Rolex is the most recognizable and most coveted watch brand in the world. Here are five popular Rolex watch models that are in stores now and that offer accessible (for Rolex, that is) prices for collectors of all ages.
Rolex calls it the quintessential Oyster, and the purest expression of the Oyster concept. It¡¯s hard to gavinwatch
argue with that, and this watch provides an excellent entry point into the world of Rolex.
The Oyster Perpetual offers its owner many of the advances Rolex is known for, including some the best technical developments. The 36 mm 904L stainless steel case is water resistant to 100 meters, or 330 feet. The center section of the case is milled from a solid block of steel. The crown uses the patented Twinlock system to keep the elements at bay, and the sapphire crystal is virtually scratchproof.
This model is powered by the Rolex manufacture self-winding caliber 3130. This movement bears the official Swiss chronometer certification, and, like all Rolex movements, it is known for both precision and reliability. The precision is made possible by a free-sprung balance, prized by collectors and found in the finest movements. The patented blue Parachrom hairspring offers excellent protection against shocks, magnetic fields and temperature variations.
The 36-mm Oyster Perpetual is priced at $5,400.
The Rolex Explorer is a true icon, not only for Rolex, but within the larger world of rugged, precision-made timepieces. It replica rolex Submariner
famously accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay when they became the first to reach the summit of Mt. Everest in May, 1953. That achievement is one of many, but it is emblematic of the adventurous spirit that guides both Rolex in its quest for perfection, and those who consider their Explorer an essential part of their success.
Launched in 2010, the newest Explorer remains faithful to the heritage that extends back to 1953. Blue Chromalight hour markers and hands assure excellent visibility in all conditions. The 39-mm Oyster case, the Twinlock crown, and the sapphire crystal secure the movement against harm.
Inside, the Caliber 3132 self-winding movement is as robust as it is precise. Of course it is an replica rolex daytona
officially certified chronometer. The free-sprung balance is precision-fitted between two Paraflex shock absorbers, developed and patented by Rolex. The blue Parachrom hairspring assures high-precision timekeeping.
The bracelet is fitted with the patented Oysterlock clasp, and with the Easylink comfort system, which allows the user to extend the bracelet by 5 mm.
The Rolex Explorer is priced at $6,550.
Rolex Datejust II
The Rolex Datejust is the quintessential ¡°goes everywhere, does everything¡± timepiece. When men say they want a watch they can wear with jeans as well as a suit, this is the go-to recommendation. The Datejust defines versatility.
The Datejust also represents another time-honored and timeless Rolex design. Though it has been updated since its creation in 1945, it remains an instantly recognizable talisman of taste and refinement. In 2009, Rolex launched the current model, the Datejust II. With its 41 mm diameter, this latest incarnation satisfies the desire for a timepiece that makes a bold statement on the wrist.
The Datejust II is the only watch among our selections to offer one of Rolex¡¯s most widely-recognizable technical enhancements: the Cyclops lens above the date. Invented by Rolex in 1953, the lens magnifies the date 2.5 times, making it much easier to read. The date display itself offers both quick correction via the crown, and instantaneous changing.
The 904L stainless steel Oyster case is available with another instantly identifiable Rolex hallmark: the fluted bezel. When the Oyster debuted in 1926, the fluting was functional ¨C it allowed the crown to be gripped so it could be screwed down onto the case to guarantee a watertight seal.
The self-winding Caliber 3136 movement bears the ¡°Chronometer¡± designation, awarded by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). It features the Microstella variable-inertia balance, Paraflex shock absorbers, and Parachrom balance spring with Breguet overcoil for improved timekeeping precision.
The Rolex Datejust II is priced from $7,150.