Brand unveils Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 and two variants of its Oyster Perpetual Datejust collections
A new sailing watch collection leads the seven-strong Rolex contingent at BaselWorld 2019, along with numerous refinements to its existing models.
With one new addition to its Rolex sailing watch collection christened Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, two new variants of its Oyster Perpetual Datejust collection and several upgrades, Rolex has added seven new watches to its repertoire.
With a 42mm diameter, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 seems to embody the old saying, the bigger the better. It introduces a new size in the sailing watch range and is made of 18ct white gold, boasting a new-generation calibre 3235 and the Rolex Glidelock extension system.
Apart from a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom bezel insert in matt black ceramic, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 guarantees a power reserve of around 70 hours, thanks to Rolex’s Chronergy escapement, developed and patented in-house.
Rolex is adding a Rolesor version (a combination of Oystersteel and 18ct yellow gold) to the Sea-Dweller range, thereby bringing 18ct yellow gold to the collection. The watch’s “Sea-Dweller” inscription on the dial is in yellow, mirroring the 18ct yellow gold of the unidirectional rotatable bezel. The Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller is also equipped with a new-generation calibre 3235.
A facelift to its 2018 counterpart, the new version of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is offered in Oystersteel, with a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black ceramic and a new-generation calibre 3285.
The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona also gets a facelift with a paved and elaborate dial, and shimmers in champagne-colour, intertwined with diamonds and black lacquer. At a heightened calibre of 4130, its power reserve lasts around 72 hours.
Two new dials stand out with the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 – green ombré on the watch in 18ct yellow gold and brown ombré on the 18ct Everose gold version.
The new variants of Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 scream corporate elegance in white Rolesor versions (combining Oystersteel and 18ct white gold), and feature a choice of a black sunray finish dial or a dial in white, mother-of-pearl accompanied by 10 diamond hour markers.
Finally, the first of its kind Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, features 18ct yellow gold Roman numerals set in the backdrop of an olive-green sunray finish dial. The second option offers a rosé-colour sunray-finish dial with Roman numerals in 18ct pink gold on an Oyster bracelet.
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