One of the most famous watch manufacturers in the world is Rolex. The London-based company was founded in 1905, and today the Rolex name stands for sophistication, class and luxury. It is the largest single watch brand in existence and has created a series of impressive watches in its more than 100 year history. Because they are made with such masterful craftsmanship and exquisite materials, Rolex watches are expensive. Here are the ten most expensive Rolexes you can buy.
10. Milgauss with DLC coating (116400GV) – $ 11,950
One of the most recognizable watches produced by Rolex is the Milgauss. It was first released on the market in 1956 and has been in production ever since. The watch gets its name because it can withstand a magnetic field of up to 1000 gauss units, making it an excellent watch for scientists and researchers. The Milgauss has many functions, but it also looks great. The iteration with a blue dial and DLC coating is modern luxury at its best.
9. Cellini Date – $ 17,800
The Cellini Date watch from Rolex displays seconds, minutes, hours and the date in style. The black and gold Everose iteration of the watch is sleek, smooth, and highly versatile – it’s the kind of watch that will enhance just about any type of outfit. Equally beautiful is the 18-karat white gold and black version of the Cellini Date. Each has a perpetual mechanical movement, leather strap, and a subtle textured dial.
8. Cellini Dual Time – $ 19,400
The Cellini Dual Time perfectly pays homage to the traditions of classic watchmaking while retaining a look of exclusive refinement. The unique thing about this model is that it has a marker on the dial to distinguish between the hours of the day and night. Stylized hour markers surround the dial, as does a gold Rolex logo. The Cellini Dual Time automatic movement is a homemade stopwatch that is highly accurate and reliable.
7. Limited Edition Black Explorer II (16750) – $ 20,000
The original Rolex Explorer watch is a true classic, and in 1971 the company released the Explorer II, which is still in production today. The watch is not only attractive in style and design, it is a scientific tool that has become popular with explorers, volcanologists, and cave scientists. A limited edition of this model that sports a PVD carbon coating costs significantly more than the standard Explorer II.
The 904L stainless steel in the standard version of the watch gives its strap and case a rugged exterior that protects its components from corrosion in harsh environments. Having a white dial enhances the readability of the Explorer II, but it also serves as the perfect background to highlight the subtle details of the hands and markers. The Caliber 3187 movement of this watch allows it to display conventional seconds, minutes and hours along with a second time zone.
6. Lady-Datejust 28 – $ 35,500
One of the most attractive watches for women made by Rolex is the Lady-Datejust 28, which presents a magnificent combination of elegance and simplicity, but is not light in function. Diamonds surround the bezel and also serve as hour markers along with indexes made of gold and more diamonds. The Everose gold iteration of the Lady-Datejust 28 is exclusive to Rolex and is made to last longer than standard rose gold. The chocolate colored dial of this model highlights the unique tone of the bracelet, case and accents of the watch.
5. GMT Master II (116719BKSO) – $ 38,250
The GMT Master II watch is one of the strongest models made by Rolex, but it is still incredibly attractive. Built to be a companion for professionals and travelers, the GMT Master II can display different time zones and has a dial with unique indexes, markers and hands. The inner movement, a Caliber 3186 mechanical movement, is a certified Swiss chronometer that is highly resistant to shocks and changes in temperature. The version of the watch with a black dial, red and blue lacquer around the bezel and 18-carat white gold case is the most expensive in the GMT Master II collection.
4. Sky Dweller Everose Gold – $ 39,550
The Sky Dweller in Everose Gold has timeless style, flawless function, and is a pleasure to look at. It’s sophisticated inside and out and contains a highly readable Rolex Sundust dial, 18-karat gold hour markers, and a skillfully crafted, aesthetically pleasing bracelet built to last. The Sky Dweller Everose Gold features the Caliber 9001 movement, which is automatic and manufactured entirely in-house.
3. Day-Date 40 (228206) – $ 50,580.14
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