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Breaking News: Rolex Baselworld 2019 Novelties

It's Rolex Time.
by Robin Lim on March 20, 2019

This is perhaps the moment that the entire watch industry is waiting for – the novelties of Rolex from Baselworld 2019.

Over the past few weeks, there were rumours that Rolex will be discontinuing certain models in its line-up, and there were also renditions of some of the new watches that Rolex might potentially introduce in this year’s Baselworld.

This is the moment of truth. Without any further ado, here are the some highlights of the novelties from the famed Geneva-based watch manufacturer.

Rolex Yachtmaster 42

The new Yachtmaster 42 is probably the highlight of the latest novelties. The watch is cased in white gold, with a bidirectional rotatable bezel fitted with a 60 minute graduated Cerachrom bezel insert in matt black ceramic. In addition, it is fitted with an Oysterflex strap.

Powered by the Calibre 3235, the watch boasts a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Its additional features include a date display, as well as its usual Parachrom hairspring with Rolex overcoil.

The watch retails at S$37,390.

Rolex GMT-Master II

Next, we have some slight changes to the GMT-Master II “Batman”. The main difference perhaps lies in its bracelet – it is now fitted on a jubilee bracelet, instead of its predecessor’s signature oyster bracelet. It also fitted with the new Calibre 3285. The new “Batman” retails at S$12,430.

On top of that, the white gold GMT-Master II (Reference 126719BLRO) is now available with a meteorite dial. The watch retails at S$51,620.

Interestingly, the base GMT-Master II with black bezel (Reference 116710) and the two-tone model (Reference 116713, in Oystersteel and yellow gold) are no longer listed on Rolex’s website. We highly feel that Rolex had discontinued the two popular models from the line-up.

Rolex Sea-Dweller

Following that, we have a new variant of the Sea-Dweller. The watch comes with a new two-tone case, in Oystersteel and yellow gold. Similar to the Yachtmaster, the watch is powered by the Calibre 3235.

The watch retails at S$21,600.

Concluding Thoughts

This comes to an end to some of our highlights on the Baselworld 2019 novelties from Rolex. What are your thoughts? Are there any surprises? Let us know in the comments section below!

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