Rolex has once again pushed the boundaries of watchmaking excellence with the release of its latest collection at Watches and Wonders 2023. The iconic brand’s pursuit of perfection is ever-present in its latest creations, with a desire to reinvent while preserving a sense of continuity, to innovate while being mindful of tradition, and to leverage technology in daring to create.
The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is a stand-out piece in the collection, which Rolex has updated across the entire range to mark the watch’s 60th anniversary. The redesigned Oyster case is highlighted by light reflections on the lugs and case sides, while the Cerachrom bezel is edged with a thin band of the same metal as the middle case. The watch is equipped with a new chronograph movement, caliber 4131, which enables the Cosmograph Daytona to measure intervals of time via the chronograph function.
The Perpetual 1908 is an elegant and contemporary watch that embodies Rolex’s daring spirit. The slim case, available in 18 ct yellow or white gold, is crowned with a bezel that is part domed and part finely fluted. The sleek dial is graced with Arabic numerals 3, 9, and 12, and faceted index hour markers, while the case is fitted with a transparent back to showcase the technical sophistication of the caliber 7140, a completely new self-winding movement, with two center hands and a small seconds at 6 o’clock.
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 is the perfect watch for those who revel in freedom. The new version is crafted from RLX titanium, a particularly strong but lightweight alloy, and features technical satin finishes that extend to the bracelet links and clasp cover. Especially suited to the demands and pressures of competitive sailing, it puts watchmaking excellence at the service of sporting performance.
Rolex has also restyled the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, recognized for its ease of use and modern design, by introducing aesthetic and technical enhancements. The watch for world travelers is offered in an 18 ct white gold version on an Oysterflex bracelet for the first time.
The GMT-Master II is available this year 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. Both versions are driven by caliber 3285, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
The Explorer 40 range is expanded with the arrival of a new 40 mm model, crafted from Oystersteel, a Rolex proprietary alloy. The black lacquer dial carries the numerals 3, 6, and 9, together with the Professional hands, all firmly associated with the identity of this timepiece that embodies the spirit of adventure and perseverance.
Finally, the Oyster Perpetual range is updated with a new dial decoration named ‘Celebration’. This brand-new motif encapsulates the vivid colors of the lacquered dials introduced in 2020 and is available for the Oyster Perpetual 31, Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, and Oyster Perpetual 41.
Rolex’s latest collection is a testament to the brand’s ongoing commitment to excellence in watchmaking. Each timepiece is a work of art that showcases the brand’s pursuit of perfection, attention to detail, and unwavering commitment to innovation. With such iconic watches, Rolex once again proves that it is a true master of its craft.
For another recent release from Rolex, see the Rolex Deepsea Challenge.