Definitely not your father’s Daytona…
Much has changed since 1963, when the world laid it’s eyes upon the first Rolex Daytona. In celebration of such an iconic heritage, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona has come to this year’s Basel World party dressed in fine Platinum, for all to admire.
Donning a chic chestnut brown mono bloc ceramic Cerachrom bezel and it’s icy blue dial, this Daytona exudes it’s own unique Haute Couture, Prada-esque Italian flare. Rolex is obviously turning an appealing eye towards more open-minded design trends.
BLUE IS THE NEW GREEN, and then some…
Rolex fans have been pleasantly surprised by a refreshing new Rolex lineup at this year’s Basel World event. Along with it’s blue hued brethren, a gorgeous new GMT-Master II Ceramic dressed for the first time with a rich blue and black combination Cerachrom bezel.
These new colors, according to Rolex, represent day and night and blend perfectly with the black lacquer dial. No changes were made to the 40mm steel case and oyster bracelet. This new model is a stunning addition to the GMT Master family.
The Panerai Luminor Composite Marina in Brown Ceramic now incorporates an automatic P.9000 caliber winding feature. This new movement is made in-house, carries a power reserve of 3 days, and is resistant to mechanical shocks. Additionally, the smooth matte case of this new Luminor is made from a unique “composite ceramic”, making it harder than steel and lighter than it’s predecessors…
The Panerai Luminor Composite Marina 1950 3 Day (PAM 386) automatic watch features a classic sandwich-style dial, and maintains it’s vintage Italian military inspired design elements contained within the signature Luminor 44 mm case, with the patented winding crown guard and Anti-reflective sapphire crystal.
Rolex GMT II Ceramic with Jet Black Rubber B , Explorer II 42mm with Arctic White, and Submariner Ceramic on Red Devil.
Introduced in 2010 at Baselworld, the bold new Rolex Submariner 116610LV has several major differences from its ever-popular predecessor. Most noticeable is the beautiful scratch resistant ceramic bezel, blue lume maxi dial, and the Rolex Oyster bracelet’s new Glidelock clasp. These updates are well received for esthetic and functional purposes, as well as the updated Rolex Caliber 3135, an automatic COSC certified chronometer movement. Of course, the 116610 has been improved for even greater reliability and accuracy, including a new Parachrom hairspring made of special alloys which insures that the movement is unaffected by magnetic fields. Other detailed changes are wider lug horns, and extremely refined brushed finishes over every unique part of the Submariner’s watch body.
Once again, Rolex succeeds at fine tuning their enduring models, without compromising the inherent qualities that have kept us loving them for generations.