08.04.2021 - Rolex

A new generation of Rolex watches has landed

From the depths of the jungle to the realms of outer space, there are no limits when it comes to Rolex’ latest watches. These are timepieces that invite you on a geographical, technical or aesthetic adventure.

The highly anticipated models just launched at Watches and Wonders and include some upgraded and expanded additions to the popular Daytona and Datejust collections.

As we predicted, a new Explorer II, coincides with the model’s golden anniversary. Other highlights include a new meteorite dial on the Cosmograph Daytona and a jungle-motif for the Datejust 36.

Explorer II

In celebration of 50 years since the reference 216570, the new edition – reference 226570 is here. It features the same stainless steel bezel but the 42mm white lacquer dial, featuring Rolex’ upgraded calibre 3285 movement, sports a redesigned slimmer case and a wider Oyster bracelet.

We love the bright orange 24-hour hand and how the black hands contrast on the dial. These are coated in Rolex’ luminescent material which gives them that all-revealing blue glow in the dark.

The inscription that features on the dial since 2011, remains while the 70-hour power reserve is impressive in itself.

Explorer I

The new Oyster Perpetual Explorer is a nod to the original model launched in 1953 after the successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay, with a 36mm size.

This version comes in 18K yellow gold but as a new addition features a lacquered black dial and Chromalight display.

Three types of gold Daytona

There are three versions of the coveted new Cosmograph Daytonas in 18K yellow, white, and Everose gold. All at 40mm, they boast incredible meteorite dials with extraordinary patterns and contrasting subdials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.

The white gold, reference 116519 LN, comes with a monoblock Cerachrom bezel in black ceramic, while the yellow gold, reference 116508, and Everose gold, reference 116505, editions have metal bezels. 

Again, production is limited so you’ll be lucky to get your hands on one!

Four new Datejust 36 models

There’s nothing like updating a classic and the latest four palm and fluted Datejust 36 models are the prime example.The green palms are on a steel Oyster bracelet, golden palms on a gold and a steel Oyster bracelet with a fluted bezel; and silver palms on a steel and Everose Oyster bracelet. 

All editions come with Rolex’s latest calibre 3235 movement.


It’s all about diamonds for the ladies this time, with jewels gleaming galore. But they aren’t for everyone as they are available on special order only.

There are three vibrant versions of Rolex’s iconic Day-Date 36 watch, each set with 756 diamonds and encased in either 18K white gold, 18K yellow gold and 18K everose (or pink) gold. The Roman numerals are in turquoise in the white gold, orange on the yellow gold and merlot for the Everose. And what better way to finish them off, than with a shiny candy-coloured alligator strap.

Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36

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