Despite not making revolutionary brand marks with design innovations, Rolex watches always embody a concept of perfection, from their material craftsmanship to external aesthetics and internal movements. For Rolex, the demand always surpasses the supply, especially for their men’s timepieces. Now, Thế Giới Đồng Hồ Đẹp (Beautiful Watch World) will introduce to readers the 10 most sought-after Rolex watches for men in the past decade.
1. Rolex Submariner 16610LV “Kermit”
First released at Baselworld 2003 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner line, the Rolex Submariner 16610LV “Kermit” created a sensation among watch enthusiasts with its strong and sporty style, showcased by the stainless steel 904L case, 40mm diameter, and oyster bracelet made of the same material. The Rolex Submariner 16610LV “Kermit” left a deep impression with its green bezel and black dial combination.
Powered by the automatic Calibre 3135 (a COSC-certified Chronometer), the Submariner 16610LV “Kermit” has a power reserve of 48 hours and exceptional water resistance up to 300 meters.
2. Rolex Daytona 116500LN “Panda”
Making another wave, the Rolex Daytona 116500LN “Panda” was first introduced in 2016. As the name “Panda” suggests, the dial of the Rolex Daytona 116500LN resembles the appearance of a panda with a black ceramic monobloc bezel and three prominent sub-dials (also black) on a white dial.
Protected by the Oystersteel 904L case, the Rolex Daytona 116500LN “Panda” is equipped with the Calibre 4130 movement, providing a power reserve of 72 hours. This timepiece exudes elegance and luxury with its three-piece Oyster bracelet made of Oystersteel 904L.
3. Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO “Pepsi”
Considered the most outstanding model in the GMT-Master II collection, the GMT-Master II has truly captivated even the most discerning gentlemen. The Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO “Pepsi” was unveiled at Baselworld 2018 with its red and blue color scheme on the ceramic cerachrom bezel and black dial. The color combination, known as “Pepsi,” represents the traditional colors of the soft drink brand.
Apart from its iconic appearance, the Rolex GMT-Master II 126710BLRO “Pepsi” stands out with the advanced Calibre 3285 movement with 10 prominent Rolex patents.
4. Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600
The first Sea-Dweller watch featuring a cyclops lens to display the date, a Rolex trademark, but that’s not all that makes the Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 attractive. It shines with a black cerachrom bezel, a 904L stainless steel case, and a 43mm diameter. The Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 is perfect for extreme water resistance, up to 4000ft (1220m).
In addition to its impressive exterior, the Rolex Sea-Dweller 126600 features the modern Caliber 3235 movement, exclusive to Rolex, boasting 14 patents and a continuous power reserve of 70 hours.
5. Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk”
Following the success of the genuine Rolex Submariner 16610LV, Rolex continued to create a frenzy among watch enthusiasts with the release of the Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk” in 2010. This watch features a 40mm stainless steel case and an Oyster bracelet of the same material. The Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk” captivates with its green dial and bezel (made of cerachrom).
The Rolex Submariner 116610LV “Hulk” is equipped with the Calibre 3135 movement, certified by COSC, providing water resistance up to 300 meters.
6. Rolex Daytona 116506 “Platona”
Introduced at Baselworld 2013, the Rolex Daytona 116506 “Platona” remains one of the most remarkable timepieces in the Rolex Daytona collection. The watch features a 40mm case made of 950 platinum. The distinctive light blue dial of the Rolex Daytona 116506 “Platona” stands out with three sub-dials and a brown cerachrom bezel.
Powered by the Calibre 4130 movement, a notable Rolex patent, the watch boasts anti-magnetic and temperature-resistant properties and a power reserve of 72 hours.
7. Rolex GMT-Master II 126715
Dubbed the successor to the iconic Rolex Root Beer watches, the Rolex GMT-Master II 126715 reintroduces the “Root Beer” two-tone bezel with its own twist, unveiled at Baselworld 2018.
In addition to its iconic features, the Rolex GMT-Master II 126715 stands out with a case and oyster bracelet made of 18K solid rose gold. Inside the Rolex GMT-Master II 126715 is the advanced Caliber 3285 movement with 10 standout Rolex patents.
8. Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR “Batman”
Also introduced at Baselworld 2018, the Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR “Batman” features a stainless steel case, 40mm diameter, and a black and blue cerachrom bezel – colors synonymous with the superhero “Batman.” The watch exudes a sporty and robust design with its three-piece Oyster bracelet made of stainless steel.
Hidden within the robust steel case of the Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR “Batman” is the Caliber 3186 movement, a COSC-certified Chronometer with -2/+2 seconds accuracy per day and a power reserve of 50 hours.
9. Rolex Deepsea 126660
If the Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR “Batman” attracts with its two-tone bezel and black dial, the Rolex Deepsea 126660 captivates with its two-tone blue and black dial and black cerachrom bezel, 44mm diameter, and an Oyster bracelet made of 904L stainless steel.
Aside from these shared features, the Rolex Deepsea 126660 truly stands out with the Caliber 3235 movement, providing a durable power reserve of 70 hours. Notably, the watch boasts water resistance up to 3,900 meters.
10. Rolex Datejust 41 126333GYRO “Wimbledon”
Last but not least, the Rolex Datejust 41 126333GYRO was first released in 2019 and is associated with the name “Wimbledon” – the oldest tennis tournament in the world.
Offering a fresh and exciting experience, the Rolex Datejust 41 126333GYRO features a light gray dial with rectangular baton hands and Roman numeral hour markers in green. The watch impresses with its combination of stainless steel and 18K yellow gold on the case and bracelet. Finally, the Rolex Datejust 41 126333GYRO is equipped with the Caliber 3235 movement, offering a power reserve of 70 hours.
In conclusion, the past decade has witnessed the immense popularity and desirability of Rolex watches for men. These iconic timepieces have not only stood the test of time but have also become symbols of luxury, precision, and style.
From the classic elegance of the Rolex Submariner 16610LV “Kermit” to the sporty charm of the Rolex GMT-Master II 116710BLNR “Batman,” each watch on this list has captured the hearts of watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. The combination of cutting-edge technology, meticulous craftsmanship, and timeless design is what sets Rolex apart from other watchmakers.
As we continue into the future, Rolex will undoubtedly continue to captivate horology enthusiasts with new innovations and timeless designs. Whether you’re a seasoned watch collector or an aspiring enthusiast, owning a Rolex is not just about telling time but owning a piece of horological history and craftsmanship.
In the ever-evolving world of watchmaking, one thing remains certain: Rolex will continue to be the standard of excellence and an object of desire for generations to come. So, if you’re searching for a watch that transcends time and makes a statement of elegance and success, look no further than a Rolex timepiece – a true masterpiece that will never go out of style.