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Baselworld 2016


Rolex’s Superlative Chronometer certification, redefined by the brand last year, continues to make waves within its collection for 2016. The brand is quick to advise every automatic watch within its range undergoes a rigorous testing process above and beyond COSC certification (which is also required by Rolex). In fact, it takes place after the movements have been cased to ensure any variation in accuracy caused by the casing process is accounted for. Following are a couple of new ladies models that I particularly enjoyed, and each is subjected to the aforementioned rigors.

Rolex is introducing the new generation of its Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in either yellow or Everose Rolesor versions or a combination of 904L steel and either 18-karat yellow or Everose gold. These models feature a redesigned case enlarged to 28 mm and a mechanical movement, caliber 2236, equipped with a Rolex-patented Syloxi hairspring.

Rolex is also introducing a new version of the Oyster Perpetual Pearlmaster 39. Available in 18-karat Everose gold and set with diamonds, this interpretation highlights Rolex’s expertise in gem setting. The watch is equipped with caliber 3235, backed by 14 patents, incorporating the Chronergy escapement developed by Rolex.

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