Cal. 3000 is a simple time-only automatic movement in the Rolex 3000 family and was produced from 1989 through 2001. It was replaced by Cal. 3130.
It is a 28,800 A/h 12.5 ligne movement with bi-directional automatic winding and chronometer certification. The movement is 28.5 mm in diameter and 6.3 mm thick, with 27 jewels. It has a power reserve of 48 hours.
Notably, Cal. 3000 was the last Rolex movement to not feature a Breguet overcoil for the hairspring. Despite the choice of a flat hairspring, Cal. 3000 achieved Chronometer certification, with accuracy of +4/-6 seconds per day.
Cal. 3000 first appeared in 1989 in the Air King (Ref. 14000) and Explorer (Ref. 14270). The Air King was updated in 2000 as Ref. 14000M with the newer Cal. 3130, and the Explorer was updated the next year as Ref. 114270 with the same movement. The “transitional” time-only Submariner (Ref. 14060) also used this movement from 1990 through 2001, and it too received the new Cal. 3130 for 2002 as Ref. 14060M. It was also used in the Oyster Perpetual throughout the 1990s.
- Rolex Air King (1989-2000), Ref. 14000, 14010
- Rolex Submariner (1990-2002), Ref. 14060
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Ref. 14200, 14203, 14208, 14233, 14236
- Rolex Explorer (1989-2000), Ref. 14270
The movement can be manually wound with the crown in position 1. Rotate the crown clockwise to wind the mainspring.
The time is set with the crown in second position (pulled all the way out). Rotate the crown counter-clockwise to advance the minute and hour hands and clockwise to turn them backward.