For years, Rolex watches have been more or less the standard from which everything else is measured. That is true with virtually every type of watch and the Arabic dial watches are certainly no exception. Below are five of the best Rolex Arabic dial watches that have ever been manufactured. You'll find them ranked from number five to number one. If you're fortunate enough to have the means to get one for yourself, it will likely become one of the most treasured pieces that you have in your watch collection, even if you already have a few favorites that you've collected over the years.
5. Rolex Datejust 116200 36mm 2.0ct Diamond Bezel/Navy Blue Arabic Dial Steel Watch ($11,099)
This is a stunning example of the watchmaker's ability to create something that looks as good as it performs. The case and the bracelet are made from stainless steel and the bezel incorporates a number of diamonds that run throughout its circumference. The face of the watch itself is a brilliant blue color complete with bold Arabic numbers. It's definitely a watch that will get the attention of anyone who sees it. As is the case with the number of Rolex watches, it features the date at the three o’clock position and it has a second hand that sweeps. Of course, it also incorporates automatic movement.
4. Rolex Datejust 16200 with Jubilee Band ($9,378)
Both the band and the case are made from stainless steel, as in the above example. However, the fluted bezel is completely covered in diamonds, and there are diamonds on the face of the watch itself. Each of the Arabic numbers is a diamond, offset by a dark-colored face that allows the diamond numbers themselves to shine in a way that you have to see to believe. Since it is a Datejust, it also features the date at the three o’clock position. It is truly a stunning example of what Rolex is capable of and the 36 mm case allows you to show it off at its absolute best.
3. Rolex Diamond Gold 16233 ($10,863)
There's no question about it, this watch is absolutely breathtaking. Just as the name implies, it is finished completely in gold and diamonds. The Jubilee band has diamonds that run along both sides of the band from beginning to end and the fluted bezel is covered in diamonds as well. The rest of the watch is a combination of stainless steel and gold, complete with a face that is fully encrusted in diamonds with gold accents. The Arabic numbers are done in red, which offsets the gold color very well. There is nothing subtle about this watch. It has a 36 mm case and an ability to stand out in a crowd like nothing else. It's also one of the finest examples of watchmaking to ever exist, something that makes it highly sought-after by collectors and Rolex aficionados alike.
2. Women’s Rolex Datejust Watch 16200 ($9,378)
It's true that there is an example of this watch that is available for men that sells for roughly the same amount, give or take a couple thousand dollars. However, this represents the only Rolex watch on this list that is made specifically for women. The watch itself is very elegant in its design. Much like the men's watch, it also incorporates a 36 mm case, although it manages to somehow look more feminine in the process, thanks in large part to it's somewhat streamlined design. Both the case and the bracelet are made from stainless steel and the strap incorporates a jubilee design. The thing that really sets this watch off is the fact that the fluted bezel is completely encrusted in two-karat diamonds. In addition, the dark colored face of the watch works perfectly as a backdrop against the Arabic numerals, all of which are made from diamonds themselves. Of course, there is a place for the date at the three o’clock position, just like every other Rolex Datejust watch. If you're looking for something that's different and something that is capable of standing out without being ostentatious, this is going to be hard to beat. Furthermore, you get the exceptional quality that automatically comes with being a Rolex. It may not have the most economical purchase price associated with it, but it's something that can potentially last you for years. When you consider the possibility that you could even pass it down throughout several generations of your family, it becomes much easier to see the value in a watch like this.
1. Iced Out Rolex Datejust 36 mm ($16,361)
This watch is perhaps the most stunning example of any watch that has ever been made. Like most Rolex datejust watches, it has a 36 mm case but the real kicker here is that everything is encrusted in diamonds. The entire bracelet, as well as the case, the bezel and even the dial are completely diamond-encrusted. The only thing that doesn't feature diamonds is the date, which sits at the three o’clock position and the Arabic numerals themselves, which are red and outlined with gold. This is a watch that is unlike anything else that has ever been made. That's precisely why it is so heavily sought after and for those lucky enough to have one in their collection, cherished. It's no wonder that this example commands such an asking price, as it's definitely worth it.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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