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New watches celebrate Old Father Time

Dec 24. 2018
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By The Nation

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Wrap up the year on a high note with Rolex’s Christmas picks. From timelessly elegant staples to glimmering gem-set pieces adorned with the finest stones, indulge your loved ones with some of the world’s finest watches.

On the wish list for him are such timepieces as the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea in Oystersteel. Also known as the “Watch of the Deep”, the Rolex Deepsea illustrates the supremacy of Rolex in mastering waterproofness, exceeding the most exacting demands of professional divers since its creation a decade ago. A combination of top-notch elements allows the high-performing watch to be waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II in 18 ct Everose gold” is precise, reliable, robust and functional and takes pride in its status as the watch for long-haul pilots. The watch is designed to display the time in two different time zones simultaneously, with a bidirectional rotatable bezel in brown and black. Carefully designed and thoughtfully created, the GMT-Master II is the quintessential cosmopolitan watch.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 18 ct yellow gold is the epitome of prestige, the most exclusive piece in the Oyster collection. Upon its launch in 1956, the watch marked a world first – it was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate the day spelt out in full. Also known as the “Presidents’ Watch”, the piece has been worn by many presidents, leaders and visionaries worldwide and fittingly comes with a President bracelet.

For her, there’s the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 in 18 ct Everose gold. Born in 1945, the Rolex Datejust paved its way to becoming the archetype of the classic watch, enduring aesthetic codes. This year, the new Datejust 31 is redesigned. More notably, a new version with diamond-paved dial inlaid with pink mother-of-pearl butterflies was introduced, expanding the iconic collection.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 37 in 18 ct Everose gold is the emblematic nautical watch which embodies the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing. Made of Cerachrom insert with raised polished numerals, the bezel on Yacht-Master is as stylish as it is functional. The rotatable part enables wearer to calculate, for example, the sailing time between two buoys. Additionally, the Chromalight display on the hands allows for great legibility in all circumstances.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 34 in 18 ct Everose gold is the pearl in the Oyster collection, synonymous with elegance and brilliance. Its gracious lines, supreme refinement and harmoniously contoured bracelet make the piece Rolex’s crowning jewellery watch. Designed with a broader bezel for gem setting, the entire piece is fitted with brilliant-cut diamonds from dial to bracelet.


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