Monochrome Monday: 5 Watches We Hope to See From Rolex at Baselworld 2014

Rolex Milgauss ref. 116400

Rolex Milgauss - Blue dial

We heard rumors that the version of the Rolex Milgauss with black dial and ‘normal’ sapphire crystal will be discontinued, meaning that only the model with black dial and green crystal and the one with the white dial will remain in the collection. So, how about adding a blue-dial Milgauss?


Rolex Sky-Dweller in stainless steel

Rolex Sky Dweller - stainless steel

We would love to see a stainless-steel version of the Rolex Sky-Dweller, the most complicated timepiece in the entire Rolex watch collection. Rolex, like many other luxury watch brands, tends to first introduce its new models in gold and follow up with stainless steel versions a year or two later. Chances that Rolex will ever introduce a stainless-steel Sky-Dweller are slim, however; the Rolex Day-Date, for example, has only ever been made in precious metals. However, we dream of seeing a stainless-steel Sky-Dweller, preferably with an anthracite dial, as imagined above.

So will we see anything like these imagined Rolex watches? Stay tuned to and our blog,, for live reporting from Baselworld.

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  1. Concur with Colin. Increase the diameter of your bezel; 44 to 48. Look at the Oyster Pertual DateJust ; the one with a Jubilee bracelet , gold and silver . The bezel is only 36mm. It is a classic. Should appear in DateJust 2 with a bigger bezel and in a jubilee strap.

  2. Would like to see some more 42mm cases. I bought the new Explorer 2 last year and the 42mm size is perfect. Either a GMT, Daytona, Sub or Seadweller in a 42mm would be great. Would love to see the “Pepsi” come back as well although that bracelet shows fingerprints from across the room.

  3. I would love to see more dials for the Datejust. I am quite puzzled as to why Rolex has so limited the number of dials fro choose from. They discontinue won of the most beautiful dials – the blue concentric. However, they don’t bother to replace it with another new design.

    Imagine being a Rolex guy like me who would spend the money on a new Datejust, but simply can’t because they don’t bother to reach out to their customers and ask.

    As much as I love my Rolex watches (I own five), I am afraid they will be in trouble if they don’t come out with some designs. Also, putting a new colour on the GMT II and then charging even more for it is not the answer. You fine gents in Geneva can do better than that!

    NOTE TO ROLEX – wasting your time with revamping Tudor is/was a gargantuan mistake. The Tudor line looks subpar and cheap and is an ugly line. DUMP IT NOW! Don’t dilute the Rolex name and image!

  4. These are all great proposals, frankly.
    Personnaly I would appreciate to find this new sea dweller with minutes’ index all around the bezel, and not only for the first quarter.
    I would also appreciate to see a GMT III with the month indicators of the sky dweller. This would be sober and would allow to have an annual calendar.
    And for all new Rolex, at last, an anti reflective coating.
    That’s all for my wish list :-)

  5. Bernard Caulfield

    On the face of it at least, the Rolex Sky Dweller appears an unfussy, if not understated timepiece. What then, gives the watch the crown of Rolex’s most complicated timepiece?

  6. Roadster

    I need them to make a 75mm Daytona so I can use it to dangle on my white gold necklace….yeahhh buoyy!!!…like flavour flave…lol

  7. S.E.Boyle

    Rolex! I understand most of the movement is made by Zenith? Look at the El Primo and Daytona, same watch? Different name.

  8. BadgerHeel

    Wow I’d jump all over that Daytona. I think it would create a huge stir.

  9. Rolex fanboys are at it again, ever amusing in their incredibly disproportionate worship of a brand whose highest distinction is perhaps the robustness of its timepieces.
    All for the better, we would’t want the zealotry and cash be thrown in the direction of actual watch makers, like say JLC.

  10. Colin Agar-Rea

    Please Mr Rolex can we have a 48 or 50mm case…Please..x

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