11 Images of the Rolex Watches Introduced at Baselworld 2017

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Baselworld 2017
Baselworld 2017 opened to the public today and Rolex placed all of their 2017 model configurations on display. They are only visible through a glass display case, so the photos below represent the best I could do with my smartphone. Even though the watchmaker posted their main model updates onto their official website yesterday, I was surprised to see some of the alternate configurations shown in the display case. Click here for official photos and details on every 2017 Rolex model configuration.

Rolex Stand, Baselworld 2017
The photo above shows the Rolex Stand, familiar to those who attended the event last year. It follows the modern design aesthetic that the watchmaker's design team presented at the Oscars a month ago.

Rolex Sky-Dweller Display, Baselworld 2017
Perhaps the most surprising configurations presented are the Sky-Dweller models, now available on Oyster bracelets in Rolesor.

Rolesor Sky-Dweller Models on Oyster Bracelet, Baselworld 2017
The two-tone models above take from the classic Datejust aesthetic, with white, gold and black dials on steel cases with gold fluted bezels. Their Oyster bracelets are made from steel with yellow gold center links.

White Rolesor Rolex Sky-Dweller Display, Baselworld 2017 
Even more interesting is the white Rolesor Sky-Dweller with a blue dial. The dial display has been altered to feature luminescent baton-shaped hour markers, replacing the white gold roman numerals on past configurations.

Rolex Daytona on Oysterflex Bracelet, Baselworld 2017
I was expecting the Oysterflex bracelet to make a splash this year, but I did not anticipate it on the Daytona model. The yellow, white and rose gold Daytona models now feature black Cerachrom bezels and black rubber Oysterflex bracelets.

Rolex Yacht-Master II, Baselworld 2017
The Yacht-Master II models shown above are relatively unchanged, save for their hands and hour markers at 12 and 6 o'clock.

Rolex Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary, Baselworld 2017
The Sea-Dweller 50th Anniversary model features a 43mm case, a Cyclops magnifying lens over the date aperture and the name colored in red.

Blue and White Rolesor Display, Baselworld 2017
In the photo above, the white Rolesor Datejust models are positioned next to the new Sky-Dweller in the same material configuration.

Yellow Gold Display, Baselworld 2017
The yellow gold display shown above features Lady-Datejust models next to Day-Dates and the yellow gold Sky-Dweller.

Ice Blue Platinum Display, Baselworld 2017
Rolex maintains the combination of Ice Blue dials with their platinum models, shown above for men and women with and without diamond settings.

Blue Oyster Perpetual Display, Baselworld 2017
The blue Oyster Perpetual model configurations shown above feature displays similar to the Explorer model. Blue and white seems to be the most common color configuration of the year, replacing the Everose gold that dominated past presentations.

Oyster Perpetual Display, Baselworld 2017
The Oyster Perpetual models shown above feature a variety of dials, including a dial similar to that of the Z-blue Milgauss.

Click back in the next week for more a more detailed look at the new configurations presented by Rolex at this year's Baselworld 2017 trade show. They have shown a desire to diversify their stainless steel product offerings, something that falls in line with luxury watch sales figures from the past year.

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