Watches & Wonders 2022: Rolex

Everyone was waiting for the Rolex novelties this year, we were there, we saw it all and we had one take away. Let us focus on what is released and not what is discontinued.

Air- King

Rolex presents the new generation Oyster Perpetual Air‑King. This watch benefits from an entirely redesigned case: it incorporates a shoulder to protect the crown and features straight case sides, like the case of the majority of models in the Professional category.

GMT Master II

The most striking release is undoubtedly the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II, offered in a new version for left-handers: the winding crown is in fact placed on the left side of the case while the date window is at 9 o’clock on the dial. Rolex adds that this version of the GMT-Master II, in Oystersteel and fitted with an Oyster bracelet, “also features a one-piece two-tone Cerachrom bezel disc in green and black ceramic”. This is the first time that these two colors have appeared together on this model


Rolex offers, this year, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in platinum 950, easily recognizable by its glacier blue dial, for the first time with a fluted bezel.

Yach-Master 42

Rolex presents a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42. Starting this year, this nautical watch is also available in 18 ct yellow gold, after having been offered exclusively in 18 ct white gold. The new version, which naturally features the bidirectional rotating bezel with graduated Cerachrom disc in relief and the innovative Oysterflex bracelet of the original model, benefits from an optimized Chromalight display.

Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40

Rolex unveils a new version, both sparkling and colorful, of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40. Crafted in 18 ct white gold – a first for the model – it is adorned with a rotating bezel set with  precious stones in a trapeze cut. Pink sapphire, sky blue sapphire, diamond, purple sapphire and dark blue sapphire follow each other in a harmonious sequence, repeated eight times.

Live Photography: Gustavo Kuri