On Time: New Timepieces from Rolex

This year, Rolex introduces some exciting new timepieces that are set to impress.

Explorer II

The new-generation Oyster Perpetual Explorer II features a redesigned case and bracelet for an even more balanced aesthetic. The white lacquer dial has black-coated hands with a beautiful matte finish. The 24-hour hand comes in its characteristic shade of orange, which is the same colour as the Explorer II inscription that has featured on the dial since 2011.

The piece has a calibre 3285, one of the finest elements in watchmaking technology. It also features an optimised Chromalight display, which emits an intense blue glow in dark conditions, and a bright white hue in daylight.


Datejust 36

Four new versions of the Rolex Oyster Datejust 36 have just been released, featuring ‘palm’ and ‘fluted’ dial motifs. The palm motif, which is evocative of lush tropical forests, features on three of the new watches. On the first piece, which comes in Oystersteel and includes an Oyster bracelet, the palm motif features on an olive-green dial. The second version is a yellow Rolesor and a combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold; while the third is an Everose Rosesor that combines Oystersteel and Everose gold on a Jubilee bracelet. The fluted motif features on another version of the yellow Rolesor with a Jubilee bracelet.

Each new version of the Datejust 36 comes with calibre 3235, along with the Superlative Chronometer certification.


Cosmograph Daytona

Rolex has just launched three exclusive versions of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. All three versions feature a rare metallic meteorite dial and black chronograph counters. One version comes in white gold and is fitted with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic; while the other two pieces come in yellow gold and Everose gold with a metal bezel and an Oyster bracelet.

All of the Cosmograph Daytona watches feature the iconic tachymetric scale, which is moulded onto the first watch’s Cerachrom bezel, and engraved on the metal bezels of the two other versions.