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    Rolex Baselworld 2019 teaser. Any thoughts?

    Went live this morning.

    My guess is Explorer ll with ceramic bezel? Or perhaps steel Yachtmaster 37/40

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    The first shot is a Sub surely. Something relatively mundane like new movement in the 114060 :)

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    Is there s link or pic for the teaser?

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    Are those hands blackened..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcleminson View Post
    Are those hands blackened..?
    I keep squinting, they do look black.

    (im 40k of the 44k instagram views )

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    There will be an Explorer II with ceramic bezel. I haven't seen the teaser pics but I do know that watch is coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RustyBin5 View Post
    Is there s link or pic for the teaser?
    I found it on Instagram


    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    There will be an Explorer II with ceramic bezel. I haven't seen the teaser pics but I do know that watch is coming.
    Black ceramic, or another colour?
    Last edited by gcleminson; 15th March 2019 at 13:00.

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    Full screen teaser on the home page too: https://www.rolex.com/

    Last edited by JohnnyE; 15th March 2019 at 13:10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    There will be an Explorer II with ceramic bezel. I haven't seen the teaser pics but I do know that watch is coming.
    That has been the rumour for the last two years.

    I hope so because from previous mock up pictures it looks a beauty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    There will be an Explorer II with ceramic bezel. I haven't seen the teaser pics but I do know that watch is coming.

    Inside info?

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    That would be good, the exp2 bezel brushing is a bit vulnerable compared to the ceramic lot.

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    Especially if they went back to 40mm!

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    I miss my old Explore II, if a ceramic bezel version came out it might just be the perfect excuse to buy another!

    42mm might be too large for my wrist however.

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    Pretty sure those hands and hour markers are black....


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanb741 View Post
    There will be an Explorer II with ceramic bezel. I haven't seen the teaser pics but I do know that watch is coming.
    Always liked the mock ups of these. The white dial / black bezel would be good, but the black / black may be quite similar to the GMT, so interesting to see what they do

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    I think its a Yachtmaster with Oyster Flex rubber band and blackout dial, hands and lume plot surrounds with black Ceramic bezel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammond View Post
    The first shot is a Sub surely. Something relatively mundane like new movement in the 114060 :)

    Im going with Explorer 2 .

    Not sure the murdered out look is for me though

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    Doubt its the Explorer 2 as its not clear there is a GMT hand in the centre stack at the beginning of the video, and the hands looks more like the Submariner Date, YM or GMT. 114060 ruled out also as it says "DATE".

    Rumours are of a GMT Coke in white gold.. So this could be it, or the submariner date with upgraded movement.

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    A couple of people (unconnected to each other) have said that getting an explorer 11 has become harder and one AD told me theyíve (very unusually) had a lot of calls about them and wondered if itís being discontinued/upgraded, so would make sense.

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    Whatever it is, will anyone actually be able to buy one?

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    Just been in an additional who, because of no black GMT recently, speculated it may be going. Something else will replace that so...?

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    Have Bamford completed their hostile takeover?

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    I doubt it is Explorer II. Explorer model name is written on top of the dial under Oyster perpetual date.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dkpw View Post
    Whatever it is, will anyone actually be able to buy one?
    Indeed. Was always interesting when they would bring out a new model which you could reasonably expect to get hold of.

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    I'm thinking outside the box here and going to say it's a Space-dweller. Perhaps Rolex think it's time to look forwards instead of backwards, Space is where our Explorers are looking, not in plastic filled oceans or the corpse sided mountains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    .... explorer 11 ....
    Maybe it is my OCD, but will everyone stop calling this watch 'Explorer 11'. It is an Explorer II or 2
    While I am at it, it is not 'Brietling' but Breitling.

    Thank you

    Sorry, it was just time

    BTW, black hands on a black face; don't think so....

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    I'm thinking outside the box here and going to say it's a Space-dweller. Perhaps Rolex think it's time to look forwards instead of backwards, Space is where our Explorers are looking, not in plastic filled oceans or the corpse sided mountains.
    Or the Forum Dweller..

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    I was thinking Explorer II due to the layout of the lettering, however I now think it's likely to be a Sub or another GMT.
    Almost all other dials have the name of the watch below "OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE"
    Seeing Rolex-58 in the HTML path to the teaser got me thinking along the lines of a Space related model due to NASA forming / re-branding in 1958, but I doubt that's relevant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MakeColdplayHistory View Post
    Have Bamford completed their hostile takeover?
    : )

    George Bamford bored Rolex into submission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    I'm thinking outside the box here and going to say it's a Space-dweller. Perhaps Rolex think it's time to look forwards instead of backwards, Space is where our Explorers are looking, not in plastic filled oceans or the corpse sided mountains.
    Good call I hope you are right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisparker View Post
    I'm thinking outside the box here and going to say it's a Space-dweller. Perhaps Rolex think it's time to look forwards instead of backwards, Space is where our Explorers are looking, not in plastic filled oceans or the corpse sided mountains.
    On the Rolex page there's a looped video of the watch and at the end something appears to move at speed across the sky.

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    The current Explorer was released two years before the Explorer II. Thought it would get an upgrade first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Normunds View Post
    I doubt it is Explorer II. Explorer model name is written on top of the dial under Oyster perpetual date.
    Agreed I think 'Explorer II' had always been written underneath the crown and 'oyster perpetual date' unless they have moved the writing to below the hand stack. So oyster perpetual date plus mercedes hands probably means GMT, sub-date, sea-dweller or a new model entirely. Based on this teaser anyway. Each year people focus on the one watch that is teased or leaked and think it is the total offering of the show before it has started. Of course there will be other models too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshk View Post
    The current Explorer was released two years before the Explorer II. Thought it would get an upgrade first.
    I'm no Rolex aficionado but I'm almost certain the current Explorer II is a Basel 2011 watch and the current Explorer got a refresh (lume, longer hands etc) at Basel 2016.

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    Rolex canít go into space - Omega got there first! 😡

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammond View Post
    I'm no Rolex aficionado but I'm almost certain the current Explorer II is a Basel 2011 watch and the current Explorer got a refresh (lume, longer hands etc) at Basel 2016.
    Correct it was 2011. Was the 2016 a proper upgrade?

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    Polished lugs, shape same as the YM.

    Its a steel YM on Oysterflex imo.

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    Rolex Baselworld 2019 teaser. Any thoughts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Toshk View Post
    Correct it was 2011. Was the 2016 a proper upgrade?
    No, same case, movement and model number so a face lift only but I can't see them touching it three years later. It still has a more advanced movement than most (all?) the Submariners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WHL1882 View Post
    Rolex canít go into space - Omega got there first! 😡
    Omega seem to have NASA sewn up but Iím sure Mr Musk wouldnít say no to some cash for SpaceX from RoleX.

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    Steel YM with matt ceramic bezel on Oysterflex.

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    Blacked out hands on a black dial? Rolex have clearly chosen to take leave of their conservative senses.
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    Another vote for the Space-Dweller here.

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    With a date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toshk View Post
    With a date?
    Why not? I think itís something a bit funky.

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    Hands and lume surrounds look black to me. Surely not Explorer II?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haywood_Milton View Post
    Why not? I think itís something a bit funky.
    Air King Date? 40mm Air King with Sub dial.

    Sort of like a Black Bay 36/41?

    Only other guesses are a rebooted Explorer II, or new Milgauss Date.

    Wouldnít say new Submariner because donít those usually appear in gold first?

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    I loved the look of a polar exp2 with a black bezel ever since I saw the mock up pictures a few years ago. In a way I hope it doesnít come to fruition as I know Iíll never get a look in at RRP talk about bittersweet!


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