Ever since its introduction in 1905, Rolex has produced many iconic models. Indeed, every model represents the ultimate class, luxury and precision.
However, the watches not only have subsisted for decades but also, reformulated the peripheries of mechanical timekeeping.
While nearly all Rolex watches tend to retain a higher resale value with time, they are highly coveted among collectors and potential watch buyers across the world.
Thus, many people often decide to sell Rolex watches and raise some fast cash in a hard-up situation.
Today, we will be looking at the top 5 Rolex watches that are popular for their classic aesthetic and quality.
1. Rolex Datejust
Which is the quintessential Rolex?
The name that is likely to come into your mind is the Rolex Datejust. The warm and simple elegance of a Datejust is admired and recognised all over the world.
Rolex introduced the Datejust in 1945 as the first wristwatch to flaunt a date complication.
However, Rolex later fitted the watch with the “Cyclops” magnifier – the famed feature today found on many Rolexes. The Cyclops lens magnifies the date by nearly 2.5times.
More significantly, the Datejust sports the famous Jubilee bracelet that is instantly recognisable by its 5-link design.
Overall, the elegant dial, fluted bezel, the iconic Jubilee bracelet, the Rolesor and gold and steel fusion of the Rolex Datejust have never been out of style.
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2. Rolex Submariner
Introduced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner is ideally the most popular dive watch of the world.
With a unidirectional rotating bezel surrounding the watch’s face, the timepiece enabled the divers to measure elapsed time when underwater.
While Rolex designed the Submariner as an essential survival tool, its durability has eventually earned worldwide recognition.
Since 1988, the Submariner is powered by the Calibre 3135 movement. However, the movement of the latest iterations features an exclusive Parachrom hairspring.
The Parachrom hairspring offers resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, thereby making the Submariner a perfect watch for harsh environments.
3. Rolex Daytona
The Rolex Daytona is one of the most robust and durable watches you will find in the modern luxury watch market. The watch is the only enduring chronograph of the brand, available in different materials and colours.
The Paul Newman Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is the most expensive watch sold ever at an auction.
Featuring the exclusive “Exotic” dial, the watch is indeed one of the most desirable and unique timepieces in the world.
4. Rolex GMT-Master II
The status boost of the GMT-Master II is something that only a few watches enjoy. The waiting lists for the Jubilee bracelet and 904L stainless steel versions often extend many years in length.
Rolex designed and developed the GMT-Master initially for the Pam-Am Aeroplane pilots to keep track of dual time zones.
However, Rolex fitted the original reference 6542 with a 24-hour Bakelite bezel and luminous radium numerals.
Later, the aluminium bezel insert replaced the Bakelite radioactive inserts, retaining the iconic red and blue colour scheme.
5. Rolex Explorer
Rolex launched the Explorer in 1953 to commemorate Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay’s successful voyage to Mt. Everest.
The original Explorer flaunted a smaller case size, black dial with Arabic numerals on 9, 6 and 3 markers and no GMT complication. The watch was made to withstand changing environments.
However, Rolex introduced the Explorer II in the early 1970s, fitting with the added functionality of a GMT-hand and a 24-hour fixed bezel.
It is important to note that the Rolex Explorer II did not replace the original Explorer; instead, it was an addition to the sports collection.
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