Rolex is unveiling its latest creations: watches that shine the light of optimism and innovation on the watchmaking world
In its perpetual quest for excellence, Rolex constantly enhances the aesthetics and technologies of its emblematic timepieces. They are an invitation to push boundaries, to reach ever higher. With, as always, the same promise of outstanding quality thanks to the company’s complete, in-house mastery of watchmaking expertise.
Oyster Perpetual Air-King – The sky’s the limit
A tribute to explorers of the skies, the Air-King celebrates the pioneers of aviation and invites wearers to take command of their own destiny. This new watch has a completely redesigned case with a crown guard and straight sides like the majority of Professional category models. The proportions of the Oyster bracelet have also been revisited, and the central link has been broadened. In a first for the model, it is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp.
The watch’s display has also been refreshed and perfectly balanced thanks to the addition of a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ on the minutes scale. Each five-minute interval is, therefore, now marked by two digits. The new generation Air-King benefits from an optimized Chromalight display, guaranteeing maximum legibility in dark conditions, and is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes and seconds.
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II – Chasing new horizons
The GMT-Master was made for airborne adventure. Now the watch of choice for travellers, it connects people beyond time zones. On the new, unexpected version of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II the crown and crown guard are on the left side of the watch case, while the date aperture and Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock. This required changing the precision testing process for some of the final controls carried out as part of the Superlative Chronometer certification.
Made in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster bracelet, this watch features a two-tone monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic – a colour pairing never before seen on this model. The new version of GMT-Master II is equipped with calibre 3285, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.
All Rolex watches carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 – The boldest course
Day-Date has always epitomized prestige and innovation. Exclusively made from precious metals, it was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate, in addition to the date, the day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. Rolex is releasing the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 950 platinum, which is easily recognizable thanks to the ice-blue dial, with a fluted bezel for the first time.
Until now, this striking component has been made only in 18 ct gold, and now it exists in the most prestigious metal available. Producing fluting with the perfect shape and sparkling surfaces was a technical feat that the brand was able to realize thanks to its outstanding expertise. The new version of the Day-Date 40 is equipped with a calibre 3255, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes, seconds, day and date.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 – Glowing with new brilliance
A new jewel shines on the surface of the sea: for the first time, the Yacht-Master 42 is available in yellow gold. The new version, which, like the original model, includes a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a Cerachrom insert with a raised graduation as well as the innovative Oysterflex bracelet, benefits from an optimized Chromalight display.
The hour markers and hands are filled or coated with a new luminescent material, exclusive to Rolex, that guarantees a longer-lasting intense glow. In daylight, these display elements also have a brighter white hue. The new version of the Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 – Capturing Light
Where the sky meets the ocean and the sun comes up over water, the air is momentarily rippled with colour. The new Yacht-Master 40 harnesses these fleeting instants so they can be admired on the wrist. The bezel, set with diamonds and sapphires in tones of blue, silver and pink, is inspired by the aurora borealis and the glow of dawn. Rolex is unveiling a new colourful, sparkling version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40. Cast from 18 ct white gold – a first for the model – the watch features a rotatable bezel set with trapeze-cut precious stones.
Pink sapphire, light-blue sapphire, diamond, purple sapphire and dark-blue sapphire: a harmonious sequence that is repeated eight times. This design gives the bezel a unique sparkle that is further enhanced by a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock. The case shines with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds from the lugs to the crown guard. This new gem-set version of the Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes, seconds and date.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 – A classic, reimagened
A splash of colour. A poetic shimmer. A sense of renewal. The dials that decorate the new Datejust 31 are bursting with fresh energy and full of promise. Rolex is presenting three new versions of the Datejust 31 with striking floral-motif dials. Calling to mind wild summer meadows, the design comprises 24 flowers that stand out distinctly from one another thanks to their finishes – either sunray, matt or grained. Each of the flowers is lit from within by a diamond set into the centre.
The floral-motif dial is azzurro blue on the first new timepiece – a white Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and white gold) fitted with a fluted bezel. On the second watch, crafted from 18 ct yellow gold, it is in olive green, and on the third – an Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and Everose gold) – it is in silver. On the second and third watches the bezel is set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds, and they are equipped with a President bracelet and a Jubilee bracelet respectively. The new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with calibre 2236, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling them to display the hours, minutes, seconds and date.
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