Celebrated for their precision, performance and reliability, Rolex watches can be understated or dazzling, but they never go unnoticed. And whether you get your thrills on the ground, in the air or on the seas, dress like a President or a black-tie celebrity, here are five that are sure to please.
This new version of the 40 mm Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with Oyster bracelet is in 904L steel with a Monobloc Cerachrom bezel, developed and patented by Rolex, in black ceramic. The “Daytona”, first created by Rolex in 1963, features a bezel engraved with a tachymetric scale that measures speeds of up to 400 mph. A first black bezel appeared on the 1965 model as a black Plexiglas bezel insert; today’s new high-tech Cerachrom bezel is extremely durable: corrosion resistant, scratchproof and unaffected by UV rays, and exceptionally legible thanks to a PVD-process layer of platinum in the numerals and graduations. The bezel also holds the crystal firmly in place ensuring waterproofness to 100 meters.
Black or white lacquer dials show off the chronograph centre hand, 30 minute and 12 hour counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, with 18ct white gold appliques and hands.
Equipped with a mechanical chronograph movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor with a power reserve of approx. 72 hours. Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring.
The Oyster Perpetual Air-King, upsized from 34 mm to a new 40 mm case in 904L satin-finish steel, features a black dial with large 3, 6 and 9 numerals to mark the hours, and a very visible minutes scale for navigational time readings. The Oyster was used during the 1930s by pilots during scientific expeditions and long-distance flights, with the name Air-King designed specially for the model in the 1950s.
Today’s version shows the same name and lettering on the black dial with satin finish, along with the Rolex logo in green and yellow on the dial for the first time, and the seconds hand in green. Hour markers and bold Chromalight triangle at 12 o’clock are in 18 ct white gold. Inside the case, a magnetic shield protects the movement. Waterproof to 100 meters, mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor, power reserve of approx. 48 hours. Paramagnetic hairspring and escape wheel.
Introduced for the first time in Everose Rolesor (a combination of 904L steel and 18 ct Everose Gold) and a chocolate dial, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 (mm) is both chic and sporty, distinguished by its bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel in 18 ct Everose gold with polished raised numerals and graduations to calculate sailing time. Chromalight appliques and hands in 18 ct pink gold are striking on the sunray finish dial, all enhanced by an Everose Rolesor bracelet.
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