A Guide to the Most Famous Rolex Watches

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Rolex is popularly known for producing some of the most famous luxury watches in the world. They have mastered the process of developing precision watches that exhibit superior quality and functionality. For all those watch connoisseurs out there, we have put together a detailed guide taking you through all the famous Rolex watches you should know about.

Rolex – Guide to luxury watches produced by the Swiss watchmaker

Rolex watches are handcrafted timepieces that showcase exceptional craftsmanship, combined with modern technology. In this article, we will take you through famous watches produced by Rolex. Let’s dive in.

“A pilot has to believe in his equipment, which is why I wear a Rolex.” – General Chuck Yeager

  • Rolex Hulk
  • Rolex Pepsi
  • Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Dial
  • Rolex Tiffany
  • Rolex Datejust Wimbledon

Rolex Hulk – When fiction meets reality

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Rolex Submariner ref. No. 116610LV featuring a green dial and bezel is referred to as the Rolex Hulk. The Rolex Hulk was produced between 2010 and 2020, with a refresh in 2020 nicknamed the “Starbucks.” What makes the Hulk popular is Rolex’s first arrival in the green dial watch trend, which later went on to become a popular design element in many other luxury watches.

The Rolex Submariner Hulk has gained substantial popularity, tripling its value since its launch in 2010. When the brand announced the discontinuation of this particular Submariner reference, prices for the watch soared up. Watch enthusiasts are hoping for Rolex to bring out similar bold designs and colors in new reference watches in the future.

Currently, the Rolex Submariner Hulk pre-owned is valued between AED 100,000 and AED 112,000. Other fictional character related models by the Swiss brand include, Rolex Batman and Rolex Kermit. Actor and watch connoisseur, Robert Downey Jr was seen wearing the exquisite Submariner Hulk.

Rolex Submariner Hulk Dimensions
Case size of the Hulk 40 mm
Movement Calibre 3135
Water resistance Upto 300 meters
Case material of the Submariner Hulk 904L stainless steel

Rolex Pepsi –  The iconic red and blue combination

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Rolex GMT Master 1955 featuring the blue and red GMT bezel was nicknamed the “Pepsi.” The Pepsi nickname was certainly named after the color characteristics that resemble the famous carbonated drink. The new GMT Master II ref. No. 126710 BLRO was launched in 2020. It features an Oyster bracelet and maintains the same red and blue bezel, carrying the Pepsi legacy forward.

This particular pilot watch was specifically designed for Pan American Airline pilots. The watch showcases two different time zone readings which were beneficial for pilots to track Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

Resembling Pepsi’s color was not perhaps the intent for Rolex with the GMT Master. The red and blue color was designed to help pilots easily glance at the watch to differentiate between the time zones that are set on the dial. Pre-owned prices for the GMT Master Pepsi are currently valued at around AED 119,000.

Rolex GMT Master Pepsi Dimensions
Case size of the Pepsi 38 mm
Movement Calibre 3285
Water resistance Upto 100 meters
Case material of the GMT Master ‘Pepsi’ Stainless steel

Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Dial – The classiest chronograph

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One of the most sought after chronograph watches, the Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Dial exhibits elegant styling and superior functionality. Ref. No. 116506 features an Oyster bracelet, and a glissing Ice Blue dial.

The chronograph watches produced by Rolex showcase a bold and rugged design aesthetic. Perhaps, the Ice Blue dial and the chestnut brown bezel, adds a sense of subtlety to the watch. This particular dial color is reserved for platinum Rolex watches, indicating to collectors the exclusivity towards 950 grade platinum.

What makes the Daytona Ice Blue Dial special, is the dichotomy between its ice blue dial and cerachrom brown bezel, they surprisingly harmonize well. The Daytona Ice Blue dial is considered to be one amongst the most famous luxury watches in the world. Current pre-owned price for the watch is around AED 450,000 to AED 530,000.

Rolex Daytona Ice Blue Dial Dimensions
Case size of the Daytona Ice Blue Dial 40 mm
Movement Calibre 4130
Water resistance Upto 100 meters
Case material of the Daytona Ice Blue Dial 950 Platinum

Rolex Tiffany – A sleek and minimalist design

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This Oyster Perpetual 36 watch by Rolex has an Oyster bracelet and a vibrant turquoise blue dial. It showcases a simple yet elegant design with a clean and easy to read dial, and minimalist case style.

“A Rolex just doesn’t tell time, it tells history”

Amongst the three different dial options available ref. No. 126000 36 mm dial is the most sought after variant. This particular timepiece in the pre-owned markets is priced at AED 88,000. When it comes to celebrities flexing Rolex watches, Mark Walberg is one amongst the famous personalities known to own the Rolex Tiffany.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36 Tiffany Dimensions
Case size of the Oyster Perpetual Tiffany 36 mm
Movement Calibre 3230
Water resistance Upto 100 meters
Case material of the Daytona Ice Blue Dial Oyster Steel

Rolex Datejust Wimbledon – A watch that embodies a prestigious tennis tournament

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A Datejust watch by Rolex made in collaboration with the world’s most prestigious tennis event, Wimbledon. This timepiece is one of the most popular luxury watches collectors talk about. The Datejust 41 Wimbledon edition features a slate grey dial with Roman markers colored in Rolex’s classic green.

Tennis’s most prominent figure and former world no. one, Roger Federer has been photographed wearing this beautiful watch. The Datejust 41 watch design resembles the clock’s you see at the Wimbledon court. Most Wimbledon watch models feature a dual tone finish with steel Everose yellow gold. Rolex Datejust Wimbledon watches are extremely rare to find. The pre-owned prices for these watches start at AED 50,000 going up to AED 70,000.

Rolex Datejust Wimbledon Dimensions
Case size of the Datejust Wimbledon 41 mm
Movement Calibre 3230
Water resistance Upto 100 meters
Case material of the Datejust Wimbledon Stainless steel with 18K Everose gold

Add the most exquisite watches by Rolex to your collection

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Now that we have shared a detailed guide to luxury watches by Rolex. Collectors and enthusiasts can choose to buy a watch based on these listings. These top 5 Rolex watches are amongst the most sought after and famous luxury watches in the world. Whether you are looking for a rugged design or a simple and elegant luxury watch, Rolex offers a variety of watches that suit your style.

Perhaps, if you were to ask our favorite watch mentioned in the list above. We would have to pick the bold and powerful Rolex Submariner Hulk. It’s a dive watch that offers features like 300 meters of depth, accuracy in time, and most importantly its unique green dial and bezel.