This time of year is like Christmas without the tree! The new Rolex models for 2023 have been released, and it’s a good year. Each year the brand releases new models that offer updated features and designs, and this year is no different. There are quite a few changes with the new Rolex models that will get you as excited as we are!
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New Rolex Models for 2023
Rolex Explorer 40
The Rolex Explorer has expanded to include a new 40mm design in Oystersteel in a matte finish. For the first time, the Rolex Explorer will have the Oyster case. The middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel and the twinlock winding crown is fitted with a double waterproof system. The sapphire is virtually scratchproof and has an anti-reflective coating to see the face better. The new Rolex model has a chromalight display that gives a long-lasting blue glow in the dark in dark and a bright white during the day.
With a longer power reserve, the new movement also is expected to provide improved accuracy and reliability. The new Rolex Explorer 40 is an even more impressive timepiece with its combination of style, functionality, and reliability.
Rolex GMT-Master II
The GMT-Master II is an iconic Rolex model that is set to receive an update in 2023. The first thing you will notice is there are two new versions. One is 18kt yellow gold and the second is yellow Rolesor. Each have a Cerachrom bezel in grey and black ceramic, which is an entirely new bezel combo.
As you all know, the GMT-Master II can read two time zones at the same time. On the new Rolex model the arrow-tipped 24-hour wand is now made from 18kt yellow gold. These 2023 models now have the Jubilee bracelet exclusively with the Oysterlock folding safety clasp. On the 18kt yellow gold version, the bracelet includes patented ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance flexibility and longevity.
The improvements for the new Rolex model make it an even more impressive timepiece than its predecessors. With its combination of style, functionality, and reliability, the GMT-Master II is sure to remain a popular choice among watch enthusiasts for years to come.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The main change you will find on the Rolex Oyster Perpetual for 2023 is the colorful dials. The new dial features bubbles of various sizes, each one surrounded by black. These designs are available in the same vibrant colors that were introduced in 2020, including candy pink, turquoise blue, yellow, coral red, and green. All 2023 new Rolex models of the Oyster offer an Oystersteel bracelet and either the 2232 movement or the 3230 movement, depending on the size you choose.
Rolex Day-Date 36
The new Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 watch features stunning dials made of decorative stone: green aventurine, carnelian, and turquoise, which are paired with watches in 18 ct Everose, yellow, and white gold, respectively. The three new dials have bezels set with 52 brilliant-cut diamonds. Their hour markers and Roman numeral VI and IX are also encrusted with diamonds.
The President bracelet has a hidden Crownclasp, which opens with a lever shaped like the Rolex crown, balancing both style and function. The bracelet also has patented ceramic inserts inside the links to increase its flexibility and durability while being worn.
In addition, the attachment system is concealed to create a seamless and continuous visual flow between the bracelet and case. With these design features, the President bracelet on the new Day-Date 36 watch is both practical and visually stunning.
Rolex Yacht-Master 42
The Yacht-Master is one of Rolex’s most unique models, and it is set to receive a major update in 2023. This new Rolex model features an updated 42mm case design in RXL titanium, which makes it super lightweight and comfortable to wear. This new Rolex model combines polished and technical satin finishes on the case and bracelet, and the Cerachrom bezel in in matte black ceramic with raised and polished numbers and graduations.
The new Yacht-Master model also features an updated Oyster bracelet made from RLX titanium in a satin finish. The new bracelet includes the ceramic inserts in the links to enhance flexibility and longevity.
The new Rolex Yacht-Master 2023 model is an even more impressive timepiece than its predecessors. With its combination of style, functionality, and reliability, the Yacht-Master is sure to remain a popular choice among watch enthusiasts for years to come.
Rolex Perpetual 1908
The Perpetual 1908 is a new Rolex model and a unique timepiece that embodies the best of Rolex’s tradition and innovation. This exceptional watch is named after the year when Rolex was officially registered in Switzerland.
The Perpetual 1908 is a departure from traditional watches, with a slimmer and more modern design that is inspired by an Oyster Perpetual from 1931. This new Rolex model marks the beginning of the Perpetual collection, which seeks to redefine the conventional wristwatch with a contemporary flair.
Despite its avant-garde appearance, the Perpetual 1908 still adheres to the principles of watchmaking that have made Rolex a respected name in the industry. The watch has important components that make it highly accurate and reliable, ensuring that it keeps accurate time.
Rolex has a long history of making exceptional watches, and the Perpetual 1908, as a new Rolex model, is no exception. This new addition to the Rolex family is a testament to the brand’s commitment to excellence and its passion for pushing the boundaries of watchmaking innovation.
The Perpetual 1908 offers a fresh take on an old design. With its 3, 9, and 12 numerals and a small second hand at 6 o’clock, the watch pays homage to the style of an Oyster Perpetual from 1931, but with a modern twist.
The dial of the Perpetual 1908 is both elegant and sophisticated, with faceted hour markers in 18 KT yellow or white gold set against a black or white background. The dial is protected by a domed sapphire crystal and features a delicate ‘railroad’ minute track around the circumference.
The minute hand on the watch is shaped like a two-edged sword, adding to the watch’s sleek and modern appearance. The hour hand is marked by a hand with a pierced circle, a unique touch that sets the Perpetual 1908 apart from other watches.
The case design is modern and stylish, made from 18 KT yellow or white gold, and is particularly slim in size. The watch has a transparent case back that allows you to admire the exquisite quality of the movement finishings. The oscillating weight is cut out of 18 KT yellow gold, and the decoration features the Rolex Côtes de Genève pattern, which is a traditional watchmaking decoration that has been reinterpreted with the addition of a polished groove between each band.
Rolex has developed a brand-new self-winding movement, calibre 7140, to power the Perpetual 1908 watch. The movement is fitted with two center hands and a small second hand at 6 o’clock, and is incredibly slim, with the case thickness reduced by a third compared to other watches in the Oyster Perpetual collection.
To ensure optimal performance, the movement is equipped with the Syloxi hairspring, Chronergy escapement, and Paraflex shock absorbers, providing a power reserve of approximately 66 hours and chronometric accuracy of –2/+2 seconds per day. The new movement was designed to meet the stringent Superlative Chronometer demands of precision and reliability, making it a reliable and high-performance choice for watch enthusiasts.
The strap is leather and the dualclasp is 18kt white or yellow gold. Overall, the new design of the Perpetual 1908 showcases Rolex’s commitment to innovation and style. By combining classic elements with modern touches, Rolex has created a watch that is both timeless and contemporary, appealing to a wide range of watch enthusiasts.
The Sky-Dweller has welcomed back 18 ct white gold with a bright black dial. This is paired, for the first time, with an Oysterflex bracelet, which is equipped with an Oysterclasp and Glidelock extension system for added comfort.
New dial colors have been introduced for the Sky-Dweller, including a delicate mint green on the white Rolesor versions, and an elegant blue green exclusively on the reference in 18 ct Everose gold fitted on an Oyster bracelet.
The Sky-Dweller watch features a new Ring Command system that serves as an interface between the rotatable bezel, winding crown, and movement. This system allows the wearer to select and set the timepiece’s functions easily, quickly, and securely.
To use the Ring Command system, the wearer simply turns the fluted bezel counterclockwise by one, two, or three positions, selecting the desired function before adjusting it with the winding crown. The first position is for the calendar, the second for local time, and the third for reference time.
The 2023 version of the Sky-Dweller watch is powered by the calibre 9002 movement, which is a derivation of the original calibre 9001 that has been driving the model since its launch in 2012. The calibre 9002 is one of the most complex movements ever designed by Rolex engineers and features the latest technical innovations that the brand has brought to its movements, including the Chronergy escapement, Paraflex shock absorbers, and a new oscillating weight with an optimized ball bearing.
This movement enables the display of hours, minutes, seconds, the date, and the month, as well as an additional time zone in 24-hour format.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
To mark the 60th Anniversary of the Daytona, this new Rolex model got an updated display that has resized and restyled hour markers and counter rings. The case has been redesigned so more graceful and elegant lines of light are reflected from the sides of the middle case.
The 950-platinum version of the Daytona, with the recognizable ice blue dial features a transparent case back in sapphire. The 2023 version of the Cosmograph Daytona watch is powered by the brand new calibre 4131 movement, which has been entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. This impressive new chronograph movement is an evolution of the original calibre 4130.
Introduced in 2023, the calibre 4131 features the innovative Chronergy escapement, which reduces energy loss and offers several other advantages. The Paraflex shock absorbers protect the heart of the movement, while an optimized ball bearing enhances self-winding.
The calibre 4131 also features a new aesthetic for the brand, with a cut-out oscillating weight and an exclusive Rolex Côtes de Genève decoration on the bridges. This unique decoration is a reinterpretation of an iconic finishing found in traditional Swiss watchmaking, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to this already impressive timepiece.
We can’t wait to see some of these new Rolex models live and in person – come June and July. If you are looking for a new model, we can source them for you, and if you are looking for an older model, we have them in our showroom. Just contact us to come by and let’s make your dreams of owning a new Rolex model come true!