The latest releases from Rolex, presented at Watches and Wonders 2022, showcase an enhanced look on their iconic collections.
The big surprise release at Watches and Wonders, the new look Rolex GMT-Master II is a certain to be a sought-after piece by collectors. The Cerachrom green and black bezel insert is a new combination for this model. Reading time remains straightforward for the second time zone with the 24-hour graduation on the bezel and the green, triangle-tipped 24 hour hand. The optimised luminescent Chromalight display, and the new crystal with anti-reflective coating, ensure legibility in all conditions.
The biggest change is the position of the date cyclops and crown on the left hand side of the watch. Due to this change, adjustments to the final testing process were required to ensure the precision of the watch, a testament to the dedication of Rolex to ensuring the quality of their watches. Equipped with a calibre 3285 movement that has a 70 hour power reserve, the GMT-Master II is available on Oyster or Jubilee bracelet with Oysterlock clasp.
An archetypal classic watch, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 has an instantly recognisable look with the distinctive date window at 3 o’clock in an Oyster case. This year, Rolex introduces a new floral-motif dial adorned with diamonds to the Datejust 31 range. Combining three different finishes – sunray, matt, and grained – it is a shining example of Rolex’s refined dial-making expertise. Each blossom is adorned with a diamond in the centre to further illuminate each flower.
The new Datejust 31 is available in three versions: a white Rolesor version with Oystersteel and white gold, azzaro-blue floral-motif dial, fluted bezel and an Oyster bracelet; an 18ct yellow gold version with an olive-green floral-motif dial, 46 brilliant-cut diamond bezel and a President bracelet; and an Everose Rolesor version with Oystersteel and Everose gold, silver floral-motif dial, 46 brilliant-cut diamond bezel and a Jubilee bracelet.
Maintaining its professional appearance, the new Air-King now sports a redesigned case with straight lines and a winding crown guard. The dial, inspired by aircraft instruments and first introduced in 2016, also has an updated look with a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ on the minutes scale, making it more balanced and legible.
The new Air-King comes equipped with the in-house calibre 3230, which incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement that is insensitive to magnetic fields, has high energy efficiency, and great dependability. The calibre 3230 has a self-winding rotor with a power reserve of 70 hours. The new model Air-King comes in a 40mm Oystersteel waterproof Oyster case, solid-link Oyster bracelet, with the Oysterlock folding clasp that prevents accidental opening, and the Rolex exclusive Easylink comfort extension link that offers 5mm of easy length adjustment.
The emblematic sailing watch from Rolex comes in two new iterations: 18ct yellow gold case with black dial, and 18ct white gold case with Falcon’s Eye dial. The broad hands and hour markers in simple shapes, are filled with the Chromalight luminescent material that emits a long-lasting glow, offering exceptional legibility even in dark conditions.