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21 March 2018

Baselworld 2018: Rolex New 2018 Watches

By: Jamie McFadden

A brand so synonymous with luxury, Rolex’s iconic crown is instantly recognisable to people right around the world. This year, as with each of our annual visits to Baselworld, our visit to Rolex is sure to be an exciting one.

For 2018, Rolex release a new Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, for the first time with the emblematic bidirectional rotatable bezel, with a red and blue graduated colour Cerachom insert in Oystersteel and a Jubilee bracelet. The range is also extended to include a version entirely in 18ct Everose gold and an Everose Rolesor version, combining Oystersteel and 18ct Everose gold. The new GMT-Master II versions are equipped with a brand-new calibre 3285, a movement characterised by exceptional performance, guaranteeing a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

Redesigning a classic, Baselworld 2018 sees the release of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with redesigned case side and lugs, and a diamond-set bezel. One elegant version in 18ct white gold marries a white mother-of-pearl dial and diamond-set hour markers. These new versions of the Datejust 31 are equipped for the first time with calibre 2236, a new generation movement, offering a power reserve of approximately 55 hours.

Modifying a hugely popular member of their Professional collection, the new Rolex Deepsea in Oystersteel with a D-blue dial has a 44mm case with redesigned lugs and sides. Its broader Oyster bracelet is equipped with a resized Oysterlock folding clasp. Adding to the nature of this divers piece, Rolex have adapted the Glidelock extension system and the Fliplock extension. Equipped with calibre 3235, this movement is at the forefront of watchmaking technology incorporating the patented Chronergy escapement.

View the new collection, here. For the latest updates from Baselworld 2018, be sure to follow DMR on Instagram, and like us on Facebook.

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