Rolex rises to the deep

lifestyle March 26, 2017 10:20

By The Nation

Swiss watchmaker Rolex recently launched the new designs of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual and Cellini watches at Baselworld 2017 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its legendary models.

Designed for divers, the new generation of Sea-Dweller chronograph is equipped with a Cyclops lens on the crystal at 3 o’clock to enhance the reading of the date. The dial bears the name Sea-Dweller in red, a defining feature referenced from the first model created in 1967, while the large Chromalight hour markers and hands emit a long-lasting blue glow for excellent legibility in dark conditions. 

Featuring a larger 43mm case, the Rolex’s new calibre 3235 movement makes its debut in a Rolex Professional category watch. The Sea-Dweller’s Oyster case is in highly corrosion-resistant 904L steel and fitted with the world-renowned Triplock triple water-proof system up to a depth of 1,220 metres (4,000 feet). 

Other technical features widely coveted by professional divers include the helium escape valve invented and patented by Rolex 50 years ago, and the 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable black Cerachrom bezel, which enable divers to precisely and safely monitor their dive and decompression times. 

The latest addition to the Cellini collection is the Cellini Moonphase watch in Everose gold. It features an exclusive display of the lunar cycle with a blue enamelled disc at 6 o’clock, the full moon depicted by a meteorite applique and the new moon by a silver ring to ensure high-precision performance and accuracy.

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