Rolex Introduces New Models, Including The Oyster Perpetual Air-King And The Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II. Image: Rolex

Rolex has opened up their catalog for this year’s edition of Watches & Wonders, and it’s no surprise that the collection is fantastic. From the Oyster Perpetual Air-King to the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, this new collection has something for every watch enthusiast. Here’s a short breakdown of three of the most popular models.

Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Oyster Perpetual Air-King. Image: Rolex

The Air-King was created as a homage to aviation’s pioneers, and it definitely lives up to its moniker. The new model oozes quality and sophistication, thanks to a newly redesigned casing with crown guard and straight edges (as seen on the majority of Professional category models).

Oyster Perpetual Air-King

Oyster Perpetual Air-King. Image: Rolex

Proportions have also been tweaked somewhat, with the most noticeable difference being a wider center link. The new Air-King is likewise outfitted with calibre 3230, a well-known movement at the cutting edge of watchmaking.

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II. Image: Rolex

The GMT-Master II was designed to go anywhere, making it a surefire travel favorite. The crown and crown guard are located on the left side of the watch in this model. Another noticeable modification is that the date aperture and Cyclops lens have been relocated to the 9 o’clock position.

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II. Image: Rolex

Rolex made various technological adjustments to this GMT-Master II in response to these substantial developments. This GMT-Master II is made of Oystersteel and comes with an Oyster bracelet. It has a traditional look and a two-color monobloc Cerachrom bezel insert in green and black ceramic. This color combination is another another first for this model.

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42. Image: Rolex

Rolex is introducing the Yacht-Master 42 in yellow gold for the first time, as a homage to elegance. The previous model was available in 18 ct white gold, however the new model will be available in 18 ct yellow gold. This Yacht-Master 42 will include a bidirectional rotating bezel with a Cerachrom inlay and a raised graduation, just like the original, which debuted in 1992.

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42. Image: Rolex

The watch likewise has an Oysterflex bracelet and is powered by the movement 3235. The Yacht-Master is the essence of Rolex’s connection to the world of sailing, and its latest version perfectly mixes utility, elegance, and nautical design.