I don’t want anyone who’s made it this far to misconstrue what I’m saying here, so I’ll put it as bluntly as possible: The Oyster Perpetual 41 is a fantastic watch that puts Rolex’s best assets forward in a relatively affordable package with diverse dial options to suit lots of different tastes. That’s not up for debate here. The rub is that perfect fake Rolex happened to phase out a very similar and beloved watch in the Oyster Perpetual 39, which casts a bit of a shadow over the new drop.
If you were a fan of the Oyster Perpetual 39, there’s no use crying over discontinued watches. You have a few choices. You could find a pre-owned OP39 (white-dialed versions are traded for north of $8,000 online these days), or you could choose between the OP 36 and OP 41. If you’re dead set on a white dial, you’re going to have to hunt and shell out that extra cash, but if you’re not, I’d highly recommend trying on both the OP 41 and OP 36 to discover which direction suits you better.
While it might be one of the less-talked-about watches in Rolex’s portfolio of indelible icons, I think the Oyster Perpetual deserves its place on the horological Mt. Rushmore. As I said earlier, it’s one perfect unit of best replica Rolex watch, paring down the brand’s most essential qualities – restrained design, over-engineered details, and performance-driven movements – into an easy-to-understand watch that’s perfect for nearly any setting.