While I can’t deny the appeal of a Rolex sports watch, there’s something to be said about Rolex dress watches. Classic, timeless, and iconic, the dressier Rolex timepieces transcend fleeting trends. As an official Rolex retailer, we see countless Rolex models come through our doors at Packouz Jewelers and it’s no easy task to pick out just a few favorites. However, after combing through the current collection, I have selected four elegant Rolex watches that will never go out of style.
The Rolesor Rolex Datejust 41
Launched at Baselworld 2017, the Rolex Datejust 41 ref. 126334 is a fantastic men’s luxury watch. Both the 41mm Oyster case and the Oyster bracelet are made from tough stainless steel, while the fluted bezel is crafted from 18k white gold. For those who may not know, Rolesor is Rolex’s term for a watch that uses both steel and gold.
What really makes the watch pop, however, is its vibrant blue dial–a nice change of pace from more neutral dials. Of course, on that dial, we see the signature date window at 3 o’clock along with the just-as-famous Cyclops magnification lens on top of it. With its fantastic mix of robust steel, precious gold, fresh blue, and famed silhouette, the Datejust 41 ref. 126334 is an elegant addition to any wrist.
The Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date 40
Simply known as the Rolex President, the Day-Date has been the go-to watch for successful people for decades. As Rolex’s quintessential status watch, the Day-Date–named after the two calendar window on the dial–is exclusively made in precious metals and is often paired with the famous President bracelet with semi-circular links.
The yellow gold Rolex Day-Date 40 ref. 228238 made its debut in 2015 with a new 40mm case size and new generation automatic movement within. On the dial, you’ll notice a new style of faceted Roman numerals that adds a modern touch to this elegant timepiece. Make no mistake, this is a Rolex watch destined to be a family heirloom.
The Everose Gold Cellini Time
It’s not uncommon that we come across clients at Packouz Jewelers who are somewhat unfamiliar with Rolex Cellini watches. Rooted in classic watchmaking traditions, the Rolex Cellini watches are quite stylistically different from the more well-known Oyster Perpetual models.
One of my favorites is the Everose gold Cellini Time ref. 50505. As its name suggests, this particular Rolex is a time-only watch and its elegance lies in its pared-down functionality. Housed in the 39mm 18k Everose gold case is a white dial that sets a clean background for the Everose gold hands and indexes. Emphasizing the sophistication of this Cellini is the brown alligator strap. A dapper luxury watch for the gentleman who appreciates refined tastes.
The Two-Tone Rolex Daytona
I may be deviating a little here since the Daytona is most definitely a sports watch. But, the two-tone Daytona is one of the most elegant versions of Rolex’s trademark chronograph.
Merging sleek stainless steel with lavish yellow gold, the two-tone Rolex Daytona ref. 116503 offers the best of both worlds. I particularly love the white dial version since it allows the yellow gold registers, indexes, and hands to really stand out. Whether worn with a casual outfit or with a blazer and pocket square, the two-tone Daytona is the epitome of sporty elegance.
These are my top picks for elegant Rolex watches that I’m certain you will enjoy for a long time. If you’re in the area, please visit us at Packouz Jewelers so you can try them on for yourself.