The coronavirus epidemic has dramatically changed the plans of all watch manufacturers. Usually, in September, the main novelties announced at the Basel Fair gradually go on sale in the national markets. This year, Baselworld was canceled, boutiques were closed all over the world, and the manufactories of watch brands were forced to suspend their work for several weeks until severe restrictions were lifted. The announcement of the new Rolex collections took place on the official website of the brand.
Submariner and Submariner Date
The new generation of diving watches has received a slightly larger case: 41 mm versus 40 mm in the previous version. The three-row bracelet made of Oystersteel branded steel is also slightly wider. The impervious Submariner oyster case, with the classic diver-tightness of up to 300 meters, houses the brand new automatic caliber 3230, developed this year. The Submariner Date watch with date function (at the 3 o'clock position under the proprietary lens) is driven by caliber 3235. Both movements are equipped with a Chronergy escapement, a blue Parachrom balance coil and a Paraflex shock system. Their high precision and reliability are confirmed by the ultra-precise chronograph certificate. They also provide a 70-hour power reserve, up from the 48 hours of the previous generation.
While the Submariner combines cold Oystersteel with a black lacquered dial and black ceramic Cerachrom bezel, the Submariner Date range is wider. The all-steel watch received a black dial, framed by a blue or green ceramic bezel. The steel and yellow gold bicolor watches have the markings and graduated 60-minute scale on a blue background. Moreover, the shade of the dial is called "royal blue".
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The quintessential Rolex classic, the Oyster Perpetual line, has sparkled with new colors in the truest sense of the word. Steel models with a diameter of 36 mm are lined up, sparkling with new lacquered dials in rich colors. You can choose from coral red, yellow, green, turquoise and sweet pink "candy". A slightly more masculine version with a diameter of 41 mm is designed in a restrained range - silver and deep black, but with a sunburst finish. The new Oyster Perpetuals feature a Chromalight display with a glowing blue-in-the-dark phosphor and the new In-house caliber 3230.
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One of the most sophisticated watches with the golden crown logo, it is also one of the most practical for travelers. Sky-Dweller shows the time of two time zones: the local time is shown by the central hands, the second zone in 24-hour format is displayed on an off-center disc. There is also an annual calendar function that automatically distinguishes between months with 30 and 31 days. The months are displayed in the windows next to the hour indices, the current one is colored red. The most comfortable part is the Ring Command, which links the functional bezel, crown and movement (certified in-house caliber 9001), allowing quick selection and adjustment of watch functions. The 42mm Oyster case with a fluted bezel is made of yellow gold, the entire display is clearly legible on the black dial,and the black elastomer Oysterflex bracelet fits snugly around the wrist. Its gold Oysterclasp is equipped with a Rolex Glidelock extension system that allows the length of the bracelet to be adjusted within 15mm.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watches