TimeNet

Register
Watch Forums Singapore
Notifications
Clear all

Does the cyclops lens of Rolex Submariner rotate or is fixed?  


Illustrious Member Admin
Joined: 2 months ago
Posts: 314
Topic starter  

Rolex watches have their quick-changing date window at 3 o'clock - as seen on the Rolex Submariner, Datejust, Day-Date, Milgauss, and just recently, the Sea-Dweller. This has been a fixture on Rolex watches with a date since 1945.

main qimg 7863e1d6d9c218ec13b098113ac3d2a3

In 1953, Rolex introduced an enhancement to the date window, called the Cyclops. Named after the one-eyed giant of Greek mythology, the Cyclops lens is placed outside of the watch crystal, on top of the date aperture, in order to magnify the date.

main qimg 292d8fc1f20a33aa25712e432f600289

While the bezel of the Rolex Submariner rotates, the Cyclops Lens is stationary on top of the date.


ReplyQuote
Topic Tags