ROLEX is no exception to the trend of unveiling new models for 2021, after last year’s Oyster Perpetual Submariner, Oyster Perpetual and Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. The following is an overview of each of the new models, which are also very popular.
The new Oyster Perpetual Explorer model returns to the classic 36mm size from 1953 and is made from the Manufacture’s patented Oystersteel and Rolesor materials containing 18-carat gold, with 3, 6 and 9 Arabic numerals and The black lacquered dial with 3, 6 and 9 Arabic numerals and Chromalight luminescent hour markers is powered by the calibre 3230, which was launched last year. It is also worth noting that this new Explorer is one of the few cases where the new generation of the same model is priced lower than its predecessor.
The Explorer II (Oyster Perpetual Explorer II) with GMT has also been changed, with the case and refinement being fine-tuned, while the white lacquered dial, matte black PVD coated hour markers and black hands create a contrasting visual impression. The interior has been upgraded to house the automatic calibre 3285, released in 2018.
One of ROLEX’s most iconic models, the Cosmograph Daytona, is naturally one of the most eye-catching of the new 2021 models, with a meteorite dial design and black subdials at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock in contrast to the silvered metal. The 18-carat white gold version comes with a Cerachrom ceramic bezel and black Oysterflex strap, while the 18-carat gold and 18-carat rose gold versions have a metal bezel and Oyster strap and are equipped with the 4130 calibre.
The former, which naturally corresponds to the palm leaf motif of the rainforest on the dial, is available in Oystersteel, Rolesor and Everose Rolesor, while the latter features the fluted bezel that is often used by Rolex. The latter features the fluted bezel, which is often used by Rolex, on a flat gold dial, with a five-part refinement to emphasise its sophisticated luxury.
In addition to unveiling the new 2021 line-up of Explorer, Explorer II, Cosmograph Daytona and Datejust 36 models, ROLEX also brought another surprise with the launch of the popular GMT-Master II models 126710BLNR and 126710BLRO, known as Batman and Pepsi. The new Oyster strap will replace the 126710BLRO and 126710BLR.
Both models were launched with the Jubilee five-compartment metal bracelet, and although there is no doubt about their originality, there is undeniably still a strong demand for the Oyster bracelet, especially for its sportier look, and of course the Oysterlock safety clasp and Easylink 5mm patented easy-adjust links are not missing.