Rolex is probably the most well-known luxury watch brand around the world, even to those who have never purchased one. Since the late 1920s, Rolex has become a household name that delivers luxury quality timepieces made with the best materials and innovative and attractive designs.
2016 has brought new designs into the Rolex collections. The latest creations in the Cellini and Oyster collections are a testament to Rolex’s ever-enduring innovative designs and quality.
The following are the new 2016 watches by Rolex:
The new 2016 version of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona can be summed up in two words: powerful and stunning. Made with 904L steel and a Monobloc Cerachrom bezel in a Rolex-patented black ceramic, this new Cosmograph Daytona is a thing of beauty.
The new Cosmograph is a shining example of pure elegance and power, with redesigned attributes from the hour markers to the bezel, in a fresh new design. With a Superlative Chronometer certification, this Oyster Perpetual features a white dial, three sub dials, and three shining dial hands. The bezel is busy with a Tachymetric scale for measuring speeds up to 400 miles or kilometres per hour, but with the stainless steel hour indices and bracelet, the design kicks off well and would be at home on any sophisticated man’s wrist.
The bezel is made of a new Monobloc Cerachrom bezel, which is high-tech ceramic which offers many advantages: it is virtually scratch-proof, it is corrosion resistant, and the color will never fade. It is extremely durable and as one single piece, it holds the Crystal dial window in place for perfect waterproofing.
The new Oyster Perpetual Air-King is another design of beauty, with an unusual and welcoming change in design. This new oyster perpetuates the aeronautical history of the original Oyster. This new 40mm case is made of 904L steel and features a beautiful black dial with a unique numbering design. There is a combination of large 3, 6, and 9 numerals marking those hours, with seconds-markers in the place of the rest of the hours at five-second intervals (1 o’clock shows “5” and 11 o’clock shows “55”).
The bezel shines beautifully with its incredible polish, and the hour and minute hands are silver filled in with white, which perfectly matches the indices and lettering on the dial. The second hand is green, which matches the green of the “Rolex” lettering logo on the black dial.
This new Oyster Air-King is paying an homage to golden age of aviation of the 1930s. The new design has all of the features expected of it, including 100 meter waterproofing, Twinlock double waterproofing system, scratchproof Sapphire Crystal, and a high-precision movement that is fitted with a shield to protect it against magnetic fields–this is true to form, as pilots’ watches require this technology in the air. This is a beautiful new design of this classic.
The new 2016 Oyster Perpetual DateJust 41 is a gorgeous model available in yellow or Everose Rolesor versions. “Rolesor” is as Rolex calls it “a marriage of gold and steel.” This DateJust 41 model features a combination of 904L steel and either Everose gold or 18 ct yellow gold, there are a wide range of dials to choose on this new model as well.
Carrying the Superlative Chronometer certification, this Rolex is guaranteed to perform.
The solid hour indices are filled in with white, as are the gold dial hands. The 3 o’clock position has a day of the month calendar window, with a magnification lens made from Cyclops Crystal seated in the Sapphire Crystal dial just above the window.
The beautiful Rolesor makes the combination of gold and steel look as classic and luxurious as it ever has. The bezel is also made of 18 ct yellow gold or Everose gold, depending on your choice. As an Oyster, you can guarantee the best waterproofing with the fitted Twinlock double waterproofing system and the winding crown that screws down securely against the case.
This protection is optimal for the 41’s high-precision Perpetual Calibre 3235 movement within.
The Lady-DateJust 28 has many of the functions of the DateJust 41, but with two options: steel and yellow gold or Everose gold a diamond-studded bezel, diamond hour markers, and a white mother of pearl dial set with diamonds, you can see it here.
The Oyster Perpetual PearlMaster 39 is a timepiece on a different level. The dial is diamond studded from bezel to the center of the dial. This gem-set watch comes in 18 ct Everose gold and is adorned with the rarest of diamonds to complete this sparkling look.
Featuring the new-generation movement (Calibre 3235), this new Pearlmaster 39 incorporates the Chronergy escapement that has been developed by Rolex. This new version carries the Superlative Chronometer certification and guarantees performance.
The diamonds that grace the dial of the Pearlmaster 39 are selected with rigorous criteria and are set with precision in order to ensure the best radiance and reflections. As with all Oysters, you can expect the best waterproofing and water resistance of 100 meters (330 ft). The dial is made with the best Sapphire Crystal and features a Cyclops Crystal lens at the 3 o’clock position for easy reading of the calendar date window stationed at that position on the dial.
If the diamonds were not beautiful enough, the roman numerals of Everose on the dial are absolutely gorgeous and complementary to the bracelet, which is Everose 18 ct gold with marvelously set diamonds that echo the look of the bezel. The Pearlmaster 39 is a masterpiece.
The new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 has all of the amazing Rolex features, plus, it is just plain cool looking. The cool factor of this 2016 Day-Date is mainly due to the incredible dial color that steals the show. The dial is Rolex’s hallmark green, with a starburst, brushed finish. This beautifully complements the 18 ct Everose gold or white gold chosen by the wearer. The fluted bezel is eye-catching and is famous for finishing off the elegant style Rolex delivers, with depth and reflection.
Featuring the Calibre 3255, high-performance new mechanical movement, the Day-Date has been Rolex’s most prestigious model, worn by visionaries and leaders. This sophisticated timepiece offers the new Cyclops lens above the calendar window, located at the 3 o’clock position, embedded in the scratchproof Sapphire Crystal.
You can count on Rolex’s famous guarantee of waterproofing with its standard 100 meter water resistance and Twinlock system. This timepiece is finished off with the stately President bracelet, which has been inherent to this model since 1956.
The new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master is a warm design that is both unimaginably gorgeous as well as nautical in design. Featuring a chocolate dial, the Yacht-Master 40 is a first, as it combines this dial with Everose Rolesor (combination of 904L steel and 18 ct Everose gold).
This new version carries the Superlative Chronometer certification and is waterproofed with Triplock triple waterproofing technology, which gives this timepiece its 100 meter (330 ft) water resistance that was made legendary by Rolex in 1927.
This Oyster uses a Perpetual Calibre 3135, self-winding mechanical movement, which has a power reserve of around 48 hours. The bezel is polished with raised indices and a notched outer rim, which complements the chocolate dial and Everose Rolesor of the bracelet.
The chocolate dial features simple white, circular indices for the hours. The 12 o’clock position features the Rolex inverted triangle and the 6 o’clock position features a vertical white indices. Complete with a Sapphire Crystal dial window and a Cyclops Crystal lens above the calendar window at 3 o’clock, this luxurious timepiece offers a warmer combination of materials and design that you are bound to adore.
The Oyster Perpetual Explorer is the last of the new Oysters by Rolex for the 2016 year. This timepiece is relatively simple, clean, but bold. The pitch black dial perfectly complements the stainless steel and white hour indices; Arabic numerals at the 3, 6, and 9 o’clock positions; the polished stainless steel case; the polished stainless steel bezel; and the stainless steel and white hour, minute, and second hands.
This rock solid classic is the perfect gentleman’s watch with a few surprise features that the other new models do not have. For example, this new Oyster Perpetual Explorer features an entirely luminescent display in darkness, for an incredible look as well as enhanced legibility. This luminescent is a dark sky blue color and looks gorgeous against the stainless steel and polished metal of this timepiece.
The Explorer, much like most of the 2016, carries the Superlative Chronometer certification and is protected from the water with the 100 meter water resistance and the Twinlock double waterproofing system. The Sapphire Crystal is scratchproof and is the optimum protection the new movement.
The new Explorer features the Perpetual Calibre 3132, which is a self-winding mechanical movement. But this is not the only impressive part of the architecture of this timepiece. The middle case is made of Monobloc, an extremely durable and tough material. The power reserve is around 48 hours and the blue luminescent dial hands and hour indices are long lasting in the darkness.
This robust Oyster Explorer’s case is crafted from a solid block of 904L steel that Rolex is using in all of their 2016 models. This is a particularly corrosion-resistant steel that is an optimal choice for a long-lasting and high quality Oyster.
The new Cellini is introducing the latest versions of the Cellini Time, Cellini Date, and Cellini dual Time, featuring 18 ct White or Everose Gold in a 39mm case. The new Cellini Time models features a beautiful, redesigned white lacquer dial with 12 applique hour markers. The Cellini Date now has a blue dial and strap, and the Cellini Dual Time options are expanded by a beautiful brown dial and strap.
This classic is simply beautiful and with the best Swiss made movement, this timepiece celebrates traditional and timeless elegance with a contemporary touch.