Rolex has a watch for every occasion. Going to a party? Wear a Rolex. Going to work? Put on your Rolex. Chilling around the house? You get the idea. The premise of owning a luxury watch is to get as much wear out of it as possible. So make sure that you’re investing in a watch you love and will want to wear as often as every day.
Can Rolex watches be worn every day?
A common misconception is that Rolex watches can’t be worn every day and they should be saved for a special occasion. However, this isn’t the case. Rolex watches are made with utmost durability and practical design in mind, making them one of the best luxury everyday watches to invest in. Stainless steel Rolex watches are made to withstand the pressure of everyday usage.
Which is the best entry-level Rolex?
Although you might want to treat yourself to an expensive new Rolex, an entry-level Rolex will still offer you the quality timepiece you’re looking for. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual has barely changed since its creation in 1926. This watch offers you a range of sizes, from 26mm to 39mm, has a self-winding movement and an uncluttered display. The cost of this Rolex is lower than some of the other models because of its simple design – which lowers manufacturing costs, and the size of it, which is slightly smaller than some of Rolex’s other timepieces.
How do I choose a watch to suit my lifestyle?
It really depends on your lifestyle as to which watch you want to invest in. For example, if you’re more of a traveller, the Rolex GMT Master II might be the best watch for you as it has a regular hour, minute and second watch hand and it also has another hand which shows the time at GMT (Greenwich Meantime). This means that you can not only tell the time in the location where you currently are but also the time in London too.
If you prefer a watch to wear for work or evening wear, the Day-Date or Datejust may be the better watches for you, thanks to their versatile design and the fact both watches show the date and these are the models usually adorned with diamonds or gemstones.
Three everyday watch contenders
Rolex have a huge collection of watch designs, all of which look very different and suit different styles. It can be hard to know which ones classify as an ‘everyday’ watch and which ones are more of a dressier watch option. You want a watch that you will love and get the most wear out of. So, to break it down, here are some of the contenders for the title of ‘the perfect everyday watch.’
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a great luxury watch if you’re on the lookout for a timepiece without any bells and whistles. Its simplicity is what makes this watch so great. However, this watch is anything but basic. Rolex takes the best of the usual high-quality elements of their watches; the bezel, case and bracelet and ties them all together with the Oyster Perpetual watch. This watch is perfect for pretty much any occasion you wish to wear it, whether that be to dinner, to work or on a day out somewhere. The Oyster Perpetual also is just as durable as other Rolex models, which means that it can make a great sidekick when taking part in any sporting activities.
The Rolex Day-Date is the most luxury watch on this list. Often referred to as the President timepiece, the Day-Date is available in a wide range of dial colours, metals and precious stones as an extra option. As the name suggests, the date is also visible at the 3 o’clock marker. The movement inside of the Day-Date is self-winding and was manufactured by Rolex themselves, as all of their movements are. The Day-Date has been spotted on the wrists of many celebrities, from Jay Z to Brad Pitt, so if you’re looking for a Rolex watch that will make you feel like one million dollars, this might just be the perfect everyday watch for you.
The Rolex Submariner is a diving watch and is completely resistant to water and saltwater, which makes this the perfect watch if you’re a practical individual who doesn’t want to keep taking their watch off when they have to do a practical task. This watch is one of the most recognisable Rolex’s on the market and was originally created as a timepiece that wasn’t too expensive for entry-level buyers.
But, the ultimate everyday watch: The Rolex Datejust
The Rolex Datejust is a relatively new Rolex watch as it was only created in 1945, to mark the 40 year anniversary of the brand. When created, this watch contained all of the very best elements of a watch that Rolex had to offer during that time, and they combined them to make the Datejust timepiece. Today, the Datejust still remains as one of the best-selling watches among the entire Rolex collection.
There’s a huge reason as to why the Datejust watch is extremely popular. Not only was it the first self-winding chronometer wristwatch that displays the date on the dial, but also it was the first timepiece to have a waterproof case. Such innovations had never been seen before. Also, when purchasing a Rolex this will be one of the first models offered to you.
Although the Datejust is still recognisable, even from its original design in 1945, the watch has had many updates over the years. For a long time, the Datejust was only available in a yellow steel option. In 2017 this changed as it became available in a full steel version, which as you can imagine, made this watch even more popular.
Practicality stands at the heart of selecting the perfect everyday Rolex, and this contemporary (and well ahead of its time) watch may make for the perfect addition to your watch collection, thanks to its versatile and robust design. In our eyes, the Rolex Datejust takes the title as the perfect everyday Rolex.