Rolex is best known for its Aqua Ghost, but do you really know exactly which watch is really right for you?
Oyster Perpetual 39mm: for Rolex first timers
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is simple, robust, water-resistant to 100 metres and fitted with an excellent automatic movement. So a casual Oyster watch means it can be worn with a suit or with sportswear loafers at the weekend. In 1927, Mercedes Gleitze, the world’s first waterproof watch, successfully crossed the English Channel wearing a Rolex Oyster. After swimming for over ten hours to reach the finish line, her watch was still intact and running as usual, and the Oyster laid the foundations for Rolex’s later development.
Submariner Calendar 40mm: bringing out the James Bond character
When Sean Connery became James Bond in 1962’s “Dr. No”, a complete mythological character was born, and it was the Rolex Submariner that 007 wore on his Caribbean missions. It was the Rolex Submariner that he wore on his Caribbean missions. Designed in 1953 for underwater exploration, the Rolex Submariner is a powerful professional diving watch, capable of reaching depths of up to 300 metres, with luminescent material for the zero markers ensuring a clear scale even in pitch black. The image of the Rolex Submariner watch has been reinforced in the eyes of audiences since the 1960s when the Rolex Submariner appeared six times in the great James Bond films. This latest generation of Submariner features a graduated scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel (for monitoring dive time and decompression stops),replica watches uk a classic Oyster case and a yellow gold steel bracelet with a Rolex 3135 self-winding mechanical constant movement.
Explorer II: for the sporty man and the global adventurer
With its uniquely designed functions, the Explorer is an indispensable companion for cavers, volcanologists and polar and forest explorers. 1953 saw the first ascent of Mount Everest by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay at an altitude of 8,848 metres. The magnificent achievement of this human expedition also cemented the link between the Oyster watch and the expedition. To celebrate this feat, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer was launched in 1953 and quickly became a classic watch. The Explorer II, a continuation of the original Explorer version, made its debut in 1971 and appealed to a new generation of intrepid adventurers. (e.g. deep in a cave) or in areas where the sun never sets (e.g. in the polar regions in summer).
Oyster Perpetual Milgauss 40mm: for the technical, stylish, design professional man
Designed to resist magnetic fields of up to 1,000 gauss, the Milgauss was specially designed for scientists who smashed atoms in laboratories and were exposed to dangerous magnetic fields in the mid-1950s. The unique green sapphire crystal, developed in 2007, is a first in watchmaking. Equipped with a traditional 40 mm Oyster case (polished) and an Oyster bracelet in 904L stainless steel (with a blend of brushed and polished finishing), it houses the in-house Caliber 3131 movement, tested by the Swiss Chronometer Testing Centre (COSC), with a Parachrom hairspring (made of niobium-zirconium alloy) and a paramagnetic escapement wheel (made of nickel-phosphorus alloy) to ensure antimagnetic properties. The Caliber 3131 self-winding movement has a power reserve of approximately 48 hours.
Rolex MILGAUSS Resistant to 1000 gauss magnetic fields 3131
Rolex Yachtmaster II: The successful man
For some men, investing in a gold Rolex watch is a way of celebrating a milestone and letting the world know that they have “made it”. The Rolex Yachtmaster II in gold,replica rolex watches with a 44 mm diameter dial, is the largest Rolex watch designed as a chronograph for yacht racing. In other words, if you have a yacht or if you are a sailing fanatic, this is the only model you will probably buy. What makes the Yachtmaster II truly unique is its complex but very simple circular command flap that allows its owner to set the critical countdown time before the start of the race.
We hope this short guide has helped you decide which Rolex watch to buy, but ultimately it is your decision as to which Rolex watch is best for you.