The New 2022 Rolex Watches: What You Need to Know

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There's a totally rejiggered Air-King and a left-handed GMT Master II with never-before-seen bezel colors. But that's not all. 

When you're talking about Rolex, even the subtlest changes can be a big deal — but this year, we got updates both big and small from across the brand's ranges.

This GMT Master II (ref. 126720VTNR) is Rolex's first lefty watch. Ever. The crown is on the lefthand side, as are the date display and "cyclops" magnifier.

Rolex could've simply reached into its archives and pulled out one of the nicknamed bezel designs fans have been clamoring for. Instead, they gave us something without a nickname 

Rolex is a brand generally associated with green, and it's an on-trend color, but nobody saw this move coming.

We can't say we anticipated this — until we watched Rolex's teaser video. Still, it's rather a big deal for the brand to completely overhaul a collection as they did with the Air-King for 2022.

The Air-King (ref. ref. 126900) boasts small tweaks and refinements, but it's really the Oyster case with its sporty crown guards that gives this watch a niche all its own within Rolex's catalog.

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