Rolex: Baselworld 2019 Novelties

Rolex: Baselworld 2019 Novelties

Rolex unveiled 2019’s collection at the acclaimed Baselworld, and with speculations of the Geneva-based watch manufacturer discontinuing models in their line-up, this reveal is set to tie up some loose ends. Here are the novelties of the ubiquitous brand.


Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

The Yacht-Master range has been extended with the arrival of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42. With a new diameter of 42 mm, this watch is made of 18 ct white gold, a precious metal used for the first time on a Yacht-Master model. Its case is fitted with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom bezel insert in matt black ceramic. The Oysterflex bracelet is provided with an Oysterlock safety clasp in 18 ct white gold, like the case material, with the addition of the Rolex Glidelock extension system.

The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235. This new-generation movement, which stands apart thanks to its superior performance, incorporates the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, and guarantees a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.


Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller

A yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) of the Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller brings 18 ct yellow gold to the Sea-Dweller range. The light reflections on the case sides and lugs highlight the profile of its Oyster case in Oystersteel. The inscription “Sea-Dweller” on the dial is in yellow, mirroring the 18 ct yellow gold of the unidirectional rotatable bezel, which is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black ceramic.

The Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller is equipped with the new-generation calibre 3235. This movement incorporates the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, and offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.


Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

The new version of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is presented in Oystersteel, with a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black ceramic, a Jubilee bracelet and an Oysterlock safety clasp featuring the Easylink comfort extension link. By combining an Oystersteel case and Jubilee bracelet, this watch echoes the GMT-Master II introduced in 2018 with a two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic.

This new version is also equipped with the new-generation calibre 3285. This movement offers hour, minute, second, date and second-time zone functions and is noted for its superior performance. Incorporating the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, its power reserve extends to approximately 70 hours.


Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona

Precious and refined, the new version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, created in 18 ct yellow gold, comes with a paved black lacquer dial, where champagne-colour counters are intertwined with diamonds and black lacquer. On the bezel, 36 trapeze-cut diamonds replace the emblematic tachymetric scale. Its Oysterflex bracelet has an Oysterlock safety clasp in 18 ct yellow gold, as well as the Easylink comfort extension link.

The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130. This movement includes a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.


Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36

Two new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 appear with novel concentricgradient dials: green ombré on the watchin 18 ct yellow gold and brown ombré on the 18 ct Everose gold version. Two other versions, either in 18 ct white gold or in 18 ct yellow gold, are fitted with dials in decorative stone – pink opal or turquoise – framed by a bezel set with 52 brilliant-cut
diamonds. A precious version in 18 ct white gold features an entirely diamond-paved dial and a rainbow of 10 baguette-cut sapphires marking the hours. Its bezel is set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds and the centre links of the bracelet with 412 brilliant-cut diamonds.

These versions are equipped with new-generation calibre 3255, which incorporates the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, and offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.


Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36

The new variants of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, both white Rolesor versions(combining Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold), feature a choice of a black sunrayfinish dial or a dial in white mother-of-pearl accompanied by 10 diamond hour markers. Their Oyster case in Oystersteel is fitted with an 18 ct white gold bezel, the first being fluted, and the second set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. Both watches have an Oystersteel bracelet – Jubilee for the former, Oyster for the latter – equipped with a folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link.

They house the new-generation calibre 3235, a movement that incorporates the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, and offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.


Oyster Perpetual Datejust

The first new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31,created in a yellow Rolesor version(combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold), combines an olive-green sunray finish dial and 18 ct yellow gold Roman numerals – the VI set with 11 diamonds – on a Jubilee bracelet. The second option comes in an Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) and offers a rosé colour sunray-finish dial with Roman numerals in 18 ct pink gold on an Oyster bracelet.

Their Oyster case is fitted with an 18 ct gold fluted bezel and houses calibre 2236. This new-generation movement offers superior performance, notably thanks to its silicon Syloxi hairspring, developed and patented by Rolex. It has a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

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