A New Rolex Milgauss? Rolex Baselworld 2019 Predictions

RANT&H | MAR 18, 2019

In today’s video, Christian dives into some of his predictions for what Rolex might release at Baselworld 2019. First up, we have the Rolex Submariner, which will definitely see some kind of change after a pretty solid period of not being changed in any meaningful way. What kind of change? Well, It seems highly possible that Rolex will introduce the Oysterflex bracelet on the Submariner, an option until now only available on precious metal models (namely, the Yachtmaster 40 and Daytona). In addition, there may be the introduction of a matte dial back into the Submariner range.

Next, we have the Explorer, which Christian hopes will see the introduction of a white dial, something not necessarily revolutionary, but definitely enough to cause a bit of a stir. Also in the line, Christian believes we may just see a ceramic bezel implemented on the Explorer II, something that has been rumored for a number of years now, but which has yet to come to fruition.

Last, we have the Milgauss, a line that is long overdue for a facelift, and one that, we hope, Rolex will look to the past to update. There are two references that might inspire some of this change. The first is the 1019, a generally unremarkable and, to some extent, not very different from the existing references. However, the reference 6541, the predecessor to the 1019, is a watch that Rolex should really be looking toward. It features an acrylic bezel, dauphine hands, a honeycomb dial, and dagger indices, making it one of Rolex’s most unique and beautiful models, and one that would feel right at home in their updated range.