Luxury wristwatch manufacturer Rolex has added seven watches to its collection this year.
Aside from the all-new Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42 series, existing models have been scaled up with extra lustre, sparkle and style.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42
At 42 mm in diameter, the new series of sea-going wristwatches is large and masculine. It features an 18-carat white gold casing, black lacquer dial with luminescent white gold hour markers and hands, and a bidirectional bezel, fitted with a matte black Cerachrom inset.
The new generation 3235 calibre movement has a 70-hour power reserve, and the watch is water resistant up to 100 metres. A supple Oysterflex bracelet, in jet black, provides enhanced comfort and flexibility.
Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona with gem-paved dial
The iconic racing chronograph has been given a dazzling makeover again this year. Now available in 18-carat yellow gold, the Daytona features an ornate, diamond-embellished paved dial surrounded by 36 trapeze-cut diamonds.
Champagne coloured chronograph counters are offset by black hands and markings. Diamond hour markers and Arabic numerals, in 18 carat yellow gold, complete the lavish design.
Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller yellow Rolesor version
The deep-sea diver’s timepiece is now available in a combination of lustrous 18-carat yellow gold and Oystersteel. A pitch-black dial, with luminescent hands and markers trimmed in gold, is surrounded by a scratch-proof, gold-on-black Cerachrom bezel, with ruffle edges.
The 43 mm casing is complemented by a two-tone solid link bracelet to continue the luxurious new styling. Although the Sea-Dweller is now definitively elegant, its seamless functionality, at depths of up to 1,200 metres, has not been compromised.
Oyster Perpetual GMT Master 11 in blue and black
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With a two-tone bidirectional bezel featuring a black and blue Cerachrom inset, the new version of the GMT Master 11 navigational watch is bound to make a statement. The styling is such that it fits equally well in the business setting as it does on the adventure trail.
Gradations and numerals are recessed and moulded on the bezel which, together with the 24-hour hand, allows wearers to read the time in two time zones, simultaneously.
The new look casing is complemented by a five-piece link Jubilee bracelet in polished Oystersteel.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 with new dials
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The brand’s flagship calendar watch is now available in two new versions – a green ombré dial paired with 18-carat white gold, and a rich chocolate brown ombré dial in 18-carat Everose gold.
Both are embellished with diamond hour markers set in 18-carat gold. Large baguette-cut diamonds add a significant sparkle to 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock.
The trademark arc-shaped window displaying the day of the week at 12 o’clock remains, so does the cyclops date bubble at 3 o’clock.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 white Rolesor version
In the elegant white Rolesor version of the Day-Date, 18-carat white gold, Oystersteel, brilliant cut diamonds, and a unique mother of pearl dial combine to create a magnificent timepiece.
Despite its opulence, the watch has retained the qualities that have made the Day-Date a true brand icon. Besides the cyclops lens, diamond hand markings and water resistance up to 100 metres, the new-look version features a diamond-encrusted bezel and new generation movement.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 with refined dials
The DateJust series welcomes two new variants – the yellow and Everose Rolesors. The first features an olive-green sunray finish dial paired with 18-carat gold, while the other matches a delicate rose face with 18-carat pink gold.
Both versions have studded gold bezels, solid gold hands and Roman numerals, and a three-link Oystersteel bracelet, with a centre link in either yellow or pink gold, depending on the version.
The yellow Rolesor has the added effect of a diamond-encrusted marking at 6 o’clock.
Rolex watches in South Africa
Rolex watches are highly desirable timepieces. They are as popular in South Africa as they are in the rest of the world.
Depending on the model and year of manufacture, it is possible to pick up a secondhand Rolex for prices ranging from R50,000 and upwards.
How to get a loan against a Rolex
A high-end Rolex watch is a valuable asset that can be used to secure a short-term loan.
At lamna, we accept a wide range of luxury items as collateral – and an authentic, well-maintained Rolex watch is the ideal backing for an instant cash loan. Call lamna on 086 111 2866 to find out more about borrowing money against your assets.
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