On September 1, 2020, Rolex released a number
of new watches, and once again the Swiss luxury watch giant did not disappoint.
Performance upgrades were given to some sports models while other classics were
refreshed with an array of new dial colors and an old classic got a new model
altogether. Let’s take a quick look at what’s store for the anxious watch
SUBMARINER 41 MM
The new Submariner comes in with a slightly larger case at
41mm on a newly remodeled bracelet, according to Rolex.
The Submariner no date comes equipped with
calibre. 3230 introduced by Rolex this year. The Submariner with date comes
with calibre 3235 used in the Sub collection for the first time. The most
notable aspects of the new Submariner are on the outside of the watch in terms
of dial and bezel combos. The white gold blue dial Sub, a watch many in the
online forums thought they would see the end of production, indeed remains but
with a twist. It is now offered with a black dial along with the recognizable
blue bezel. Another familiar color combo
has returned to the updated Submariner, this time featuring a black dial with a
green ceramic bezel. “Kermit” all grown up? Perhaps.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
Next up we have the new Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 mm in 4 new Roselor versions. Each quite stunning with Rolex
appearing to have lost just a bit of their conservative nature as far a change
The first to grab your eye features a white gold bezel fitted with 46 brilliant-cut diamonds. It comes with an aubergine
sunray finish dial set off by a diamond-set Roman numeral VI smartly positioned
It is also offered on a jubilee bracelet with
a doomed diamond bezel along with a dizzying array of new dial colors. In fact,
each reference of the white Roselor Datejust 31 mm comes on either Oyster or
New dial colors include aubergine, dark grey,
white-colored lacquer, and mint green.
Oyster Perpetual 41
The next new watch may have caught the vast
majority of watch enthusiasts off guard, including me. Perhaps like the Milguass, which oftentimes isn’t the first Rolex to pop into your mind, the Oyster Perpetual may have suffered the same fate from time to time. Rest
assured you will remember that name from now on with the release of the new
Oyster Perpetual 41 mm. I for one, am extremely pleased with their decision on
this model. After seeing it for the first time it was evident once again why Rolex rules so much of the luxury watch roost. The watch is equipped with the
Rolex movement 3230. It displays its iconic domed bezel with an intense
collection of new dial colors to choose from including black, coral red, bright
blue, turquoise blue, green, and finishing off with a beautiful shade of
yellow. This selection of new dials is also offered on Datejust 36mm models.
Once again I am extremely impressed by their well-executed use of color.
Sky-Dweller 18ct Yellow Gold
The last but certainly not the least of the
Rolex releases is the innovative and imposing Sky-Dweller in 18ct. yellow gold
fitted with an Oysterflex bracelet made of high-performance elastomer. It
features a bright black sunray finish dial. The hands and hour markers are also
made of 18ct yellow gold and coated or filled with Chromalight luminescent material
that gives off a beautiful blue glow. It is also available in champagne and
white-colored dials on both the Oyster and Oysterflex bracelets.
Everose versions of the model come in either
dark rhodium, chocolate, or white dial.
So there is but a brief look at the
long-awaited Rolex debut of new models for 2020. In a year of upheaval delays
and uncertainty, Rolex certainly put a smile on more than a few faces,
demonstrating once again why Rolex sits where they do in the hierarchy of fine
Swiss timepieces. And don’t forget, sooner or later everything makes it through
the door at Hal Martin’s Watch & Jewelry Company.