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Top 5 Rolex - Our Buyer's Picks

By Amanda Evans | 4 minute read

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With a history spanning over 100 years, Rolex has crafted the most remarkable timepieces that have graced the wrists of pioneers, athletes, and visionaries. Designed and built to last by dedicated watchmakers, engineers and designers who have poured their heart and soul into creating a legacy of excellence.

Rolex has built a reputation based upon distinction and this excellence has been translated into both function and form. Rolex creations have become known for withstanding the harshest environments, supporting the realisation of incredible feats, and pushing the boundaries of technology to become some of the most inspired timepieces in the world. Admired by watch enthusiasts and collectors, Rolex has carved an esteemed history within watchmaking.

When each Rolex timepiece is designed and manufactured to perfection, it becomes incredibly hard to pinpoint just 5 models that we particularly admire, but our Senior Watch Buyer, Lisa Broun, has shared her Top 5 Rolex watches with us below.

Rolex Submariner Date

The benchmark among divers' watches

Remaining faithful to the original model launched back in 1953, the Rolex Submariner Date sets the standard for divers’ watches. The 41mm Oystersteel case with its exceptional finish has a unidirectional bezel with Cerachrom ceramic insert rendering it virtually scratchproof, and its knurled edge has been designed to present an excellent grip. The luminescent markers on the bezel and the striking black dial with its luminescent Chromalight display presents enhanced visibility in the depths of the ocean. Waterproof to 300 metres with an approximate power reserve of 70 hours, it is easy to see why this stunning timepiece is the diver’s model of reference.

Rolex Lady-Datejust

Refined glamour and technical performance

Simply exquisite, the Rolex Lady-Datejust represents timeless elegance and functionality. The 28mm Oystersteel and white gold case has an elegant and feminine profile with a fluted bezel, a Rolex mark of distinction. The dark grey sunray finish dial, set with ten sparkling diamonds, reflects the light along its delicately brushed grooves creating a subtle radiance. Housing the self-winding Calibre 2236, this timepiece is waterproof to 100 metres. Presented on an Oystersteel Jubilee bracelet with five-piece links, the Rolex Lady-Datejust harnesses technical excellence and beauty for the refined woman.

Rolex Yacht-Master 40

A fusion of function and style for those on the high seas

This robust timepiece is made from Oystersteel and platinum and is equipped with an Oyster bracelet. The 40mm case features a bidirectional rotating bezel made from precious metals with polished and raised numerals on a matt, sandblasted background, it has a silver whiteness to its colouring and is an unmistakeable vision of pure luxury. As with all models in the Rolex Professional collection, the Chromalight display on the dark rhodium dial ensures maximum legibility, and the Oyster bracelet presents maximum comfort whilst remaining robust.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual

Harnessing timeless form and function

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual has firm roots within the history of Rolex as a direct descendent of the original Oyster. Its reputation echoes its famed heritage, and the Oyster Perpetual has all the fundamental features of the wristwatch which propelled Rolex into the limelight. This classic timepiece represents watchmaking excellence in its purest form with precision, a waterproof 28mm Oyster case, Oystersteel bracelet, and self-winding movement with a Perpetual rotor. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is for those who appreciate sophisticated simplicity with technical prowess.

Rolex Day-Date 36

The ultimate prestige watch

The Rolex Day-Date first made its debut back in 1956 as the first watch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full. Known as a watch of prestige, the Day-Date was a world first and has captured the hearts of influential people and world-leaders throughout its history. Made from 18 ct Everose gold, an exclusive Rolex patent, it emits a warm hue that is further enhanced by the stunning brown sunray dial set with diamonds and the signature fluted bezel that reflects the light. Presented on a President bracelet with its semi-circular three-piece links, this stunning timepiece, made from precious materials, grants a superb combination of refined comfort and ultimate prestige.

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