These are five of the most famous Rolex watches and they stand out for their marked sporty nature. We are talking about the Yacht-Master, the Explorer II, the Cosmograph Daytona and the GMT-Master II (which we are going to show you in the versions with red and blue bezel, and black and blue bezel, otherwise known as “Pepsi” and “Batman”).
The first, specifically designed for navigators, is recognizable at first sight by its bidirectional rotating bezel graduated to 60 minutes in relief, made of 18-carat gold, 950 platinum or technical ceramic. The graduations and numbers stand out against the matt background. The Yacht-Master models are equipped with the 2236 or 3235 calibres. The 3235 includes an optimised version of the blue Parachrom hairspring, while 2236 is equipped with a silicon hairspring. In addition to being insensitive to magnetic fields, it is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement with a Perpetual rotor.
The Oyster Perpetual Explorer II smiles at big travellers, it features a 24-hour display with an additional hand and it is equipped with a fixed graduated bezel. Created in 1971, the watch now features a case magnified to 42 mm and a Chromalight display dial with long-lasting luminescence. Water-resistant to 100 metres, it is equipped with calibre 3187, a self-winding mechanical movement with a regulating organ equipped with a large variable inertia balance wheel. Insensitive to magnetic fields, it ensures continuous winding of the mainspring, thus providing constant energy thanks to the movements of the wrist.
Born as a tribute to the world of speed, the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is now also available in three new versions: yellow gold, white gold and 18-carat Everose. These versions are equipped with an Oysterflex bracelet in elastomer reinforced by a metal blade and feature a black ceramic monobloc Cerachrom bezel. Water-resistant to 100 metres, it is equipped with calibre 4130, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement. The chronograph is triggered by a column-wheel mechanism and a vertical engagement. The regulating organ is equipped with a blue Parachrom hairspring, while the calibre has an automatic winding module with a Perpetual rotor for approximately 72 hours of autonomy.
Last but not least in this Rolex “sports range” is the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II (which we are presenting here in the “Pepsi” and “Batman” versions), equipped with a bidirectional rotating bezel with a 24-hour graduated Cerachrom disc in red and blue ceramic.
This watch is powered by a 3285 calibre with a Chronergy escapement (made of nickel-phosphorus alloy) and a 70-hour power reserve. Water-resistant to 100 metres and insensitive to magnetic fields, it has a Cerachrom ceramic disc (red and blue, or black and blue). At this point, it’s up to you to choose how to look sporty, but with style!
Edit by Alessandro Colombo – Motori Di Lusso