The New Year is always an exciting time for watch lovers around the world, especially Rolex fanatics, as Rolex rolls out the biggest announcements during this time. As 2023 has just begun, we know that Rolex will be out with new updates, but what we don’t know is what they will be! But forecasting for the big brand is something we always enjoy.
Will Rolex discontinue any of its hot-sold models? Will the prices of Rolex watches increase? Which new models will be released?
All we know is that the 2023 Watches & Wonders will take place sometime between 27th March and 2nd April 2023 in Geneva, Switzerland. Till then, we can only predict the big move.
With that in mind, here is a list of our top 2023 Rolex predictions.
Our Predictions for Rolex Offerings in 2023
1. New Rolex Models in Precious Metal Options
Rolex uses only premium-quality metals and materials in its creations. For 2023, we can expect Rolex to use precious metals in some of its popular sports models. For instance, the ultra-luxurious Yacht-Master is one of the brand’s most varied collections available in steel/ Everose gold (Everose Rolesor), platinum/steel (Rolesium) and other gold shades (white, yellow and Everose).
However, all the Yach-Master watches in-production come paired with black Cerachrom bezels and black rubber Oysterflex bracelets. Therefore, what we can predict for the New Year is Rolex to create Yacht-Master watches in full Everose gold in various sizes, with matching bracelets and bezels.
2. Launch of New Rolex Two-tone Air-King
Over the past few years, Rolex has released a couple of two-tone sports timepieces. For example, in 2019, the brand introduced the two-tone Sea-Dweller in stainless steel and yellow gold. Next in 2021, it released the Explorer in steel and yellow gold. And, since the Air-King has already received an update in 2022, it won’t be surprising if the crown brand decides to give it a two-tone makeover in 2023!
3. Celebrating Daytona’s 60th Anniversary with a New Green Dial
There are two reasons to derive at this prediction.
- It’s the famous Rolex Daytona’s 60 anniversary in 2023
- Rolex always chooses the colour green to celebrate the special occasions
Keeping this in mind, we foresee a new green dial for the Daytona chronograph this year. Also, if this happens, this won’t be the first time Rolex will launch green versions of its famed collections. In 2003, it released the Submariner Ref. 16610LV with a green bezel; in 2005, it came out with the GMT-Master II ref. 116718 green dial, and in 2016, the Rolex Day-Date Ref. 228239 & Ref. 228235 with olive green dials.
So, it won’t be glass-breaking if Rolex launches a special new variant with a green dial for the Daytona to commemorate its 60th anniversary in 2023. What if it so happens that we see the Daytona paired with another metal other than the 18ct yellow gold?
4. A Revamped Milgauss
There’s a lot of mystery surrounding the Rolex Milgauss, introduced in 1956. The Rolex anti-magnetic timepiece first came out with a rotating bezel and a lightning bolt-shaped second hand. Rolex then changed the entire design with a smooth fixed bezel and a straight second’s hand. However, the collection soon went into its shelf-life in the late 1980s, only to come back in 2007 with a new design.
Since then, Rolex has added various dial and crystal variations to the Milgauss, but the watch has remained unaltered over the past 16 years. Given that, we predict that in 2023, Rolex will shake things up for the Milgauss or maybe completely discontinue it. However, we’d definitely like to see the Milgauss getting a design makeover with a new generation movement.
5. Release of New Asymmetrical Cellini Models
In 2022, Rolex trimmed almost all Cellini models expect for the Cellini Moonphase Ref. 50535 in 18ct Everose gold. As of now, the entire Cellini collection is represented by the Everose gold Cellini Moonphase timepiece. But is it really supposed to be this way? Well, it would only make sense if Rolex beefed up the collection with new exciting Cellini models in 2023.
Speaking of the case shapes and sizes, we hope the crown brand detours from the conventional round Cellini and opt to include some fascinating asymmetrical models. Some previous famous asymmetrical Cellini models include the popular Cellini Midas or the rectangular Cellini Prince. Going back to these unusual hits would definitely excite the Rolex crowd like never before!
If there’s one brand we look up to every year for some fascinating new updates is Rolex. 2023 has just started, and here we are with the predictions for the upcoming months. We’ve listed all the things we think the brand might (or might not) roll out this year, but it’s all a matter of time until things start unfolding.
What do you think will happen to the Rolex watches this New Year? Stay hooked for more updates.