Over the years, Rolex has produced some seriously desirable watches. After all, there is a reason that people have been clamoring to get their hands on one of these watches for decades. Rolex is the very definition of quality. The company’s watches evoke the epitome of success. As it happens, the watchmaker has produced more than their fair share of blue-faced watches over the years, many of them going on to become some of the most sought after timepieces in the company’s history. Below are 10 of their best.
10. Rolex Air-King ($5,600)
This stainless steel unisex watch, manufactured during the late 1990s, measures 11 mm in case thickness and has a maximum length of 6.75 inches. It also has a lug width of 19 inches, making it one of the bigger, bolder watches manufactured by the company. Its stainless steel case and bracelet match the brilliant blue dial perfectly, allowing the watch to stand out without causing it to lose any of its class. Like most other watches made by Rolex, it incorporates automatic movement and has an impressive 42 hour power reserve.
9. Rolex Datejust II 41 Blue Dial Men’s Watch ($12,500)
The watch has a stainless steel case and bracelet with an oyster clasp. The fluted bezel is made from 18 karat white gold, accenting the blue dial that rests underneath the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The watch also has a 48 hour power reserve and incorporates automatic movement with a self-winding feature. Perhaps the thing that truly sets it apart is the fact that it’s waterproof all the way down to 100 meters.
8. Rolex Submariner 116613 ($16,500)
This stunning example features a 40 mm case stainless steel case with an oyster bracelet made from stainless steel and accented with 18 karat gold that runs throughout the center. It not only features a blue dial, but also a matching blue bezel. The watch also incorporates the date, allowing both the date and the time to be set with the touch of a single button, thanks to its quick-set feature. It also has a glow-in-the-dark function that lets you see the time easily, no matter what the lighting is like.
7. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1550 ($5,250)
The 35 mm watch is easily one of the most unique examples from the watchmaker. It is constructed of gold-plated stainless steel and has a blue face with luminous technology, making it appear to almost glow, even in full light. The movement is mechanical automatic and it displays the date. It also features a plexiglass crystal and a bracelet with a clasp.
6. Rolex Submariner Smurf White Gold 116619 ($44,990)
This watch features a case and bracelet made from 18 karat white gold, offsetting the brilliant blue luminous dial. The date is easily visible on the face of the watch, ;which also incorporates glow-in-the-dark tock marks that are used to denote the time. Both the date and the time can be easily set with Rolex’s trademark quick-set feature. The watch is also waterproof to 300 meters.
5. Rolex Yacht-Master 116622 ($13,525)
Who wouldn’t fall in love with this outstanding blue-faced watch, complete with a stainless steel case and bracelet? It has the date prominently featured on the face at the three o-clock position and it also incorporates an adjustable bezel made from platinum. The watch is 12 mm thick and 20 inches in diameter. It features automatic movement and incorporates a 48 hour reserve.
4. Rolex Oyster Perpetual 34 ($7,999)
One of the most simple, yet most elegant watches ever produced by Rolex, this watch is understated in almost every capacity. That said, it also has more than enough class to compete with virtually anything else out there. It’s smaller than most unisex watches from the company, at only 34 mm. It doesn’t feature the date like many of its counterparts, but its simple yet elegant stainless steel case and clasp make it a mainstay for those who love well made watches. It’s also water resistant to 100 meters.
3. Rolex Sky-Dweller Oyster Steel 326934-003 ($30,995)
This one has a 72 hour power reserve and features self-winding automatic movement. It also has a rotating disc that allows you to keep up with the time in virtually any time zone. The 42 mm watch has a rotating fluted bezel made from 18 karat white gold. This watch is also waterproof to 100 meters.
2. Rolex Deepsea 116660 ($18,995)
Like most dive watches, this one is larger in size. In fact, it is 44 mm and has a bracelet length of 7 inches. The watch is made from stainless steel and incorporates automatic movement with a 50 hour power reserve. Since it is a true dive watch, it has been certified waterproof all the way down to 3,900 meters.
1. Rolex Daytona White Gold 116509 ($49,995)
The Rolex Daytona 40 mm watch features automatic movement, a tachymeter bezel and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. It’s made from 18 karat white gold and has a blue face with three sub-dials, one each to denote seconds, minutes and hours.
Written by Lily Wordsmith
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