Ellen DeGeneres Rolex Collection

Ellen DeGeneres for Rolex

Ellen DeGeneres: Dead Serious About Rolex Watches

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the most-liked TV personalities. The actress, comedian, philanthropist, and host is most famous for her humor and dance moves on The Ellen Show, but to watch collectors, she’s one serious Rolex fan.

She’s never without a watch on her show and in just about every public appearance, and she’s one of the very few ladies in Hollywood with a serious interest in watches.


Here’s what we gathered about her collection – and we have to say we’re very impressed:
Rolex Explorer II Steve Mcqueen Vintagebr
Ellen has a collection of both vintage and modern Rolexes, and one of her highly collectible ones is the Rolex Explorer II “Steve McQueen” 1655 watch. Designed for cave explorers, it has an orange arrow-shaped hand to help the wearer see in the dark.
Rolex GMT Master IIbr

Ellen also has the very versatile and easy travel companion, the Rolex GMT-Master II. Suitable for both globetrotting and more formal occasions, Ellen has several models of the GMT-Master II: the Pepsi red and blue bezel and the 18k yellow gold with anniversary green dial.

models in her collection: 116710, 116719 (Pepsi), 116718LN (Anniversary green dial), and 1675 (Blueberry Bezel).

Rolex Submarinerbr
Here’s one of the more unique pieces in her collection: the “Smurf” Rolex Submariner 18k in White Gold and Blue Dial Ceramic Bezel. Being a Sub, this watch is made with diving in mind but it also looks right at home with Ellen’s preppy ensembles.


Ellen may be a clear Rolex fan, but she also has several Patek Philippe Aquanaut and Nautilus watches in her collection.
Other watches in Ellen DeGeneres’ Collection: Ellen may be a clear Rolex fan, but she also has several Patek Philippe Aquanaut and Nautilus watches in her collection. | All photos taken from Ellen’s Instagram Page.


Rolex Yachtmasterbr
One of the great things about Ellen’s collection is she makes sure to get her hands on rare or high-tech pieces. She has the Rolex Everose Yachtmaster with an Oysterflex strap, the first Rolex to carry the beautifully-engineered, not-just-any-rubber-strap.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytonabr

Now we’ve come to Ellen’s obvious favorite: the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona. She has been photographed frequently with it, wearing at least 7 different styles both vintage and modern, so it’s safe to say that she loves the Daytona.

models in her collection: 116500 (White Dial Black Cerachrom Bezel), 116515 (Everose Black dial), 116505IVSO (Ivory Dial), 116518LN (Yellow Gold Panda Dial Oysterflex Strap).

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Vintagebr

Ellen has also been quoted as saying that the Daytona is “The only watch I wear. I have both vintage and new models.” It may be a stretch to say she only wears Daytona, but she does have a clear preference for it – in fact, she has some holy grail models in her collection – the “Sigma” dial 6263 and 6265.

models in her collection: 6263 (stainless steel), 6265 (yellow gold from the 1970’s)

PHOTO CREDITS: Main Photo by ronpaulrevolt2008 licensed by CC BY 2.0 via Flickr / all photos from Portia DeRossi’sInstagram and Ellen DeGeneres’ Instagram.
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