This year’s novelties include the new generation of its Submariner, and Submariner Date. Also new is the Oysterflex srap for the the Sky-Dweller in yellow gold. The Sky-Dweller is also now equipped with an Oysterflex strap. And a new entry level series of Oyster in two case sizes with the smaller 36mm in a variety of dial options.
You have probably all seen the news and specifications all over the internet. So here we will only repeat the most important details, and give a brief overview. We have secured a hands on session on Friday September 4th, where we will get to handle and photograph the watches. And will report back next week with detailed reviews of the key pieces.
Full details on Rolex Official Website.
Rolex 2020 Novelties
New Submariners – date and no-date
Eight new models are released. All in a redesigned, slightly larger 41mm case, with a remodelled bracelet. The Submariner will feature a caliber 3230, new this year, and the Submariner Date will be equipped with the caliber 3235, offering both time and date and used in the Submariner for the first time, though the caliber debuted in 2015, and used in the Datejust, Sea Dweller (Ref. 126600) and the Yachtmaster (Ref. 126621).
The variants are Submariner Oystersteel 41mm black dial with black Cerachrom bezel insert, Submariner Date Oystersteel 41mm black dial with green Cerachrom bezel insert or black Cerachrom bezel insert, Submariner Date in Gold/Steel 41mm with blue dial and blue Cerachrom bezel insert or black dial and black Cerachrom bezel insert, Submariner Date in White Gold 41mm with black dial and blue Cerachrom bezel insert, and Submariner Date in yellow gold 41mm with blue dial and blue Cerachrom bezel insert and black dial and black Cerachrom insert.
New strap for Sky-Dweller
Three new versions are available on the new Sky-Dweller – in yellow gold case, with a black dial, in Everose case with either a chocolate brown or white dial. The Sky-Dweller remains the same as earlier models discussed in detail here.
The movement remains the calibre 9001, one of the most complex movements to be developed and manufactured by Rolex. This calibre includes a blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by the brand in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy, and offers a power reserve of approximately 72 hours.
Oyster Perpetual 41 and 36
A new model, and targeted at the entry level, the new Oyster Perpetual range is launched in a silver, The Oyster Perpetual 41 – a new model joining the Oyster Perpetual range – is launched with a silver, sunray-finish dial or a bright black, sunray-finish dial. On the first new version, the hour markers and hands are in 18 ct yellow gold, bringing a retro touch to an Oystersteel watch. On the second, they are in 18 ct white gold.
The Oyster Perpetual 41 and 36 takes on a dynamic look, proposing lacquer dials in five original colours: candy pink (36 only), turquoise blue, yellow, coral red and green. These watches are fitted with an Oyster bracelet and an Oysterclasp with the Easylink comfort extension system – a first for the Oyster Perpetual range.
All are equipped with calibre 3230. Incorporating the Chronergy escapement, developed and patented by Rolex, the power reserve of this new movement extends to approximately 70 hours.