BaselWorld 2017: A quick glance at the new models from Rolex

The time of the year we’ve been waiting for is here. The much anticipated new releases from Rolex are here!

Some of you will be dissapointed, many are every year. But I’ve found a couple of models that I like! Let’s take a look at the latest releases.


The Rolex Sea-Dweller ref. 126600 “50th anniversary”

So, this one is an unorthodox move by Rolex. Adding the cyclops to the Sea-Dweller aswell as putting a single line of red text on the dial (flirting with the old models from the 1960’s). But it doesn’t stop at that. Bumping the size from 40 to 43mm is a bold move. I guess they don’t want it to compete with the Submariner and Deep-Sea.
The new Sea-Dweller will retail around $11,500
Here comes a couple of shots

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The Rolex Sky-Dweller in stainless steel and yellow/white gold

Another interesting move by Rolex. The Sky-Dweller has always been produced completely in precious metals (white, yellow and rose gold). For this year Rolex decided to release them in both steel and gold.
The Steel/Yellow gold models will retail around $17,300 (ref. 326933) meanwhile the Steel/White gold will retail $14,500 (ref. 326934) since it’s only the bezel that is in white gold.
My favourite is the SS/WG model with blue dial, will look fantastic this summer.


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The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona – now on the Oysterflex bracelet

Many people tend to put a RubberB on their leather strapped Daytonas. With the Oysterflex bracelet debuting last year on the Yacht-Master, Rolex now offers the Rolex Daytona with the same option.
I like the look, since I’ve always been a fan of the Daytona on a RubberB. But, the dials that they are displayed with is no hit. I guess there will be no problem to change into one of the other dials available for the Daytona, and then we’ll start talking for real.
The yellow gold model (ref. 116518LN) will retail around $27,800 and the white and everose gold (ref. 116519LN/116515LN) will retail about $29,000.

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The Rolex Datejust 41

Since the release of the new Rolex Datejust 41 last year in Basel, a stainless steel version this year was no suprise.
Available with smooth bezel in steel or the fluted one in white gold this model surely will fly of the shelves.
I’m not completely sold on the DJ41, since I still find it a bit unbalanced (altough it’s a lot more balanced than the DJ2)

The prices range from approximately $7,500 to $11,450 ($14,400 for the mother of pearl version)

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The Rolex Yacht-Master II

The Yacht-Master II gets a facelift. New hands (the classic mercedes ones) and some minor dial improvements has been made.

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The Rolex Cellini Moonphase

A new addition to the Cellini family with a moonphase. A 39mm case in everose gold with a very neat look. Altough I’m not a fan of the Cellinis this one sure looks good.

Retail price approximately $27,000

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The Rolex Yacht-Master

I love bling, especially factory Rolex bling. So this one (accompanied with the SS/WG Sky-Dweller) is definately my favourite release thus far by Rolex 2017.
There is no differences from the 2015 release of the everose gold Yacht-Master except the bezel. The bezel is set with 32 sapphires, eight tsavorites, and one diamond making it look amazing. Whats your thoughts?
Pricing still unknown, but if you want one, be ready to open up your wallet big time.

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Which one is your favorite release? Let me know in comments below.

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