Introducing the latest creations from Rolex, the ‘Defying Excellence’ watches of 2023. These exceptional timepieces represent Rolex's relentless pursuit of perfection, with a constant challenge to improve every component of the watches design, functionality, and performance.
With a focus on preserving continuity and tradition whilst embracing innovation and technology, Rolex has created a collection of timepieces that are truly exemplary, a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence.
Perpetually in style for their unparalleled elegance and prestige, read on to discover Rolex’s latest designs below.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
Based on the renowned original celebrated still 60 years after its creation, Rolex’s restyled Cosmograph Daytona is an icon defying timepiece, legendary for its emblematic style and technical performance. Its high-precision rework incorporates graceful and modern lines into the face, complete with a new 4131 movement, Côtes de Genève decoration, and a cut-out oscillating weight. Coming in a stunning icy blue and brown to offset its silvery sleekness, this watch reminds us that the pursuit of excellence is a race with no finish line. To learn more about it, click here.
Immortalising Rolex’s age-long daring spirit, the Perpetual 1908 is a powerhouse of design expertise. Inspired by one of the first Rolex watches with a Perpetual rotor, 1908 reinterprets the traditional wristwatch through an avant-garde lens. Rolex’s key trademarks are noted in the shape of the hands, the hour markers, and the bezel, yet its updated feel is present through its 7140 calibre, small seconds, and slim case. Mounted on an alligator leather strap surrounding 18 ct of yellow or white gold, this rare beauty is the pinnacle of refinement. To learn more about it, click here.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42
An invention of robust lightness, Rolex’s Yacht-Master 42 is impeccably designed for freedom of movement, catered especially to the demands of competitive sailing and sporting performance. Formulated from the lightweight alloy of RLX titanium, the Oyster case, high-sheen, and technical satin finishes are sleek and luxurious. Featuring corrosion-resistance properties, high mechanical strength, a polished crown guard, and a satin lug lustre, this monochromatic beauty is simply stunning. To learn more about it, click here.
Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
World travellers, this Rolex is for you! Built around two time zones and fitted with an annual Saros calendar, Rolex’s Sky-Dweller is the perfect travel companion, coming in a delicate mint green or blue-green finish. Embellished with 18 ct white gold, a bright, black dial, and an Oysterclap fit for optimal comfort, the Sky-Dweller demonstrates excellence in even the tiniest details. And with a 9002 calibre, chronergy escapement, and oscillating weight for heightened performance, the Sky-Dweller goes to the ultimate and beyond. To learn more about it, click here.
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II
Available in two new versions (including the yellow Rolesor and 18 ct yellow gold), the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II offers exemplify craftsmanship born out of choice materials and precise finishes. Propelling a harmonious contrast between its dark, muted tones and the gleaming gold of its Jubilee bracelet, this Rolex marries the duality between day and night. With features such as a black lacquer dial, a 24-hour hand in yellow gold, and second time zone, this watch is perfect for those searching for a timepiece both cosmopolitan and connected. To learn more about it, click here.
Oyster Perpetual Explorer 40
For adventurers at heart, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer 40, a part of Rolex’s Explorer Range, is the intrepid watch of our time. Crafted from Oystersteel, the new Explorer 40 is an understated beauty featuring corrosion resistance, satin finishes, polished case flanks, and light reflections that give it a simple yet elegant feel. Simple, robust, and harmonious, this updated timepiece is a reference point that will continue throughout the decades. To learn more about it, click here.
Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual is a watch that is alive with colour, brightness, and vitality, featuring an assortment of coloured bubbles introduced in their 2020 range. Behind this marvel of colour lies the utmost precision in the dial design, which is juxtaposed thoughtfully against its cool, silvery strap and hand. Showcasing an immaculate design centred around its 31 mm, 36 mm, and 41 mm dial, this timepiece is an effervescent yet euphoric classic. To learn more about it, click here.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
A tranquil and healing watch, Rolex’s Day-Date 36 brings luxury to the energy-conscious consumer. Constructed from stones of green aventurine, carnelian, and turquoise set against 18 ct everose, yellow, and white gold, the face of the Day-Date 36 is a unique work of art. Filled with the crystallised effects of the matrice and veins of the stones, its distinctive craftsmanship is breathtaking. A testament to Rolex’s mastery of gem-setting, this union of stones, gems, and precious metals set against rose gold tones is as regal as they come. To learn more about it, click here.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
If you’ve ever wanted your watch to tell you your emotion of the day (and its corresponding emoji), Rolex’s second Day-Date 36 is the watch for you; bringing a creative twist to one of Rolex’s most iconic models. Here, this timepiece displays a new emotion each day, which adds spontaneity to the wearers daily life and their changing mood. Imbuing the dial in this colourful motif, the final timepiece of this collection plays into the idea that life is a puzzle that we piece together day by day. Resulting in a multi-faceted, multi-hued timepiece that is a one of its kind, this intricate piece is a unique must-have. To learn more about it, click here.
Rolex is synonymous with creating watches that stand the test of time. With a dedication to mastering every aspect of watchmaking expertise, they have created watches that become icons, only improving with time. The watches of 2023 are no exception – they are true masterpieces that embody the essence of Rolex's pursuit of excellence.
These watches combine cutting-edge technology with timeless design, creating functional and beautiful watches. From the intricate details of the dials to the exquisite finishes of the cases, every aspect of these watches has been carefully crafted to meet Rolex's exacting standards.
To find out more about the collection, click here.
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