When it comes to watches, nothing screams luxury like a Rolex. From Submariner to Datejust to Day-Date, there is a Rolex for everyone. If you are wanting to purchase a pre-owned Rolex watch we offer a wide selection of authentic Rolex watches for sale. Rolex is a British-founded Swiss watch founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a reliable wristwatch you could wear that would be the ultimate luxury for its users. By 1919 the company had grown and moved to Geneva, Switzerland. 7 years later in 1926, Rolex released their first waterproof watch and named it ‘Oyster’. In the 50s Rolex began designing watches that were designed for professional activities like deep-sea diving and mountain climbing etc. Watches in this collection include the Explorer and the Submariner in 1953, the Deep-sea Special in 1960 and the Sea-Dweller in 1967. This luxury watch brand has grown and is now a household luxury brand name.
The Rolex Submariner is a luxury dive watch that made its debut in 1953. It was originally built for scuba divers and features a rotating bezel marked to 60 minutes in order to track immersion times. As well as a time-only dial with luminous hands and hour markers, and stainless steel construction for resistance to corrosion. The Submariner collection now includes various materials including gold, steel and two-tone steel and gold. Over time with the updating of technology the Submariner has improved its water resistance and is now water resistant to 300 meters.
In the 1950s as commercial air travel was becoming more popular Pan Am airlines asked Rolex to design a watch for its pilots that would tell multiple time zones. Rolex then designed the Rolex GMT Master watch. The clever design of this watch features two hour hands, one 12-hour hand for the local time and one 24-hour hand for a reference time. The reference time is read off the 24-hour bezel, which the owner can rotate to align with the 24-hour hand to set the second time zone. In the 80s, Rolex introduced the GMT-Master II, which has a 24-hour hand that could be set independently from the 12-hour hand.
The Rolex Day-Date came to the market in 1956 and was nicknamed the Rolex Presidential as it was worn by the U.S. President and was to be the brand’s most luxurious model. The watch was made in gold or platinum and features a pair of calendar windows that indicate the day and date. Rolex has made several versions of the Day-Date over the years including one that was fitted with leather straps and Oyster bracelets.
The Rolex Oyster was the world’s first waterproof watch introduced in 1926. Following this in 1931, Rolex released the self-winding Perpetual movement. The Oyster Perpetual model is a three-handed Rolex watch that is automatic, water-resistant and made in stainless steel. In addition to the assortment of dial colours that are available for this model, there are plenty of sizes for both men and men to choose from.
The Datejust is Rolex’s best-selling model which first appeared in 1945 in honour of the company’s 40th year anniversary. The Datejust was the world’s first chronometer wristwatch that displayed the date on a window on the dial. Not only was it the first but its date window is instant meaning that at midnight the date jumps to the next day instantly rather than a slow transition. All the Datejust watches have a Cyclops or magnifier above the date which protrudes above the crystal and magnifies the date 2.5 times. Today, the Datejust is Rolex’s most varied collection offering different bezel, dial and size options.
The Rolex Air-King was released in 1958, with a gold dial for pilots and aviators. The modern version of the watch features a distinctive black and white contrast making telling the time easy with just a glance which is important when you’re in a cockpit. In 2022 the Rolex Air-King was updated with the addition of a more balanced minute track design and crown guards. This elegant watch is finished with a gorgeous green hour hand making it the perfect timepiece for every occasion.