When Rolex introduces a new timepiece, the world takes notice. When the luxury watchmaker releases a host of new models, even more so. We look at Rolex’s brand-new creations…
An elegant, decidedly contemporary yet classic watch, the new 1908 signifies Rolex’s daring spirit. Gracious lines define the latest 1908’s 39 mm case, available in 18-carat yellow or white gold. The bezel is partly domed and partly fluted, creating an exquisite look. The dial is available in black and white hues. The transparent case back reveals a brand-new movement from Rolex, the calibre 7140. The Rolex-developed self-winding mechanical unit offers a power reserve of approximately 66 hours. Water resistance is rated at 50 metres.
The latest Rolex Yacht-Master is fashioned from RLX titanium, a first for a watch in the range of emblematic nautical timepieces. Crafted from this material, this variant is robust yet lightweight, making it a formidable companion for those who revel in freedom. However, the new Yacht-Master 42 is a timepiece made for not only adventure-seekers. With its beautiful finishes, it’s an elegant dress watch. The Yacht-Master 42 keeps time with Rolex’s calibre 3235, a self-winding mechanical movement offering a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Water resistance is rated at 100 metres.
From traversing the oceans with the new Yacht-Master to travelling through the skies with the latest Sky-Dweller, this model, with its two tie zones and annual Saros calendar, is a trusted companion for world travellers. For 2023, Rolex has handed the Sky-Dweller a range of updates, including aesthetic and technical enhancements. A first for the Sky-Dweller, Rolex now offers it in 18-carat white gold. The luxury watchmaker’s calibre 9002 is housed in a 42 mm case. The self-winding (via a Perpetual rotor) unit offers a power reserve of 72 hours.
The GMT-Master II was revealed in two variations, an 18-carat yellow gold model and one crafted entirely of precious metal. However, no matter which variant you choose, there are shared features. Including a two-colour, 24-hour graduated monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in grey and black ceramic, ‘GMT-Master II” in powdered yellow, and a Jubilee bracelet. Rolex’s calibre 3285 movement beats inside the 40 mm Oyster case (offering water resistance up to 100 metres). The power reserve is rated at 70 hours.
The latest model in Rolex’s Explore collection is fashioned from Oystersteel. Staying true to the original of 1953, this 40 mm variant features a black lacquered dial, the numerals 3, 6 and 9, and the Professional hands. The calibre 3230 beating inside offers a power reserve of 70 hours.
For 2023, Rolex has added a splash of colour to the Oyster Perpetual 31, 36 and 41 models with new dial decorations. According to the luxury firm, the (differently-sized) bubble motif encapsulates the vivid colours of the lacquered dials introduced in 2020. Rolex’s calibre 2232 powers the smallest version in the collection, while the company’s calibre 3230 drives the 36 and 41. All variants are water resistant to 100 metres.
For 2023, Rolex introduced two new Day-Date 36 line-ups, one comprising watches sporting shimmering dials evoking the atmosphere of the Mediterranean coast. The other has been handed an unexpected twist with vibrant hues (in a jigsaw puzzle pattern created using champlevé enamelling), an inspirational keyword at 12 o’clock and an exclusive emoji at 3 o’clock.