ahead of time
This year’s watch fairs gave us a galaxy of impressive, technical and beautiful watches
Rolex Oyster Perp etual Yacht-Master II
What is it? A revamped version of the original Yacht-Master, this timepiece ranks high among chronograph regatta watches for its improved visibility, functionality and aesthetic value.
What is it made of? There are four options to choose from: 904L stainless steel, steel and Everose gold (a Rolex-patented pink gold which combines yellow gold, platinum and copper), yellow gold and white gold with platinum.
What makes it special? It has countdown programming with mechanical memory so you can precisely time the starting order of a regatta.
Perfect for Anyone with a penchant for sailing and regattas.
Rolex Oyster Perp etual Lady-Datejust 28
What is it? This year’s iteration of one of the most identifiable women’s watches on the market.
What is it made of? For the first time, Lady-Datejust 28 comes in 904L stainless steel, and white gold with diamonds. The crystal is scratch-resistant sapphire and the Oyster bracelet has an extension system so you can adjust its length for a comfortable fit.
What makes it special? Despite its rosy pink dial, this timepiece is anything but delicate. The crystal is scratch-resistant sapphire, and the Lady-Datejust is waterproof up to 100m.
Perfect for All outfits, all hours.
Rolex Cellini Moonphase
What is it? A refined timepiece inspired by classic Rolex timepieces and a nod to watchmaking heritage.
What is it made of? Everose gold with a domed sapphire crystal and tobacco leather strap. It is waterproof up to 50m and has perpetual, mechanical and selfwinding movements.
What makes it special? The face is fixed with a blue enamelled disc that displays the lunar cycle.
Perfect for Those looking for a dress watch. Wear with a crisp shirt and make it the focus of your evening and outfit.
Rolex Oyster Perp etual Sky-Dweller
What is it? Launched in 2012, the SkyDweller caught the eyes of watch enthusiasts everywhere for its complex calibre 9001 and refined design. Fast forward to 2017, the new Sky-Dweller is available in yellow or white Rolesor versions – a patented Rolex term to describe the meeting of two metals.
What is it made of? Steel and yellow gold or steel and white gold. The casing is made of scratch-resistant sapphire with a Chromalight display allowing the numerals to glow in the dark.
What makes it special? Dual-time features. The Sky-Dweller is a triple threat with its ability to set a reference time, local time, month and date.
Perfect for The jet-setter racking up air miles.
1. Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II watch in steel, Rolex 2. Cellini Moonphase watch in Everose gold with tobacco leather strap, Rolex 3. Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch in steel and yellow gold, Rolex 4. Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28 watch in steel, Rolex