Which Rolex is Right for you? A Men’s Guide to Rolex Watches

Purchasing a Rolex can be momentous occasion but, with so many options available, choosing a Rolex may be harder than first expected. Whilst personal taste and design can ultimately be the deciding factor, it’s important to research models and understand the functions of your timepiece. Use our handy guide below to see which Rolex could be the best fit for your lifestyle.

The Outdoor Sportsman

If you’re a keen outdoor sportsman, arguably the most recognisable Rolex sports watch is the Rolex Submariner. Particularly popular amongst deep sea divers, this watch is ideal for outdoor and water sports and is famed for resistance to water and corrosion.

Originally launched in 1953, The Rolex Submariner’s swiftly became iconic as a robust timepiece with distinctive dials. Its main features include being made of 904L stainless steel; Swiss 3135 movement, Green dial for maximum readability and Oyster bracelet for both comfort and durability.


Famed for being worn by some of the world’s most influential leaders, the Rolex Day-Date is affectionately referred to as the “President”. Whilst this is often considered to be a dress watch, the Rolex Day-Date is a timeless classic made to suit any attire for the businessman hoping to make an impression.

Originally launched in 1956, the Rolex Day-Date comes in a variety of metals, bracelets and styles with main features include automatic movement and water resistance up to 100 metres.

The Fashionista

Since being released in 1945, The Rolex Datejust has transcended many changes in wristwatch fashion has been produced in a variety of trends and styles. Whilst it has maintained retaining the enduring codes that make it, the Datejust remains one of the most recognised and diverse Rolex timepieces for the fashion-focussed gentlemen.

The Yachtsman

If you enjoy days out on the yacht, look no further than The Rolex Yacht-Mater. Created as a sleek sports watch, The Yacht-Mater combines elegant aesthetics with robust functionality. Whether you’re out on the open sea or enjoying a drink at the yacht club lounge, this Rolex ensures you look the part.

Features of the Yacht-Mater include the option of platinum or stainless steel casing, calibre 3135 and a self-winding mechanical movement.

The Motorist

For the keen motorist, The Rolex Daytona, is a classically designed timepiece which was originally introduced in 1963. The watch itself was designed to meet the demands of professional racing drivers due to its highly reliable chronograph and bezel with tachymetric scale. The precision of the watch allows drivers to perfectly measure average speeds up to 400 kilometres or miles per hour, as they choose. An icon eternally joined in name and function to the high‑performance world of motor sport.

It is easy to see why these drivers adopted it as their timepiece of choice, as the Daytona boasts a reliable chronograph function to match the collection’s peerless aesthetics.

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