If there’s one trend we’ve noticed at Packouz Jewelers recently, it is the growing popularity of two-two Rolex watches. While two-tone Rolex watches have been a part of the brand’s offering for decades, the appealing combination of robust stainless steel and precious gold is yet again picking up steam with a younger audience. Rolex refers to the merging of steel and gold on one watch as Rolesor, and today I have rounded up some of my current favorite two-tone Rolex watches for men.
Rolesor Two-Tone Rolex Datejust 41
With its larger Oyster case, wider bracelet, bolder design details on the dial, and new-generation automatic movement, the Datejust 41 is a modern approach to the classic Datejust 36 watch. Although the Datejust 41 is a relative newcomer to the Rolex lineup having made its debut in 2016, the brand already offers plenty of material, bracelet, and dial variations within the collection.
One version I particularly like is the two-tone Datejust 41 ref. 126333. This gorgeous luxury watch has all the familiar Rolex hallmarks such as the yellow gold fluted bezel, timeless champagne dial, protruding Cyclops date magnification lens on the sapphire crystal, and classic bi-colored Jubilee bracelet. Yet, the yellow Rolesor Datejust 41 is perfectly suited to modern tastes thanks to its bigger proportions.
Rolesor Two-Tone Rolex Submariner Date
While the Submariner began its life as a durable steel tool watch for scuba divers, today, Rolex’s signature dive watch has become a must-have luxury sports watch available in a range of materials and color schemes.
An especially vibrant edition is the two-tone Rolex Submariner Date ref. 116613LB. On top of the steel and gold 40mm Oyster case is a unidirectional diver’s bezel in blue Cerachrom ceramic—prized for its ability to withstand scratching and fading. The highly legible blue dial houses plenty of luminescent details, all outlined with 18k yellow gold to prevent tarnishing. And finally, the steel and yellow gold Oyster bracelet is fitted with a Glidelock bracelet extension system should you wish to wear the watch over a wetsuit. Boasting a stunning mix of steel, yellow gold, and blue ceramic, this is one Submariner dive watch that perfectly pairs elegance and sportiness.
Rolesor Two-Tone Rolex Sky-Dweller
The newest watch collection in Rolex’s history, the Sky-Dweller landed onto the scene in 2012. Positioned as the ultimate luxury watch for the busy traveler, the Sky-Dweller is also one of the brand’s most complex watches, offering features such as dual time zones, a date display, a month indicator, and an annual calendar complication.
Last year, Rolex rounded out the Sky-Dweller collection with two-tone versions to join the full gold models. The two tone Rolex Sky-Dweller ref. 326933 looks exceptionally fresh with a crisp white dial. The light dial allows all the details on the face of the watch to pop, from the yellow gold center hands and yellow gold indexes to the flashes of red. The yellow gold fluted bezel is not just for looks, but it is also a “Ring Command” bezel developed to control part of the automatic movement. Turning the bezel is how the wearer chooses which function to adjust on the watch.
If you’re looking for an elegant two-tone Rolex watch to add to your collection, drop by Packouz Jewelers—an official Rolex retailer—in downtown Portland to browse through our expansive collection of exquisite watches.