The right watch is more than functional; it’s also a fashion statement. The most popular Rolex watches have a few things in common. They’re invariably sleek and stylish, and they are built to last. Here, we’ll dive deep into a discussion of the most popular Submariner, the Cosmograph Daytona, and other best-selling models of this iconic brand as well.
Probably the single most popular model of this famous brand of all time, the Rolex Submariner was designed with scuba diving enthusiasts in mind. This iconic model has transcended its original purpose though, reaching sports heroes, hip-hop musicians, Hollywood celebrities, and others.
So popular that it has been in production since 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona was originally marketed to racecar drivers, and as you might have guessed, is named in honor of Daytona, Florida, one of the world’s car racing capitals. Thanks to its bold, masculine aesthetic, Daytona is one of the most popular men’s luxury watches.
Sub-dials give the Daytona’s face a uniquely sporty appearance, and there are many variations to discover as you become more familiar with these watches.
There’s one more thing you should know about the Cosmograph Daytona: besides being one of the best-selling of this luxury brand, it features accurate, reliable tachymeter and chronograph scales that allow racers to measure their speed, up to an astonishing 400 kilometers per hour.
The Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II are waterproof, with large hands and easy-to read numbers. The model is fairly new, having been introduced in 1992, however, its stylish appearance and functionality made it an instant favorite. The Yacht-Master is popular with men and women alike and is produced in a variety of finishes to suit any style.
So named because of its association with US President Eisenhower, it offers a variety of finishes including simpler stainless steel for a sleek, understated appearance, and gleaming gold for the ultimate look of Rolex luxury. If you want a watch that exudes sophistication, class, and success, the Rolex President is a fantastic one to consider.
Introduced in 1945, the Date Just was the first-ever watch to feature a date and self-winding capability. This streamlined timepiece features a signature cyclops lens for easy viewing, and it is available in an incredible array of finishes, including a number of ladies’ models in stunning colors, with or without diamonds. Reliable, uncomplicated, and perfect for wearing on any occasion, the Date Just will make a Rolex enthusiast out of anyone.
Introduced in 1956, it allows wearers to easily read the date as well as the full day of the week. Its case comes in a variety of options including 950 platinum and 18 ct gold. The Day Date is among the best-selling Rolex watch models of all time and has made its way onto the wrists of many world leaders and business executives.
This statement watch was designed with the help of Pan American Airways for use by the airlines’ pilots and navigators. Introduced in 1954, the original model had a 24-hour display fourth hand complication that enabled wearers to set the watch to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) or another time zone, and then use the rotatable 24-hour scale bezel set second-time time zone.
The Sea Dweller was originally introduced in 1967, pushing waterproofness to an astonishing depth of 2,000 feet. In 1978, it was updated to allow wearers to descend to depths of 4,000 feet. A patented helium escape valve prevents overpressure and equalizes the air inside the chamber. Besides being a technological marvel, the Sea-Dweller is a handsome, masculine timepiece that exudes the go-anywhere appeal that all of the most popular Rolex models are known for.
Like many other models, the Explorer has waterproof performance and a signature profile and offers the advantage of distinctive legibility, with luminescent indices and large numerals at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Robust yet elegant enough for the most distinguished affair.
The Air King is undeniably popular and has been since its introduction in 1945 as part of a series of aviation-themed watches designed in honor of the British Royal Air Force pilots who took part in WWII’s Battle of Britain. This amazing watch offers a sleek profile that’s similar to that of the Explorer, and both new and pre-owned models are popular with men and women.