At this year’s Watches & Wonders, Rolex introduces six main highlights across its collections. Starting with the Oyster Perpetual Air-King, the bold minute track on the black dial now has a more balanced design, with the addition of a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ at the 5-minute mark.
Luminescent material is also applied on the hour markers and hands, adding greater legibility against the black dial. The watch now also sports crown guards and is equipped with the calibre 3230.
The latest Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II finds itself in new Cerachrom bezel colours, green and black, a first for the model. The triangle-tipped GMT hand follows suit, coloured in a matching distinctive green.
With a configuration that would most typically suit left-handed profile wearers, the winding crown is now fitted on the left side, along with the date window that has moved to 9 o’clock. This new version of the GMT-Master II is equipped with calibre 3285, which was launched in 2018 on this range.
The new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in an ice-blue dial is already indicative of a timepiece that’s fashioned in a platinum case, a signature combination that Rolex has laid claim in other collections.
The fluted bezel, also in platinum, is an aesthetic and technical feat as the process of creating the fluting, which was initially meant for gold, had to be adapted in order to manufacture the bezel.
In the Yacht-Master line, the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 debuts a new version in 18K yellow gold that’s fitted with a black Oysterflex bracelet, which complements the black lacquer dial and matching matte black Cerachrom bezel. A new bejewelled Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 is adorned with diamonds and sapphires in multiple colours — pink, blue, purple, and dark blue.
And last but not least, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 adds three new dial designs to its lineup. Each sporting different finishes — sunray, matt and grained — the dials feature precious stones set on floral motifs in varying colours. An azzurro blue dial for the white Rolesor version (in an Oyster bracelet), olive green dial in a yellow gold with diamond-set bezel (in a President bracelet), and silver dial in a two-tone Everose and steel with diamond-set bezel (in a Jubilee bracelet).
Read more about the 2022 Rolex novelties on their website here.