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ROLEX BASELWORLD PREDICTIONS 2019

Posted on 19 March 2019

It’s that time of the year again. Baselworld 2019 is fast approaching with new and exciting collections waiting to be unveiled in anticipation. Here at Michael Spiers we sat with George, our Watch Manager in Plymouth, to hear his guesses and thoughts on what the Rolex Baselworld 2019 Collection might be like.

New Movements

In the past few years we have seen lots of movement updates and improvements, including use of new materials, brand new creations and even some revivals of once lost classics. “This year will be no different; I expect to see the new 3235 movement (which can be found in the Rolesor Datejust 36) to be implemented into the rest of the 36mm range. I also expect the 2236 movement, which last year was put into the 18ct 31mm Datejust collection to also be housed across the board for all 31mm Datejust models.”

New Dials

Last year we finally saw Rolex put forward white and black dials across the Oyster Perpetual family and this year we expect to see some old favourites with brand new shiny dials. “I would like to see some more dazzling colours across the Datejust range, the 41mm especially would look incredible with an injection of colour. Although it’s a very smart timepiece, I would love the option of a Rolex green or even purple.”

The One of a Kind

Over the past few years Rolex have really hit it out of the park with incredibly unique and one of a kind timepiece’s; Who could forget the Rainbow Cosmograph Daytona in Everose from last year! These watches have become the choice of Rockstar’s, the elites as well as the most prominent collectors in the world and are near on in possible to get your hands on! Although not to everyone’s tastes we can all agree they are certainly a piece of art.

The Showstopper

“This is the big one. The one everyone knows about, talks about and wants as soon as its released.” Last year we saw the famous ‘Pepsi’ revived on the Jubilee bracelet in Oystersteel, the year before was the re-invention of the Sea-dweller and the time before that was the Cosmograph Daytona finally receiving the Cerachrom bezel.

“I expect this year’s showstopper to follow suit. The Explorer II hasn’t had a makeover for some time now and is one of the only steel professional models yet to sport the Cerachrom bezel. I’m expecting this to be centre stage this year with a full makeover.”

Something New for the Ladies

At Michael Spiers we’ve noticed a huge increase in women wearing men’s watches and enjoying the sportier pieces. “I’m expecting Rolex to react to this new preference for ladies’ watches by releasing a ‘ladies’ Submariner in Oystersteel and Rolesor versions of the classic and perhaps even a diamond dial option!”

Whatever Rolex decide to release, there is absolutely no doubt all eyes will be on them.

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