Every milestone in your life deserves a little celebration and the big moments call for timeless ways to commemorate the same. Is there anything better than a watch, that too something as precious as a Rolex, to set in stone the achievement that makes you proud or happy?
The finest souls in the world don this precious brand on their wrist, symbolic of their success, the status enjoyed and the mountains they conquered. Such is their timelessness and durability that they become family heirlooms, a standing testament to the family’s rich history and inspiring the upcoming generations.
There are many exquisite beauties among Rolex watches for women and men, but there are three who have stood out amongst the royalties of the watches. The Rolex Submariner, Daytona, and the GMT Master have left their mark in history and are counted among the finest representation of the brand that Rolex is.
Pure craftsmanship, stunning aesthetics, unmatched durability, and accurate time-keeping are only some of the many reasons why they are counted as favorites among watch collectors as well those looking to mark a milestone by getting one of these watches.
Let’s understand what makes these Rolex models so iconic.
Released almost 60 years ago, the Submariner is easily one of the most popular Rolex watches for men. A pioneer of a design, the watch was made primarily for underwater exploration and diving. The watertight oyster case kept the timepiece waterproof to a stunning depth of 100 meters, making it an indispensable instrument back then for completing tasks. While the popularity of the Submariner soared among divers, the luxury watch also sought its place among the affluent looking to own a piece of history.
The Submariner since then has evolved to be among the most well-known luxury sports watches in the world. Every model maintains the stainless steel Oyster case and bracelet, with a Triplock crown, and is highly water resistant. The limited edition anniversary model that was released in 2004 is water resistant to up to 300 meters, immediately attracting the watch connoisseurs who treasure such features.
The Daytona was launched in the 1960s to tap into the rising popularity of motor racing. Made eternal by the legendary Paul Newman, the chronograph was labeled the gentleman’s watch and saw a huge following in the coming years. Getting to don a Daytona meant, and still means being ready for a waiting period of up to 1 year, especially if you desire to procure the stainless steel one; such is the demand for this classic model. However, it is fully worth the wait; there are very few watches in the world that can match the excitement and anticipation of owning a Daytona.
The vintage Paul Newman Daytona models especially find a lot of demand, with many wishing to own a timepiece similar to the iconic actor’s. With a celebrated name such as Paul Newman associated with it, the Rolex Daytona is much coveted by the truest timepiece aficionados as well as Hollywood geeks.
Rolex GMT Master
Continuing the trend of Rolex manufacturing tool watches, the GMT was launched for pilots. The GMT Master’s extra 24-hand added to the rotating 24-hour bezel keeps track of two simultaneous timezones as the pilots flew from city to city. This bezel has now become a standout characteristic of the GMT Master; it’s so popular that the models also have their own nicknames depending on the color scheme – Pepsi, Rootbeer, Batman & more.
The anniversary model, GMT Master II reimagined the legendary watch to a spell-binding luxury timepiece; the model had reintroduced ceramic on the bezel, sealing its resistance to scratching and immunity to fading.
Rolex, time and again, has redefined what luxury stands for. For the best experience with a Rolex, be sure to pick it up from authorized retailers like Ethos Watches for they come with the same trust, quality, and service you would associate with the King of Watches.