Rolex Platinum Watches

Platinum is considered the noblest watch metal because of its rarity, durability, and strength. The malleability of platinum requires a high degree of skill for watchmakers, but it comes rewarded with exceptional corrosion resistance combined with vibrant luminosity.

Rolex reserves the use of platinum for its finest offerings. While it is incredibly costly to craft and purchase, this metal gives off an unmatched luxe appeal that collectors would find simply irresistible. Fancy a platinum watch? Here are a few excellent choices from The Crown:

 

President Day-Date 40 Blue Dial Platinum 228206

 

Rolex Day-Date

First launched in the 1950s’, the Rolex Day-Date is one of the premier offerings of the brand. It also made history as the first watch to display the date and the day of the week spelled out in full. Available in 18k gold or 950 platinum configurations, the Day-Date has now become associated with success and accomplishment.

Platinum models bear all of the distinguishing elements of a Day-Date such as a day window at 12 and a three-piece President bracelet. However, what sets them apart are their vibrant icy blue dials, surrounded by a smooth bezel.

 

President Day-Date II Ice-Blue Dial Platinum 218206

 

In 2022, Rolex introduced the ref 228236 Day-Date 40, which marks the first time that the signature fluted bezel is crafted in platinum. It steals attention with its polished finish, unisex sizing, and sunburst dial with a blue seconds hand and raised Roman numerals. Inside, it runs on the Caliber 3255 – a reliable movement with a 70-hour power reserve and a ±2 seconds a day accuracy rating.

 

Day-Date 40 Ice-Blue Dial Platinum 228236-0012

 


 

Rolex Yacht-Master 40

While many Rolex Day-Date models boast a platinum finish from the case and bezel down to the bracelet and crown, the Yacht-Master features platinum bezels only. Paired with steel construction, this combination of metals is dubbed “Rolesium.”

The first Yacht-Master platinum bezel watch was introduced in 2003 with the ref 116622. Measuring 40mm, it featured a steel case and a steel Oyster bracelet, paired with a platinum bezel, and a dial with a sandblasted matte finish. The use of platinum for this model reinforces the sporty and luxe themes of the Yachtmaster. It was eventually offered in 35mm and 29mm sizes as well.

 

Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II 44mm, 35mm, and 29mm Watches

 

In 2016, Rolex replaced the ref 116622 with rhodium and blue dial models that still keep the platinum bezel. The dials come in a sunburst finish – bright blue with red text and central seconds hand, and rhodium with turquoise detailing. The brand offers them in both 40mm and 37mm versions.

 

Yacht-Master Steel Platinum Rhodium Dial Mens Watch 126622

 


 

Rolex Yacht-Master II

Like the Yacht-Master collection, the Yacht-Master II line also offers a timepiece with a platinum-insert bezel. However, instead of the usual steel finish, it comes with an 18k white gold construction from the case down to the bracelet.

The ref 116689 exudes sophistication with its crisp white dial and white gold bezel, with a frosted platinum insert and raised texts. The square hour markers on the dial, the radial small seconds sub-dial, and the blue and red regatta scale and hands are also a clever combination as they give the dial a playful but harmonious look.

 

Yacht-Master II Regatta White Gold Platinum 116689

 

At 44mm, the 116689 is also one of the largest pieces in the Rolex lineup. Apart from offering a 100-meter depth rating, the watch also has the 44-jewel Caliber 4131 at its core. Together, these details make for a watch that feels substantial on the wrist.

 


 

Rolex Pearlmaster

Of course, Rolex also created a platinum watch for the ladies. This option is found within the Rolex Pearlmaster series, which is well-loved for its elegance, diamond-set exteriors, and refined aesthetics.

 

Pearlmaster Day-Date and Datejust Platinum Diamond Dial and Bezel Watches

 

 

Rolex Pearlmaster platinum models come in 34mm case sizes, paired with a five-piece, rounded link bracelet. Aside from being made exclusively from precious metals, what makes the Pearlmaster stand out is the use of precious stones and gems on the dial and bezel, and often generously on the lugs and bracelet.

 


 

With the platinum metal’s vibrant shine and impressive resilience, these watches are suitable for people who seek exclusivity, functionality, and classic but exquisite design. Explore our selection of Rolex platinum watches at SwissWatchExpo.com.

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