Rolex watches have long been considered the gold standard in luxury watch investment – with every model garnering its own fanbase and creating new waitlists of those who are eager to get their hands on one.
As is always the case, with high demand and immense popularity there comes a valuable investment opportunity for those who can purchase and resell their items to a captive buyer market – with Love Luxury, one of the most reputable organisations offering a high-quality authentication service to make reselling easier than ever.
But while the brand itself makes every Rolex watch a coveted purchase, there are of course some models which are more popular and offer a better opportunity than others. In this blog, we’re going to share some of the most in-demand and popular Rolex models for 2022.
Are Rolex watches worth the investment?
Everything from the intricate designs to the material quality and the high-end craftsmanship makes Rolex one of the most coveted brands in the world. The prestige of owning a Rolex watch is what drives so many people to purchase not just new but pre-loved models – with the investment value of the luxury watches only increasing over time (provided the quality is maintained to a high standard).
And it is this demand which makes Rolex watches worth the investment – whether you choose to wear and use your watch or simply hold onto it to resell in the future when its value has increased.
What are the most in-demand Rolex watches of 2022?
The beauty of Rolex watches is that there is a range of different models which are designed and built for different purposes and uses. As part of this blog, we will be looking closely at the Submariner model and the Explorer model – both intended for different uses but both garnering huge attention from buyers and sellers alike.
And our list starts with none other than the Rolex Submariner.
Arguably the most popular Rolex watch of all time, and one which appears at the top of every list, the Submariner is designed as a diving watch – having been first launched in 1953 as the world’s first fully waterproof watch which could withstand the water pressure up to 100m below surface level. And if that’s not enough, the Rolex Submariner has featured as James Bond’s watch, as well as appearing in other movies besides.
In the year 2022, the Submariner model may be pushing 80 years old, but the frequent updates and upgrades have only served to enhance the value and functionality of the model and its collection – without detracting from its timeless aesthetic.
Rolex GMT Master II
Released in 1985 as a newer model of the original GMT-Master from 1955, this Rolex emphasises the display of two time zones – making it one of the best pilot’s watches in the world. The design of this watch was inspired by a request from Pan American for a watch that pilots could wear – though the end design, which pairs the chunky wrist band with a sleek and elegant black watch face, has been worn by a multitude of modern-day celebrities.
The Rolex Sea-Dweller takes all that’s good about the Rolex Submariner, combines it with knowledge and insight from professional divers, and places it in a range of watches which work to a depth of 1,220 below sea level.
This model has been through several re-designs and releases over the years but has retained its scratch-proof and UV-resistant casing which ensures the watch holds its quality even when used. In addition, the styling of the Sea-Dweller, particularly the newer models, pays more attention to aesthetic trends such as the fusion of yellow gold and silvers tones.
Proof that different Rolex models have been designed and created with different adventures and wearers in mind, the Explorer is the luxury go-to for mountaineers, hikers, and climbers – with the understated design and more streamlined aesthetic making it the perfect outdoor-to-indoor solution for luxury watch lovers.
Another watch, another activity. The Rolex Daytona was designed with race car drivers in mind and is named after the famous track. The watch itself features a tachymeter scale which aids both the functionality of the piece and its standout aesthetic, with the Daytona model making headlines back in 2017 when a model which had been worn by actor and driver Paul Newman was auctioned for over $17 million dollars.
All of the above models garner huge attention among buyers and sellers alike – but how do you know if you’re getting a good deal?
How to tell if my Rolex watch is fake?
While all of the above hold the highest value in terms of the value of a Rolex watch investment or purchase, equally as important as choosing the right model is ensuring the highest level of authentication guarantee. That’s why it is always recommended that you go through a thorough authentication process before buying or selling a Rolex, looking out for the common indicators of a fake.
- If the watch doesn’t come with a serial and case reference number, it’s a fake.
- Look for the tiny crown which is etched on the watch crystal just above the 6. If it doesn’t have one, it’s a fake.
- Real Rolexes do not emit any sound – so if you can hear ticking, it’s a fake.
- If a Rolex watch feels light, it’s a fake. Real Rolexes are made of metal and are heavy.
- If the watch in your hand rattles, it’s a fake – Rolex uses only the best quality parts.
Where can I get my watch appraised?
A luxury watch appraisal will enable you to confirm the authenticity of your timepiece and ensure that an imminent or future resale results in you getting a fair price for your investment.
Our team at Love Luxury are professionals in dealing with all manner and models of Rolex watches, with an instant cash for your luxury watch service. For more information, visit our website or get in touch with us today.