Rolex surprised the watch world as it unveiled at this year’s Watches & Wonders tradeshow in Geneva a left-handed version of its iconic GMT-Master II. Already dubbed “Sprite” by the timepiece forum community, the new watch features a green and black bezel, and moves the crown and cyclops date window to the 9 o’clock position from the usual 3 o’clock. As for the rest of its specs, the watch features a 40mm steel case and is powered by the company’s in-house caliber 3285 automatic GMT movement.
The 2022 Air-King
The second novelty in the spotlight for this release is the all-new Air-King, an updated model housed in 40mm case sporting an aviation-inspired black dial that adds a “0” before the “5” on the minute scale, a crown guard with straight sides. It is powered by a new Calibre 3230 movement, first released in 2020. The movement also provides a power reserve of 70 hours.
The Day-Date 40 with a platinum fluted bezel
Next, the Day-Date 40 in platinum with a matching fluted bezel for the first time – ice blue dial remains the distinctive marker of Rolex watches in 950 platinum. Inside is the calibre 3255 with 70 hours of power reserve, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was unveiled on the model in 2015. It comes completed by its emblematic President bracelet.
The Yacht-Master 42 in 18 ct yellow gold
The emblematic sailing timepiece Yacht-Master 42 gets a bold new option in 18 ct yellow gold. Contrasting perfectly the yellow gold, the black lacquer dial with hour markers in simple geometric shapes and have a new luminescent material that will glow brighter than ever. The 42mm watch is fitted with a Oysterflex elastomer bracelet and equipped with calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
The Datejust 31
Last but not least, the new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 is offered in three versions: azzurro blue and white gold; olive green and yellow gold; and Everose gold and silver. The floral-motif dials of the Datejust 31 are enhanced by 24 diamonds of varying sizes, which illuminate the centre of each flower. The new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped with calibre 2236, a movement fitted on this model since 2018.
For more info, you can check out the entire 2022 collection over on Rolex’s website.