Baselworld 2018: Rolex reveals new watches at Baselworld show in Switzerland
Credit cards at the ready, timepiece enthusiasts – Baselworld 2018 is here and with it a host of new watches from Rolex. We take a look at seven of the best Rolex watch reveals.
This week at the Messe Basel in Switzerland, the world’s leading watch makers are gathered to showcase their latest wares. These include big names like Omega, Patek Philippe and Tag Heuer, but the grandaddy of them all is Rolex – and fans of the brand won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer.
The iconic Geneva, Switzerland-based company has revealed a glut of new watches and watch refreshes at Baselworld 2018, including three new Masters series flavours, which are the headline act.
As is usually the case with things most of us will never be able to afford, it’s better to let the pictures do the talking. So that’s exactly what we’ll do.
Note that our definition of ‘best’ in this instance is based purely on a love of ogling fancy-pants watches – not our usual, extensive real world testing or even (sadly) hands-on time spent with the timepieces. This may well come in due course, but until then, we invite you to join us in appreciating the most eye-catching Rolex watches at Baselworld.
Rolex at Baselworld 2018: GMT Master II ‘Oystersteel’ steals the show
This is Rolex’s 2018 flagship, if you will, and frankly it’s so gorgeous it makes us forget we still need to delete Facebook. The big talking points here are the ‘Pepsi’ two-colour red and blue bezel, and the new five-link ‘Jubilee’ bracelet. In Rolex terms, its £6800 asking price is relatively reasonable – keeping reading and you’ll see why.
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Rolex at Baselworld 2018: GMT Master II ‘Everose Rolesor’ and ‘Everose’ up the ante
Joining the new Master series hero are two further new Master II watches. The ‘Everose Rolesor’ (below) is yours for a mere £10,350 and combines Oystersteel with 18ct Everose gold to super-seductive effect.
The £26,950 ‘Everose’, on the other hand, is Rolex’s first Masters series watch in pure 18ct Everose gold and an ideal Easter present if you’ve got a handful of oil fields to your name.
Rolex at Baselworld 2018: Meet the ‘Cosmograph Daytona’
If that’s just not bling enough for you, then there’s the Cosmograph Daytona. This is one of those pesky “Price on request” Rolex numbers, which translates into pub talk as: “In your bloody dreams.”
Cased in Everose gold and diamonds (56 of the blighters, in fact), the bezel features no less than than 36 sapphires set in a tantalising rainbow pattern and…oh sod it, just watch the video below yourself – provided you’ve got a tissue to hand.
Rolex at Baselworld 2018: Rolex’s new ‘Deepsea’ watch will take your breath away
Should you be in the habit of going diving with a £9000+ watch, this is surely the timepiece for you. It’s fitted with a Cherachrom insert graduated to 60-minutes so that you can monitor your underwater and decompression time safely, whilst still being the envy of all the local aquatic creatures.
Rolex at Baselworld 2018: New ‘Datejust’ watches prove diamonds are forever
Last but certainly not least, Rolex offered up handful of new additions to its Datejust range.
These are headlined by the exquisite looking Datejust 31. A mere £18,850 will get you a watch made with 18ct yellow gold and an Oyster bracelet, while ponying up £21,450 will see the same composition fitted with Rolex’s President ‘strap’ for a bolder look. Both can be customised to add a range of gems to the bezel for added ‘screw the 99%’ value, with diamonds, emeralds and rubies among the options.
Or go all-out and just bag yourself the £32,800 Datejust 31 in white gold – diamonds not optional. It’s a definite eye-catcher and guaranteed to keep us plebs in our place.
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