You have decided that your next luxury watch purchase should be a Rolex. Now the focus is on deciding which model would work best for you. From exploring metal options to determining whether a complete Rolex President with a president’s bracelet is right for you, there are a number of factors to consider. The following should be at the top of your list.
A classic or contemporary look
While annual production is limited, you should consider a series of previously owned Rolex watches. Some of them include a classic style that remains popular from decade to decade. If you are one of those who likes the idea of having a watch with a timeless style, there is no doubt that a classic style will be a great choice.
Rolex has also designed with a more contemporary twist. If you are one of those who prefers a more daring appearance while still offering an elegant appearance, do not hesitate to see those designs. You may find that a newer design perfectly suits your vision of what to own.
The color of the dial
Whichever style you choose, there is no doubt that you will have options for the color of the dial. Many Rolex models offer alternatives to the traditional black or white coating. For example, there are some models that offer blue or green dials. You can also find chocolate spheres. Some models, like the Presidential Day-Date Just 40, even offer a unique design known as a sundust dial.
Coordinate the color of the dial with the other elements of the watch. For example, you may find that a chocolate dial works well with a rose gold case and bracelet. Alternatively, a light blue dial can be attractive when paired with a silver case and bracelet.
The positioning of the date and day
When looking at different Rolex watches, the positioning of the date and the day of the week is one of the most striking elements. Many models have the date in the “three” position on the dial. You will find that if the watch also includes the day of the week, it is often shown at the “twelve” position on the dial.
This is one of the design elements that help differentiate the look of a Rolex from that of many other watchmakers. Other brands often have both the day and the date in the “three” position. See a Rolex that uses the less common setting as one more way to have something that is not like every other watch on the market.
The metallic finish you like the most
What would you like in terms of the finish of the case? There are stainless steel models to consider. You can also go for rose gold, gold, white gold, and platinum. Everyone has their own sense of beauty and style.
For example, you can look around and find that a rose gold Sky Dweller with a matching bracelet would be ideal for you. Alternatively, you may find the steel case and matching bracelet a great option if you plan to wear the Rolex for business and pleasure.
The type of bracelet
Rolex watches are offered with different types of bracelets. You will find the popular oyster design, as well as what is known as a presidential bracelet. Some models also come with elegant leather bracelets that you may find more to your liking.
You want to keep everything original. That includes the bracelet. For this reason, make sure you know what type was used when a classic watch was first released.
Choosing a Rolex is not something you need to rush into. Take your time and consider the different models carefully. Feel free to carefully compare features, case size, thickness, and other attributes. By doing so, you will be able to find a Rolex that you will be happy to call your own for a long time.
George is Digismak’s reported cum editor with 13 years of experience in Journalism