Rolex Unveil Five New Timepieces At Baselworld

By P. Joseph

The world’s leading watchmakers are jostling for position at this year’s BASELWORLD event which kicked off in earnest today, and one of the brands with the biggest presence on opening day is Rolex.

The illustrious Swiss watchmaker has unveiled five new models in its OYSTER collection, enhancing them with its most recent technical and aesthetic innovations while drawing on its vast historical heritage.

In 1926 the Oyster became the first waterproof wristwatch, and has achieved great appeal ever since.

Amongst the new models is the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II, which is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its launch this year. The latest version of the classic timepiece, which is popular amongst expeditioners, comes in a case enlarged to 42mm and offers the latest-generation Rolex movement, calibre 3187.

Also new to the collection are the Yacht-Master II and Cosmograph Daytona, which make use of everose, an exclusive 18 ct pink gold alloy, patented and manufactured by Rolex in its own foundry.

Headquartered in Geneva, Rolex has acquired a strong reputation for quality and innovation. As well as the Oyster, other pioneering models from Rolex include the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism, introduced in 1931.

By P. Joseph