches, but Rolex’s iconic blue niobium hairspring was always used on men’s watches. I needed clarification: what did Rolex mean? The blue niobium hairspring is awesome; why do we need a silicon hairspring? As a result, silicon hairsprings were introduced. Why are they only used on women’s watches? Which one is better, Rolex’s blue Niobium hairspring for men’s watches or the silicon hairspring for women’s watches? In the past few years, I have read more and more things and can answer these questions. Swiss replica Rolexes.
First of all, the Rolex blue Niobium hairspring is fantastic.
Nowadays, the hairsprings of general watches use Nivarox alloy hairsprings. In Chinese, it is Nivarox alloy. A large number of watches on the market use this alloy hairspring. This kind of Nivarox alloy hairspring is good; its antimagnetic ability and resistance to temperature changes are good, and it can handle everyday living environments. But it’s just okay because the Nivarox alloy hairspring has a loophole; this alloy still contains a small amount of iron. Iron is easily magnetized, so the Nivarox alloy hairspring cannot withstand a magnetic field that is too strong. So this is why some brothers’ watches become magnetized while wearing them and become inaccurate.
Rolex’s iconic Parachrom blue niobium hairspring.
To solve this problem, Rolex developed Rolex’s exclusive Parachrom blue niobium hairspring in 2000, which is antimagnetic and shockproof. Rolex blue niobium hairspring is made of niobium-zirconium alloy (because it is blue, it is commonly known as blue niobium hairspring). Put bluntly, there is no iron in the Rolex blue niobium hairspring. Because there is no iron, the blue niobium hairspring is not afraid of magnetic fields. Even if it is not a lightning needle that is specifically antimagnetic, an ordinary Rolex has antimagnetic solid capabilities. Omega 15000 Gauss uses a silicon hairspring, so the Rolex blue niobium hairspring, like the Omega silicon hairspring, is antimagnetic.
If Rolex’s blue niobium hairspring is so awesome, why does it also produce a silicon hairspring?
In recent years, because silicon hairsprings have the advantage of being antimagnetic, many watches have been replaced with silicon hairsprings. Even Tissot and Mido have silicon hairsprings. The performance of Rolex’s blue niobium hairspring is excellent, but a silicon hairspring was released in the end. This matter is puzzling not only to me but also to players all over the world. It is simply a “mystery.” Some players obtained vital information from Rolex’s official statement on the new Syloxi silicon hairspring, explaining the problem with Rolex’s silicon hairspring. Hublot replica.
Rolex’s new Syloxi silicon hairspring, please pay attention to the small holes on both sides of the hairspring. The two small holes are used to fix the hairspring.
Rolex’s blue niobium hairspring has excellent performance, and it is antimagnetic and shockproof, but there is a small problem. To put it bluntly, “the curve is not flat enough and symmetrical enough.” These alloy hairsprings, such as blue niobium and Nivarox, must have the end fixed on a “clip” (the hairspring outer pile, which can be easily seen from the picture). Therefore, the curve of the hairspring cannot be “completely symmetrical and flat.” If it is asymmetrical, it may affect the accuracy of travel time (to put it more professionally, it will affect isochronism).
It can be easily seen from the comparison that only one side of the Rolex blue niobium hairspring is fixed on the “clip.” In contrast, the Syloxi silicon hairspring is simultaneously fixed on both sides through a small hole, so it is entirely symmetrical and flat.
The silicon hairspring is made of “one-piece molding” using chemical methods, and the curve is mainly flat and symmetrical. An asymmetrical “small hole” exists on both sides of the Rolex silicon hairspring. These two “small holes” are used to fix the silicon hairspring. They are fixed on the left and right sides and the iconic cross-balance splint of the Rolex movement. It is symmetrical (the blue niobium hairspring is only fixed on one side and cannot be symmetrical). Rolex patents this design of Syloxi silicon hairspring. The silicon hairsprings of other brands of watches do not have this technology. Therefore, Rolex’s new Syloxi silicon hairspring is flatter and more symmetrical than the blue niobium hairspring, which is suitable for ensuring the accuracy of the watch (to put it more professionally, it means reducing the influence of gravity on the hairspring).
In addition, if you look closely, you can see that the curves of the Rolex Syloxi silicon hairspring are different in thickness and spacing from the inside to the outside. These are all researched and calculated. Conventional alloy hairsprings, including Rolex’s blue niobium hairspring, cannot achieve this.
Rolex silicon hairspring is so powerful; why is it only used on women’s watches?
Nothing in this world is perfect. One problem with silicon hairsprings is that they cannot be repaired or adjusted. If there is a problem, they can only be replaced. To put it bluntly, the silicon hairspring is just like 3D printing. It is formed in one piece, and the finished product comes out. Unlike alloy hairsprings, they can be adjusted and repaired.
Rolex’s new Syloxi silicon hairspring is mainly used on 28mm women’s Datejust watches.
The actual situation now is that Rolex’s new Syloxi silicon hairspring performs better than Rolex’s blue Niobium hairspring. The 2236 movement used in Rolex women’s watches is slight. The smaller the movement, the less accurate it is. Therefore, the new Syloxi silicon hairspring is used in the small-sized 2236 movement of women’s watches to improve the antimagnetic properties of Rolex women’s watches. , shockproof performance, and accuracy.
All Rolex men’s watches, including Rolex DD, use blue niobium hairsprings.
Most Rolex men’s watches are professional, sports watches, Daytona, Submariner, Tantan Er, Lightning Needle, yacht, etc. Sports watches must be durable. In terms of durability, the blue niobium hairspring is an alloy hairspring and is easy to maintain. The 3135/3235 series movements used in these watches are large and thick, which have advantages over small movements in women’s watches. The larger the movement, the better the accuracy. Easy to get high. Therefore, Rolex men’s watches currently use blue niobium hairsprings.
Of course, Rolex used the new Syloxi silicon hairspring on a small scale for women’s watches first, which was also a test of the Syloxi silicon hairspring. Many speculate that once Rolex believes Syloxi silicon hairspring has passed the test of time, it will be used in men’s watches.
Which Rolex watches use the new Syloxi silicon hairspring?
The Rolex 28mm Women’s Datejust has used the new Syloxi silicon hairspring (2236 movement).
Brothers, please note that not all Rolex women’s watches use the new Syloxi silicon hairspring (2236 movement). Rolex now has two prominent watches that use the new Syloxi silicon hairspring (2236 movement). One is the Rolex Women’s Datejust; note the 28mm Women’s Datejust; the other is the 37mm Small Yacht. There are no other watches, brothers, and sisters; please pay attention to the distinction.
Rolex’s 37mm yacht also uses the new Syloxi silicon hairspring (2236 movement).
2236 is a women’s watch movement, so it makes sense to use it in a 28mm women’s wear journal. However, the 37mm yacht uses the 2236 movement, which is very interesting. Generally speaking, 37 mm is the size of a men’s watch, but the 37 Yacht uses the 2236 movement that is only used by Rolex women’s watches. Does this imply that Rolex defines the 37 Yacht as a “women’s watch”?
Band Width: 20mm
Dial Color: Blue Dial
Engine: Rolex Calibre 2836