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Rolex is unveiling its latest creations: watches that shine the light of optimism and innovation on the watchmaking world. In its perpetual quest for excellence, Rolex constantly enhances the aesthetics and technologies of its emblematic timepieces. They are an invitation to push boundaries, to reach ever higher. With, as always, the same promise of outstanding quality thanks to the company’s complete, in-house mastery of watchmaking expertise.

The sky’s the limit

A tribute to explorers of the skies, the Oyster Perpetual Air-King celebrates the pioneers of aviation and invites wearers to take command of their own destiny. This new watch has a completely redesigned case with a crown guard and straight sides like the majority of Professional category models. The proportions of the Oyster bracelet have also been revisited, and the central link has been broadened. In a first for the model, it is equipped with an Oysterlock safety clasp. The watch’s display has also been refreshed and is perfectly balanced thanks to the addition of a ‘0’ before the ‘5’ on the minutes scale. Each five-minute interval is, therefore, now marked by two digits. The new generation Air-King benefits from an optimized Chromalight display, guaranteeing maximum legibility in dark conditions, and is equipped with calibre 3230, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes and seconds.

Chasing new horizons

The GMT-Master was made for airborne adventure. Now the watch of choice for travellers, it connects people beyond time zones. On the new, unexpected version of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II the crown and crown guard are on the left side of the watch case, while the date aperture and Cyclops lens have also moved and appear at 9 o’clock. This required changing the precision testing process for some of the final controls carried out as part of the Superlative Chronometer certification. Made in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster bracelet, this watch features a two-tone monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic – a colour pairing never before seen on this model. The new version of GMT-Master II is equipped with calibre 3285, a movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology, enabling it to display the hours, minutes, seconds and date, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.

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