Own unique adventures with the latest Rolex watches
Time is always essential, making wristwatch a necessity. It also serves as an accessory that can express individuality. An ideal wristwatch then must possess excellent quality and outstanding design.
This year, Rolex sustains its perpetual strive for elegant and amazing timepieces. With Rolex’s unique watchmaking expertise, its latest creations are yielded from geographical explorations, a remnant of a heavenly body, and exceptional craftsmanship.
Timepieces for pioneers
Every adventure story tells the significance of time for survival. Whether aiming to reach the summit of the Himalayas or probe the depth of the ocean, an explorer needs to carry a watch that can also withstand the forces of nature.
To create that steadfast timepiece ready for every quest, Rolex took part in expeditions and made the world its living laboratory in improving its wristwatch, the Explorer.
The Explorer was born at the highest point of the Earth. Inspired by the successful ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, Rolex initially launched the Explorer in 1953. Since then, the Explorer has persistently evolved to meet the necessities of pioneers. It became stronger and easier to read. It has improved to be able to endure the most extreme environments.
Rolex has also introduced a new Explorer II, which has been carved in the world since 1971. The wristwatch has mastered the dangerous frontiers of explorations such as climbing the uppermost area of mountains, plunging in the profundity of caves, coming in close with the coldness of the Arctic, and bearing the heat of volcanoes. With its 24-hour display and endurance in all types of adventure, the Explorer II became the ideal watch for polar explorers, speleologists, and volcanologists.
The Oyster Perpetual Explorer is also available in a yellow Rolesor version this year. Combining Oystersteel and 18-carat gold, Rolesor is a signature flair of Rolex, which flawlessly blends strength and style.
The Explorer models’ case and bracelet maintain to have its key element Oystersteel, which is a unique alloy with unrivaled strength and clarity. Being corrosionresistant and conceived for the most challenging conditions, it is an element to what makes the Oyster Perpetual Explorer II as a needed companion of every explorer.
These new-generation Explorer and Explorer II persevere to be the emblem of Rolex’s perpetual quest for excellence. These timepieces display elegance without ever sacrificing performance.
Distinctively designed dials
Watches do not only function as a conveyor of time but also as an additional fashion statement. And undeniably, their dials, even minute, have an impact on the appearance of the wearer.
At Rolex, dials shine with soul and vivacity. But illuminating life is not the only element in the new dials of Rolex. Their sources spring from ancient energy and literally out of this world.
For 2021, Rolex releases wristwatches which dials are made from unique materials. One comes from those created deep within the Earth. The other has traveled from the outer reaches of the solar system.
The dial design of the new Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 features a palm motif, inspired by the tropical forests. Another is a fluted motif, which embraces one of the signature aesthetic styles of Rolex.
The Datejust 36 glistens in silver, gold, or olive green. It comes from Earth’s age-old resources such as copper, zinc, nickel, chromium, titanium, and silicon. Also made with cutting-edge technology, the wristwatch possesses deep and vibrant metallic colors.
Launched in 1945, the Datejust was the first selfwinding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’ clock on the dial — hence the name. It has become the archetype of classic watch thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion.
Meanwhile, Rolex’s new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona are available in 18-carat yellow, white, or Everose gold. The white gold is fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet, while the yellow gold and Everose gold versions have an Oyster bracelet.
The wondrous dials of the Cosmograph Daytona originated from a meteorite, which is known for being a solid piece of debris from an asteroid that exploded millions of years ago. Having metallic meteorite dials, these watches contain materials bearing witness to the energy that has traveled through space and time.
Rolex worked with leading field experts in selecting the sections of meteorite to have that wellformed surface rich in shapes and reflections for the dials.
Launched in 1963, Rolex made the Cosmograph Daytona to fulfill the needs of professional racing drivers. Now, the timepiece remains to be an icon constantly bound in the name and function of the world of motorsport.
Revealing time on radiant diamonds
One’s time, as they say, is precious. But the saying will have more meaning when time displays from a wristwatch surrounded by hundreds or a thousand of diamonds.
This 2021, Rolex is presenting the new versions of Day-Date 36 and Lady-Datejust. Gemmologist and gem-setter harmoniously work to form these radiant wristwatches. The stones are set one by one into the dial, bezel, case, or bracelet, which is a process perfected for many years and is repeated several hundred times when embellishing the Day-Date 36 and Lady-Datejust.
The new colorful versions of Day-Date 36 include 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, and Everose gold, all swathed in diamonds and fitted with a leather strap.
The watch’s Oyster case is entirely set with 254 brilliant-cut diamonds on the lugs, lug caps, and case sides. While its bezel has 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. The dial, covered with 450 diamonds, features hour markers that match the timepiece’s strap color; these are coral-colored, turquoise, and burgundy in the 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, and Everose gold versions, respectively.
Meanwhile, Rolex crafted its new gem-set version of LadyDatejust from 18-carat yellow gold. The wristwatch mesmerizes with its diamonds adorning every surface. In total, the new LadyDatejust encompasses 1,089 diamonds.
First appeared in 1957, the LadyDatejust carries the elegance of the Datejust in a 28mm size, making this classic Rolex feminine watch suitable for a slender wrist.