As one of the top Rolex repair shops in New York City, we keep a keen eye on everything Rolex. BaselWorld 2018 has concluded, and fortunately due to the Internet, you can see a lot of what was announced at the show. Rolex is one of our favorite brands, and you can see on the Rolex website a summary of their BaselWorld announcements, here. Let’s go through some of the exciting announcements by Rolex.
ROLEX AT BASELWORLD 2018
First, there is the NEW GMT-MASTER II. For the very first time, the bezel with a graduated two-colour Cerachrom insert in red and blue ceramic is available on the GMT-Master II in Oystersteel, with a Jubilee bracelet. This watch can display the time in two time zones at once. More, here. Second, the NEW DATEJUST 36. The new-generation Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36 features redesigned case sides and lugs, and is equipped with cutting-edge calibre 3235. Rolex introduced it new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 36, in either Everose Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct Everose gold) or yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) versions, each available with a large selection of dials. The new Datejust 36 watches are equipped with a 36 mm case featuring redesigned lugs and sides, and calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology.
Third, Rolex introduced the new versions of the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 offer a redesigned case and a range of brand new, original dials. They are equipped with new-generation calibre 2236. More, here. Fourth, Rolex showcased their Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, in 18 ct Everose gold, is adorned with gemstones, including 36 baguette-cut sapphires in rainbow hues on the bezel. This is a scintillant gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. On this new 18 ct Everose gold version, in lieu of the emblematic tachymetric scale, the bezel is set with a gradation of sapphires in rainbow hues. The case is adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds set into the lugs and crown guard, and the dial features 11 baguette-cut sapphire hour markers, each of which matches the colour of the corresponding point on the bezel. The chronograph counters are in pink Gold Crystals, a material with a particular shimmer effect, created during the crystallization of a pink gold alloy by means of a special process developed by Rolex.
Finally, we have the new Rolex Deepsea, the watch of the deep equipped with the cutting-edge calibre 3235 and introduces a redesigned case with a broader bracelet and resized Oysterlock folding safety clasp. This dial was launched in 2014 on a commemorative version of the watch in tribute to the DEEPSEA CHALLENGE expedition. On this journey, partnered by Rolex and the National Geographic Society, film-maker and explorer James Cameron descended 10,908 metres (35,787 feet) to the ocean’s deepest point, located in the Mariana Trench. Like all Rolex watches, the new Rolex Deepsea carries the Superlative Chronometer certification, which ensures singular performance on the wrist. Learn more, here.
GETTING YOUR ROLEX WATCH REPAIRED IN NEW YORK, NY
Of course, BaselWorld is in Basel, Switzerland, and is a mecca for watch lovers. With the Internet, you can do a lot of Basel-watching (pardon the pun) via YouTube and websites, so you can “go” to Basel even if you don’t really “go” to Basel. But, with respect to Rolex watches, many people bring them into our watch repair shop here in Midtown because they either have one that is not working, or perhaps inherited a Rolex and need to get it checked out. Rolex watches, being mechanical, require regular maintenance and repairs. We can fix them, and are known as THE Rolex repair shop for New York City. Another service we provide beyond repair is to inspect Rolex watches. Sometimes a person wants to buy a Rolex and isn’t sure if it’s legit or not. We can inspect the watch, for a fee, and help you understand first and foremost whether it’s authentic, and then secondly, what work might need to be done on it to bring it up to par.
We love the Rolex brand and look forward to having our clients showcase some of these newer Rolex models. If you love Rolex watches, as we do, be sure to stop by the shop to “talk Rolex!”