Rolex offers an impressive selection of fine watches for men. We believe the five best Rolex watches for men include the Submariner, Day-Date President, Daytona, Skydweller and Yachtmaster II.
Explore the features and attributes of each Rolex model below to decide which one would fit your wrist the best.
If the combination of luxury and water resistance appeals to you, the Rolex Submariner could be ideal. Rolex began making the Submariner in 1953 and it has held its title as king of the dive watches with a waterproof rating of 300 meters.
The submariner offers a bezel that rotates to enable a diver to keep track of dive time for safety. A special knurled edge enables you to grasp the bezel securely, even when wearing gloves.
The bezel is scratch-proof and luminescent, making it viewable even at the darkest ocean depths. Rolex calls it Chromalight or “blue luminescence” and this glowing display will last for up to eight hours at a time for optimal visibility.
The ceramic bezel of the Submariner has a thin coating of platinum or yellow gold, which protects the watch from moisture, sun, corrosion and scratches.
Released in 1956, the Rolex President was originally named Rolex “Day-Date.” It was when United States President Eisenhower wore one that the name changed to Rolex “President.”
The Day-Date President Rolex is only made of 950 platinum or 18 carat gold. You have your choice of a fluted, smooth bezel or even a gem-set bezel when sporting a President.
The Day-Date is waterproof up to 100 meters, thanks to the special hermetic screws that clamp down securely to seal the bezel with the case. Not only does the oyster case seal out moisture, but it also protects the interior of the watch from dust and pressure changes.
Another feature that sets the Day-Date apart is the 3155 movement, which is self-winding to maintain the high precision and reliability of Rolex watches. The Day-Date President will remain precisely accurate without fail.
The Cosmograph Daytona hit the streets in 1963, created especially for racing drivers who craved a precision watch with a fully-functioning chronograph. Not only is the Daytona precisely accurate, it also has a sporty appearance that sets it apart from other Rolex watches.
The Daytona features three chronograph counters, inset on the watch dial to contrast with surrounding dial. A tachymetric scale sits at the bezel circumference for optimal style and use.
Rolex redesigned the Daytona in 1988 and changed it to a self-winding mechanism. With this innovative upgrade, all new Cosmograph Daytona Rolex watches are branded “Superlative Chronometer Official Certified” on the watch dial.
The Skydweller joined the array of Rolex timepieces in 2012, designed with the world traveler in mind. The Skydweller offers a dual time zone display. The central hands give the local or reference time, while a second time (“home time”) is indicated by a red arrow pointing at the appropriate hour in military format in a rotating disk.
As you travel the world with a Skydweller on your wrist, you can easily set and reset various functions of the watch with the Ring Command bezel feature.
The Skydweller annual calendar only needs one annual adjustment in February, depending on the number of days in the month. The Rolex Saros system keeps the annual calendar precisely set, thanks to precision gear wheels that adjust depending on whether a month has 30 or 31 days.
A caliber 9001 self-winding mechanism keeps the Skydweller accurate and reliable under rigorous testing and extreme conditions. The Skydweller is waterproof up to 100 meters.
Rolex released the Yachtmaster II for the first time in 2010, designed as a luxury sports watch for hardcore sailors on the high sea. The Yachtmaster features a chronograph with a programmable countdown and a mechanical memory.
The dial of the Yachtmaster features high-contrast arrows and dials, enabling you to get the information you need at a glance. With its Ring Command bezel, you can set the watch and even synchronize it to count down from one to 10 minutes to match the starting time of any regatta or yacht race. The Yachtmaster is waterproof and pressure resistant up to 300 meters. Every Yachtmaster II has a caliber 4161 self-winding movement to ensure precision accuracy.
When elegance and reliability are requirements for your timepiece, Rolex makes a watch that will fit your needs precisely.
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