Rolex introduced the latest creations in its Oyster collection at this year’s Baselworld – the biggest watch & jewellery fair. This year, the GMT-Master II is unveiled with a brand new movement, calibre 3285, and a distinctive new image. Rolex Datejust 36 and Rolex Datejust 31 are offered with a large selection of new dials and a redesigned case, while the Cosmograph Daytona in 18ct Everose gold is paired with sapphires and diamonds. The Rolex Deepsea features redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet and is equipped for the first time with Calibre 3235.
ROLEX GMT-MASTER II
For the very first time, the bezel with a graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is available on the GMT-Master II in Oystersteel, with a Jubilee bracelet.
Launched in 1955, Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master witnessed the rapid expansion of intercontinental travel in the latter half of the 20th century. It even became the official watch of Pan American World Airways, better known worldwide as Pan Am, the most prominent American intercontinental airline at the time.
BASELWORLD 2018: ROLEX DATEJUST 36
Rolex is introducing the new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, in either Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) or yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct 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.
BASELWORLD 2018: ROLEX DATEJUST 31
Rolex’s Datejust is the archetype of the classic watch thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion. Rolex is introducing the new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, with redesigned case sides and lugs. In 18 ct white, yellow or Everose gold, the new versions are equipped with calibre 2236, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Like all Rolex watches, the new-generation Datejust 31 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
BASELWORLD 2018: ROLEX COSMOGRAPH DAYTONA
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. The chronograph counters are in pink Gold Crystals, a material with a particular shimmer effect, created during the crystallization of a pink gold alloy by means of a special process developed by Rolex.
BASELWORLD 2018: NEW ROLEX DEEPSEA
The watch of the deep is equipped with the cutting-edge calibre 3235 and introduces a redesigned case with a broader bracelet and resized Oysterlock folding safety clasp. The new Rolex Deepsea is made of Oystersteel, and sports a D-blue dial with a deep-blue to pitch-black gradient. This dial was launched in 2014 on a commemorative version of the watch in tribute to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. On this journey, partnered by Rolex and the National Geographic Society, film-maker and explorer James Cameron descended 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) to the ocean’s deepest point, located in the Mariana Trench.