December 26th, 2019 | Updated on June 25th, 2021
Rolex has always established a very high standard of quality for watches ever since it was founded in 1905. Not only that, but the company also made a name known throughout the world during the process.
Rolex has taken horology to a whole new level. From the iconic Submariner to modern Day-Date, Rolex watches are indeed among the most exquisite timepieces across the entire world. And to have at least one is an absolute privilege.
In this article, we’ll walk you through how to choose the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle.
1. Rolex Explorer
This Rolex watch is aimed for adventurers. The Rolex Explorer is perhaps the most sports watch of the brand. Even so, it is one of the front-runners of many people. This timepiece has an abundant history, which starts with a Rolex Oyster Perpetual that Sir Edmund Percival Hillary used to spearhead his conquest to Mount Everest in 1953.
Rolex launched and unveiled the Oyster Perpetual Explorer that very same year to honor and salute the watch’s and Hillary’s achievement. At the present time, the brand offers two Rolex Explorer models, a 42mm Explorer II and a 39mm Explorer.
These watches might seem entirely different and unique, yet both are tailored for adventurous environments. The design of the Explorer remains loyal and devoted to the original, with a durable Oyster case, legible numerals, and a black dial. But the Explorer II is an upgrade of the original design, including a GMT-function and expanding some millimeters in diameter.
2. Rolex Submariner
Although the Rolex Submariner might seem similar to the GMT-Master at first sight, it’s an entirely tougher watch, which you can submerge at least 1,000 feet or 300 meters. This depth is undoubtedly an impressive upgrade and development on the original model, which was the very first timepiece capable of being submerged up to 100 meters.
Since this Rolex watch is a true diving watch, rest assured that it has met the ISO 6425 standard. That said, the Submariner isn’t just water-resistant to extreme depths but is also resistant by rapid changes in temperature and pressure, magnetism, condensation, and salty seawater.
The Rolex Submariner features a 60-minute, unidirectional rotating bezel to assist and aid divers to safely and accurately gauge how long they’ve been underwater. What’s more, the bezel is built from Cerachrom, the same as on the GMT-Master.
Additionally, this Rolex watch has a 40mm diameter case, with an automatic 3136 caliber movement, enlarged date complication at 3 o’clock, and a screw-down winding crown.
3. Rolex GMT-Master II
The GMT-Master was released in the mid-1950s and initially made for airline pilots. Aside from the regular second, minute, and hour hands, it has one more hand for showing the time at GMT (Greenwich Meantime).
This GMT hand rotates throughout a twenty-four-hour bezel. Thus, you can always know what the correct time is in your present location. It is especially helpful and beneficial when traveling for pleasure or business.
Additionally, that twenty-four-hour bezel is built from hard ceramic, and its red and blue finish provides the timepiece the appellation of the Pepsi Rolex. The GMT-Master II, at 40mm, is a notably compact watch thanks to its design.
4. Rolex Air-King
For those whose pastime of choice is flying, then the Rolex Air-King is for you! This timepiece provides a classically, simple, attractive look, with a domed bezel, Oyster bracelet, and a compact 40mm case.
To those who are not looking carefully, Rolex Air-King may seem to have the same design to classic Rolex, for instance, the Day-Date and Datejust. However, there are ample affirmation and acceptance to aviation to make it notable from the graduation-gift and corporate-gift crowd.
The timepiece features a unique, exceptional black bezel with large hour numerals at 3, 6, 9, divided by tiny minute numerals utilized for navigational time reading. What’s more, the 3131 caliber of the Air-King has a power reserve of at least forty-eight hours. Plus, its water resistance is about 100 meters.
5. Rolex Cellini Moonphase
This Rolex watch is part of the classic watch collection of the brand and is ideal for those people who take their timepieces seriously, yet want an elegant look. The Rolex Cellini Moonphase provides a simple, uncomplicated white dial with a 39mm case.
Even so, underneath its simplicity is an intricate 3295 caliber movement, which the company claims will last accurate for 122 years before it needs modification.
For casual observers, it’s rather simple to think that a Rolex watch is merely a watch, and you can find almost similar Rolex watches on the wrists of those dressed in formal clothes.
However, there is so much more to Rolex than stylish, high-class watches. The brand provides a professional range, including watches designed for particular hobbies and careers, such as driving, diving, and flying.