This year, the GMT-Master II, with its second-time-zone, is at the forefront of Rolex’s 2018 selection. It includes a brand new Rolex movement, calibre 3285, and offers a distinctive new image. For the first time, this cosmopolitan watch with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a two-colourCerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is available in Oystersteel, and on a Jubilee bracelet. The GMT-Master II range also features 18 ctEverose gold for the first time. Two new versions are introduced, both with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and two-colourCerachrom insert in a black and newly developed brown ceramic. The Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 and the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, classic watches par excellence, are equipped with Rolex movements at the forefront of watchmaking technology. They are offered with a large selection of new dials and a redesigned case
Rolex’s expertise in gem-setting is displayed on an Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ctEverose gold set with rainbow-hued sapphires as well as diamonds. The new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea is equipped with cutting-edge calibre 3235, a consummate demonstration of the Rolex technology. It features a redesigned case with a broader Oyster bracelet as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp and Rolex Glidelock and Fliplock extension systems. Like all Rolex timepieces, these new watches are covered by Rolex’s own Superlative Chronometer certification – symbolized by the green seal – guaranteeing that they satisfy performance criteria which exceed watchmaking norms and standards in terms of precision, power reserve, waterproofness and self-winding. The certification is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.
The Cosmopolitan Watch
Rolex is extending its GMT-Master II range with a new version in Oyster steel, equipped with a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic. The lugs and sides of its Oyster case have been redesigned, and the watch is fitted on a five-link Jubilee bracelet.
Two other versions of the GMT-Master II introduce 18 ctEverose gold to the range for the very first time. The first is crafted entirely from this refined, exclusive alloy, and the second is available in an EveroseRolesor version, combining Oyster steel and 18 ctEverose gold. On the dials of both watches, the name “GMT-Master II” is inscribed in powdered rose. The bezels are fitted with two-colourCerachrom inserts in a black and newly developed brown ceramic.
These new versions are equipped with the new-generation calibre 3285, at the forefront of watchmaking technology. With 10 patent applications filed over the course of its development, the movement is equipped with a Chronergyescapement and guarantees a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
Like all Rolex watches, the new versions of the GMT-Master II carry the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
The Watch of the Deep
Rolex is unveiling the new Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea. It features a 44 mm case with redesigned lugs and sides and a broader Oyster bracelet, as well as a correspondingly adapted Oysterlock folding safety clasp. This professional divers’ watch is equipped for the first time with calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
The new Rolex Deepsea is made of Oystersteeland sports a D-blue dial with a deep-blue to pitch black gradient. This dial was launched in 2014 on a commemorative version of the watch in tribute to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. On this journey, partnered by Rolex and the National Geographic Society, film-maker, and explorer James Cameron descended 10,908 meters (35,787 feet) to the ocean’s deepest point, located in the Mariana Trench.
Like all Rolex watches, the new Rolex Deepsea carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.
The Archetype of the Classic Watch
Rolex is introducing the new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, in either Everose Rolesor (combining Oyster steel and 18 ctEverosegold) or yellow Rolesor (combining Oyster steel and 18 ct yellow gold) versions, each available with a large selection of dials. The new Datejust 36 watches are equipped with a 36 mm case featuring redesigned lugs and sides, and calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Many different combinations are available. An EveroseRolesor version features a white dial with 18 ct pink gold Roman numerals and a fluted bezel. One yellow Rolesor version is presented with a champagne-color dial, diamond-set hour markers, and a fluted bezel. Another yellow Rolesor version is offered with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a diamond-set bezel.
Like all Rolex watches, the new-generation Datejust 36 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
An iconic Watch
Rolex is introducing the new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31, with redesigned case sides and lugs. In 18 ct white, yellow or Everose gold, the new versions are equipped with calibre 2236, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Amongst the many combinations available, one, in 18 ct white gold, is fitted with a white mother-of-pearl dial and a diamond-set bezel. Another, in 18 ct yellow gold, features a malachite dial with a Roman VI and IX in 18 ct yellow gold set with diamonds, and a version in 18 ct Everosegold is introduced with a diamond-paved dial inlaid with pink mother-of-pearl butterflies.
Like all Rolex watches, the new-generation Datejust 31 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.
The Legendary Chronograph
Rolex is introducing a scintillant gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona.
Created in 1963, this watch has established an extraordinary track record in the world of motorsport, rising to the rank of an icon. On this new 18 ct Everose gold version, in lieu of the emblematic tachymetric scale, the bezel is set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. The case is adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each of which matches the colour of the corresponding point on the bezel. The chronograph counters are in pink Gold Crystals, a material with a particular shimmer effect, created during the crystallization of a pink gold alloy by means of a special process developed by Rolex.
Like all Rolex watches, the new Cosmograph Daytona carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist.