The Rolex Baselworld 2011 released might not be as exciting as previous years (for example the Deepsea in 2009 and green dial Sub in 2010) but they truly came up with some impressive additions… especially the additions made to the Daytona lineup. Leading up to the show, everyone was wondering what Rolex could possibly have planned to improve the watch that is already bordering on perfection. The answer is in an 18K Everose gold case, topped with a Chocolate Brown or Ivory dial, surrounded by a Monobloc Cerechrom (ceramic) bezel… the updated Daytona 116515LN.
The new Rolex Daytona models that were launched in Basel this year are spectacular, but the new 44mm TT (steel and Everose gold) Yacht-Master II 116681 is probably going to be the most desirable watch out of the new lineup. What’s the retail price going to be? We heard somewhere around $19,000.
By far the most discussed release around the Rolex booth this year has been the new 42mm Explorer II 216570 (caliber 3187). The updated design is splendid and an all-around perfect change – however, rumors indicate a change in price point that is far from perfect. At $8,700 why wouldn’t you just buy a GMT-Master II?