Rolex unveils its latest creations as part of Watches and Wonders 2022.
This year Rolex continues to combine fine watchmaking with innovation on its quest for excellence. Keeping the aesthetic codes of the brand, this year’s offering builds on the technological and aesthetic excellence of the watchmaker.
Oyster Perpetual Air King
The Air-King collection celebrates the pioneers of aviation. This new generation watch offers an entirely redesigned case which incorporates a shoulder to protect the crown and features straight case sides, like the case of the majority of models in the Professional category. The Oyster bracelet has been revised in terms of its proportions; the centre link has been widened, and, for the first time on the model, it is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp. The display has also been re-worked. The new generation Air‑King also features an optimised Chromalight display, guaranteeing maximum readability in the dark and it is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, which allows it to display the hours, minutes and seconds.
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
The new GMT-Master offers a reinterpretation of the Maison’s classic multi-time zone watch. On this new version, the winding crown and the shoulder protecting the crown are positioned on the left side of the case for the first time requiring a new process for measuring the precision of the watch. The date window has also been moved and appears at 9 o’clock. Crafted in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster bracelet, this version also features a one-piece two-tone Cerachrom bezel disc in green and black ceramic; a combination of colours never before seen on this model. This original reference underlines the character of the GMT-Master II, which is geared towards discovery and novelty. It is equipped with a calibre 3285 movement which allows it to display the hours, minutes, seconds and the date as well as a second time zone in 24-hour format.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40
Exclusively made of precious metal, the new Day-Date 40 in platinum 950 is easily recognised by its glacier blue dial, and, for the first time, fluted bezel. It is equipped with calibre 3255, which allows it to display the hours, minutes, seconds, day and date. Platinum is a typically difficult metal to work with and requires a unique and innovative manufacturing process developed by Rolex to produce this timepiece. Like all Rolex watches, it benefits from the Superlative Chronometer certification, which guarantees its excellent performance on the wrist.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42
The Rolex Yacht-Master 42 is now available for the first time in yellow gold with a flexible yet robust Oysterflex bracelet. This new version features a bidirectional rotating bezel with a graduated Cerachrom matte black ceramic disc and benefits from an optimised Chromalight display. The indexes and hands are covered in a new luminescent material, exclusive to Rolex, which guarantees prolonged emission intensity. In daylight, the white tint of these elements is more vivid. The watch features a calibre 3235 movement and benefits from the Superlative Chronometer certification, which guarantees its excellent performance on the wrist. Designed originally as a watch for sailors and skippers, this new version combines functionality and style and will appeal to bother professionals and style-conscious watch collectors.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
For Spring, the dial of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31has been given a feminine makeover representing rebirth with a poetic shimmer. Three new versions see the dial brought to life with elegant floral decorations, evoking wild meadows in summer. Each design features 24 flowers, distinguished by their finish sunburst, matte or grained. Each of them is illuminated by a diamond, a sparkling note set in the heart of the corollas.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40
The new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 captures that beautiful moment when the sky meets the sea and the sun emerges from the waves. Its bezel is set with diamonds and sapphires in azure, silver and pink tones, inspired by the aurora borealis and the glow of dawn. Crafted in 18-carat white gold the design gives the bezel a unique shimmer, further enhanced by a triangle-cut diamond at 12 o’clock. As for the case, it features 46 brilliant-cut diamonds that make it sparkle from the lugs to the protective shoulder of the crown. This precious variation of the Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with calibre 3235 and benefits from the Superlative Chronometer certification, which guarantees its excellent performance on the wrist.