Rolex Rolls Out Its Latest Creations for Watches and Wonders
The watch world is abuzz with oohs and ahs in reaction to the latest collections and timepieces presented in Switzerland. Naturally, Rolex is a part of the conversation… a big part. Here’s a round-up of the latest from one of the most iconic watchmakers ever:
Rolex has chosen to mark the 60th anniversary of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona by restyling the design of its face and case to offer a subtle refinement. Additionally, the new Cosmograph Daytona comes with an all-new movement, caliber 4131. This new chronograph movement, an evolution of caliber 4130, incorporates a number of the major innovations that Rolex has brought to its movements, including the Chronergy escapement. Particular attention has been paid to aesthetics. The Cosmograph Daytona in 950 platinum now features a transparent case back as well as an oscillating weight made of 18 ct yellow gold.
Rolex Perpetual 1908
Rolex inaugurates its Perpetual collection with the Perpetual 1908, a name given to the model in homage to the year Hans Wilsdorf devised the name ‘Rolex’ to sign his creations and registered the brand in Switzerland. Elegant, classic and decidedly contemporary, the 1908 immortalizes Rolex’s age-long daring spirit. Its conception is the result of the brand’s comprehensive in-house expertise and unwavering commitment to excellence.
Rolex Yacht-Master 42
Rolex presents a new iteration of a true classic. The Yacht-master is an emblem of the free spirit of nautical exploration and excellence. It’s been introduced for the first time in RLX titanium – a particularly strong but lightweight alloy – and is fitted on an Oyster bracelet. With its bidirectional rotatable bezel fitted with a Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic featuring raised and polished numerals and graduations, the Yacht-Master 42 in RLX titanium remains faithful to the aesthetics of the original model, unveiled in 2019. Additionally, the new Yacht-Master is equipped with caliber 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
With its two time zones and annual Saros calendar, the Sky-Dweller has been an elegant and trusted companion for world travelers since its original launch. This latest iteration comes with a few enhancements, including caliber 9002. An evolution of calibre 9001, this new movement includes some of the major innovations that Rolex has brought to its movements, including the Chronergy escapement. Calibre 9002 enables the Sky-Dweller to display the date and the month, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format, and the hours, minutes and seconds.
Rolex GMT-Master II
Rolex now presents their iconic GMT-Master II in two new versions – yellow Rolesor and 18 ct yellow gold – with a Cerachrom bezel insert in grey and black ceramic, an entirely new color combination. The rollout these new versions signals the return of 18 ct yellow gold to the model. Thew two new iterations share a two-color, 24-hour graduated monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in grey (a new shade) and black ceramic. On the dial, the name ‘GMT-Master II’ is in a powdered yellow color. These new versions are fitted on a Jubilee bracelet, equipped with an Oysterlock clasp and the Easylink comfort extension link.
Rolex Explorer 40
Rolex’s Explorer range has been expanded with a new 40mm model. Offering enhanced legibility, this timepiece carries all the qualities that have made the Explorer – one of the brand’s first Professional watches – a reference throughout the decades. Simple, robust and corrosion resistant, the new Explorer 40 is crafted from Oystersteel, a Rolex proprietary alloy.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The new Oyster Perpetual is dotted with joyous colors that reunite all the new hues introduced to the range in 2020. Named ‘Celebration’, this new motif is available for all three Oyster Perpetual face sizes: 31mm, 36mm and 41mm. The Oyster Perpetual 31 is equipped with caliber 2232, while the Oyster Perpetual 36 and Oyster Perpetual 41 are both fitted with caliber 3230. Known for its timeless elegance, the Oyster Perpetual’s colorful imagination exemplifies how Rolex continues to reimagine luxury and style.
Rolex Day-Date 36
Rolex unveils three new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 with radiant dials in decorative stone studded with diamond-set hour markers and Roman VI and IX. These decorative stones in shimmering tones evoke the atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast. The three colors are Green aventurine, carnelian and turquoise, and are paired with watches in 18 ct Everose, yellow and white gold respectively. The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are equipped with caliber 3255.
Rolex Day-Date 36
In another unexpected creative twist, Rolex presents the Day-Date 36 in three new variants that evoke joy and energy. Crafted from 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, these watches have adopted an original face. Rather than showing the day of the week, the arc-shaped aperture at 12 o’clock displays an inspirational keyword in English – ‘Happy’, ‘Eternity’, ‘Gratitude’, ‘Peace’, ‘Faith’, ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’. The window at 3 o’clock reveals daily one of 31 exclusive emojis in place of the date.