BY JOVAN KRSTEVSKI
The first quarter of 2023 has already drawn to a close, and the world of watchmaking has already dazzled us with remarkable timepieces. Rolex has been an active participant in this horological showcase, introducing significant new pieces during this period. Keeping up with our tradition, we have excitedly rounded up the top five Rolex watches for the year released so far.
5. Oyster Perpetual “Celebration” Motif
For its Oyster Perpetual line, Rolex revealed the “Celebration” dial decoration, which sports vibrant bubbles. Although the Oyster Perpetual’s “Celebration” dial received polarizing initial reception, its cheery bubbles symbolize happiness, vivacity, and good times, making it a very uplifting dial. The Celebration motif, which features the 2020-introduced lacquered dials, is available for Oyster Perpetual 31, 36, and 41 watches. The watches have movements Calibres 2232 and 3230 and have Superlative Chronometer certification.
4. Yacht-Master 42
The Yacht-Master 42 is a lightweight nautical watch made of RLX titanium with a technical satin finish, designed for navigators and skippers. It has a Cerachrom insert in the bidirectional rotatable bezel and a black dial. The waterproof Oyster case is made of solid RLX titanium and houses the Calibre 3235 with Superlative Chronometer certification. An ideal watch for sailors who want a reliable and durable watch that can withstand the harsh conditions of the sea while also providing accurate timekeeping and practical functions.
3. Perpetual 1908
The 1908 pays homage to the year that Hans Wilsdorf came up with the brand name and registered it. It features a 39mm case in 18 ct yellow or white gold. It’s a waterproof Oyster case coupled by a self-winding movement and a unique champagne dial with black Arabic numerals and gold hands. The 1908 is a classic watch that celebrates Rolex’s rich history and heritage.
2. GMT-Master II
The GMT-Master II is also a classic Rolex watch that is designed for frequent travelers. It features a 40mm waterproof to 100m Oyster case and a bidirectional rotatable bezel. Available in two new versions – yellow Rolesor and 18 ct yellow gold coupled with a Cerachrom bezel insert in grey and black ceramic. The watch has a GMT hand that allows you to track two time zones simultaneously. The new versions of the GMT-Master II are fitted on a Jubilee bracelet. The GMT-Master II is the perfect watch for those who travel frequently and want a watch that can keep up with their lifestyle.
The Cosmograph Daytona is Rolex’s crown jewel, and it’s no surprise that it’s at the top of our list. Rolex has updated the legendary Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona. The iconic case and dial design has been subtly refined, with new graphic balance and harmonious color combinations that enhance the contrast between the dial and counters. The Oyster case has been redesigned, with captivating lugs and case sides that catch the light. The new Calibre 4131 chronograph movement, an evolution of the Calibre 4130, is the cherry on top. The only caveat is that they didn’t opt for an open caseback on all new Daytona models instead of just the platinum one.
No doubt Rolex continues to produce some of the most iconic and elegant watches in the world, and the watches listed above are the top five Rolex watches in 2023. If you’re as excited as we are, then don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below.