Sure… It’s that point of the 12 months once more. Baselworld 2019 is quick approaching with new collections ready within the wings. And as standard, probably the most anticipated novelties of the 12 months would be the new Rolex watches. This additionally implies that it’s time for MONOCHROME to make our yearly predictions and get inventive. Identical to we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and in 2018, we’ve spent fairly a while on the drafting board making an attempt to guess and design what the Rolex Baselworld 2019 Assortment could be like. And listed below are the watches that we expect Rolex may probably launch at Baselworld 2019.
Please notice that this text is a figment of our creativeness. These are simply predictions. Nothing is official. It’s primarily based on our personal expectations and evaluation.
Guessing what Rolex will introduce for its new assortment has grow to be a convention for us, right here at MONOCHROME. We received’t conceal the truth that we’ve good enjoyable discussing, predicting and designing these potential novelties – to not point out that we’re even relatively pleased with a number of the watches (though some will stay desires). What has modified and made our lives harder is the truth that Rolex has grow to be barely much less predictable. For example, the Daytona Metal/Ceramic was a watch we wished for however didn’t actually count on to see in actuality. The identical goes for the GMT Grasp II Pepsi in metal, with a Jubilee bracelet.
It appears that evidently Rolex has adopted a much less conservative method with items like the Sea-Dweller 126600 with its giant case, its purple line of textual content and the controversial cyclops lens on the date, or the completely unpredictable Air King with a vibrant dial. Nonetheless, there are some issues that stay steadfast, no matter occurs at Rolex. For example, new watches unveiled in gold or two-tone one 12 months are adopted by full metal fashions the 12 months after. With this in thoughts, guessing what Rolex has up its sleeve has grow to be trickier however much more enjoyable too… It permits us to be extra inventive and to design bolder items. However let’s finish that introduction and transfer on to the principle matter: our predictions for the Rolex Baselworld 2019 novelties, the watches that Rolex may launch as a part of its 2019 assortment.
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – A model new Milgauss (ref. 126400, new calibre, 1019 inspiration)
Many of the skilled/metal watches within the present Rolex assortment have been redesigned just lately – or at the very least they’ve acquired some updates. There’s one mannequin, nevertheless, that has been within the assortment with out modifications for too lengthy: the Milgauss. For this reason we consider that the principle Rolex Baselworld 2019 novelty might be a brand new, redesigned, re-thought Milgauss.
What are the explanations behind this prediction? A number of elements must be thought of. First is the overall curiosity for anti-magnetic watches – and we all know that Rolex is operating barely behind on this topic in comparison with Omega, as an illustration. It will make sense for Rolex to get again within the anti-magnetic race with a watch that’s nonetheless named Milgauss, however with greater resistance to magnetism than its present 1000 gauss. Secondly, with the introduction of the brand new 32xx technology of actions, Rolex has additionally improved its manufacturing of amagnetic elements and updating the Milgauss would make plenty of sense. Lastly, this watch has been closely marketed by the model just lately, which might be an indication of issues to come back.
For this reason we’ve envisioned a model new model of the Milgauss, with a case that’s coherent with the remainder of the gathering – much less shiny, extra tapered – and with a dial that may be a tribute to the attractive ref. 1019. We don’t count on Rolex to reintroduce a rotating bezel on this mannequin, nevertheless. The principle query is: will Rolex eliminate the soft-iron cage and supply a slimmer watch with an amagnetic motion as an alternative of counting on an exterior (and heavy) safety?
In any case, our imaginary Baselworld 2019 Rolex Milgauss 126400 appears to be like fairly beautiful, don’t you assume?
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – Rolex Submariner 36 (For girls… and males too)
Let’s face it. Luxurious watch manufacturers are usually not actually good at creating girls’ watches – or at the very least, not good at creating watches for contemporary, youthful girls. Gone are the times of the small, girly, diamond-paved gown watch. Youthful ladies put on sports activities watches, dive watches and bigger watches too. It’s time for Rolex to reply their expectations – which is why we’ve imagined a brand new dimension for the Sub. Meet our Baselworld 2019 Rolex Submariner 36.
Actually, this might be a drastic change of technique for this mannequin, which has at all times been supplied in males’s sizes solely since its introduction in 1953. Nonetheless, consider us, there’s an enormous demand for a smaller Submariner, and never simply from ladies. Some markets would like to see Rolex introducing a 36mm Submariner.
What we’ve created here’s a barely redesigned model of the Submariner, a bit much less “tool-ish”, with a extra luxurious enchantment – however nonetheless the identical diving capacities. The case is much less cumbersome however the bezel and the dial are nonetheless targeted on the important – and on this context, the date window is smart. After all, the brand new calibre 3235 could be a part of the package deal.
We’ve dreamed up three completely different variations. One barely female mannequin with a Rolesor Everose case (mixture of metal and rose gold) and a small diamond within the triangle on the bezel. The 2 different editions are metal fashions, one with diamond indexes and one with a traditional Submariner look in metal with a black dial – and we guess the latter could be a success in shops. What do you consider our Baselworld 2019 Rolex Submariner 36?
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – Rolex GMT Grasp II Coke 126710RONR
That is one that’s extremely anticipated by collectors – though we hardly think about that Rolex would ever re-introduce the GMT Coke. Nonetheless, as a result of our predictions are additionally a means for us to dream, we’ve determined to present it a try to this potential Baselworld 2019 Rolex GMT Grasp II Coke ref. 126710RONR is unquestionably a handsome watch.
It’s mainly an evolution of final 12 months’s Pepsi model, this time with a black and purple bezel. Why may or not it’s launched? Properly, we’ve learn right here and there rumours saying that Rolex will discontinue the Batman (black and blue) mannequin. This would go away some area for a brand new bicolour model.
This new mannequin could be very near the 126710BLRO launched final 12 months, with the identical Jubilee bracelet (we additionally imagined it with an Oyster bracelet), the up to date calibre 3285 and the enduring Coke bezel. The principle query issues the fabric. We’d want a metal model however this new mannequin might be the event for Rolex to introduce one other white gold mannequin or perhaps a platinum model. Time will inform.
Considering that Rolex is much less predictable than it was once and that there’s a slight classic vibe within the present assortment, we are able to think about this GMT Grasp II Coke materialising.
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – Up to date Rolex Submariner (New Calibre) 126610
Following the mixing of the brand new technology of actions into the gathering, Rolex may probably (properly truly, it is going to – we simply don’t know when) introduce an up to date model of the Submariner Date at Baselworld 2019. Realizing that this watch already incorporates many of the model’s applied sciences (Cerachrom bezel, Oyster bracelet with nice adjustment, and so on.), we don’t count on large adjustments to the Submariner quickly.
The 2019 Rolex Submariner could be an replace (prefer it was for the GMT Grasp II) with the implementation of the Calibre 3235. Possibly Rolex may eliminate the maxi case and supply one thing a bit slimmer, with extra tapered lugs, prefer it did on the Datejust 41? General, small particulars to present the Sub a little bit of modernity with out altering the fundamental idea.
As for the design itself, we’ve created three variations of the Baselworld 2019 Rolex Submariner Date. The primary one is an evolution of the traditional metal mannequin – Ref. 126610LN – which solely adjustments its mechanics. The 2 different variations are extra inventive. One is a metal mannequin with a blue bezel – Ref. 126610LN – and the opposite is a yellow gold model with a inexperienced bezel – ref 126618LV – a brand new and splendid tackle the Hulk. Though we doubt these final two variations will materialise, Rolex will definitely replace the Submariner within the coming years, if not this 12 months.
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – Up to date Rolex GMT Grasp II (new calibre) 126710LN
One other replace of the GMT Grasp II, which we consider is greater than more likely to occur. After introducing three new fashions (see right here and right here) within the assortment final 12 months, Baselworld 2019 may witness the replace of the black model of the GMT, with the introduction of the ref. 126710LN.
If the Batman is claimed to be on its final legs, we don’t count on Rolex to discontinue the black model of this watch however as an alternative, we count on the LN to obtain the identical updates as the remainder of the gathering, which means primarily the mixing of the brand new calibre 3285.
The remainder of the watch will stay unchanged, with a black polished bezel and inexperienced accents on the dial. As a lot as we want to see the choice of a Jubilee bracelet, the Baselworld 2019 Rolex GMT Grasp II 126710LN will nearly definitely be supplied on the traditional Oyster bracelet.
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – Rolex Explorer 1 Polar White
Right here’s a particular request from our Founder, Frank Geelen, who mentioned, “if Rolex does that, I’m shopping for one instantly”. And he received’t be the one one. Meet our Baselworld 2019 Rolex Explorer 1 Polar White. Nothing significantly new on this mannequin, besides a brand new dial, in Polar White – one thing that we all know many followers have been asking for.
It’s a watch that we designed final 12 months however we acquired a number of feedback in regards to the fingers and the black paint contained in the indexes. So for our new model of the Rolex Explorer 1 Polar White, we went classical. And the result’s fairly cool certainly! What’s the likelihood to see this watch being launched at Baselworld 2019? Low… However we all know that the parents at Rolex learn these articles! Possibly they’ll hear our needs.
Rolex Baselworld 2019 – Rolex Datejust 36 now in Metal
In 2018 Rolex launched a brand new model of the Datejust 36, with a brand new case, new dials and a brand new motion, the calibre 3235. Solely launched in two-tone variations, together with a brand new Everose Rolesor mixture, it appears logical for Rolex to introduce some metal variations this 12 months (with or with out the white gold fluted bezel).
The Baselworld 2019 Rolex Datejust 36 Metal or Rolesor white gold will probably be precisely the identical because the two-tone fashions, with a slimmer, extra angular case, a skinny bezel and extra fashionable dials. General, not an enormous replace, however a logical, extremely in all probability one.
Observe: this text relies on our personal Photoshop mock-ups, nothing has been offered formally from Rolex. These are predictions, primarily based on our creativeness and expectations. All photos are below license of MONOCHROME and shouldn’t be used with out settlement or copyright (©Monochrome-Watches, 2019).
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