Introducing Rolex Certified Pre-Owned Watches

Swiss luxury watch brand Rolex has announced a new program that allows the customers to purchase genuine pre-owned watches from its Official retailers.

Certified as Authentic and guaranteed by the brand, these timepieces benefit from the exacting quality criteria inherent to all Rolex products and from a two-year international guarantee, valid from their date of resale in the Rolex Network.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned programme enables retailers in the brand’s official distribution network to sell second-hand models that are certified as authentic and which come with a new two-year international guarantee.

Rolex Launches Pre-owned Programme
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Rolex Certified Pre-Owned watches will initially be available at Bucherer boutiques insix countries (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, France, Denmark and the UK) from the start of December 2022. Other Official Rolex Retailers who choose to be part of this programme will be able to do so from spring 2023.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned programme attests the authenticity of second-hand Rolex watches – that are least three years old – at their time of resale by an Official Retailer displaying the special Rolex Certified Pre-Owned plaque. It guarantees that these watches benefit from the quality criteria inherent to all Rolex products and from the full know-how and professionalism of the brand’s worldwide network of experts.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned seal that accompanies the watches concerned symbolizes their status as certified second-hand Rolex watches.

The Rolex Certified Pre-Owned guarantee card, delivered at the time of the sale, officially confirms that the watch is genuine and guarantees its proper functioning. This card bears the words “Certified Pre-Owned” and serves as an official certificate of authenticity.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

Rolex presents Deepsea Challenge, a professional-grade diving watch capable of withstanding the extreme depth of 11,000 metres (36,090 feet). Its case and bracelet are made from RLX titanium, a grade 5 titanium alloy selected by Rolex for its lightness and resistance to deformation and corrosion. This new deep-diver from the Oyster Perpetual range pays tribute to two historic underwater missions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

On 23 January 1960, the Deep Sea Special – an experimental Rolex watch designed to resist extreme pressure – accompanied oceanographer Jacques Piccard and U.S. Navy Lieutenant Don Walsh when they set their diving record in the Mariana Trench. Attached to the exterior of the bathyscaphe Trieste, it reached a depth of 10,916 metres (35,814 feet).

On 26 March 2012, filmmaker James Cameron explored the Mariana Trench, descending alone and reaching a depth of 10,908 metres (35,787 feet). A new experimental Rolex watch – the Rolex Deepsea Challenge – was developed and attached to the manipulator arm of the submersible. The Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge is an extension of the experimental watch created for James Cameron’s dive.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

Crafted from RLX titanium and equipped with the helium escape valve and the Ringlock system, the Deepsea Challenge is capable of accompanying divers in any environment – during open-water diving, submersible dives or in hyperbaric chambers.

The experimental watch that accompanied James Cameron in the Mariana Trench posed a wearability problem due to its weight, as it was made from 904L steel.

To address this issue, Rolex has opted for RLX titanium to create the case and bracelet of the Deepsea Challenge. It is 30% lighter than the experimental watch that inspired it. This new watch has a particularly visible grain in the satin finish on the bracelet and middle case – with the exception of the crown guard. In order to highlight the curved profile of the lugs, the top edges have been chamfered and polished.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

Rolex’s patented Ringlock system equips the brand’s divers’ watches designed for extreme depths. This system consists of a reinforced case architecture comprising a thick, slightly domed sapphire crystal, a nitrogen-alloyed steel compression ring, and a case back made from RLX titanium.

This construction allows the Deepsea Challenge to withstand the pressure exerted by water at 11,000 metres (36,090 feet), the depth to which it is guaranteed waterproof. In partnership with Comex (Compagnie Maritime d’Expertises), Rolex developed an ultra-high-pressure tank to test the waterproofness of the Deepsea Challenge. Each watch is tested, as required by the standards for divers’ watches, with an additional safety margin of 25%.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge Reference 126067-0001

The helium escape valve overcomes limitations experienced by divers’ watches during saturation dives. In a hyperbaric chamber, watches progressively fill with helium, as the atoms of this gas, present in the mix that the divers breathe, are so tiny that they can pass through the watch’s waterproof seals. During decompression phases, if helium remains trapped, it can damage the watch and even cause the crystal to separate from the case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

Exclusive to Rolex and presented in 2008 for the launch of the Rolex Deepsea, the Chromalight display is characterized by its luminescent material, applied to the hands, the hour markers and the capsule on the rotatable bezel. It emits a characteristic blue glow that is exceptionally bright and long-lasting.

Made of RLX titanium, the Oyster bracelet of the Deepsea Challenge is equipped with both the Fliplock extension link and the Rolex Glidelock system. Thanks to the combination of these two extension systems, the watch can be worn comfortably over a diving suit up to 7 mm thick.

The Triplock waterproofness system provides strengthened impermeability. The watches fitted with this system have three markings located under the Rolex emblem on the face of the winding crown.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

The Deepsea Challenge is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It features Chronergy escapement, blue Parachrom hairspring with a Rolex overcoil and oscillator with high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers. Power reserve of this movement is approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

Made of RLX titanium, the Oyster-type case measures 50mm diameter. The Deepsea Challenge is engraved with the words “Mariana Trench” as well as the dates “23-01-1960” and “26-03-2012” on the case back, in homage to the two historic dives into the Mariana Trench in which Rolex watches took part.

Like all Rolex watches, the Deepsea Challenge is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge
Reference 126067-0001

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Helium escape valve
Ringlock case architecture with nitrogen-alloyed steel ring
Diameter 50 mm
Material: RLX titanium
Middle case: RLX titanium, satin and polished finish
Bezel: RLX titanium, unidirectional rotatable; 60-minute graduated monobloc Cerachrom insert in black ceramic; moulded, recessed graduations and numerals coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition); capsule in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Case back: RLX titanium, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in RLX titanium, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Domed 9.5-mm-thick scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 11,000 metres (36,090 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3230, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Chronergy Escapement with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
Intense black, matt, fine satin finish
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
RLX titanium, satin finish, ceramic inserts
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 20 mm in increments of approx. 2 mm)
Fliplock extension link (approx. 26 mm)

Other features
Case reference: 126067
Bracelet reference: 97MB07 Oyster
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional
Certification: Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year Guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor 116503 Series

The Rolex Daytona Yellow Rolesor 116503 was launched in 2016 as an evolution of Reference 116523.

In 2016, Rolex launched 10 models of reference 116503 Yellow Rolesor Cosmograph Daytona. All of them feature 40mm diameter Oystersteel case with yellow gold bezel, crown and chronograph push-buttons. Depending upon the version, the dial comes with diamond-set or lumed hour markers.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116503-0004
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116503-0004

The tachymeter bezel in 18K yellow gold has black scale and digits. The middle links of the Oyster type bracelet are in 18K yellow gold while the outer-links in Oyster steel.

All references from the Daytona Yellow Rolesor 116503 family are powered by the in-house developed Rolex Calibre 4130.

The Rolex 116503 Daytona series launched in 2016 included white, grey, champagne, mother of pearl and dark-blue dial versions.

(1) Reference 116503-0001: White dial with yellow gold hands; Applied hour-markers with Chromalight; White sub-dials with yellow gold outer track with black details; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor Reference 116503-0002
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116503-0002

(2) Reference 116503-0002: Grey dial with yellow gold hands; Applied hour-markers with Chromalight; Grey sub-dials with yellow gold outer track with black details; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

(3) Reference 116503-0003: Champagne color dial with yellow gold hands; Applied hour-markers with Chromalight; Champagne color sub-dials with yellow gold outer track with black details; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

(4) Reference 116503-0004: Black dial with yellow gold hands; Applied hour-markers with Chromalight; Black sub-dials with gold details; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

(5) Reference 116503-0005: White dial with diamond-set hour-markers and yellow gold hands; White sub-dials with yellow gold outer track with black details; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

(6) Reference 116503-0006: Champagne-colour dial with diamond-set hour-markers and yellow gold hands; Yellow gold sub-dials with yellow gold hands and black details; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor Reference 116503-0006
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116503-0006

(7) Reference 116503-0007: White Mother of pearl dial with diamond-set hour-markers and yellow gold hands, Hour and minute hands with Chromalight.

(8) Reference 116503-0008: Black dial with diamond-set hour-markers and yellow gold hands, Hour and minute hands with Chromalight; Black sub-dials with gold hands, inner-ring and outer ring.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor Reference 116503-0008
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116503-0008

(9) Reference 116503-0009: Brown Mother of pearl dial with diamond-set hour-markers and yellow gold hands; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight; Yellow gold sub-dials with yellow gold hands.

(10) Reference 116503-0010: Dark blue dial with yellow gold Arabic numeral hour-markers; Yellow gold hour, minute and seconds hands; Hour and minute hands with Chromalight; Dark blue sub-dials with red hands, red inner-ring and yellow gold outer ring.

In 2021, Rolex added a new Daytona Yellow Rolesor watch with a black dial and diamond-set hour markers (reference 116503-0011).

Among the 10 references introduced in 2016, seven were discontinued. In addition to the newly released ref. 116503-0011, the other Yellow Rolesor Daytona models currently produced by Rolex are 116503-0001, 116503-0003 and 116503-0004.

Note: Data as on 01 August 2022

Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 116600 Vs Ref. 126600

Introduced in 1967, Sea-Dweller is a series of deep-diving watches from Rolex. The reference 116600 was launched in 2014 and the ref. 126600 in 2017. The brand discontinued the Sea-Dweller Ref. 116600 in 2017. Let us compare these two Sea-Dweller watches.

Case

The case material is same: 904L steel (now known as Oyster steel). The diameter is different: 40mm for Ref. 116600 and 43mm for Ref. 126600. Water resistant to 1,220 metres (4,000 feet), both models feature helium escape valve, screw-down crown with fluting, screw-down winding-crown with Triplock waterproofness system, and integrated crown guards.

Crystal

The sapphire crystal glass of Ref. 126600 is provisioned with a Cyclops lens window over the date whereas Sea-Dweller Ref. 116600 does not have this element.

Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 116600
Sea-Dweller Ref. 116600

Bezel

Both references feature 120-click unidirectional diving bezel to carry out countdown function up to sixty minutes. It is a vital component of modern diving watches.

Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 116600 has an aluminium bezel insert marked with a triangle with lumed dot at 0/60, large rectangular markers (for 5, 15, 25, 35, 45 & 55 ) and numerals for 10, 20, 30, 40 & 50.  It is to be noted that the 0 to 15 scale is highlighted with medium-size minute markers. The remaining minutes (between 15 and 60) are displayed with smaller markers.

The Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600 is equipped with Cerachrom bezel-insert, which is more durable and scratch-proof than the aluminium ones. All graduations on the bezel of Ref. 126600 are displayed in the same pattern of 116600.

Rolex Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600
Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600

Dial

The Sea-Dweller 116600 has a black, satin-finished black dial with all texts in white color. The reference 126600 features a glossy black dial with SEA-DWELLER in red and other inscriptions in white. Both models come with Chromalight hands and markers.

Movement

Both models feature Manufacture self-winding movements made by Rolex. The Sea Dweller Ref. 116600 is equipped with the Caliber 3135, which offers a power reserve of 48 hours. The reference 126600 is powered by Calibre 3235. Thanks to the advanced Chronergy escapement, this movement provides a power reserve of 70 hours.

Bracelet

Both references are fitted with Oyster (three links) bracelet made of Oystersteel. This bracelet comes with the innovations like Oysterlock folding safety clasp, Glidelock extension system and Fliplock extension link.

In 2021, Rolex removed the provisioning of the Fliplock extension link from the Sea-Dweller 126600 series. Introduced in 2008 with the Rolex Deepsea model, this mechanism is used for lengthening the bracelets by approximately 26 mm.

The latest production Sea-Dweller Reference 126600-0002 comes without the Fliplock extension link. The newly released Deepsea 136660 is also delivered without this bracelet extension system.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 43mm, Reference 126600-0002

In 2017, Rolex released a new generation of its Sea-Dweller watches as a replacement of the Reference 116600 series.

Featuring a 43mm diameter case in Oystersteel and the self-winding 3235 calibre, the Sea-Dweller Ref. 126600 maintains a water resistance of 1,220 metres or 4,000 feet.

The first model from this generation is Reference 126600-0001, which features a black dial with red SEA-DWELLER inscription as a tribute to the Single Red prototypes produced in the 1960s. In 2021, Rolex replaced this model with a new reference 126600-0002.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 43mm, Reference 126600-0002
Rolex Sea-Dweller 43mm, Reference 126600-0002/ Image Copyright: Rolex

The majority of the aesthetic and technical characteristics of both references remain same. A notable difference is that the new Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600-0002 comes without the Fliplock extension links.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller 43mm, Reference 126600-0002

Case
Material: Oystersteel
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 43 mm
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Water resistance: 1,220 metres / 4,000 feet, helium escape valve

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding movement
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Dial
Black dial with red SEA-DWELLER text
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea 44mm New Models (references 136660-0003 and 136660-0004)

Rolex has launched two new 44mm variants of its DEEPSEA professional diving watch from the SEA-DWELLER family.

The new Rolex Deepsea 44mm reference 136660-0003 features a D-blue face where as the ref. 136660-0004 has a black dial. The D-Blue dial was first appeared in the Rolex Deepsea Reference 116660B launched in 2014 to celebrate James Cameron’s historic solo dive in 2012.

Both timepieces are fitted with 60-minute graduated unidirectional rotating bezel topped with Cerachrom bezel insert in black ceramic and Oyster bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea 44mm with D-blue dial, Reference 136660-0003
Image Credit: Rolex

Water resistant to a depth of 3,900 metres (12,800 feet), the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea 44mm is a formidable timepiece dedicated to deep diving activities. It features the state-of-the-art Ringlock System case architecture with a Helium escape valve.

The massive Oystersteel case of the watch is reinforced with the patented Ringlock System, which ensures optimum waterproofness. It houses the Calibre 3235, a new-generation self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Equipped with the patented Chronergy escapement, it provides a power reserve of 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea 44mm with Black dial, Reference 136660-0004
Image Credit: Rolex

The Rolex Deepsea watch displays the date at 3 o’clock, but without the signature Cyclops date window. The dial side is protected with a 5.5mm thick sapphire crystal glass.

The large Chromalight hour markers and hands with luminescent material emit a long-lasting blue glow, ensuring excellent readability of the indications. The new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea 44mm references come with Oyster type bracelet made of Oystersteel.

The Oyster bracelet is equipped with an Oysterlock clasp, which prevents accidental opening, and an ingenious Glidelock, allowing fine adjustments of the bracelet without using any tools.

Rolex Deepsea 136660 Vs 126660

The Rolex Deepsea watch was introduced in 2008 with the reference number 116660. Specially created for professional diving activities, it has a case diameter of 44mm.

In 2018, Rolex 44mm Deepsea Watch Ref. 126660 was launched to replace the reference 116660. This year, the brand has introduced the new 136660 series.

The case material and dimensions remain same for Ref. 126660 and Ref. 136660. The movement is also same: Calibre 3235. The visible differences that set apart the new Deepsea reference 136660 from its immediate predecessor are the narrower bezel design, slightly larger date window and the absence of the bracelet’s Fliplock extension link.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea 44mm
Reference 136660

Versions
Reference 136660-0003: Rolex Deepsea with D-blue dial
Reference 136660-0004: Rolex Deepsea with Black dial

Case
Material: Oystersteel
Type: Oyster (Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown. Rolex Ringlock System case architecture with Helium escape valve)
Diameter: 44 mm
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Domed, 5.5 mm-thick scratch-resistant sapphire
Case-back: Titanium
Waterproof to 3,900 metres / 12,800 feet, helium escape valve

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Black/ D-blue
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Models

Rolex has expanded its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 series by introducing new references in gold and platinum.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Everose Gold

The Day-Date 36 watch in Everose gold is now available in two new references with diamond-set bezel and two with fluted bezel. All the four new references feature the President bracelet in Everose gold.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Everose Gold model with fluted bezel, Slate dial with diamond-set hour markers, and diamond-set president bracelet (reference 128235-0051)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Everose Gold model with fluted bezel, Slate dial with diamond-set hour markers, and Diamond-set president bracelet (reference 128235-0051)/ Image Copyright: Rolex

The new 36mm Day-Date Everose gold models with fluted bezels (128235-0050 and 128235-0051) and brilliant-cut diamond-set bezels (128345RBR-0052 and 128345RBR-0053) feature slate-color dials with diamond-set hour markers with Everose gold. These models feature Everose gold hands, date at 3 o’clock, eight brilliant-cut diamonds (1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11) and two baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock. The references 128235-0051 and 128345RBR-0053 come with diamond-set bracelets.

  • Reference 128235-0050: 18K Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Slate dial with diamond-set hour markers, and 18K Everose gold president bracelet
  • Reference 128235-0051: 18K Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Slate dial with diamond-set hour markers, and 18K Everose gold president bracelet set with diamonds.
  • Reference 128345RBR-0052: 18K Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Slate dial with diamond-set hour markers, and 18K Everose gold president bracelet.
  • Reference 128345RBR-0053: 18K Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Slate dial with diamond-set hour markers, and 18K Everose gold president bracelet set with diamonds.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold

The brand has also added four new 18K Yellow Gold Day-Date 36mm models featuring white dial and yellow gold president bracelet. Among these, two references come with fluted bezels (128238-0081 and 128238-0082) and two feature diamond-set (brilliant-cut) bezels (128348RBR-0047 and 128348RBR-0048).

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold with fluted bezel, White dial, and 18K Yellow gold president bracelet (reference 128238-0081)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Yellow Gold with fluted bezel, White dial, and 18K Yellow gold president bracelet (reference 128238-0081)/Image Copyright: Rolex

The references 128238-0082 and 128348RBR-0048 feature diamond-set bracelets. All the four references feature yellow gold hands and indexes.

  • Reference 128238-0081: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, White dial, and 18K Yellow gold president bracelet.
  • Reference 128238-0082: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, White dial, and 18K Yellow gold president bracelet set with diamonds.
  • Reference 128348RBR-0047: 18K Yellow gold case with diamond-set bezel, White dial, and 18K Yellow gold president bracelet.
  • Reference 128348RBR-0048: 18K Yellow gold case with diamond-set bezel, White dial, and 18K Yellow gold president bracelet set with diamonds.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Platinum

Rolex has released 16 new Day-Date 36 Platinum models this year. Among them, ten references come with fluted bezels and six versions feature diamond-set bezels.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Platinum watch with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum president bracelet (reference 128238-0081)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 Platinum watch with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum president bracelet (reference 128238-0081)/Image Copyright: Rolex

The new versions are available with Silver, Mother-of-Pearl, Diamond-paved, Blue Ombre, Pink Opal, Ice Blue or White dial. All the 16 references are fitted with president bracelets in platinum.

  • Reference 128236-0001: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Silver dial with rectangular hour markers, and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0002: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Mother of pearl dial with diamond-set hour markers (diamonds in 18 ct gold settings and baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock), and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0003: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Diamond-paved dial with 10 baguette-cut, rainbow-coloured sapphire hour-markers, and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0005: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Blue Ombre dial with diamond-set hour markers (diamonds in 18 ct gold settings and baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o’clock), and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0006: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Pink Opal dial with hour markers in 18 ct gold set with 32 diamonds, Roman VI and IX in 18 ct gold set with 24 diamonds, and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0007: Platinum case with fluted bezel, White dial with Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0008: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum president bracelet.
  • Reference 128236-0009: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with Baguette diamond hour markers, and Platinum president bracelet.

All the new Rolex Day-Date 36mm models are equipped with the Manufacture Calibre 3255 with automatic winding and 70 hours power reserve.

Technical details

Case
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18K Everose Gold/ 18K Yellow Gold/ 950 Platinum
Bezel: Fluted or Diamond-set
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 3255, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: President, semi-circular three-piece links
Material: 18 ct Everose gold/ 18 ct Yellow Gold/ 950 Platinum
Clasp: Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 New Models

During the Watches and Wonders exhibition in 2022, Rolex unveiled a really cool Platinum Day-Date 40 model with an ice blue dial.

At the same time, the brand has also expanded the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date collection by adding several other versions of the 40mm Day-Date watch with platinum or 18 carat yellow gold case. All the watches come with the luxurious President bracelet, which features semi-circular three-piece links and a concealed folding Crownclasp.

All the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 watches are equipped with the Calibre 3255, a self-winding movement with a weekend-proof power reserve of 70 hours. They display the day of the week at 12 o’clock and the date at 3 o’clock.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum

Twelve new platinum models have been added. Made of 950 platinum, these references feature fluted bezel. The dial choices include Bright black, Bright blue, Diamond-paved, Ice-blue with sun-brush or diagonal motif, Meteorite, Olive Green, Silver, Slate and White.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum Model with a Meteorite Dial (reference 228236-0011)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum Model with a Meteorite Dial (reference 228236-0011)/ Image Copyright: Rolex

Depending upon the model, the dial comes with any of the following configurations:

  • Baton-shaped hour-markers: References 228236-0003, 228236-0005 and 228236-0013.
  • Baguette-set diamond hour markers: References 228236-0002, 228236-0004, 228236-0006, 228236-0009 and 228236-0011.
  • Combination of baton indices and Roman numerals: References 228236-0007, 228236-0008, 228236-0010 and 2282360-0012.

The new references with baton hour markers feature the Chromalight luminescent coating on the hands and indexes, offering long-lasting blue luminescence. Featuring sun-brush finish or diagonal-motif, the versions with Ice-blue dial come with blued central seconds hand.

  • Reference 228236-0002: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Silver dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0003: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Bright black dial with baton hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0004: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Bright black dial baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0005: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue diagonal motif dial with baton hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0006: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0007: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Bright-blue dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0008: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Olive-green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0009: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond and sapphire hour markers (8 baguette-cut diamonds and 2 baguette-cut sapphires at 6 and 9 o’clock), and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0010: Platinum case with fluted bezel, White dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0011: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Meteorite dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 2282360-0012: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Ice-blue dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.
  • Reference 228236-0013: Platinum case with fluted bezel, Slate dial with baton hour markers, and Platinum President bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold

Rolex has added three new Day-Date 40 yellow gold references with fluted bezels. They respectively feature diamond-paved, Onyx and Green dials.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Fluted Bezel and Diamond-paved Dial (reference 228238-0054)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Fluted Bezel and Diamond-paved Dial (reference 228238-0054)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 228238-0054: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228238-0059: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, Onyx dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228238-0061: 18K Yellow gold case with fluted bezel, Green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.

The brand has also released six new Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold models with diamond-set bezels. Depending upon the version, the bezel is adorned with brilliant-cut or baguette-cut diamonds. Three dial choices are available: Diamond-paved, Onyx and Green.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Diamond-set Bezel and a Diamond-Paved Dial (reference 228348RBR-0037)/ Image Copyright: Rolex
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Yellow Gold Model with Diamond-set Bezel and a Diamond-Paved Dial (reference 228348RBR-0037)/ Image Copyright: Rolex

Both Diamond-paved and Onyx dial versions feature baguette-cut diamond hour markers. The new Yellow Gold Day-Date 40mm references with Green dial spotlight a combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers.

  • Reference 228348RBR-0037: 18K Yellow gold case with brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228348RBR-0039: 18K Yellow gold case with brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, Onyx dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228348RBR-0040: 18K Yellow gold case with brilliant-cut diamond-set bezel, Green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228398TBR-0036: 18K Yellow gold case with baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, Diamond-paved dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228398TBR-0038: 18K Yellow gold case with baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, Onyx dial with baguette-cut diamond hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.
  • Reference 228398TBR-0039: 18K Yellow gold case with baguette-cut diamond-set bezel, green dial with combination of baton and Roman numeral hour markers, and 18K yellow gold President bracelet.

Technical details

Case
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 950 Platinum or 18K Yellow Gold
Bezel: Fluted or Diamond-set
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 3255, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous day and date in apertures, unrestricted rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: President, semi-circular three-piece links
Material: 950 Platinum or 18K Yellow Gold
Clasp: Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 New Models

In addition to the novelties unveiled during the Watches and Wonders 2022 event, Rolex has released new references of its Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 watch.

The new models are available in Oystersteel or Rolesor versions. Depending upon the version, they feature fluted or smooth bezels.

This time, the brand has launched six Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 Oystersteel watches with mint green or bright blue dial. These new references feature smooth bezels and depending on the version, the dial has sunburst finish or fluted motif. The new Oystersteel models come with Jubilee or Oyster bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126300-0021
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126300-0021/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 126300-0019: Oystersteel case with smooth bezel, Mint green dial, and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126300-0020: Oystersteel case with smooth bezel, Mint green dial, and Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126300-0021: Oystersteel case with smooth bezel, Mint green dial with fluted motif, and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126300-0022: Oystersteel case with smooth bezel, Mint green dial with fluted motif, and Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126300-0023: Oystersteel case with smooth bezel, Bright blue dial with fluted motif, and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126300-0024: Oystersteel case with smooth bezel, Bright blue dial with fluted motif, and Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel.

Also joining the collection are a number of new Rolex Everose Rolesor Datejust 41 watches featuring smooth bezels and fluted motif dials in silver or slate color. Everose Rolesor is a combination of Oystersteel and Everose gold.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126301-0018
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126301-0018/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 126301-0017: Oystersteel case with Everose gold crown and smooth bezel, Silver color dial with fluted motif, and Everose Rolesor Oyster bracelet.
  • Reference 126301-0018: Oystersteel case with Everose gold crown and smooth bezel, Silver color dial with fluted motif, and Everose Rolesor Jubilee bracelet.
  • Reference 126301-0019: Oystersteel case with Everose gold crown and smooth bezel, Slate color dial with fluted motif, and Everose Rolesor Oyster bracelet.
  • Reference 126301-0021: Oystersteel case with Everose gold crown and smooth bezel, Slate color dial with fluted motif, and Everose Rolesor Jubilee bracelet.

Also available from this year are the new Datejust 41 Everose Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and Everose gold) watches with fluted bezels. They come with fluted motif dials in silver or slate color and matching Everose Rolesor bracelets in Oyster or Jubilee pattern.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126331-0017
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126331-0017/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 126331-0017: Oystersteel case, Crown and fluted bezel in Everose gold, Silver color fluted-motif dial, and Everose gold Oyster bracelet.
  • Reference 126331-0018: Oystersteel case, Crown and fluted bezel in Everose gold, Silver color fluted motif dial, and Everose gold Jubilee bracelet.
  • Reference 126331-0019: Oystersteel case, Crown and fluted bezel in Everose gold, Slate color fluted-motif dial, and Everose gold Oyster bracelet.
  • Reference 126331-0020: Oystersteel case, Crown and fluted bezel in Everose gold, Slate color fluted-motif dial, and Everose gold Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex also added four new Yellow Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18K yellow gold) variations of Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 models featuring golden dial with fluted-motif. They feature Oystersteel case with smooth or fluted bezel made of 18K yellow gold. These new references come with Yellow Rolesor bracelets featuring Oyster or Jubilee pattern.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126333-0021
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126333-0021/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 126303-0021: Oystersteel case, Crown and smooth bezel in 18K yellow gold, Golden dial with fluted-motif, and Yellow Rolesor Oyster bracelet.
  • Reference 126303-0022: Oystersteel case, Crown and smooth bezel in 18K yellow gold, Golden dial with fluted-motif, and Yellow Rolesor Jubilee bracelet.
  • Reference 126333-0021: Oystersteel case, Crown and fluted bezel in 18K yellow gold, Golden dial with fluted-motif, and Yellow Rolesor Oyster bracelet.
  • Reference 126333-0022: Oystersteel case, Crown and fluted bezel in 18K yellow gold, Golden dial with fluted-motif, and Yellow Rolesor Jubilee bracelet.

The brand is also presenting new White Rolesor Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 fluted bezel versions featuring fluted-motif dials in mint green or bright blue.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126334-0032
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126334-0032/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 126334-0029: Oystersteel case with white gold fluted bezel, Mint green fluted motif dial, and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126334-0030: Oystersteel case with white gold fluted bezel, Mint green fluted motif dial, and Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126334-0031: Oystersteel case with white gold fluted bezel, Bright blue fluted motif dial, and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126334-0032: Oystersteel case with white gold fluted bezel, Bright blue fluted motif dial, and Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel.

The brand has also added two new White Rolesor references with a sun-burst mint green dial.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126334-0028
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41, Reference 126334-0028/ Image Copyright: Rolex
  • Reference 126334-0027: Oystersteel case, White gold fluted bezel, Mint green dial and Oyster bracelet in Oystersteel.
  • Reference 126334-0028: Oystersteel case, White gold fluted bezel, Mint green dial and Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel.

These new Perpetual Datejust 41 models are equipped with the Cal. 3235 self-winding movement. It offers an impressive power reserve of 70 hours. The scratch-resistant sapphire glass features Cyclops lens over the date. All models from this collection are 100 meter water resistant.

Technical details

Case
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Oystersteel or Rolesor (Everose, white or yellow)
Bezel: Fluted or Smooth
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Sun-brush or fluted motif

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links or Jubilee, five-piece links
Material: Oystersteel or Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and gold)
Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference 126679 SABR (with white gold gem-set case)

Unveiled at Watches and Wonders 2022, the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 watch in white gold is adorned with diamonds and colored sapphires. Carrying the Superlative Chronometer certification, this new gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 is equipped with the self-winding calibre 3235.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference 126679 SABR (with white gold gem-set case)
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The Yacht-Master is a luxurious nautical timepiece designed specifically for navigators and skippers. The ct white gold case of the new version is set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds from the lugs to the crown guard.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference 126679 SABR (with white gold gem-set case)
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The rotatable external bezel is embellished with 8 trapeze-cut diamonds, 32 trapeze-cut sapphires (pink, light blue, purple and dark blue) and a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference 126679 SABR (with white gold gem-set case)
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The new Yacht-Master features a reliable and robust Oyster case measuring 40mm diameter. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct white gold. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down. The watch has a water resistance of 100 meters.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference 126679 SABR (with white gold gem-set case)
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The screw-down Triplock winding crown is fitted with a triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard. The scratch-proof sapphire crystal glass is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

The self-winding calibre 3235 was entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It incorporates several innovative features like Chronergy escapement, blue Parachrom hairspring, Rolex overcoil and Paraflex shock absorbers. Automatically wound with a perpetual rotor, the movement has a power reserve of 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 Reference 126679 SABR (with white gold gem-set case)
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The new Rolex Yacht-Master 40 gem-set watch comes with an Oysterflex bracelet with a patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40
Reference: 126679 SABR

Case
Material: 18 ct white gold
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, lugs and crown guard set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.89 ct), polished sides
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, bidirectional rotatable, set with 8 trapeze-cut diamonds (approx. 0.92 ct), 32 trapeze-cut sapphires(8 pink, 8 light blue, 8 purple and 8 dark blue – approx. 4.27 ct) and one triangular diamond (approx. 0.15 ct) at 12 o’clock
Case back: 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: -2 /+2 sec./day, after casing

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting
Oscillator frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Escapement: Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Dial
Intense black, gloss, fine satin finish
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oysterflex
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 15 mm in increments of approx. 2.5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Rolex has introduced an 18K yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 watch.

The 42 mm Oyster case of the new Yacht-Master 42 is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct yellow gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The bidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic. Its raised graduations and numerals are first moulded into the ceramic and then polished. The first 15 minutes are graduated minute-by-minute to allow time intervals to be read with great precision. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The Triplock winding crown, fitted with a triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard, screws down securely against the case. The sapphire crystal glass is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The new Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with calibre 3235, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Calibre 3235 incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy.

The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Calibre 3235 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.

The new 18 ct yellow gold Yacht-Master 42 is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap.

Developed by Rolex and patented, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible, curved metal blades overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

The Oysterflex bracelet on this new version of the Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with the Rolex-designed, patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct yellow gold, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, which was designed by the brand and patented.

This particularly inventive mechanism comprises a rack located under the clasp cover and a toothed sliding link that locks into the chosen notch. The Rolex Glidelock on the Oysterflex bracelet has six notches of approximately 2.5 mm, allowing the length of the bracelet to be adjusted easily, and without tools, up to some 15 mm.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in 18K Yellow Gold, Reference 226658-0001

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 in Yellow Gold
Reference: 226658-0001
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, bidirectional rotatable; 60-minute graduated monobloc Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic; polished, raised graduations and numerals, first 15 minutes graduated minute-by-minute
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: -2 /+2 sec./day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Oscillator
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Dial
Black lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oysterflex
Flexible metal blades overmoulded with high-performance elastomer
Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct yellow gold
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 15 mm in increments of approx. 2.5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

[Note: Along with this watch, Rolex has also released a new Yacht-Master 42 white gold model featuring a Falcon’s eye dial (reference 226659-0004). The third model presently available in the 42mm series is the Yacht-Master 42 reference 226659-0002, which features an 18K white gold case and a black lacquer dial.]

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Rolex has released several new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 watch models with eye-catching floral-motif dials. Inspired by wild summer meadows, the design comprises 24 flowers that stand out distinctly from one another thanks to their finishes – either sunray, matt or grained. Each of the flowers is adorned by a diamond set into the centre.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Three floral-motif dial styles are available: Azzurro Blue, Olive Green and Silver. The new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 watches are offered in 18K Yellow gold, 18K White gold, 18K Rose gold, White Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and white gold), Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and Everose gold) and Yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and yellow gold) versions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

The Oyster case of the new Datejust 31 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is made of Oystersteel or 18 ct gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Depending upon the reference, the bezel can be domed, fluted or diamond-set. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

The new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with calibre 2236, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials

Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring that is produced by Rolex and patented. This silicon hairspring has a patented geometry that ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. The movement also contains a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 Reference 278274-0035: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet

With these new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 watches, the brand is also offering three bracelet options: Oyster, Jubilee and President.

Developed at the end of the 1930s, the three-piece Oyster link bracelet remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster Perpetual collection and is known for its robustness.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 Reference 278288RBR-0038: 18K yellow gold case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet

Created specially for the launch of the prestigious Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 1956, the three-piece link President bracelet, made only from 18 ct gold or 950 platinum, is still reserved exclusively for the Day-Date and precious metal versions of the Datejust.

Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the Oyster Perpetual Datejust, which was launched in 1945.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 New Models with Floral-Motif Dials
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 Reference 278381RBR-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31

References

  • Reference 278241-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278241-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278243-0031: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278243-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Domed bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278271-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278271-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278273-0031: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278273-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278274-0035: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278274-0036: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Fluted bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278275-0045: 18 ct Everose gold case, Silver floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278278-0046: 18 ct yellow gold case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Fluted bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278285RBR-0036: 18 ct Everose gold case, Silver floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278288RBR-0038: 18 ct yellow gold case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278289RBR-0025: 18 ct white gold case, Azzurro-blue floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and President bracelet
  • Reference 278341RBR-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278341RBR-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278343RBR-0031: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278343RBR-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278344RBR-0037: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278344RBR-0038: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278381RBR-0031: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278381RBR-0032: Everose Rolesor case, Silver floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278383RBR-0031: Yellow Rolesor  case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278383RBR-0032: Yellow Rolesor case, Olive-green floral-motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 278384RBR-0039: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 278384RBR-0040: White Rolesor case, Azzurro-blue floral motif dial, Diamond-set bezel and Jubilee bracelet

Common features

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 31 mm
Material: 18K Yellow gold/ 18K White gold/18K Rose gold/White Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and white gold)/ Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and Everose gold)/ Yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and yellow gold)
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)
Bezel: Domed, fluted or diamond-set
Case back: Solid, screw-down with fine fluting; Oystersteel or 18K gold
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel or 18K gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system

Dials
Pattern: Floral motif
Colors: Azzurro blue, Olive green or Silver
Finish: Gloss
Diamonds: 24 diamonds in 18 ct gold (pink, yellow or white)
Hands in 18 ct gold (pink, yellow or white)

Bracelets
Oyster, Jubilee or President

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: -2 /+2 sec./day, after casing
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
Balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via two gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Escapement: Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

Rolex has launched a new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 model in a platinum case with an instantly recognizable ice-blue dial.

Fluted bezel, a cornerstone of Rolex’s aesthetic heritage, is found only on some Classic models in the Oyster Perpetual collection. Until now it has only been made in 18 ct gold. This new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 features a platinum fluted bezel, created by using an innovative new manufacturing process.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

Introduced in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate, in addition to the date, the day of the week spelt out in full in an arc-shaped window at 12 o’clock on the dial – a technical feat at the time.

The day of the week is available in a choice of 26 languages. Watches in the Day-Date range are made only of precious metals – 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold or 950 platinum.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The 40 mm Oyster case is water resistant to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 950 platinum.

The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The crystal, which is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and benefits from an anti-reflective coating. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The new version of the Day-Date 40 is equipped with calibre 3255, a self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Introduced in 2015, this it offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

Calibre 3255 incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy.

The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 3255 offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in Platinum with Ice-Blue Dial (reference 228236-0012)

The President bracelet on this new Platinum Perpetual Day-Date 40 version includes an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp and ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Model name: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 Platinum
Model reference: 228236-0012

Other details
Case reference: 228236
Bracelet reference: 83416 President
Category: Oyster Perpetual Classic

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 950 platinum
Middle case: 950 platinum, polished finish
Bezel: 950 platinum, fluted
Case back: 950 platinum, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 950 platinum, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3255, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: -2 /+2 sec./day, after casing
Oscillator Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing Balance Bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Escapement: Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous day and date in apertures at 12 and 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
Ice blue, gloss, sunray finish
Faceted, deconstructed Roman numerals and faceted index hour markers in 18 ct white gold
Hands in 18 ct white gold, blue coating on the seconds hand via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)

Bracelet
President, three-piece solid links
950 platinum, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

Rolex has launched a new-generation Oyster Perpetual Air-King watch. The new model (reference 126900-0001) features a completely redesigned case with a crown guard and straight sides like the majority of Professional category models. The proportions of the Oyster bracelet have also been revisited, and notably the centre link has been broadened. In a first for the model, it is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The Oyster Perpetual Air-King watch’s display has also been refreshed and is perfectly balanced thanks to the addition of a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ on the minutes scale. Each five-minute interval is, therefore, now marked by two digits.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The optimized Chromalight display guarantees maximum legibility in dark conditions. The hands and triangular hour marker at 12 o’clock are filled or coated with a new luminescent material that provides a long lasting intense glow. The 3, 6 and 9 numerals, which were previously made entirely from 18 ct white gold, are now also visible in the dark thanks to this innovative material, which is exclusive to Rolex.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The 40 mm Oyster case of the new-generation Air-King has a waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. The hermetically screwed down case back is edged with fine fluting. The Twinlock winding crown is fitted with a double waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard. The crystal is made of scratchproof sapphire with antireflective coating.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

The new-generation Air-King is equipped with the self-winding calibre 3230. Entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex, Calibre 3230 incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy.

The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed, patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, calibre 3230 provides an exceptional power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

The Oyster bracelet on this new watch features the Rolex-designed, patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It is also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Air-King, Reference 126900-0001

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Air-King is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. It has an exceptional precision of −2 /+2 seconds per day. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Air-King
Reference: 126900-0001
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

Case
Material: Oystersteel
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, smooth
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3230, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours
Precision: −2 /+2 sec./day, after casing

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
Black lacquer
3, 6, 9 in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
White transferred minutes numerals
Triangular hour marker in 18 ct white gold at 12 o’clock, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, green lacquer seconds hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, satin finish with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

Rolex has launched a new variant of its Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II watch. Endowed with an eye catching green and black theme, this new reference (126720 VTNR) comes with a number of surprising design features. Firstly, its crown and crown guard are on the left side of the watch case. The date aperture and the Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

This new Rolex GMT watch in Oystersteel features a bi-colour monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic. Equipped with calibre 3285, the new the GMT-Master II displays the hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.

The black lacquer dial features 18K white gold hands and indexes. The GMT hand is green lacquered. All the hands and hour-markers are filled with Chromalight, which offers a striking blue glow.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. The date is synchronized with the local time.

The moulded, recessed graduations and numerals of the GMT bezel are coated with platinum via PVD. The bezel can also be turned with ease thanks to its knurled edge, which offers excellent grip.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

The 40 mm Oyster case of the new GMT-Master II is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Triplock winding crown is protected by an integral crown guard. The sapphire crystal is fitted with a Cyclops lens for easy reading of the date.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

The beating heart of the new Rolex GMT-Master II watch (Calibre 3285) incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Rolex Calibre 3285

Rolex Calibre 3285 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. The power reserve of this in-house self-winding movement is approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)
Oysterlock clasp of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

The Oyster bracelet on this new version (reference 126720 VTNR 0001) is equipped with the in-house designed and patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. The Easylink comfort extension link allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case. Rolex is also offering a variant of this model featuring the jubilee bracelet (reference 126720 VTNR 0002).

Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II New Model (reference 126720 VTNR)

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Category: Oyster Perpetual Professional

References
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0001: With Oyster bracelet
Ref. 126720 VTNR 0002: With Jubilee bracelet

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Safety: Integral crown guard
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, bidirectional rotatable
24-hour graduated monobloc two-colour Cerachrom insert in green and black ceramic; moulded, recessed numerals and graduations coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in Oystersteel, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor

Precision
-2 /+2 sec./day, after casing

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Local time via conventional hands, independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Reference time via additional 24-hour hand
Instantaneous date at 9 o’clock, secure setting via the hour hand
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Oscillator
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Rolex overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold
Microstella nuts
Traversing balance bridge
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Dial
Black lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, green lacquer 24-hour hand, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links/ Jubilee, five-piece links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor (reference 116503-0011)

Introduced in 2021, this new Cosmograph Daytona in Oystersteel and yellow gold comes with a black dial adorned with diamond-set hour markers.

The Rolex Daytona Yellow Rolesor 116503 series was introduced in 2016. Like all models from this family, the new reference 116503-0011 is fitted with a yellow Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold) Oyster bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor (reference 116503-0011)
Image Copyright: Rolex SA

Its 18 ct yellow bezel features a tachymeter scale with black details. All the hands are in 18 ct yellow gold. The sub-dials feature inner circle in black and snailed yellow gold outer track with black details. The hour and minute hands are luminescent applied (Chromalight).

The new Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with the self-winding chronograph movement calibre 4130. It has a power reserve of 72 hours.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Yellow Rolesor
Reference 116503-0011

Case
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: Yellow Rolesor – combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold
Case-body: Oystersteel
Bezel: Fixed, with engraved tachymetric scale, in 18 ct yellow gold
Winding crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system, yellow gold
Push buttons: Yellow gold
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
Water resistance: 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 4130, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock.
Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Black dial with diamond-set hour markers (eight diamonds)
Yellow gold numerals 15, 30 and 45 in place of hour-markers 3, 6 and 9
Black sub-dials with snailed pattern yellow gold outer track
Yellow gold hands
Hour and minute hands with Chromalight

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Yellow Rolesor – combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold
Middle links: Yellow gold
Outer links: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold, New Models 2021

In addition to the Meteorite dial version, Rolex launched three new 18 ct Everose Gold variants of Cosmograph Daytona in 2021. These new models feature a 40mm diameter case in 18 ct Everose gold with a Black Cerachrom bezel with tachymeter scale.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold Reference 116515LN-0057
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold Reference 116515LN-0057

The Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116515LN-0057 features a black dial with diamond-set hour markers and 18 ct Everose gold hands. The three sub counters feature a combination of black inner-circle and Everose gold outer-track with snail pattern and black details.

The hour & minutes hands feature Chromalight display (blue luminescence). In addition to the eight diamond-set hour-markers, the numerals 15, 30 and 45 are used to represent 3, 6 and 9 hours, respectively.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold, Reference 116515LN-0059
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold, Reference 116515LN-0059

The Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116515LN-0059 comes with a sun-dust dial with 18 ct Everose gold hands and black sub-dials. It hour & minutes hands as well as applied hour-markers are enhanced with the proprietary Chromalight, which radiates blue luminescence. The inner-circle of each sub-dial is sun-brushed and the black outer-track is snailed with gold details.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold, Reference 116515LN-0061
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold, Reference 116515LN-0061

The Cosmograph Daytona Reference 116515LN-0061 has a sun-dust dial with diamond-set hour markers (8 baguette-cut diamond-set hour markers, 3 diamond-set hour markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock) and 18 ct Everose gold hands.

Its hour & minutes hands feature Chromalight (blue luminescence). Finished in the same color of the dial, each counter features a snail patterned outer-track with black details and inner circle with fine sun-burst finishing.

These new Everose gold watches spotlight red DAYTONA inscription just above the 60-seconds dial at 6 o’clock. Other dial texts are in white for the black dial version or in black for the models with a sun-dust dial.

Inside the new Cosmograph Daytona beats the iconic Calibre 4130, the extremely precise Rolex self-winding chronograph movement with a power reserve of 72 hours.

Finished in black, the monobloc Cerachrom bezel in high-tech ceramic takes inspiration from the black Plexiglas bezel insert of the 1965 Daytona. The winding crown and chronograph push-buttons are screwed-down to ensure the optimum water resistance of 100 meters.

The 18 ct Everose gold new Cosmograph Daytona models are fitted with black Oysterflex bracelet, developed and patented by Rolex.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona Everose Gold
Reference 116515LN

Versions

  • Reference 116515LN-0057: 18K Everose gold case, Black dial with diamond-set hour markers, 18K Everose gold hands, Hour & minutes hands with Chromalight, and Oysterflex bracelet.
  • Reference 116515LN-0059: 18K Everose gold case, Sun dust dial with black counters, 18K Everose gold hands, Hour & minutes hands and hour-markers with Chromalight, and Oysterflex bracelet.
  • Reference 116515LN-0061: 18K Everose gold case, Sun dust dial with diamond-set hour markers (8 baguette-cut diamond-set hour markers, 3 diamond-set hour markers at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock), 18K Everose gold hands, Hour & minutes hands with Chromalight, and Oysterflex bracelet.

Case
Type: Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold
Black monobloc Cerachrom bezel in ceramic with moulded tachymetric scale
Screw-down winding crown with Triplock triple waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 4130, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical chronograph, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands, small seconds hand at 6 o’clock.
Chronograph (centre hand) accurate to within 1/8 of a second, 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock and 12-hour counter at 9 o’clock
Stop seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: Oysterflex
Material: Flexible metal blades over-moulded with high-performance elastomer
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Models 2021

In April 2021, Rolex expanded the Lady-Datejust collection by unveiling a number of new references with 28mm diameter case. Based on the types/styles of bezel, dial, hour-markers and bracelets, 32 new references joined the impressive Lady-Datejust collection. Among them, 30 references feature rose-color dial. The remaining two are full-set variants of 18-carat yellow gold and 18-carat white gold Lady-Datejust watches.

These new Lady Date-just watches with rose-color dial are available in Everose gold and Everose Rolesor versions. The Everose gold is an in-house developed and patented 18 ct pink gold alloy. Introduced in 2005, 18 ct Everose is used on all Rolex Oyster models in pink gold.

Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279135 RBR-0025: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet.
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279135 RBR-0025: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

In the Everose Rolesor versions, the crown, the bezel and bracelet middle links are made of 18 ct Everose gold. Other exterior parts like Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and bracelet outer links are made of Oystersteel. Three bezel designs are available: smooth, fluted or diamond-set.

Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279161-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.Image copyright@ Rolex
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279161-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

Just like the Rolex Datejust watches, the Lady Datejust incorporates a date window at 3 o’ clock and the prestigious Rolex crown logo at 12 o’ clock. The sapphire crystal glass is provisioned with a Cyclops lens over the date display. In the rose color dial versions, Rolex offers three types of hour-markers: Index, Roman or Diamond-set. These beautiful dials are designed and manufactured in-house.

Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279171-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279171-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

In the full-set Lady Datejust watches, the case in 18 carat gold (yellow or white) features diamond set sides and lugs. The bezel is set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds. The fully-paved dial features 291 diamonds and the president bracelet is set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds.

 Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279175-0025: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex
Rolex Lady Datejust Reference 279175-0025: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet. Image copyright@ Rolex

All these Lady Datejust watches are equipped with Calibre 223, a new-generation self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Endowed with a patented Syloxi hairspring in silicon, this calibre offers a superlative level of chronometric performance. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the Syloxi hairspring provides great stability in the face of temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Its patented geometry ensures its regularity in any position.

The new Lady Datejust watches in Everose gold with rose-color dial are available with the choice of Oyster, Jubilee or President bracelets. The Everose Rolesor variants are available with Oyster or Jubilee bracelets. Both full-set versions have diamond-set president bracelets in 18 carat gold.

Rolex Lady Datejust, New references added in 2021

Lady Datejust 279135 RBR

  • Reference 279135 RBR-0025: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0026: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0027: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0028: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0029: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279135 RBR-0030: Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279161

  • Reference 279161-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0024: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0025: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roma numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0026: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0027: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279161-0028: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with domed smooth bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Oyster Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279171

  • Reference 279171-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0024: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0025: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman Numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0026: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0027: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279171-0028: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Oyster Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279175

  • Reference 279175-0025: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0026: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0027: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0028: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0029: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, President Bracelet.
  • Reference 279175-0030: Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.

Lady Datejust 279381 RBR

  • Reference 279381 RBR-0023: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0024: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with fluted bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold index hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0025: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0026: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold Roman numeral hour markers, Oyster Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0027: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Jubilee Bracelet.
  • Reference 279381 RBR-0028: Oystersteel and Everose gold case with diamond-set bezel, Rosé-colour dial with 18-carat gold star hour markers set with diamonds, except the 9’ o clock hour marker, which is Roman numeral (IX) and set with eight diamonds, Oyster Bracelet.

Lady Datejust Full-set Versions

  • Reference 279458 RBR-001: 18 ct yellow gold case with diamond-set sides and lugs, diamond-set bezel (44 brilliant-cut diamonds), diamond-paved dial (set with 291 diamonds) with Roman hour markers and 18 ct yellow gold president bracelet set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds.
  • Reference 279459 RBR-001: 18 ct white gold case with diamond-set sides and lugs, diamond-set bezel (44 brilliant-cut diamonds, diamond-paved dial (set with 291 diamonds) with Roman hour markers and 18 ct white gold president bracelet set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Technical details

Model: Lady Datejust with rose color dial

Case
Type: Oyster (Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 28mm
Case material: 18 ct Everose gold/ Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold (full-set versions are presently available in 18 carat yellow or white gold)
Bezel: Smooth, Fluted or Diamond set
The case sides and lugs of full-set versions are set with diamonds.
Screw-down crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass with Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Dial
Rosé-colour dial with index, Roman or diamond-set hours markers
Fully-paved dial with Roman numeral hour-markers in case of full-set versions

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 55 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Material: 18 ct Everose gold/ Oyster Steel and 18 ct Everose gold
Type: President*, Oyster or Jubilee (president bracelets are available only with Everose gold models)
Diamond-set 18-carat gold president bracelet for full-set versions

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm, New Reference 124270-0001(with Oystersteel case and black dial)

Introduced in 2021, this new Oyster Perpetual Explorer in Oystersteel features a distinctive black dial with characteristic 3, 6, and 9 numerals. It has a 36mm diameter case and houses Caliber 3230, a new generation self-winding movement introduced by Rolex in 2020.

During the Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, Rolex unveiled a new Explorer 36mm watch in a Yellow Rolesor (18 carat yellow gold and oyster steel) version. Soon after this, Rolex added a new model in Oyster steel case and black dial. The highly legible dial of this new reference features characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals filled with Chromalight (a proprietary luminescent coating) that emits a long-lasting blue glow. Its hour markers and hands are also embedded with this superior luminescent coating.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer 36mm, New Reference 124270-0001(with Oystersteel case and black dial)

The Rolex Explorer watch features a smooth bezel. Robust yet elegant, it maintains perfect harmony with the Explorer’s iconic heritage. Water resistance of the new model is 100 meters. The watch comes with an Oyster steel bracelet. Developed in house, Calibre 3230 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex. This self-winding perpetual movement provides a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Technical details

Model: Explorer
Reference 124270-0001

Case
Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Smooth bezel
Screw-down winding crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Calibre 3230, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Winding: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Clasp: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II New Reference 226570-0002 (42mm Oystersteel Case and Black Dial)

In addition to the new generation Explorer II 42mm watch with a white lacquer dial introduced during the Watches and Wonders event in April 2021, Rolex presents a new 42mm Oyster steel version featuring a black dial.

Belongs to the latest generation, the new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II watch in Oystersteel features a black dial with hour-markers with a Chromalight display. The 42 mm diameter Oyster steel case is topped with a 24-hour fixed bezel. The watch has an additional orange-colored 24-hour hand that circles the dial in 24 hours rather than the usual 12, pointing to a fixed bezel with 24 hour graduations.

Rolex Explorer II New Reference 226570-0002 (42mm Oystersteel Case and Black Dial)

Its highly legible dial hosts a date display at 3 o’ clock. The sapphire crystal glass features a Cyclops lens over the date. The proprietary Chromalight display offers a long-lasting blue luminescence. This  Explorer II watch is equipped with Rolex calibre 3285, a new-generation self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house.

The automatic 3285 movement features a Chronergy escapement and a guaranteed power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The 3285 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.

The Rolex Explorer II watch is water resistant up to 100 meters. It comes with an Oystersteel bracelet.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Explorer II 42mm
Reference 226570-0002

Case
Oyster case: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Fixed, 24-hour graduated bezel
Screw-down crown with Twinlock double waterproofness system
Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glas, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, GMT function
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display
Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous date
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex GMT-Master II New References (126710BLNR-0003 and 126710BLRO-0002)

Rolex presents two new references of its GMT-Master II. The first model (reference 126710BLNR-0003) features a black dial and a two-color Cerachrom bezel insert in blue and black ceramic. The second version (126710BLRO-0002) has a black dial and a two-color Cerachrom bezel insert in red and blue ceramic.

Dressed in a 40mm Oystersteel case, both versions come with Oyster bracelet, which is equipped with an Oysterlock folding clasp, which prevents accidental opening and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex.

Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLNR-0003
Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLNR-0003

Both models are equipped with the new calibre 3285, a new-generation movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This movement features a Chronergy escapement and a guaranteed power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3285 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. The Calibre 3285 is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations.

Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLRO-0002
Rolex GMT-Master II New Reference 126710BLRO-0002

With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel with 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert, the GMT Master II watch displays the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and the reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone. Positioned at 3 o’clock on the dial, the date is synchronized with the local time. The Cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal enables the crystal clear view of the date display.

Both references feature black color dials. The broad hands and hour markers in simple shapes – triangles, circles, rectangles – are filled with a luminescent material (Chromalight) emitting a long-lasting blue glow. The Oyster case construction provides 100 meters water resistance.

Technical details

Model: GMT-Master II

References
126710BLNR-0003 and 126710BLRO-0002

Case
Oyster, 40 mm
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Crown: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bezel
Bidirectional rotatable 24-hour graduated bezel
Reference 126710BLNR: Two-colour blue and black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, moulded numerals and graduations
Reference 126710BLRO: Two-colour red and blue Cerachrom insert in ceramic, moulded numerals and graduations

Movement
Calibre 3285, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display
Second time zone with independent rapid-setting of the hour hand
Instantaneous date
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Black dial
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Other Existing References

  • Reference 126710BLNR-0002: Oystersteel case, Black dial, Blue and black Cerachrom insert, and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 126710BLRO-0001: Oystersteel case, Black dial, Red and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 126711CHNR-0002: Oystersteel and Everose gold case, Black dial, Brown and black Cerachrom bezel insert, Oystersteel and Everose gold Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 126715CHNR-0001: 18 ct Everose gold case, Black dial, Brown and black Cerachrom bezel insert, and Oyster bracelet in 18 ct Everose gold
  • Reference 126719BLRO-0002: 18 ct White gold case, Meteorite dial, Red and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Oyster bracelet in 18 ct white gold
  • Reference 126719BLRO-0003: 18 ct White gold case, Midnight blue dial, Red and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Oyster bracelet in 18 ct white gold

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller New Versions 2021

Rolex expanded its Sky-Dweller collection by adding six new references in 2021: three versions with Yellow Rolesor case and three with White Rolesor case.

The new Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) Sky-Dweller watches is available with champagne, black or white dials where as its siblings in White Rolesor(Oystersteel and white gold) comes with white, blue of black dial. All these new references are fitted with a Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a champagne-colour dial and a Jubilee bracelet
Rolex Sky-Dweller Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a champagne-colour dial and a Jubilee bracelet

The Roles Sky-Dweller watch is known for its second time zone display on an off-centre disc on the dial. Furthermore, its innovative system for setting the functions, using the rotatable Ring Command bezel, is unique to Rolex. A fixed inverted red triangle on the dial points to the chosen reference time on the off-centre 24-hour disc. At a glance, this 24-hour display clearly distinguishes daytime hours from night-time hours in the other time zone.

The watch is topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass. The Cyclops lens magnifies the watch’s emblematic date display two and a half times for easy reading.

Rolex Sky-Dweller White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet
Rolex Sky-Dweller White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet

The Sky-Dweller is equipped with calibre 9001, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Introduced in 2012, it is one of the most complex calibres ever created by Rolex watchmakers.

The movement is however very simple to operate. A selector wheel on the outside edge of the 9001 ensures the interaction of the movement and the bezel of the watch to set the Sky-Dweller’s functions. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 9001 is a certified Swiss Chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests.

Technical details

Model: Rolex Sky-Dweller

New references added in 2021

  • Reference 326933-0004: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a champagne-colour dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0005: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with a bright black dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0010: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and yellow gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0002: White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with an intense white dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0004: White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with a bright blue dial and a Jubilee bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0006: White Rolesor (Oystersteel and white gold) version with a bright black dial and a Jubilee bracelet

Case
Oyster case
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 42 mm
Material: Yellow Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) /White Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold)
Bezel: Fluted, bidirectional rotatable Rolex Ring Command
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding, dual time zones, annual calendar
Calibre 9001, Manufacture Rolex
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 72 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
24-hour display on off-centre disc
Second time zone
Instantaneous annual calendar at 3 o’clock and rapid-setting of the date
Month display via 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece links
Material: Yellow Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold)/ White Rolesor (combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold)
Clasp: Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Dial
Champagne/blue/white/black
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Sky-Dweller, Other references available

  • Reference 326235-0004: 18 ct Everose gold version with an intense white dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326235-0005: 18 ct Everose gold version with a chocolate dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326235-0006: 18 ct Everose gold version with a slate dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326238-0006: 18 ct yellow gold version with an intense white dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326238-0007: 18 ct yellow gold version with a champagne-colour dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326238-0009: 18 ct yellow gold version with a bright black dial and an Oysterflex bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0001: Oystersteel and yellow gold version with a champagne-colour dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0002: Oystersteel and yellow gold version with a bright black dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326933-0009: Oystersteel and yellow gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0001: Oystersteel and white gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0003: Oystersteel and white gold version with a bright blue dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326934-0005: Oystersteel and white gold version with a bright black dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326935-0005: 18 ct Everose gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326935-0006: 18 ct Everose gold version with a chocolate dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326935-0007: 18 ct Everose gold version with a slate dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326938-0003: 18 ct yellow gold version with a champagne-colour dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326938-0004: 18 ct yellow gold version with a bright black dial and an Oyster bracelet
  • Reference 326938-0005: 18 ct yellow gold version with an intense white dial and an Oyster bracelet

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Versions

Unveiled during Watches and Wonders 2021, the new gem-set versions of the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust watch feature diamond-set cases in 18 ct yellow gold or 18 ct white gold. Two new references are available: 279458 RBR-0001 in yellow gold and 279459 RBR-0001 in white gold.

The case is set with 158 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case sides and lugs as well as 44 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel. The President bracelet sparkles with a further 596 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, paved with 291 diamonds, features elegant 18 ct gold Roman numerals with a black finish. This new version of the Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236.

The Lady-Datejust, the feminine version of the iconic Datejust watch, was first appeared in 1957. It carries the elegance of the Datejust in a small size perfectly suited to a slender wrist.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

The new generation Lady-Datejust’s Oyster case is 28 mm in diameter. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

The new version of the Lady-Datejust is equipped with calibre 2236, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2014 and has been fitted on this model since 2015. This self-winding mechanical offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Calibre 2236 is fitted with a Syloxi hairspring, patented and produced by Rolex. This silicon hairspring remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks, and its patented geometry ensures the calibre’s regularity in any position. The movement also contains a paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance. Calibre 2236 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

These new Lady-Datejust watches come with President Bracelets. Created specially for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date in 1956, the three-piece link President bracelet is still reserved exclusively for the Day-Date range and some versions of the Datejust.

The President bracelet on each gem-set version is bedecked with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds. It includes an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp and ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust New Gem-set Version Reference 279458 RBR-0001

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Featured model: Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust Reference 279458 RBR-0001
Case reference: 279458 RBR
Bracelet reference: 83BF08 BR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 28 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, case sides and lugs set with 158 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.43 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.86 ct)
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating
Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Movement
Calibre 2236, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Syloxi hairspring in silicon with patented geometry
• Balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via two gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus escape wheel

Jewelling
• 31 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 55 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Dial
18 ct yellow gold, set with 291 diamonds
Roman numerals in 18 ct yellow gold, black coating via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold

Bracelet
President, three-piece solid links
18 ct yellow gold, set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 5.25 ct), polished edges, ceramic inserts
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year guarantee

Also available

Reference 279459 RBR-0001
Oyster, 28 mm, white gold and diamonds

Case
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 28 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold with case sides and lugs set with diamonds
Bezel: Set with 44 brilliant-cut diamonds
Winding Crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Bracelet
18 ct white gold, President, three-piece solid links, set with 596 brilliant-cut diamonds
Concealed folding Crownclasp

Dial
Diamond-paved dial, set with 291 diamonds

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions (References 128158 RBR, 128159 RBR and 128155 RBR)

During the Watches and Wonders 2021 digital event, Rolex unveiled three new gem-set versions of its Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 watch. Made from 18 ct yellow gold, 18 ct white gold and 18 ct Everose gold, these new watches are draped in diamonds and fitted with a polished leather strap.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The Oyster case of these new timepieces is entirely set with 254 brilliant-cut diamonds on the lugs, lug caps and case sides. The bezel is also adorned with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, paved with 450 diamonds, is host to index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in enamel; these are coral-coloured on the 18 ct yellow gold model, turquoise on the 18 ct white gold version and burgundy on the watch in 18 ct Everose gold. These elegant appliques match the colour of the alligator leather strap for each of the new watches.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The Oyster case of the Day-Date 36 is 36 mm in diameter. Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are equipped with calibre 3255, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since 2019.

This self-winding caliber incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.

The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Calibre 3255 is equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3255 extends to approximately 70 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are fitted on a polished alligator leather strap whose 18 ct gold folding Crownclasp is set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds. The strap, which is coral on the 18 ct yellow gold model, turquoise on the 18 ct white gold version and burgundy on the third watch in 18 ct Everose gold, matches the colour of the enamel index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX on each of the watches’ diamond-paved dials.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 New Gem-set Versions Watches and Wonders 2021

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 3255, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous day and date in apertures at 12 and 3 o’clock, secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold

Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Jewelling
• 31 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 70 hours

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)
International five-year guarantee

Models

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128158 RBR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128158 RBR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Middle case: 18 ct yellow gold, case sides and lugs set with 202 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.01 ct), lug caps set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.51 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
Case back: 18 ct yellow gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
18 ct white gold, set with 450 diamonds, yellow gold coating via electrolytic technique
Index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in coral enamel
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold

Strap
Coral alligator leather
Folding Crownclasp in 18 ct yellow gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.41 ct)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128159 RBR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128159 RBR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, case sides and lugs set with 202 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.01 ct), lug caps set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.51 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
Case back: 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
18 ct white gold, set with 450 diamonds
Index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in turquoise enamel
Hands in 18 ct white gold

Strap
Turquoise alligator leather
Folding Crownclasp in 18 ct white gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.41 ct)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128155 RBR

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36, Reference 128155 RBR

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: 18 ct Everose gold
Middle case: 18 ct Everose gold, case sides and lugs set with 202 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.01 ct), lug caps set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.51 ct)
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold, set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.36 ct)
Case back: 18 ct Everose gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct Everose gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
18 ct white gold, set with 450 diamonds, pink gold coating via electrolytic technique
Index hour markers and Roman numerals VI and IX in burgundy enamel
Hands in 18 ct pink gold

Strap
Burgundy alligator leather
Folding Crownclasp in 18 ct Everose gold, set with 61 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.41 ct)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, Reference 126234-0050 – White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial

During the ‘Watches and Wonders 2021’ event, Rolex announced the launch of four new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 versions: three with palm motif dials and a yellow Rolesor model with a golden fluted motif dial. In the same time, the brand has added a new Datejust 36 White Rolesor watch with a bright blue fluted motif dial.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, Reference 126234 (White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, Reference 126234-0050 (White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial) Copyright@ Rolex

This new model (reference 126234-0050) features a 36mm diameter Oyster steel case, white gold fluted bezel and a bright blue, fluted motif dial. The watch comes with an Oyster bracelet, which is equipped with an Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link, also exclusive to Rolex.

This ingenious system allows the wearer to increase the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm, providing additional comfort in any circumstance. The Cyclops lens over the sapphire crystal ensures the clear reading of the date display. This reference is equipped with Calibre 3235, a new-generation self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex.

Technical details

Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, White Rolesor Version with Bright Blue Fluted Motif Dial
Reference: 126234-0050

Case
Oyster, 36 mm, Oystersteel and white gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: White Rolesor – combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold
Bezel: Fluted
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 100 metres / 330 feet

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
Precision: -2/+2 sec/day, after casing
Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date with rapid setting
Stop-seconds for precise time setting

Dial
Bright blue, fluted motif

Bracelet
Type: Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Clasp: Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, New Models with ‘Palm’ and ‘Fluted’ Dial Motifs

Rolex has announced four new versions of its Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 featuring new ‘palm’ and ‘fluted’ dial motifs.

The palm motif evokes lush, vibrant tropical forests, while the fluted motif showcases the pattern found on a range of Rolex bezels that has become one of the brand’s signature aesthetic styles.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

The palm motif can be seen on three of the new watches. On the first, in Oystersteel and equipped with an Oyster bracelet, the pattern is present on an olive green dial. It also decorates the golden dial of the second watch, a yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) fitted with an Oyster bracelet, and the silver dial of the third watch, an Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) on a Jubilee bracelet. The fluted motif is found on the golden dial of the final watch – another yellow Rolesor version – this time with a Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

On the two new yellow Rolesor versions of the Datejust 36, the bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel. The Everose Rolesor version follows the same principle, using 18 ct Everose gold rather than 18 ct yellow gold.

The 36 mm Oyster case of the Datejust 36 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

The Twinlock winding crown, fitted with a double waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire and is fitted with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

The new versions of the Datejust 36 are equipped with calibre 3235, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since 2018. At the forefront of watchmaking technology, this self-winding mechanical movement led to the filing of several patents, and offers outstanding performance in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

Calibre 3235 incorporates the Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic fields. The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex-designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movement’s shock resistance.

Calibre 3235 is equipped with a selfwinding module via a Perpetual rotor. Thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3235 extends to approximately 70 hours.

The new Oystersteel Datejust 36 with the olive green, palm motif dial, and the yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) bearing the golden, palm motif dial are fitted with an Oyster bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

The new Everose Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) with the silver, palm motif dial has a Jubilee bracelet, just like the yellow Rolesor watch whose golden dial is decorated with the fluted motif. Supple and comfortable, the five-piece link Jubilee bracelet was specially created for the launch of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust in 1945.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

The Oyster and Jubilee bracelets on the Datejust 36 are equipped with a folding Oysterclasp and include the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by Rolex, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 is covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.

Technical details

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold

Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Jewelling
• 31 rubies

Power reserve
• Approximately 70 hours

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing) International five-year guarantee

Models

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial, Case reference 126200/ Bracelet reference 72800

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Oystersteel Case version Olive green palm motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: Oystersteel, domed
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in Oystersteel, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Olive green, gloss, palm motif
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden palm motif dial, Case reference 126233/ Bracelet reference 72803

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden palm motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Golden, gloss, palm motif
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Everose Rolesor version with Silver palm motif dial, Case reference 126231, Bracelet reference 62801

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Everose Rolesor version with Silver palm motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold (Everose Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct Everose gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct Everose gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Silver, gloss, palm motif
Hour markers in 18 ct pink gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct pink gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct Everose gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (Everose Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial, Case reference 126233/ Bracelet reference 62803

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 Yellow Rolesor version with Golden fluted motif dial

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 36 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, polished finish
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, fluted
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Twinlock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire with anti-reflective coating; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 100 metres (330 feet)

Dial
Golden, gloss, fluted motif
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold. Highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow) except the seconds hand

Bracelet
Jubilee, five-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
Folding Oysterclasp
Easylink comfort extension link (approx. 5 mm)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, New Versions with Metallic Meteorite Dials

Rolex expands its Cosmograph Daytona family by adding three new versions featuring dials made from metallic meteorite, which comes from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago.

All three versions feature a dial made from metallic meteorite – a rare natural material from outer space – with black chronograph counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock. The version in 18 ct white gold is fitted with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic with a tachymetric scale, and an Oysterflex bracelet.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The other two watches, one in 18 ct yellow gold and the other in 18 ct Everose gold, have a metal bezel with a tachymetric scale and are on an Oyster bracelet. A standout visual feature of the Cosmograph Daytona since its launch, the iconic tachymetric scale is moulded into the first watch’s Cerachrom bezel and engraved on the metal bezels of the other two versions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508, 18 Carat Yellow Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116508-0015

The Cosmograph Daytona’s 40 mm Oyster case is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct white, yellow or Everose gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The winding crown, fitted with the Triplock triple waterproofness system and protected by an integral crown guard, screws down securely against the case, along with the chronograph pushers. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the watch’s movement.

The new versions of the Cosmograph Daytona are equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2000 and introduced on the model the same year. A consummate demonstration of technology, it incorporates a chronograph function with a reduced number of components, thereby enhancing the movement’s reliability. It is engaged by a robust mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch, allowing an instantaneous and extremely precise start.

The movement is fitted with a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibre’s regularity in any position. Calibre 4130 is equipped with a selfwinding module via a Perpetual rotor and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The new 18 ct white gold Cosmograph Daytona is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, which singularly combines the robustness and reliability of a metal bracelet with the flexibility, comfort and aesthetics of an elastomer strap.

Developed and patented by Rolex, this innovative bracelet is made up of flexible metal blades manufactured from a titanium and nickel alloy. The blades are overmoulded with high-performance black elastomer, a material that is particularly resistant to environmental effects and very durable. For enhanced comfort, the inside of the Oysterflex bracelet is equipped with longitudinal cushions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, Reference 116519 LN, 18 Carat White Gold Case and Metallic Meteorite Dial

The new 18 ct yellow gold and 18 ct Everose gold versions of the Cosmograph Daytona are equipped with an Oyster bracelet. The Oysterflex and Oyster bracelets on the Cosmograph Daytona feature the Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening.

They are also equipped with the Easylink comfort extension link, developed by the brand, which allows the wearer to easily adjust the bracelet length by approximately 5 mm for additional comfort in any circumstance.