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The Top Five Rolex Oyster Watch Models of All-Time

Rolex is a common and familiar name among many people. Rolex is a world-class watchmaker from the Swiss. The company has established its name by making out of this world wrist watches under brand names Tudor and Rolex. The company was established in London by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in 1905 but was moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919. The company has been operating for more than 100 years, but the quality of their products has never deteriorated. Rolex is the largest single watch brand in the world and has produced numerous stunning timepieces, which has given the company other names such as class, sophistication, and luxury.

Their average production rate is 2,000 watches in a day. They have a DNA of innovation, and their watches move from better to best. A combination of amazing craftsmanship and exquisite materials make the Rolex watches appealing but come with a price. With a variety of watches already in the market today, you may be confused on which one to go, but don't worry as we have a selection of the top five Rolex Oyster watch models of all-time which will make your selection easier and faster.

1. Milgauss with DLC Coating (116400GV)

First on our list of top five Rolex Oyster watch models is the life-changing Milgauss with DLC Coating. It happens to be the most recognizable watch from Rolex. It was made in the early 1950s but taken to the market in 1956, and you'll find it in the production even today. It was given the name Milgauss due to its ability to withstand a magnetic field equal to 1,000 gauss units. It’s a life changing watch as it's perfect for researchers and scientists. Even though Milgauss is heavy on function, it is a great watch. It comes with a blue dial as well as DLC coating that make the watch alluring. It costs $11,950.

2. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1530 Stainless Steel Watch

Second on our list is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1530 Stainless Steel Watch which is perfect for casual wear. It comes with various amazing features such as chronometer automatic self-winding movement, hack mechanism, Microstella regulating screws, adjustable to five positions and temperature, and self-compensating Breguet balance spring. It has a stainless steel case with a 36mm diameter and a Rolex logo on the crown. It also prides itself with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal and Cyclops magnifier. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 1530 Stainless Steel Watch has a satin silver dial with a champagne colored patina, steel raised baton hour markers, and you'll find the date at the 3 o'clock position. The folding clasp is made of brushed Oyster bracelet that makes it convenient for the watch to fit 8 and ¼ inch wrist. It costs $9,120.

3. Rolex Explorer

Third on our list is Rolex explorer which is a true icon of world's best timepieces. Just like its name suggest this watch was launched in 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay became the first people to reach Mt. Everest's summit. Thus, Rolex Explorer is associated with an adventurous spirit and people in a quest for exploring the world's treasures. The watch was relaunched in 2010 and is precious to many people. It comes with a blue chromalight hour markers, the Twinlock crown, Oyster case with a diameter of 39 mm, and the sapphire crystal that secures the movement against any harm. The watch is a certified chronometer with a free sprung balance between shock absorbers. It prides itself with a blue Parachrom hairspring and a bracelet secured with an Oysterlock clasp that enables the user to extend it by 5mm, thanks to its Easylink comfort system. It costs $6,550.

4. Rolex Submariner

Fourth on our list is Rolex Submariner which prides itself as the most popular Rolex model of all time. It was initially designed for divers, but the company transcended its model to fit other groups of people such as hip-hop musician, sports heroes, and Hollywood celebrities. They are waterproof to up to 330 feet and allow divers to track their underwater time, thanks to a sapphire crystal that protects the blue Chromalight display. It has a polished stainless steel case and boasts numerous features such as date tracking, unidirectional rotatable time-lapse divers' bezel, automatic movement, 40mm black dial, golden white hour markers, and luminescent watch hands. The price of Rolex Submariner ranges from $5,000 to 10,000 depending on the quality.

5. Lady-Datejust 28

Closing our list on the top five Rolex Oyster model watches is a woman's made Lady-Datejust 28. It’s made with an amazing mix of elegancy and simplicity to fit every woman. The bezels, which are also the hour markers are surrounded by diamonds, without forgetting the indexes made of diamonds and gold. It also boasts the everose gold iteration and a unique bracelet that makes the timepiece a treasure among women. It costs $35,500.

Garrett Parker

Written by Garrett Parker

Garrett by trade is a personal finance freelance writer and journalist. With over 10 years experience he's covered businesses, CEOs, and investments. However he does like to take on other topics involving some of his personal interests like automobiles, future technologies, and anything else that could change the world.

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