The Most Popular & Best Selling Rolexes


The name Rolex is synonymous with luxury. The brand has had a long history with sport, including recently celebrating their 50th anniversary of being partnered with some of the best golfers in the world including Lexi Thompson, Brooks Koepka and Tiger Woods.

The reach of Rolex however is far reaching from equestrian, Formula 1 and yachting to cinema, deep sea diving and mountaineering. Rolex is well established as a leader in the luxury watch market and this list features their most popular and best selling pieces.

For more on Rolex check out Gracious Watch’s recent list of 50 watches for men and women and our recent feature on the Rise of the Rolex.

 


Most Popular Rolex Watches


Deep Dive Into the Best-Selling Rolex Watches

Rolex Explorer

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Specifications

Size: 39 mm
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3132
Price:$5,690

Since the late 1920s, Rolex has been using the world as a proving ground for the robustness of the Explorer watch.

Used by some of the first explorers to scale the treacherous Himalayan mountains, the Rolex Explorer line of watches are able to withstand some of the world’s most extreme conditions.

This piece features a Calibre 3132 movement that has a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, offering resistance to shocks and to extreme conditions. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3132 is a certified Swiss chronometer. This designation is reserved for only the highest precision watches that have passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institutes most rigorous tests.

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Rolex Submariner Date

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Specifications

Size: 40 mm
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3135
Price: $12,495

Launched in 1953, this updated Submariner Date is firmly in line with the original model. With a redesigned oyster case, solid link oyster bracelet and calibre 3135 self-winding mechanical movement.

The Submariner’s rotatable bezel is a key functionality of the watch. The engraved 60 minute graduations allow a diver to safely and accurately measure diving time and decompression stops.

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Rolex Datejust 41

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Specifications

Size: 41 mm
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3135
Price: $7,795

The Rolex Datejust is the modern archetype of the classic watch with aesthetics and function that span decades and transcend trends in fashion.

The Blue dial is the distinctive face of Rolex. The face most responsible for its identity and readability.

The Calibre 3135 movement, like all Rolex in-house movements, is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute.

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Rolex Air-King

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Specifications

Size: 40 mm
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3131
Price: $6,495

The new Rolex Air King pays tribute to the pioneers of flight during the golden-age of flight during the 1930s. This was a period when spectacular progress in aircraft performance constantly expanded humanity’s capacity to conquer the skies and the Rolex Air-King pays homage to these pilots.

With the Rolex Calibre 3131 movement and distinctive black face, the Air King features the same lettering that was on the original 1950s piece as well as prominent minute scale for navigational time readings.

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Rolex Sea-Dweller

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Specifications

Size: 43 mm
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3235
Price: $11,800

The Rolex Sea-Dweller is the ultimate dive watch. Waterproof to an astounding 4,000 feet, the Sea-Dweller was made for dive professionals, in conjunction with dive professionals.

The Calibre 3235 movement is at the forefront of watchmaking technology. With 14 patents, it combines high energy efficiency with great dependability and it’s nickel-phosphorous material is insensitive to magnetic interference.

Additionally, the chromalight display on the black dial pushes the boundaries of visibility in dark environment, giving off a blue light that can last for up to 8 hours.

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Rolex Cellini

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Specifications

Size: 39 mm
Crystal: Scratch resistant Sapphire Crystal
Movement: Rolex Calibre 3180
Price: $13,740

The Rolex Cellini collection is dedicated to creating classicism with the eternal elegance of traditional timepieces. These watches combine the best of Rolex with an approach that heightens its watchmaking heritage.

The simple, clear dial is a nod to the timeless codes of classic watchmaking. The stylized, stretched applique hour markers are divided by a minute track that has been moved toward the centre dial. The appliques and crown are crafted in 18 ct gold, and the black alligator leather strap provides the maximum comfort.

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