Rolex is not surprisingly one of the most popular watch brands today. But what about within Rolex. What Rolex models are the most popular amongst men? In this article, we will list the most popular Rolex watches for men.
Rolex Submariner is by far the most popular Rolex watch for men. Submariner is a diver watch firstly introduced in 1953. Since then a lot has happened to the Submariner and improvements has been made. It has been introduced in different variations including various colours on the dial and bezel.
In 1989 the first Rolex Submariner with a date was introduced and was replaced in 2010 by the newest Submariner as we know it today. The new submariner with ref. 116610 is a bit bulkier than the previous models and comes with an improved scratch-proof ceramic bezel and improved movement. It also has a smart GlideLock clasp which enables you to easily adjust the size of the bracelet if your wrist expands in the heat or you need the watch to fit on top of a diving suit.
Today you can buy the Rolex Submariner with or without a date. The Rolex Submariner ref. 116610 with a date is far more popular than ref. 114060 without a date, but also about $1,000 more expensive. Rolex Submariner is also famous for being worn by James Bond. The Rolex Submariner ref. 116610 is without a doubt one of the most popular Rolex watches for men today.
Rolex Daytona was first introduced in 1968 with the purpose of meeting demands of professional racing drivers. The watch quickly became one of the most popular Rolex watches for men with its reliable chronograph, perfectly for measuring speed. Daytona comes at a fairly higher price than Submariner but also with a more complicated movement.
Daytona is available in quite a lot of different varieties including models made of platinum or gold. Some Daytona models are quite pricey costing more than $30,000. The most popular Daytona model with stainless steel shown above comes with a price tag of around $18,000. Daytona is a great watch and a real big boy toy.
Rolex GMT-Master II
GMT-Master II is one of my favourite Rolex watches for men. The watch was originally designed for professional use for the Pan Am airline so their pilots would be able to tell time across different time zones. The GMT-Master has become widely popular amongst frequent travellers whether for business purpose or vacation.
GMT-Master II is unique with it’s 24-hour rotatable bezel and its arrow-tipped hand that circles the dial once every 24 hours. The watch is perfect as a dress watch as well as an everyday watch. Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 116710LN costs around $8,000 and is one of the most beautiful Rolex creations of all time.
The Rolex Explorer is a beautiful watch with its clean and simple design. It was originally made for climbing with the purpose of being able to resist high altitudes and low temperatures. Rolex explorer was also the first watch to reach Mount Everest’s 8,848-metre summit in an expedition in 1953 making the watch achieve iconic status.
The case of the Rolex Explorer measures 39mm which is slightly smaller than Submariner, Daytona and GMT-master who are all measuring 40mm. Rolex Explorer is also the least expensive watch on this list at approx. $5,500 making it a good entry-level Rolex watch. The watch has a strong lumen which enables you to easily tell time in the dark which is a great feature for adventuresome.
Yacht-Master is a beautiful watch by Rolex. It is made in many different variations including some 37mm models suitable for women and some popular 40mm and 44mm for men. The originally Yacht-Master was introduced in in the 1950s and has since them been a popular watch for sailors. Yacht-Master has some great diversity making it suitable to wear on a sailboat as well on a yacht club.
This particular model ref. 116655 shown in the picture is one of the newest Yacht-Masters introduced in 2015 with its stunning look with a case of 18ct everose gold and the matte black finish on the bezel. The watch is quite expensive costing somewhere around $20,000. This is the perfect watch for the man who likes to sail or just wont to look good at the yacht club.
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