I’ve teamed up with the pre-owned watch specialist, Watchfinder & Co. to bring 3 Rolex watches to pair with any look. Although these are personal favourites, you cannot go too far wrong with armouring your watch collection with these beautiful timepieces.
When on the topic of watches, it will be no surprise if the first brand that comes to mind was Rolex. Rolex’s dominance in the watch industry over the years is undeniable and the popularity of the brand continues to grow. There are many reasons for this, including the quality of its watches, brand design and recognition and not to mention its stability in holding value. With Rolex highly regarded amongst luxury watch connoisseurs, one thing is for sure: they are extremely versatile, serving as the perfect companion to any look.
For The Sartorial
One of the most recognisable Rolex models – the Rolex Datejust. Spanning over decades, the Datejust epitomises true class and elegance thanks to its aesthetic and functionality. Launched in 1945, it was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial, and consolidated all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until then. This ultimately works with an array of looks, but for me it is certainly for the sartorial. The classic 36mm will sit beautifully on your wrist although it may be considered on the smaller side for some gents. In 2009 Rolex introduced the Datejust II which saw the classic wristwatch in 41mm. Paired with a classic slim cut suit this will ooze timeless style.
What the watch may lack in casual/sporty design it makes up abundantly in class and panache in its own right. With the Daytona and Submariner a go-to for many Rolex buyers, you will get a lot of watch for the price of a Rolex Datejust. Check out Watchfinder & Co. for the latest Rolex Datejust watches available on the website.
For The Smart Casual
The Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona is the ultimate watch for those with a passion for driving and speed. Introduced in 1963, the Cosmograph Daytona is an icon forever joined in name and function to the high-performance world of motor sport. More than 50 years after its creation, the Cosmograph Daytona remains in a class of its own among sport chronographs and continues to transcend time.
The Daytona became a popular choice after a certain Mr Paul Newman, avid racing driver and Hollywood superstar, took to wearing one. It is one of the most iconic celebrity watch pairings.
But how to wear the Rolex Daytona? With its nod to motorsport and all things speed, anything away from a suit will work perfectly with this watch. However, you will be forgiven if you had it on from morning to night, and from business meetings to a rooftop cocktail bar.
For The Casual
Launched in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres. This was the second great breakthrough in the technical mastery of waterproofness, following the invention of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, in 1926. In watchmaking, the Submariner has set the standard for divers’ watches.
However, you don’t have to be a diver to enjoy the Oyster Perpetual Submariner. By no means is this strictly for the casual look either. This can be your pairing for a sartorial look, or a weekend smart casual outfit. But that is what makes the Rolex Submariner a strong choice for anyone looking to buy their first Rolex. In my opinion, it doesn’t get any more recognisable than this as far as Rolex spotting goes.
Although above shows 3 Rolex watches to pair with any look, ensure you find the style best suited for you. With Rolex in continuous demand, Watchfinder & Co. has established itself as the go-to from which to buy and sell premium pre-owned watches. Equipped with decades of experience and a manufacturer-certified service centre, Watchfinder & Co. will help you find your next watch.