Why we’re besotted with the latest watches to join Rolex’s iconic timepiece collection

When it comes to a certain level of design, innovating within that realm showcases the pure ingenuity of technology and craftsmanship for truly stunning results.

The timepieces within Rolex’s collections are exquisite examples of watchmaking technology that exceeds the norm, harnessing the innovation so respected by the iconic maker’s legions of devoted wearers and collectors — and its new 2020 collection is no different.

We couldn’t be more impressed with the four new watches joining its Oyster Perpetual collection, rendered in a range of suitably handsome materials with impeccable finishes.

The new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 timepiece utilises Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 carat white gold), with the dial available in four different variations. We are particularly besotted with the first, featuring a bezel set with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds with an aubergine, sunray finish dial and a diamond-set Roman VI.

A new Oyster Perpetual 41 joins the range, as well as vivid new lacquer dial variations of the Oyster Perpetual 36, with the Oyster Perpetual 41 offering a Chromalight display — meaning the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions.

Two new Submariner professional divers’ watches have also been unveiled with a redesigned and slightly larger, 41 mm case, both guaranteed to be waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet).

Lastly, the new Sky-Dweller model has been fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet for the first time, made from a metal overlaid with a comfortable elastomer, a high-performing material that is very durable and resistant to environmental effects.

Whether your style is statement-making or subtle, you can be sure these new additions to the Rolex family, like all the watchmaker’s timepieces, are unparalleled in their performance and aesthetics. Innovative yet classic, they are yet another expression watchmakers’ reputation for excellence.


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