Our journey to Basel, Switzerland for the Baselworld Watch and Jewelry Show was truly an unforgettable experience. Basel world is an international trade show for the watch and jewelry industry, organized each spring in the beautiful city of Basel, Switzerland. It comprises about 2,100 exhibitors from over 45 countries, including the leading watch and jewelry brands, as well as companies specializing in diamonds and precious gemstones. We were in watch and jewelry heaven! While the jewels we saw were spectacular, we were especially excited by the new watch introductions from Rolex. From the Daytona to the Air-King, Rolex has created sublime designs for their brand. Read on for the new creations from Rolex for 2016.
Rolex has introduced a new version of its Oyster Perpetual Cosmography Daytona in 904L steel, with a monobloc Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic and a black dial. This latest design blends high technology and sleek aesthetics, as it pays tribute to the heritage of this legendary chronograph.
This is a brand new version of the Air-King in a 40 mm case in 904L steel. It features a distinctive black dial with a combination of large numerals marking the hours and a prominent minute scale for navigational time reading. The dial bears the name Air-King in the same lettering that was designed specifically for the model in the 1950s, together with the Rolex logo in green and yellow.
Elegant and classic, the new Rolex Datejust 41 features an updated design in a 41 mm case in yellow Rolesor, combining 904L steel with 18K yellow gold, and the new Rolex calibre 3235, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Beautiful and sophisticated, the new Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in 18K Everose Rolesor features a redesigned case enlarged to 28 mm and a mechanical movement, calibre 2236, equipped with Rolex’s Syloxi hairspring in silicon.
This timepiece took our breath away. The new Rolex Pearlmaster 39, is being introduced in a 39 mm case in 18K Everose gold. Spectacular!
The Rolex Day-Date 40 is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2016. To mark this special occasion, it has been given a bright new dial in green, Rolex’s hallmark color. This special version of the Day-Date 40 is available exclusively in 18K Everose or white gold. It features the fluted bezel associated with the model since 1956.
The new Rolex Yacht-Master 40 is being introduced for the first time in Everose Rolesor – a combination of 904L steel and 18K Everose gold with a chocolate dial. The Yacht-Master 40 is distinctive for its bidirectional rotatable bezel with polished raised numerals and graduation.
The new Rolex Explorer in 904L steel has a luminescent display for enhanced legibility. The model’s characteristic 3, 6 and 9 numerals are now filled with a luminescent material emitting a long-lasting blue glow, like its hour markers and hands.
A classic timepiece, the new Rolex Cellini Time features a redesigned white lacquer dial with 12 elongated appliqué hour markers.