New Rolex Watches: Stunning Oyster Collection Makeover 2018Last Updated: February 15, 2018
Rolex has not been in business for over a century by standing still. This year, the Geneva-based watchmaker has unveiled makeovers to its timepieces that apply the latest technological advances in watchmaking and finishing, while underscoring its reputation for reliability and premium-standard classic luxury that never dates. Here are six of the made-over men’s watches in its Oyster collection.
Rolex has upgraded its classic Oyster Collection. The new Rolex watches see the latest technological advancements melding with nuanced homages to the company’s fantastically rich and iconic watchmaking history in a stunning range of timepieces.
As well as the fine detail of these watches’ revamped finishes and adornments, these new Rolex watches all carry the company’s redefined Superlative Chronometer certification, ensuring the singular timekeeping performance that is one of the watchmaker’s most significant hallmarks.
The new Rolex watches’ various bracelets feature the watchmaker’s ingenious Easylink rapid extension system, allowing the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5mm for additional comfort in any circumstance.
Only official Rolex retailers are allowed to sell and maintain new Rolex watches. With the necessary skills, technical know-how and special equipment, they guarantee the authenticity of your Rolex.
1. Cosmograph Daytona
Rolex homages its iconic heritage with the 904L steel Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. Blending hi-tech and sleek aesthetics, the watch’s black ceramic monobloc Cerachrom bezel is a nod to the 1965 model’s black Plexiglas bezel insert. The watch comes with a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel.Check Price >
The Air-King was the original Rolex Oyster, so it was natural that it would be a standout of the new collection. The model celebrates aviation’s golden age in the early 20th century, with its black dial bearing the name of the watch in the same lettering designed for the model in the 1950s. The green and yellow Rolex logo appears on a dial for the first time, and the second-hand is emblematic Rolex green, the brand’s emblematic colour. As well as being waterproofed to 100m, the Air-King has an anti-magnetic field shield—another nod to aviation history.Check Price >
3. Datejust 41
The new Datejust 41 bears the striking ‘Rolesor’ design feature—with its bezel, winding crown and centre bracelets links made of 18ct yellow gold (or Rolex’s exclusive patented pink gold alloy Everose gold); and the middle case and outer links of the bracelet made of 904L steel. Another beautiful meeting of precious nobility, and resistance, strength and reliability. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sappire, and has a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The watch is available on either Oyster or Jubilee bracelets equipped with a folding Oysterclasp.Check Price >
The new Yacht-Master, which looks sleek, sporty and elegant whether worn on the deck of a yacht, or on land at a social gala event, is waterproof, precise and reliable. It’s also the most beautiful and distinctive of these new Rolex watches, distinguished by its fade-resistant gold case (in a choice of 40mm or 37mm sizes), gloss dial, and a scratch-proof Cerachrom bezel insert (enabling the wearer to calculate the sailing time between two buoys). The Yacht-Master’s hands and hour markers glow an oceanic blue in the dark. The watched is fitted on a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel and 18ct Everose gold with an Oysterlock safety clasp that prevents accidental opening.Check Price >
During the 1930s, Rolex had equipped numerous Himalayan expeditions with their watches. The Oyster Perpetual Explorer was unveiled in 1953, after the successful May 29 ascent to the summit of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. The 2016 Explorer continues this relationship between Rolex and exploration. The watch is available on a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel with Oysterlock safety clasp to prevent accidental opening.Check Price >