POETRY IN THE LUNAR CYCLE Rolex is introducing a new model in its Cellini collection, the Cellini Moonphase, featuring an exclusive display of the lunar cycle. The 39 mm Cellini Moonphase is offered in 18 ct Everose gold. The Cellini Moonphase has a white lacquer dial with a blue enamelled disc at 6 o'clock showing the full moon and the new moon, the former depicted by a meteorite applique and the latter by a silver ring. The moonphase is read via the indicator set at 12 o'clock on the subdial, as the full moon and new moon rotate through the lunar cycle. The Cellini Moonphase also displays the date around the circumference of the dial, via a centre hand with a crescent moon at its tip. This new model is driven by a self-winding mechanical movement entirely manufac- tured by Rolex, whose patented moonphase module is astronomically accurate for 122 years. The Cellini Moonphase is fitted on a brown alligator leather strap with a folding Crownclasp in 18 ct Everose gold, a fi
The attention of the motor sport world turns to France for the greatest endurance event of the year, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, from 17 – 18 June 2017. Sixty cars will line up on the grid before the French Tricolour flag drops to mark the start of the 85th edition of this prestigious event at Circuit de la Sarthe, and the third round of the 2017 FIA World Endurance Championship. As the Rolex clock begins its 24-hour countdown, the drivers and cars will embark on their quest to conquer one of the ultimate tests of human and technical performance. The 2017 running of Le Mans will be particularly special for Rolex Testimonee and legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Tom Kristensen, who this year proudly celebrates the twentieth anniversary of his first ever victory at Circuit de la Sarthe. This significant win marked the start of a successful racing career as the Dane went on to win eight more times at Le Mans, a feat unmatched by any other driver in the race's lengthy history.
Rolex is introducing a gem-set version of the Oyster Perpetual Yacht - Master 40, its emblematic nautical watch. In 18 ct Everose gold with a black gloss finish dial, it features a bidirectional rotatable bezel adorned with multicolour sapphires, green tsavorites, and a triangular diamond at 12 o'clock. Waterproof, precise and reliable, the Yacht-Master 40 embodies the privileged ties between Rolex and the world of sailing that stretch back to the 1950s. This version is equipped with the innovative, elastomer Oysterflex bracelet developed and patented by Rolex. Like all Rolex watches, the new Yacht-Master 40 carries the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist. THE OYSTER CASE, SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS The Yacht-Master 40's Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness. Its characteristically shaped middle case is crafted from a solid block of 18 ct
Rolex is introducing a 904L steel version of its classic Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 28, as well as a white Rolesor version (combining 904L steel and 18 ct white gold) with a fluted or gem-set bezel in 18 ct white gold. These new versions are available with a wide choice of dials. As with the gold and the Rolesor versions introduced in 2015 and 2016, these new Lady-Datejust watches feature a redesigned, larger 28 mm case and a new-generation mechanical movement, calibre 2236, equipped with the Rolex-patented Syloxi hairspring in silicon. Like all Rolex watches, the new versions of the Lady-Datejust 28 carry the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist. THE TIMELESS CLASSIC FOR WOMEN Rolex's classic feminine watch, the Lady-Datejust 28, is in the lineage of the Datejust, the emblematic model that has been a byword for style and accurate timekeeping ever since its launch in 1945. The first women's ve