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Rolex Unveils 14 ‘Out-Of-This-World’ Men’s Releases for 2021

After months of speculation and rumours, Rolex has finally presented its latest creations at Watches and Wonders 2021. The latest Rolex releases are, as always, brought to life by the brand’s heritage watchmaking expertise. And feature a range of timepieces that will take fans from Rodeo Drive to the shores of Miami and all the way to the highest mountain peaks. Check out Rolex’s exhilarating lineup of new men’s watches for 2021 below.

Rolex Explorer oystersteel and yellow gold with marble background
Rolex Explorer | Image: Rolex

Explorer Additions

Born on top of the world, the latest explorer range was brought to life by The Himalayas where they became the setting for the watches real-life laboratory. Particularly the highest peak, Mount Everest, where the Explorer constantly evolved to meet explorers’ needs. This includes the new-generation Explorer and Explorer II, pieces that have mastered the extreme frontiers of exploration, taking wearers from the highest mountain peaks to the most isolated polar regions.

Two Rolex explorer oystersteel and yellow gold
Rolex Explorer | Image: Rolex


The new Rolex Explorer 2021 brings back the familiar 36mm case that first launched in 1953 following the May 29th ascension of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay. Cornerstones of the original, the lacquered dial features the familiar 3, 6, and 9 numerals to remind wearers that adventure is both a combination of spirit and determination.

Dimension: Ø 36.00mm
Movement Type: Calibre 3230
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Material: Solid Oystersteel
Colour: Yellow Rolesor (Oystersteel and 18 ct Yellow Gold), Oyster Steel
Price: $9000/ $15,250 AUD

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Two Rolex Explorer II oystersteel
Rolex Explorer II | Image: Rolex

Explorer II

A technical watch by any definition, the Explorer II was once one of the brands most ambitious designs. It now returns with a redesigned case and bracelet, bringing enhanced visuals to a piece that remains true to its heritage. High legibility is the hallmark of a watch built for exploration, and the Explorer II continues this legacy with a choice of black or white dial backed by the trademark orange 24-hour hand.

Dimension: Ø 42.00mm
Movement Type: Calibre 3285
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Material: Oystersteel
Colour: White, Black
Price: $12,000 AUD

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Rolex Datejust palm dial everose gold
Rolex Datejust | Image: Rolex

Dials with Unique Designs

Rolex brings back two of its most recognised models to showcase a range of refined and original dials. Often referred to as the face of the watch, Rolex believes the dial should shine with a spirit and vitality, springing to life as light falls across it. The brand has certainly achieved this sense of spirit with the latest range of unique designs.

Four Rolex Datejust palm dial oystersteel, everose gold, white gold, yellow gold
Rolex Datejust 36 | Image: Rolex

Rolex Datejust 36

Perfect for your next trip to the tropical rainforests of Beverly Hills. Rolex has unveiled its latest range of ‘Palm’ dials that feature palm patterns across three of the brands signature aesthetic styles. With a choice of green, yellow, and Everose Rolesor, there’s a colour for every taste. The fourth model in the lineup is likely to be the most sought after, a mature fluted motif, finished in yellow Rolesor with a jubilee bracelet.

Dimension: Ø 36.00 mm
Movement Type: Calibre 3235
Colour: Green, Gold, and Silver Palms or Everose Oyster bracelet with a fluted bezel.
Price: $9900/ $15,500/ $16,900/ $16,450 AUD

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Three Rolex Cosmograph Daytona everose gold, yellow gold, white gold
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona | Image: Rolex

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona

Launched in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was designed to meet the needs of professional racing drivers. Each piece features a tachymetric bezel and a high-performance mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. The new models are equipped with a calibre 4130 movement pushing the boundaries of watchmaking technology. For 2021 these three new models each feature a dial made from metallic meteorite – yes, this watch is really out of this world.

Dimension: Ø 40.00mm
Movement Type: Calibre 4130
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Material: 18-karat White, Yellow and Everose Gold
Colour: White, Yellow and Everose Gold
Price: $61,750/ $57,850 / $48,050 AUD

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Rolex Day-Date 36 orange with crystal design background
Rolex Day-Date 36 | Image: Rolex

Rolex Diamonds Keep Dancing

Along with a range of new Lady Datejust 28mm varieties, there are three new Day-Date 36 models that are available via special order only. Formed in the depths of the Earth more than a billion years ago, nothing matches the brilliant shine of a diamond. Embellishing a raw beauty that Rolex showcases through its latest iterations.

Three Rolex Day-Date 36 oyster perpetual yellow gold, everose gold, white gold
Day-Date 36 | Image: Rolex

Day-Date 36

The latest Day-Date 36 Models showcase that diamonds really are forever. While they certainly aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, you can’t look past the craftsmanship of these new Day-Date’s. Each has been handset with hundreds of diamonds:

  • 450 on the dial.
  • 52 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel
  • 254 in the same cut adorning the case.

You won’t find a Rolex Day-Date made out of anything other than precious metals and these are no different. Encased in either 18K white, yellow, or Everose gold they’re beautiful and stark pieces to put it lightly. If that’s your cup of tea, don’t expect to walk straight into a dealer and purchase these, they’re not a part of Rolex’s official catalogue so you’ll have to find someone who knows someone, who knows someone and you might have a chance to grab one of your own.

Dimension: Ø 36.00mm
Movement Type: Caliber 3255
Material: 18K white, yellow, and Everose gold
Colour: Coral, burgundy alligator leather and turquoise.
Price: Special Order (on request)

Rolex 2021 Range

General FAQ

What are Rolex releasing in 2021?

Rolex has unveiled a series of new watches for 2021, including two explorers, two explorer II's, four Datejust 36 colours, three Comosgraph Daytonas, and three Day-Date 36 with diamonds.

Will Rolex increase price in 2021?

While there have been rumours that Rolex will increase their prices again in 2021 they're yet to confirm the new. If we had to hedge our bets, we'd probably say yes.

What Rolex has been discontinued most recently?

Rolex most recently discontinued the Oyster Perpetual lineup in 2020.

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