Premium watch brand Rolex lit up on the first day of Baselworld by unveiling no less than five new timepieces.
The new designs, which are all part of the highly-acclaimed Oyster range, place a modern twist on Rolex’s signature features.
The five new additions can be found below.
Rolex is extending its GMT-Master II range with a new version in Oystersteel, equipped with a bi – directional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic.
The lugs and sides of its Oyster case have been redesigned, and the watch is fitted on a five-link Jubilee bracelet. Two other versions of the GMT-Master II introduce 18-carat Everose gold to the range for the very first time.
The first is crafted entirely from this refined, exclusive alloy, and the second is available in an Everose Rolesor version, combining Oystersteel and Everose gold.
On the dials of both watches, the name “GMT-Master II” is inscribed in powdered rose. The bezels are fitted with two-colour Cerachrom inserts in a black and newly developed brown ceramic.
Rolex is introducing the new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, in either Everose Rolesor; combining Oystersteel and 18-carat Everose gold, or yellow Rolesor; combining Oystersteel and 18-carat yellow gold versions, each available with a large selection of dials.
The new Datejust 36 watches are equipped with a 36 mm case featuring redesigned lugs and sides, and calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology. Many different combinations are available. An Everose Rolesor version features a white dial with 18-carat pink gold Roman numerals and a fluted bezel.
Rolex is introducing the new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, with redesigned case sides and lugs. In 18-carat white, yellow or Everose gold, the new versions are equipped with calibre 2236, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Amongst the many combinations available, one, in 18-carat white gold, is fitted with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a diamond-set bezel.
Another, in 18-carat yellow gold, features a malachite dial with a Roman VI and IX in 18-carat yellow gold set with diamonds, and a version in Everose gold is introduced with a diamond-paved dial inlaid with pink mother-of-pearl butterflies.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Rolex is introducing a scintillant gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Created in 1963, this watch has established an extraordinary track record in the world of motor sport, rising to the rank of an icon. On this new 18-carat Everose gold version, in lieu of the emblematic tachymetric scale, the bezel is set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues.
The case is adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each of which matches the colour of the corresponding point on the bezel.
Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea
Rolex is unveiling the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea. It features a 44mm case with redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet, as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp.
This professional divers’ watch is equipped for the first time with calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
The new Rolex Deepsea is made of Oystersteel and sports a D-blue dial with a deep-blue to pitchblack gradient. This dial was launched in 2014 on a commemorative version of the watch in tribute to the Deepsea Challenge expedition.