30 Mar 18, Sofia
GMT Master II
GMT-Master undoubtedly is among the most iconic Rolex models with its signature bezel and functionality, allowing its wearer to read the time in two time zones simultaneously. The most distinguished feature ot the GMT-Master line is definitely the bidirectional rotatable bezel that appeared in different configuration through the years – two-colored or single-colored. In 2018 Rolex added 3 new versions of the GMT-Master II in its product line. The first is in Oystersteel, fitted onto a five-link Jubilee bracelet for the first time. It has a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic, calling to mind the colours used on the original GMT-Master in 1955. The other two versions are in 18 ct Everose gold. The design of the Oyster case is slightly modified while the watch is empowered by a new generation movement caliber 3285 with 70 hours power reserve, extremely shock resistant and protected by 10 patents. GMT-Master II is presented for the first time in 18 ct Everose. One of the options is made entirely from 18 ct Everose gold, while the other is an Everose Rolesor version – combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold. Attention to detail is not a surprise - on the dial, the GMT-Master II inscription is in powdered rose. All three new versions have black lacquer dials, while the bezels come in brown and black.
The culmination of the presentation of Rolex at Baselworld 2018 is the Cosmograph Daytona, which came in 18 ct Everose gold, adorned with colorful gemstones. Introduced in 1963 this model is also among the icons of the brand and it is associated with motor sports. The emblematic tachymetric scale of the new model, the bezel features a gradation of 36 baguette-cut sapphires in rainbow hues. Eleven baguette-cut sapphire hour markers each match the colour of the corresponding gemstone on the bezel. The traditional chronograph counters are in pink Gold Crystals. The case is embellished with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard. This new Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4130 manufactured entirely by Rolex.
Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea
Diving enthusiasts’ favourite model, Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea, is developed to resist extreme underwater pressure. At Baselworld 2018 the watch appeared with a new 44 mm case, modified redesigned lugs and sides, and a broader Oyster bracelet equipped with a resized Oysterlock folding safety clasp. The “Diver” is equipped with calibre 3235 for the first time. This movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement and provides a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36
The classic Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 line this year is enriched with several new combinations and redesigned case sides and lugs and a new caliber 3235. Available in Everose Rolesor and yellow Rolesor versions – combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose or yellow gold – the Datejust 36 offers a large selection of dials that will make the choice even harder for the Rolex lovers (or to make them wish for more than one model).
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
The delicate Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 models also appeared elegantly modified with redesigned case sides and lugs, keeping the central role for the 18 ct gold - white, yellow and Everose. Calibre 2236 is for the first time fitted into these fine timepieces. The combinations of dials, colors, gem stones and precious metals are numerous. The version in 18 ct white gold with a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-set hour markers is drawing the attention. Another option in 18 ct yellow gold features a malachite dial with a diamond-set Roman VI and IX in 18 ct yellow gold, whilst an 18 ct Everose gold version is introduced with a diamond-paved dial inlaid with pink mother-of-pearl butterflies. These new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with the President bracelet.