Top 10 Rolex Watches for 2019

Top 10 Rolex Watches for 2019

Getting a Rolex watch never gets old, whether you’re buying your first ever Rolex, or adding to a growing collection. Any watch lover always has a Rolex in mind! While our advise is to always choose a watch that you like, it still pays to know what other collectors are buying — and why.

Here are this year’s 10 most popular Rolex watches, according to you, our clients and readers. These watches sell out fast and get the most clicks for good reason.

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10 | Rolex President Day-Date

An 18k yellow gold Rolex President Day-Date has always been the choice watch of world leaders and influential men.

This reputation may have boxed the President into a watch for older, accomplished people, but it has recently become a status symbol for successful young people today.


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9 | Rolex Sea-Dweller

The Rolex Sea-Dweller and Sea-Dweller Deepsea are Rolex’s saturation diving watches. While it looks very similar to the very popular Rolex Submariner, the Sea-Dweller has greater water resistance levels, especially made for professional divers, who need to be underwater for prolonged periods.

The Sea-Dweller Deepsea has a depth rating of 3,900 meters (12,800 feet), while the Sea-Dweller’s is 1,220 meters (4,000 feet). They are true tool watches, but look good enough to be worn every day.


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8 | Rolex Milgauss

The Rolex Milgauss is one of Rolex’s most niched watches. Introduced in 1956, the highly anti-magnetic watch was designed for those who worked near magnetic fields, such as medical facilities, power plants, and research laboratories.

Because of its classic style that’s punctuated with a few quirky details (green sapphire crystal, orange lighting bolt hands), it’s also a popular every day watch.


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7 | Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II is a bold and modern tool watch that’s popular among adventurers, and those who want a functional watch that you can also wear 24/7.

Both the latest reference 216570, and its predecessor ref 16570, have the fixed 24-hour bezel which helps distinguish between day and night. Go for the 16570 for a tapered look, or choose the 216570 if you want a bigger, more legible watch.

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6 | Rolex Daytona

Launched in 1963, the Rolex Daytona has a long and colorful history, and a wide range of models that make it so interesting to collect.

While it’s tied both in name and function to the high-octane world of racing, the Daytona has a timeless yet stylish look that makes it popular among both men and women.


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5 | Rolex Yachtmaster

The Yachtmaster was created for yachting and sailing enthusiasts, and is often thought of as a more luxurious counterpart of the Submariner. Unlike its brother, the Yacht-Master II, which is an actual regatta watch, the Yachtmaster is a luxury watch through and through.

With a water resistance of only 100m, it was really meant to be worn on decks of yachts or lounges of yacht clubs – but many wear it as a stylish daily watch.

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4 | Rolex Air-King

The Rolex Air-King is a popular choice for an entry-level or first Rolex. A time-only watch, the original line of Air-King watches only had a mix of Arabic numerals and baton hour markers, plus some very discreet minute markers.

With the updated version in 2016, these designs have been discontinued, but they remain very popular in the pre-owned market.


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3 | Rolex GMT Master

The Rolex GMT-Master is famous for its bi-colored,  24 hour bi-directional bezel that allows wearers to read up time in up to 3 timezones. Originally created for pilots in 1954, it has become the choice of savvy travellers and are must-haves in any Rolex collector’s watch box.

The past two years saw new versions of the Rolex Pepsi, Batman, and Rootbeer, and were among the most talked-about watches of the year.


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2 | Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner was created specifically for diving, but it’s more popular today as a casual-to-dress watch. Its ruggedly elegant look can go from weekend trips, to boardroom meetings and even formal dinners.

Later models with Cerachrom bezels have beefier cases and lugs, but for smaller wrists or wearing under the cuff, go for the pre-ceramic models.


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1 | Rolex Datejust

The Rolex Datejust is the epitome of the classic dress watch. Launched in 1954, the Datejust’s design codes have endured for decades, only making way for upgrades in movement and sizing preferences.

Apart from the variety of sizes and metals within the Datejust family, they also come with different dial colors and textures; Oyster or Jubilee bracelets; the choice of smooth or fluted bezels; and Arabic, Roman numeral, baton, and even diamond hour markers. The possibilities are endless with the Rolex Datejust!

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Which of your Rolex favorites made the list – and which ones didn’t?
We’d love to hear from you.

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