Rolex just launched its new watches for 2023 on the first day of the industry’s biggest trade show, Watches & Wonders in Geneva. Right in time for its 60th anniversary, the most important new Rolex release from Watches and Wonders is the latest generation of the Cosmograph Daytona. This year, the Swiss watchmaker surprised the watch world with new releases and bold moves, using a wide range of colors. To see the full collection of Rolex watches for this annual event, keep reading.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona 60th anniversary
Launched in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to meet the needs of professional racing drivers. To mark the 60th anniversary of the watch, Rolex unveiled today its new-generation Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, which has been updated across the entire range. One of the models of the latest generation Cosmograph Daytona collection is distinguished by its ice blue dial and crafted in 950 platinum and featuring a monobloc Cerachrom bezel made of chestnut brown ceramic. The new-generation Cosmograph Daytona is equipped with calibre 4131 with an impressive power reserve of 72 hours, an evolution of calibre 4130, incorporates a number of the major innovations that Rolex has brought to its movements, including the Chronergy escapement. The Superlative Chronometer certification, redefined by Rolex in 2015, is applicable to the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, just like all other Rolex timepieces.
Inspired by one of the first Rolex watches fitted with the Perpetual rotor, Rolex inaugurates its Perpetual collection with the Perpetual 1908, and it was named in tribute to the year in which Hans Wilsdorf created the brand name ‘Rolex’ and registered it in Switzerland. Housed in a 39 mm case in 18 ct yellow or white gold, with gracious lines and a transparent back that allows the refined aesthetics of the movement to be admired. The 1908 is equipped with calibre 7140, a movement equipped with a self-winding system via a Perpetual rotor, wholly developed and manufactured by Rolex, unveiled this year. Calibre 7140 boasts an impressive power reserve of around 66 hours. Like all Rolex watches, the Perpetual 1908 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures excellent performance on the wrist, and comes is fitted on an alligator leather strap available in matt brown or matt black.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42
Rolex is presenting a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42, and for the first time this nautical watch is introduced in RLX titanium. The new Yacht-Master 42 features a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a Cerachrom insert in matt black ceramic, showcasing raised and polished numerals and graduations. It is enclosed in a 42 mm Oyster case, ensuring waterproof protection to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet). Inside the Yacht-Master 42 is equipped with the calibre 3235, which is an exclusively designed and manufactured movement by Rolex; This mechanism was introduced in 2015 and has been fitted on this model since its launch in 2019, providing approximately 70 hours of power reserve. The new version is fitted on an Oyster bracelet made from RLX titanium, featuring the Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening.
Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Renowned for its contemporary design and travel-friendly features, Rolex has revamped its Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller model, introducing two new dial colours for the model. The Oyster bracelet of the white Rolesor edition, which blends Oystersteel and white gold, accompanies a mint green dial – a hue previously exclusive to the Datejust. Meanwhile, the 18 ct Everose gold variation boasts a blue-green dial. The Sky-Dweller is now equipped with calibre 9002, which has the capability to showcase the date and month, along with an extra time zone in the 24-hour format, and also indicate the hours, minutes, and seconds. Calibre 9002 is equipped with a self-winding system via a Perpetual rotor and thanks to its barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of Calibre 9002 can last for approximately 72 hours. The 42 mm waterproof Oyster case provides optimal protection for the movement it houses. The new-generation Sky- Dweller presented this year is fitted with Oysterflex bracelet and the Oyster bracelet, both equipped with a folding Oysterclasp.
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Rolex introduces two fresh renditions of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, which indicate the revival of 18 ct yellow gold in the design. The first is a yellow Rolesor version (combining Oystersteel and yellow gold), while the other option is entirely constructed from this valuable metal. Both share common features, the bidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a two-colour, 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert in grey and black ceramic. The new versions of the GMT-Master II are equipped with calibre 3285 with approximately 70 hours of power reserve, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2018 and introduced on the model the same year. The Jubilee bracelet is utilized in both of these new variations, and it comes with an Oysterlock clasp and the Easylink comfort extension link.
Oyster Perpetual Explorer 40
Rolex has introduced a new addition to its Explorer collection, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer 40, featuring a 40mm diameter. Remaining loyal to the original model unveiled in 1953 following the successful climb of Mount Everest, the Explorer 40 stays true to its predecessor, the Explorer 36. Housed in a 40 mm Oyster case of the Explorer 40 comes with a scratchproof sapphire and benefits from an anti-reflective coating, while the case back of the watch is encircled with delicate fluting and can only be accessed by Rolex watchmakers using a specialized tool, ensuring its hermetic screw-down. Explorer 40 is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). Explorer 40 is powered by calibre 3230 with approximately 70 hours of power reserve, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2020. The novelty is completed by an Oyster bracelet with the Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening.
Oyster Perpetual 31, 36 and 41—With Colored Bubbles
Rolex has introduced a fresh dial decoration to their Oyster Perpetual series, which is renowned for its simplistic design and timeless sophistication. Named ‘Celebration’, the latest lacquered dial of the Oyster Perpetual in sizes 31 mm, 36 mm, and 41 mm is adorned with a multitude of colorful bubbles. Inside the Oyster Perpetual 31 is equipped with calibre 2232 (offers a power reserve of approximately 55 hours), while the Oyster Perpetual 36 and Oyster Perpetual 41 are both fitted with calibre 3230 (offers a power reserve of approximately 70 hours). Rolex revealed these movements in 2020, and they were subsequently incorporated into these models the same year. These mechanisms were entirely developed and produced by Rolex. The new variants in the Oyster Perpetual range are fitted on an Oyster bracelet and equipped with a folding Oysterclasp and the Easylink comfort extension link.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
Three fresh iterations of the easily recognizable Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 have been revealed by Rolex, crafted from ornamental stones with sparkling shades that evoke the ambiance of the Mediterranean coastline. The initial option is composed of 18 ct Everose gold and comes with a green aventurine dial, which boasts a delicately crystallized surface. The second variation is crafted from 18 ct yellow gold and showcases a carnelian dial, an orangey-colour stone typified by lines of varying shapes and sizes forming an artful cameo of patterns.. The third option, crafted from 18 ct white gold, showcases a turquoise dial that is accentuated with natural veining. The latest editions of the Day-Date 36 now come equipped with calibre 3255 with approximately 70 hours of power reserve, a movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex that was released in 2015 and fitted on this model in 2019. The new versions of the Day-Date 36 are fitted on a President bracelet, 18 ct Everose gold for the variant with the green aventurine dial; from 18 ct yellow gold for the carnelian dial variant; and from 18 ct white gold for the watch with the turquoise dial.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 With Puzzle Dials—and an Emoji Date
Rolex introduces an innovative and unexpected touch to one of its iconic models with the Day-Date 36 versions. Crafted from 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold, the arc-shaped aperture at 12 o’clock displays an inspirational keyword in English – ‘Happy’, ‘Eternity’, ‘Gratitude’, ‘Peace’, ‘Faith’, ‘Love’ and ‘Hope’ while the window at 3 o’clock reveals daily one of 31 exclusive emojis in place of the date. Inside the new versions of the Day-Date 36 are equipped with calibre 3255, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology that incorporates the patented Chronergy escapement, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability, and approximately 70 hours of power reserve. The new variants of the Day-Date 36 are fitted on a President bracelet with an elegant concealed folding Crownclasp and includes patented ceramic inserts.
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