Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock all your life, there’s a very good chance that you’ve heard of the Rolex brand. Rolex is one of the most prestigious, well-known Swiss luxury watch manufacturers to grace the Earth.
It is the brand of choice for many musicians, politicians, and royalty and has many great accolades to date, including being one of the most expensive to ever sell at an auction, as well as holding the record for the most certified chronometer movements in a wristwatch.
So, what makes the Rolex such an attractive brand?
Well for one, every single watch that comes from the Rolex factory has been made with the greatest of care and precision, using the highest of quality components. And for two, it’s one of the most versatile luxury watch brands around, offering a wide range of watches to cater to a range of different tastes.
Some of the Most Popular Rolex Models to Date
If we were to list all the various Rolex models, you’d be reading this article for quite some time.
Instead, we’ve put together a small selection for you to get an idea as to how this brand differs across its range, and which is most suitable for your personality:
- Oyster Perpetual: This watch’s roots go back all the way to 1926 and is the watch the made Rolex the brand it is today. It was the world’s very first waterproof wristwatch and while slight enhancements have been made over time, it still resembles that same original design.
One of the best things about this model is that comes available with a range of flattering colors including a funky blue and a cool red grape.
- Yacht-Master: If you’re looking for a nautical themed watch, the Yacht-Master is a great model to opt for. It’s a pretty glamourous model and is available in stainless steel, gold, or platinum.
Another cool feature is it’s the only watch in the whole of the Rolex collection to feature a precious metal rotating bezel.
- Explorer: Another of Rolex’s earlier creations, the Explorer was first released in 1953 as the would-be model for any budding explorer or mountaineer. It was then revamped in 1972 with the addition of a 24-hour hand and fixed bezel, helping adventure enthusiasts differentiate between night and day when stuck deep down in the depths of a cave.
- Air-King: Another classic Rolex model. First released in 1958, the Air-King, this majestic timepiece was one that was aimed at all those highflyers out there – the pilots of the skies. While it’s much smaller in size than many modern aviator watches, it’s so clear to read, that you hardly notice when wearing it. And to top it all off, the Air-King equipped with a distinctive green hour hand to make it really stand out among the crowd.
Milgauss: The Milgauss is Rolex’s most contemporary looking timepiece, which is perfect for today’s modern man. Featuring a unique lime green sapphire ring around the bezel, and a classic orange lightning bolt second hand to contrast, and a snazzy blue dial, this timepiece speaks volumes and is easy to see why it’s such a popular piece.