Ascend to the pinnacle of sports luxury with Rolex’s Cosmograph Daytona, GMT-Master II,
Yacht-Master and Submariner Date models
Built with high performance and precision in mind, Rolex’s Professional watches are also imbued with energetic style and athleticism. Let these robust and high-performance watches in precious gold propel you to new heights of luxury.
Best known as the watch that is ‘born to race’, the Cosmograph Daytona is one of the most coveted chronographs in the world and was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers. This year, the iconic timepiece returns in spectacular fashion, featuring extraterrestrial meteorite dials that captivate and intrigue.
Brimming with interesting textures, the meteorite dial comes from an asteroid that was formed millions of years ago. On the voyage between planets, fragments of this natural extraterrestrial material, primarily composed of iron and nickel, cool by a few degrees Celsius every million years, creating unique, distinctive crystallisation that is impossible to recreate on Earth.
Metallic meteorite is rare and challenging to work with, but once it is cut into thin sections and a chemical treatment is applied, the great beauty of its interwoven internal structure is revealed. These fascinating and varied formations are known as Widmanstätten patterns. This makes each dial unique, a quality further accentuated by the resplendence of the 18 ct Everose gold used for the latest Cosmograph Daytona. This combination of the two rare and precious materials elevates the legendary sports chronograph into a statement timepiece of exclusivity and opulence.
The watch’s sublime luxury is matched by high performance and functionality as it is powered by Rolex’s self-winding chronograph movement – calibre 4130. By incorporating a reduced number of components, the movement provides excellent reliability. The calibre’s robust chronograph mechanism with a column wheel and vertical clutch allows an instantaneous and extremely precise start. Fitted with a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in a paramagnetic alloy, the movement is also resistant to shocks and magnetic fields. Like all Rolex watches, the
Cosmograph Daytona is a certified Superlative Chronometer, offering accuracy of +/- 2 seconds per day, and is covered by Rolex’s international five-year warranty.
Boasting lineage that stretches back to 1955 with the GMT-Master, the GMT-Master II revolutionised multiple time zone wristwatches when it debuted in 1982. Today, the GMT-Master II is recognised as the quintessential watch for world travellers, one that conjures the romance of travel while delivering functionality and luxury.
Today’s GMT-Master II features the state-of-the-art, self-winding calibre 3285. The movement powers the watch with a dual-time zone display that allows the wearer to simultaneously read the local and reference time, or the local time and an alternative time zone. This is done with the help of a bidirectional rotatable bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom insert and an additional hour hand that can be set forwards or backwards in one-hour increments.
Housed in an 18 ct white gold case with the three-piece link Oyster bracelet, the watch’s famed two-tone bezel is fitted with a red and blue Cerachrom insert that is virtually scratchproof, and it displays rich colours that are unaffected by ultraviolet rays. In addition, thanks to its chemical composition, the high-tech ceramic is inert and cannot corrode. Anchored by a midnight blue dial and a Chromalight display, with Rolex’s innovative luminescent material filling the hands and hour markers to produce a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions, this GMT-Master II in 18 ct white gold is an eye-catching travel companion like no other.
To celebrate the close relationship between Rolex and the world of sailing and regattas, the
Yacht-Master range was launched in 1992. Specially designed to meet the needs of sailors, the Yacht-Master is a technical, elegant and sporty watch that is above all a useful and reliable nautical instrument. Offering high precision and robust performance, the watch is immediately recognisable, thanks to its distinctive bidirectional rotatable bezel with a raised 60-minute graduation.
Like all Rolex Professional watches, the Yacht-Master 42 offers exceptional legibility in all circumstances, and especially in the dark, thanks to its Chromalight display. The broad hands and hour markers are filled with luminescent material, emitting a long-lasting glow. The watch’s highly legible dial is a key element to aid sailors in navigating the high seas, while the rotatable bezel allows them to accurately ascertain time intervals, for instance, the sailing time between two buoys. Both elements not only contribute to the Yacht-Master 42’s uncompromising functionality but also the watch’s distinctive design.
The Yacht-Master 42’s nautically inspired spirit is bolstered by its high-performance, self-winding calibre 3235. Developed and manufactured entirely in-house by Rolex, calibre 3235 incorporates the Chronergy escapement and is fitted with the blue Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, offering fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability.
Housed in an 18 ct white gold case, this nautical watch is just as stunning on land. Enhanced by the pristine sheen of the white gold, the 42 mm case is paired with a matt black Cerachrom bezel insert with raised and polished numerals and graduations. Adding to this watch’s dynamism is the Oysterflex bracelet equipped with the patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp in 18 ct white gold, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, again designed and patented by the brand, that allows the length of the bracelet to be adjusted by approximately 15 mm without the use of tools.
Since its introduction in 1953, the Submariner has captivated professional divers and watch lovers alike. A revolutionary timepiece, the Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch to be waterproof to a depth of 100 m. Endowed with the same performance, the Submariner Date debuted in 1969, and it stands out for the addition of a date function and Cyclops lens at three o’clock on the dial.
Both models have continuously evolved over the decades. Today’s Submariner Date guarantees waterproofness to a depth of 300 m alongside features such as a unidirectional rotatable bezel with a scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel insert. It also displays clearly differentiated hour and minute hands to enable instant and reliable reading, as well as a Chromalight display to ensure long-lasting luminescence in dark conditions. Like the Yacht-Master 42, the Submariner Date is equipped with calibre 3235, a self-winding movement at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Besides acclaim for its diving performance, the Submariner Date is also a symbol of horological luxury. This resplendent 18 ct yellow gold model demonstrates just that. The watch’s Oyster case and three-piece link Oyster bracelet are crafted in an exclusive gold alloy cast in Rolex’s in-house foundry, gleaming with characteristic lustre to express prestige and refinement in equal measure. The brilliance of the 18 ct yellow gold case is combined with a sunray finish, royal blue dial and Cerachrom bezel insert in blue ceramic. The result is a look that is unquestionably sporty and luxurious, cementing the Submariner Date’s place in watchmaking history as not only the archetypal divers’ watch but also an icon of statement-making luxury.