Rolex’s latest Oyster Perpetual and Cellini collections
April 4, 2017
Rolex is delighted to introduce the latest flagship models of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual and Cellini collections just unveiled at Baselworld 2017.
Most notably, the legendary watch among professional divers – the new generation Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller (image below) – is updated in celebration of its 50th anniversary, and carries several firsts in Rolex’s watchmaking history.
For the first time, the new Sea-Dweller is equipped with a Cyclops lens on the crystal at 3 o’clock to enhance the reading of the date. The dial bears the name Sea-Dweller in red, a defining feature referenced from the first model created in 1967; while the large Chromalight hour markers and hands emit a long-lasting blue glow for excellent legibility in dark conditions. The new, larger, 43mm case houses Rolex’s new calibre 3235 movement marks the first time employed in a Rolex Professional category watch. The Sea-Dweller’s Oyster case in highly corrosion-resistant 904L steel and fitted with the world-renowned Triplock triple waterproofness system, guarantees waterproofness to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet). Other technical features widely coveted by professional divers include the helium escape valve invented and patented by Rolex 50 years ago, and the 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable black Cerachrom bezel, which enable divers to precisely and safely monitor their dive and decompression times. Like all Rolex watches, the Sea-Dweller is covered by the Superlative Chonometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015.
Other iconic models in this year’s collection include the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II which features a new dial and characteristic new hands; new versions of crowd favourite Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ct yellow, white or Everose gold and Oysterflex bracelet; the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller which, for the first time, comes in a choice of yellow Rolesor or white Rolesor; the classic Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 and Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28 in 904L steel or white Rolesor; and the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40, with its rotatable bezel set with multicolour sapphires, green tsavorites, and a triangular diamond at 12 o’clock.
The Cellini Moonphase in Everose gold is a new addition to Rolex’s Cellini collection, featuring an exclusive display of the lunar cycle with a blue enamelled disc at 6 o’clock, with the full moon depicted by a meteorite applique and the new moon by a silver ring. Likewise, the Cellini Moonphase carries the Superlative Chronometer status, ensuring high-precision performance and accuracy.