Rolex 2018: New releases at Basel World

Rolex at Basel World 2018

Each year the watch and jewellery show known as ‘Basel World’ takes place in Switzerland. The 6 day event sees big-name watch brands come together to introduce and launch their new watches into the watch world. It is an event which is highly anticipated by watch enthusiasts internationally, so you can imagine our excitement presenting these new watches to you. Though the show officially kicks off tomorrow on 22nd March, Rolex have released previews of the new watch models they will be launching this year.

Whilst some of the new Rolex watches were predicted by watch enthusiasts, others took us by surprise. All of the new watches are models which already existed in Rolex, however they have been relaunched in different materials, with different dials and even different bracelets. Let’s run through the new Rolex releases.

Rolex GMT Master II ‘Pepsi’ Stainless Steel on a Jubilee bracelet

Perhaps the most anticipated watch which was predicted and long desired by enthusiasts, the Rolex GMT Master II
which was previously only sold on a Oyster bracelet now comes on a Jubilee bracelet.

Rolex GMT Master II 18k Rose Gold with a Brown and Black Ceramic Insert

The GMT Master has been introduced in 18k Rose Gold and Stainless Steel & 18k Rose Gold (see below) with a brown and black insert.

Rolex GMT Master II Stainless Steel & 18k Rose Gold with a Brown and Black Ceramic Insert

Rolex DateJust 36mm

Redesigned case and lugs.


Rolex DateJust 31mm

A redesigned case and a range of new dials.


Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18K Rose Gold

Adorned with gemstones, including 36 baguette-cut sapphires on the bezel in rainbow hues.


Rolex Deepsea

Redesigned case, broader bracelet and resized Oysterlock folding safety clasp.



Pictures courtesy of Rolex