Rolex - Perfection every time
As reliable as clockwork: Rolex never ceases to arouse emotions with its innovations and perfectionby Oliver H. Holiet
Sky-Dweller, the newest model of the Oyster Collection, is a masterpiece of watch- making craft boasting a dual time zone and a cutting-edge annual calendar. Discreet apertures around the circumference of the dial display the month. Named in honour of the astronomical phenomenon Saros, only one annual date adjustment must be performed on this calendar as February gives way to March.
And while local time is indicated via centre hands, an additional reference time-display can be set up on a rotating dial in 24-hour format. This function can be selected simply by turning the Ring-Command bezel and making the necessary adjustment by means of the winding crown. The new calibre 9001 was entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. The oscillator is equipped with a Parachrom hairspring and fitted between Paraflex shock absorbers. Sky-Dweller’s casing has a diameter of 42 mm and is available in 18-carat white, yellow or Everose gold.
Generally regarded as the sailing watch par excellence, the Yacht-Master in Rolesium, which was introduced in 1992, benefits from the latest Rolex innovations. The graduated bezel, made entirely of 950 platinum, has been reworked to warrant exact handling and setting functions. The dial’s Chromalight hour markers and hands ensure outstanding legibility even in the dark. The Triplock triple waterproofness system of the Yacht-Master’s winding crown is guaranteed to be absolutely waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. The updated Oysterlock safety clasp feature prevents accidental release. Below, the Yacht-Master.
The tradition of the Datejust, the brand’s iconic timepiece which was launched in 1945 and became a stand-out classic of contemporary watchmaking, is carried forward by the Datejust II. This newly introduced steel rendering of the iconic watch sports a smooth bezel and a casing with a diameter of 41 mm. It is waterproof to a depth of 100 metres and its strength and dynamism are palpable. Below, the Datejust.
The new generation Submariner is vigorously committed to continuing the tradition of the model presented in 1953. A new rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel is fitted with a Cerachrom dial. This minimalist dial accommodates wide hour markers and hands that ensure excellent legibility owing to Chromalight's long-lasting luminous material. The legendary diving watch has a diameter of 40 mm; it is waterproof to a depth of 300 metres and represents a unique synthesis of athleticism, robustness and timeless chic. Below, the Submariner.