Now that the big revolution of XL watches are the strongest players amongst sales in high end watches, what happens to the old guard of pieces such as the Rolex equipped with the 3135 and house manual winds?
Well, they make them bigger! A prime example is the Rolex 3136. This jolly big boy and other larger, updated movements are popping up quickly around Geneva Way. It doesn’t take much to boast the movement size, especially with many companies opting to simply make bigger borders around the ebauche or smaller exhibition backs. The true test is making a ladies automatic that can keep accurate time, a real feat in watch making. Try timing some of those little pieces out, yikes!
Vintage Patek Philippe caliber 215 manual wind movement pictured above.