When you ask people what is the greatest timepiece they would choose, it’s always Rolex on the top list. Every piece is guaranteed of high quality and precision, not to mention the designs that continuously allure watch enthusiasts and other prominent people. We love to present to you the five most popular watches that have contributed to the innovation history of watch manufacturing. Give yourself a gift with these excellent Rolex watches.
Rolex Submariner is the icon of diving watches, the first watch that underwent deep water to 100 meters during its first year after launch in 1953. As the years passed by, it was upgraded to 300 meters and had acquired other technological features such as Cerachrom.
- Unidirectional rotating bezel. It uses Cerachrom, corrosion, and scratch-resistant bezel insert to its rotatable bezel that keeps the quality and function of the watch.
- Blue luminescence. The blue glow lights up to see the time even in the darkest environment and lasts up to eight hours.
- Oyster case. Its middle case uses 904L steel and 18ct gold that ensures resistance to pressure and corrosion.
- Triplock winding crown. It is the triple waterproofness applied to divers’ watches.
- Oyster bracelet. The Oysterlock clasp protects the watch from accidental opening. The Glidelock allows adjustments even without tools.
- Perpetual Movement. Submariner models feature caliber 3130 and 3135 self-winding mechanisms. Its Parachrom hairspring keeps them from shocks and extreme temperatures.
GMT Master II
GMT Master II is perfect for people who constantly travel, especially for pilots. Why? Because the features give you three different time zones wherever you are in the world. It allows you to keep track of the time accurately. The iterations of GMT Master II have opened big success for Rolex. The first GMT Master was chosen as the official watch of Pan Am or Pan American World Airways, which happened to be the most popular airline in 1955.
- Precious metals. It uses stainless steel, Rolesor (two-tone), Everose, and white gold for its watches.
- Three-time zones. Comprises of local time, a 24-hour third timezone, and another 24-hour time for second GMT
- Cerachrom. A high-tech ceramic used for bezels with varying colors.
- Caliber 3285. It uses Chronergy, a Swiss lever chronograph that resists magnetism.
- 70-hour power reserve. This power reserve lets your watch sit and still function even after a week of not wearing it.
Another distinguishing feature of GMT Master is the bezel colors namely: Pepsi, Rootbeer, Batman, Coca-Cola, and Fat Lady.
Day-Date is a dress watch that is as well-known as its professional line, the Day-Date is defined by the types of men who have worn it in the past, including two US presidents, Lyndon B Johnson and John F. Kennedy. The Day-Date was so popular among the ruling class that it was given the nickname “President” by Rolex.
- Dial. It has dual windows, the numerical date at 3 o’clock and the day at 12 o’clock which is spelled out in full. The day of the week is accessible in 26 languages. It comes in various colors with precious stones and rare materials such as fossils or meteorites.
- Oyster Case. The first launch is in a 36mm case and now available in 36mm or 40mm. It is waterproof to 100 meters and comes with a smooth, fluted, or diamond bezel. Scratch-resistant sapphire crystals are used in newer versions, whereas acrylic crystals are used in old editions.
- Twinlock crowns. It is screwed into the Monobloc middle case and guarantees water resistance up to 100 meters.
- President bracelet. The President bracelet is only available in the Day-Date collection. A hidden Crownclasp and semi-circular, three-piece links, the middle of which is usually polished.
- Metal Choices. 18k yellow gold, white gold, Everose gold, and 950 platinum are among the precious metals currently offered in the Day-Date collection.
The Rolex Daytona is one of the most well-known chronographs in the world. Models made of stainless steel and historic editions are particularly sought for and tend to grow in value. In reality, Paul Newman’s Daytona is the most valuable wristwatch in the world because of its million-dollar sales. It was created and designed for race car drivers and motorsport.
- Metals. The initial reference was made of high-quality stainless steel, 14k gold, and 18k gold, and the alternatives have only grown to Rolesor (two-tone, stainless steel, and gold) up to platinum and Everose gold.
- Dials. Vintage dials are in white, black, silver, or champagne (gold) and eventually have contrasting colors, earning the name “panda dial” or “reverse panda dial”. Another famous dial is Paul Newman’s dial (black and white).
- Bezel. Daytona is tachymeter equipped that measures time over distance. On all current timepieces, the tachymeter bezel is made of Cerachrom (ceramic) or 18k gold.
- Movement. Rolex in-house Caliber 4130 (automatic movement)
Rolex’s decades of experience in the Himalayas are reflected in the Explorer. It pays homage to the first successful climb of Mount Everest in 1953 by an adventure-wearing Rolex Oyster Perpetual chronograph. That same year, it was introduced as the ultimate expedition and climbing watch.
- Bezel. It has a 904L steel bezel, which is a smooth, sturdy, yet elegant accent that pays homage to the Explorer’s legendary past.
- Case. The case back and the crown are screwed down to secure water resistance to a depth of 100 meters. Its sapphire crystal is scratchproof.
- Blue luminescence. The Chromalight display is blue. High visibility in difficult settings is ensured by the long-lasting luminosity.
- Twinlock system. It has two seals to guarantee water resistance. One is inside the tube while the other is inside the crown.
Having a Rolex timepiece creates a prestigious and elegant aura for the wearer. It’s undeniably beautiful and worth your money if you’d look further into the details and the costs they entail. We created the list above to give you an idea of what Rolex model best suits you.
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