Rolex showcases its wealth of expertise with its latest tool watches that have become archetypes of the action watch on land as well as underwater.
1. OYSTER PERPETUAL SUBMARINER
Rolex introduces the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Submariner this year with a redesigned, slightly larger 41 mm case—whose profile is highlighted by the light reflections from the case sides and lugs—which is also fitted on a re-modelled bracelet. True to its aesthetic heritage, the new Submariner in Oystersteel has a black dial and rotatable bezel with matching Cerachrom insert up front. Speaking of which, the Submariner also features a Chromalight display, an innovation that improves visibility in dark environments as the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions. Completed with the Superlative Chronometer certification that ensures excellent performance on the wrist as well as the newly launched calibre 3230, which is entirely developed and manufactured by the brand, this watch exemplifies the historic links between Rolex and the world of diving.
The calibre 3230 incorporates Rolex’s patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability.
The Oyster case of the Submariner is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 300 meters.
MOVEMENT Calibre 3230
POWER RESERVE 70 hours
CASE 41 MM
STRAP Oyster Bracelet
WATERPROOFNESS 300 M
2. THE OYSTER-PERPETUAL SKY DWELLER
Aside to the Oyster Perpetual Submariner, Rolex also unveiled a new 18 ct yellow gold version of its Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller with an Oysterflex bracelet. Speaking of which, this watch is the first in the Classic category to include this innovative bracelet made of high-performance elastomer. Furthermore, as an elegant watch for frequent travelers, the Sky-Dweller displays the time in two time zones simultaneously and has an annual calendar. The reference time, in 24-hour format, is shown via an off-center disc, and the local time is read using conventional center hands. Meanwhile, the innovative annual calendar, named Saros, automatically differentiates between 30-and 31-day months. Powered by the calibre 9001, this new version is of course completed with the fluted, rotatable bezel unique to the Sky-Dweller, which is used to set the watch in conjunction with the Ring Command system—an interface between the rotatable bezel, winding crown.
BRACELET The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet for the first time.
CASE MATERIAL 18 ct yellow gold
MOVEMENT Calibre 9001
POWER RESERVE 72 hours
CASE 42 mm
STRAP Oysterflex bracelet
WATERPROOFNESS 100 M
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