Rolex is without a doubt the leading makers of luxury watches in the world. Rolex watches are synonymous with quality and luxury. The renowned watch company regularly comes out with new models. The new releases would have innovative features and are so popular that they got sold out quickly.
In 2020, the legendary watchmaker came out with many models. Many of these watches were to be released in the Baselworld 2020 Rolex show. The pandemic led to a delay in the launch of some of these watches. The article takes a look at the top Rolex 2020 models.
1. The Submariner
The Rolex Submariner 2020 is the first updated version of the Rolex Submariner series of watches for 12 years. There is a 1 mm increase in the lug width and in the diameter of the case. The bracelet for the Submariner and the Submariner Date models have also been remodeled to make it look all the more better.
The watch is suited for diving thanks to its water-resistant feature of up to 1,000 feet. It has a power reserve of 70 hours. The luminescent display on the dial makes it easier to see in darker environs. The blue glow emitted by the dials is a stand-out feature of this watch. The hour and minute hands are broad making it easy to see underwater. The hour markers in the form of shapes like circles, triangles, and rectangles is another feature than enhances readability, especially underwater.
The numerals on the watch and the graduations are coated with gold or with platinum. The larger size of this watch is one of its talking points. This has made the watch popular with people who like large watches.
One of the key features of this watch is the bezel that is rotatable. The graduations are engraved making them look attractive and also easy to read. This is of great use for divers since they can monitor the diving time and calculate decompression stops.
2. Sky Dweller
The Rolex Sky Dweller is one of the newer models in the Rolex collection. It was in 2012 that this model was first released. The Sky Dweller new model was released with the Oysteflex bracelet. So, it is the same old Sky Dweller with a new bracelet? Not really, there are some other changes in the new models.
The watch has the caliber 9001 movement that comes with 72 hours of power reserve to help power the annual calendar and dual time functions. The Oysterflex bracelet that it has is made from a titanium and nickel alloy. Elastomer is used in the design to make it more durable.
These features make the watch more comfortable to wear. The 42 mm size of the watch continues. The case colors now come in Everose gold or yellow gold. It is water-resistant for up to 100m.
The black dial is a significant feature of this watch. The inverted red triangle points to a reference time as chosen by the user. It can be set to home time or to any time on a 24-hour disc. The Chromalight display makes it easy to view the time. A deep-red rectangle can be seen on the dial that points to the month. It easy to view the date of any day. Only the setting needs to be changed on March 1st. Changes automatically take place depending on the user’s local time zone.
3. Oyster Perpetual
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 2020 is a new version of the watch with a 41 mm new case size. The older 39 mm version of the watch has been dropped. This was a big decision taken by Rolex, which is considered a conservative company. A complete upgrade to a new size is a decision that caused a bit of controversy.
The new Oyster Perpetual has the 3230 automatic movement. In case, you want the Oyster Perpetual but don’t like the 41 mm size, then don’t worry. You have the 36 mm model that continues from before. This is suitable for men who like small watches.
The silver dial on the Datejust watch is one of its major attractions. The silver plating allows for the sunray finish. Through electroplating, it is even possible to use colors like champagne. The bracelet for the watch is also made from Oystersteel. The Oystersteel used has been developed specially for this brand.
It belongs to the 904L steel family. This is an alloy used in high technology applications where resistance to corrosion is a key requirement. The use of Oystersteel ensures that the case is highly resistant. When polished, the Oystersteel provides a great finish.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 has four different versions. The first one is in a bezel set with 46 diamonds that are brilliantly cut to perfection. This Rolex Datejust model has a diamond-set Roman VI and a sunray finish dial. The other three versions of the Datejust have a sunray finish dial, mint green, white lacquer, or dark grey dials. They have a fluted bezel in 18-carat white gold.
In all these four models, the numerals and the hands are in 18-carat white gold. The Oyster case for this watch is 31 mm in diameter. The watches are waterproof up to 100 m. They have a power reserve of up to 70 hours.
The watch features
The aubergine dial is the key feature of this watch. Silver plating on the base layer allows different colors to be used on the dial. The diamond set bezel is hand carved. The precision of a jeweler is used to set the diamonds. This is what ensures the bezel displays an intricate finish that makes this watch a pleasure to wear for its owners.
The white gold or Rolestor is a feature used on the Rolex watches since the 1930s. Rolesor has been trademarked by Rolex. It is one of the key features that is seen on all Rolex watches. Rolesor involves a combination of the luster of gold with the strength of steel.