8 Outstanding Rolex Timepieces That Won't Give You The Blues This Lunar New Year
February 11, 2021
Red and gold are lucky colours to sport during Lunar New Year but how about wearing one of these eight gorgeous Rolex watches with blue dials to make a deep impression?
Oyster Perpetual Milgauss
This Oyster Perpetual Milgauss that comes in Oystersteel boasts one of the rarer shades of blue for its dial. Remaining faithful to its scientific heritage and distinctive aesthetics, the watch is fitted with an orange seconds hand shaped like a lightning bolt as well as a Z-blue dial, an exclusive electric blue that is only available on this Rolex model. Accompanying the dial is a green sapphire crystal developed by Rolex and available exclusively on the Milgauss. Best known for being the first watch of its kind for its resistance to magnetic interference, not only is it scratch- and fade-proof, the sapphire crystal’s light green shade turns nearly luminescent at the bevelled edges.
Oyster Perpetual 41
A new model to the Oyster Perpetual range launched in 2020, the Oyster Perpetual 41 embodies the timeless form and function that is firmly rooted in the pioneering origins of Rolex but puts a dynamic spin on it with a vibrant new look. The turquoise blue dial matched with the timeless elegance of the Oyster Perpetual watch makes it a modern addition to one’s wardrobe. Pushing the technical envelope, Rolex employs the calibre 3230, a movement entirely developed and manufactured in-house, for this watch. The self-winding mechanical movement comes with better precision, longer power reserve and more resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, making the watch even more reliable than ever.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41
According to Kee Hing Hung, a bright blue dial is one of the most sought-after among Rolex enthusiasts. Looking at this
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 in white Rolesor—a combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold—it’s no wonder. With a sunray finish that gives off a subtle glow with each wrist movement, the dial lends the watch an extra dose of sophistication. Complemented by the fluted bezel—an aesthetic element always crafted out of gold—and the supple and comfortable Jubilee five-piece link metal bracelet, the watch is handsome and timeless at once.
Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
One of the most talked-about models launched in 2020, is the latest generation of the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date that remains faithful to the 1953 original, which set the standard for divers’ watches. And this version in yellow Rolesor—a combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold—with a unidirectional rotatable bezel sporting a blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial is equal parts sporty and stylish. And it’s not just all about looks: the dial’s luminescent Chromalight display increases legibility in dark environments, giving divers peace of mind. Also, the dial features hour markers in simple geometric shapes such as triangles, circles and rectangles as well as wide hour and minute hands for instant reading even underwater. Of course, reading the date is made easier and more convenient with the iconic Cyclops lens.
Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea
Many would have known that the Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea is a divers’ watch engineered for deep-sea exploration. Waterproof to a depth of 12,800ft (3,900m) with a unidirectional 60-minute rotatable bezel, the watch in Oystersteel with a black ceramic bezel makes for a reliable and functional instrument for a dive trip. But it also commemorates American film-maker, explorer and Rolex Testimonee James Cameron’s historic solo dive to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in 2012. The two-colour gradient of its D-blue dial goes from brilliant blue to bottomless black—a symbolic design to fete one man’s journey to the deepest place on earth. Besides sporting a special colour treatment, the dial maintains its reliability like those found in other divers’ watches from Rolex, thanks to the highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence.
Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40
In 1956, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date made history as it was the first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full. Today, it continues being an icon among horophiles but this
Day-Date 40 in platinum that features an ice-blue, diagonal-motif dial is a contemporary rendition of the classic. (For the uninitiated, the ice-blue dial is the discreet and exclusive signature of a Rolex platinum watch.) Matched with a smooth bezel and the beautiful President bracelet, this stately watch is perfect for both work and play, bringing one from the boardroom to the ballroom with effortless ease.
Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust
For those looking for matching timepieces for the significant other, this Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust make for a good option. Being crafted out of platinum, the 28mm-wide timepiece features an ice-blue dial, making it the perfect match for the aforementioned Day-Date 40. Additionally, this Lady-Datejust features diamond-set hour markers on its dial, thus upping its glam factor instantly.
Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
Designed with the frequent flyer in mind, the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is characterised by its second time zone display on an off-centred disc on its dial. This handsome variant in white Rolesor—a combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct white gold—sits beautifully on the wrist and is suitable for all occasions. Its dial stands out prominently thanks to the contrast between the silver hue of the metal and the watch dial’s shade of bright blue. The dial also features rectangular index hour markers and longer hands, as well as a Chromalight display with long-lasting luminescence, which enhances legibility. Unique for its innovative system for setting the functions using the rotatable Ring Command bezel and the Saros annual calendar, this is the watch, we dare say, one should own and wear.
Kee Hing Hung wishes all customers and readers a prosperous Year of the Ox blessed with good health and happiness.
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Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41; Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea; Day-Date 40; Lady-Datejust; Sky-Dweller
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