Rolex: Anatomy of a Calibre 3132
In this new timelapse video, we have worked with our in-house ‘Rolex by The Watch Gallery’ watchmaker Jamie Hardes (who is based at our One Hyde Park boutique) to break down the iconic Rolex Calibre 3132 movement. The movement is made up of seven key components and we show you the inner workings of each part and how they all fit together to create the beating heart of a stunning automatic, mechanical Rolex timepiece.
We have used the Calibre 3132 movement in this video, used within a large number of men’s Rolex watches, it is arguably one of the best automatic movements around. The key components include:
1. AUTOMATIC WINDING DEVICE
This automatically winds the watch via the movement of the wrist.
2. BALANCE & HAIR SPRING
This regulates time-keeping, in most modern calibres this oscillate at 28,800 times per hour.
This regulates the dispursement of power from the main spring of the watch (including the Escape Wheel and Pallet Fork).
4. GEAR TRAIN
This transports and dissipates power from the Main Spring to the Escapement.
This houses the Main Spring, the power source of the watch.
6. WINDING CROWN & STEM
These wind the watch manually or shift it into hand setting mode.
7. MAIN PLATE
This is the heart of the watch, the main body of the movement where everything else is attached too.