Our Rolex predictions for 2022
Without a doubt the most anticipated watches of the physical Watches and Wonders show in Geneva, will be the novelties from Rolex. What exciting newbies can we expect this year?
And as interestingly, what will be discontinued?
There are two collections with unique characteristics that have both been neglected somewhat when it comes to calibre upgrades. Could it be the end for the Rolex Milgauss? Surely not. But as for the Air King, it would make sense to shelve something from this collection.
Here at Luxe Watches our team loves chatting about and predicting what might happen every year, so here are our’ Rolex predictions for 2022:
GMT Master II
There has to be something new in store for GMTs this year. We know, from speaking to some of our regular customers, that a full-black bezel on the GMT Master II would be on many a wish list but if there is talk of some two-tone bezels we’re interested.
There are currently the black and blue ‘Batman’ and the red and blue ‘Pepsi’ on Oyster or Jubilee bracelets.
We think it might be time to discontinue the Batman but we would LOVE to see the return of the ‘Coke’, perhaps with a turquoise bezel or a turquoise and black dial. Now that would get heads turning. Failing that, a white gold case would be nice.
A red release
What we do know, is that whatever Rolex does, other brands follow suit. 2021 saw every brand bringing out green dials in varying shades.
We’re hoping to see Rolex pull out all the stops with a red offering - whether that’s the GMT Coke or perhaps a Submariner or Explorer, this would be in high demand.
Sky Dweller dials
We predict there might be a couple of new dials added to the complex Sky Dweller collection as this year marks its 10-year anniversary. This model features a GMT function with an annual calendar actuated by a rotating bezel.
We’d love to see the anniversary model completely in platinum, especially if it had a light blue dial. But if this does come to fruition it would most likely be limited production as with other platinum offerings from Rolex.
Yacht Master update
It’s been a fair while since anyone saw a revamp of the Yacht-Master II collection which is surprising as British sailor Sir Ben Ainslie has been spotted in the no-date 42 in titanium a number of times. Rolex has never used titanium to make a full watch before.
So could we see a titanium version made for the general public? A 42mm case and identical in shape to the white gold version with matching hands and case would be pretty special.
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