Rolex updates their classics with new GMT Master II and gold Day-Date and Sky-Dweller

Rolex launches a new version of the GMT Master II at this year's Watches & Wonders for 2024. The Swiss brand also added new gold versions of the Sky-Dweller, Day-Date and an oversized Deepsea

Rolex has introduced two new Oystersteel versions of the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II at this year’s Watches & Wonders.

Both feature a 24-hour graduated two-colour bezel insert in grey and black ceramic. The first watch is fitted with an Oyster bracelet, while the second sports a Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex GMT Master II
Rolex GMT Master II

The black lacquer dial bears the inscription ‘GMT-Master II’ in green, echoing the colour of the triangle-tipped 24-hour hand – an element that features strongly in the model’s design.

Oyster Perpetual Sky‑Dweller

The GMT Master has become one of Rolex’s best-known watches and a go-to for explorers and mountaineers as a result of its hardy design. The new watch features a bidirectional rotatable bezel and a 24-hour graduated insert. In 1982, Rolex unveiled the GMT-Master II with a movement that allowed the hour hand to be set independently of the other markers.

With traditional hour, minute and seconds hands, a triangle-tipped 24-hour hand, and a bidirectional rotatable bezel the GMT-Master II can display the time in two time zones simultaneously: either the local time and a reference time, or the local time and that of an alternative time zone.

Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea

That’s not all. The Swiss maker also debuted a bevvy of gold models, including a new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 and Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36. Presented in white gold or the Rolex’s signature Everose Gold, the Day-Date 40 is centred by a stylish ombré dial in slate grey or a pearlised white mother-of-pearl.

The new Day-Date 36 meanwhile features a dial in a white or blue-green colourway with faceted, deconstructed Roman numerals and faceted index hour markers, which were until now exclusive to the Day-Date 40. 

Elsewhere, Rolex has debuted its first deep-sea divers’ watch in yellow gold. The new Rolex Deepsea comes decked with a royal-blue lacquer dial bearing the name ‘DEEPSEA’ in powdered yellow, and features a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom bezel insert in blue ceramic.

Oyster Perpetual Day‑Date

The Sky-Dweller also received a gold treatment. Two new versions of the timepiece have been introduced each sporting a Jubilee bracelet in 18-carat gold, – a first for this timepiece.

The first Sky-Dweller model is crafted in Everose gold and features a slate dial, while the second, fashioned from yellow gold, displays an intense white dial.

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