At Baselworld 2016, Rolex is introducing the latest creations in its Oyster and Cellini collections together with a new in-house certi cation for all its watches. e brand ’s emblematic “Superlative Chronometer” designation has been rede ned with performance criteria that exceed watchmaking norms and standards.
The cosmograph daytona
The new version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 904L steel is equipped with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel, developed and patented by Rolex, in black ceramic. A blend of high- technology and sleek aesthetics, this evolution pays tribute to the heritage of the legendary chronograph. The black bezel is reminiscent of the 1965 model that was tted with a black Plexiglas bezel insert, while the high-tech ceramic ensures extreme durability and provides an exceptionally legible tachymetric scale.
The Rolex Air-King
The new Oyster Perpetual Air-King perpetuates the aeronautical heritage of the original Rolex Oyster. The new Air-King, in a 40 mm case in 904L steel, features a distinctive black dial combining large 3, 6 and 9 numerals marking the hours, and a prominent minute scale for navigational time readings. The dial carries the name Air-King in the same lettering that was designed specially for the model in the 1950s.
Datejust 41 Rolesor and calibre 3235
The new generation of the classic Oyster Perpetual Datejust features a modernized 41 mm case and the new Rolex calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, with 14 patents, the new Chronergy escapement and a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. The new Datejust 41 is offered in yellow or Everose Rolesor versions – combining 904L steel and either 18ct yellow or Everose gold – with a wide selection of dials.
The Lady-Datejust 28 Rolesor
The new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust is being intro- duced in either yellow or Everose Rolesor versions, combining 904L steel and 18 ct yellow or Everose gold. These new models feature a redesigned case enlarged to 28 mm and a mechanical movement, calibre 2236, equipped with the Rolex- patented Syloxi hairspring in silicon.
PEARLMASTER 39 DIAMOND-SET
Rolex is introducing a new version in 18 ct Everose gold of the Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39, a treasure among its gem-set watches. Adorned with the rarest diamonds, this interpretation highlights the extent of Rolex’s expertise in gem-setting. In a 39mm case, this precious watch is also equipped with the new-generation calibre 3235, backed by 14 patents, including for the Chronergy escapement developed by Rolex.
The Yacht-master 40 everose Rolesor
A new version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, Rolex’s emblematic nautical watch, is being introduced for the rst time in Everose Rolesor (a combin- ation of 904L steel and 18 ct Everose gold), in a 40 mm case with a chocolate dial.
The new Oyster Perpetual Explorer features an entirely luminescent Chromalight display for enhanced legibility. This model, designed with adventure in mind, retains its character- istic 3, 6 and 9 numerals, which are now lled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow. The hands are also broader and longer for improved visual comfort.
The New dials and colours
In its Cellini collection, Rolex is introducing new versions of its Time, Date and Dual Time models in 18 ct white or Everose gold in a 39 mm case. The new Cellini Time watches feature a redesigned white lacquer dial with 12 elongated applique hour markers. The Cellini Date acquires a blue dial and strap, whereas the Cellini Dual Time range is extended with the addition of a version with a brown dial and strap.