Top Rolex Sports Watches Of 2021

Top Rolex Sports Watches Of 2021

Top Rolex Sports Watches Of 2021

Rolex has historically been connoted as a luxury brand, exuberating opulence and status. However as time has progressed new demands arose, motivating the move for innovation; namely the shift into the up and coming sports watch market, resulting in exciting amalgamations we know to this day. Let’s have a look at the three top Rolex Sports Watches we personally believe are at the top of their game:

1. Rolex Submariner - “The diving watch”

 

Known as the most famous watch in the world, particularly as far as sportspeople are concerned, this is a watch that couldn’t be anywhere but the top of this list. Debuted in 1953, as a measurement tool for underwater exploration this was a pioneering collection in it’s own right. Notably made popular by the first movies within the James Bond franchise, it encapsulated the idea of adventure while still holding strong ties to its luxury brand history. Its versatility may be its defining factor, offering the ability to go from thriving in arduous conditions, to acting as the finishing aesthetic alongside your favorite suit to the office. This watch is a fierce competitor within the luxury sports watch industry. Its main features include:

  • Waterproof to a depth of 1,000 feet.
  • Rotating unidirectional bezel to track time underwater for diving enthusiasts.
  • Screwdown crown for guaranteed waterproofness.
  • Hour markers treated with luminous glow-in-the-dark coating.
  • Manufactured with automatic 3230 caliber movement – proving up to 70 hours power reserve.

 2. Rolex Daytona - "The racing watch"

 

Originally designed in 1963, to fill the void for professional racing drivers, this watch has rightfully earned it’s place within the luxury sports watch market. It broke the mold as the first timepiece to aesthetically introduce a range without the stereotypical ceramic Steel bezel, instead opting for the specially designed Oystersteel. Although already turning heads, it wasn’t until Paul Newman the iconic actor and race driver sported the Daytona, suddenly thrusting it into the spotlight. It again artistically combines technical elements of a watch with the luxury element Rolex has become synonymous with, becoming apparent with the inclusion of features such as diamonds, colored gemstones and exclusive alloys such as 18kt gold and 950 platinum. Other features include:

  • Tachymetric scale including three counters and pushers for precisely recording distances and time.
  • Manufactured to be as legible as possible in order to record speeds of up to 400 units per hour in kilometers or miles.
  • Chronograph function activated by pushers to start, stop and reset through a crisp click.
  • Powered by the 4130 caliber, made from fewer components meaning less friction and in turn improving the movements reliability.
  • Cerachrom Bezel designed in ceramic boasts corrosion-resistance, scratchproof, and unaffected by UV rays.

3. Rolex Sky-Dweller - "The travelers watch"

Although not outwardly considered a sports watch per-se, this timepiece definitely ticks all the boxes for sports watch demands. First introduced in 2012 as a watch for frequent travelers, the Sky-Dweller offers the ability to display the time in two differing time zones while also displaying an annual calendar. The watch screams luxury with its precious metal base, alongside the stylish fluted bezel, so much so people are left scratching their heads trying to seek out the sports element of the watch. However underneath is an impressive portfolio that is constantly advancing. The most notable feature of this timepiece, which also helped put Rolex back on the technologically advancing map, is the ring command bezel inclusion. The rotating bezel activates the watch’s functions, both ingenious but oozing with simplicity at the same time. This watch is also manufactured in many different styles puts it up the rankings, much to collectors and watch connoisseurs delight. Features include:

  • Features the 9001 caliber, the most complex Rolex has ever made with a power reserve of 72 hours.
  • Also features Parachrom hairspring for shock-resistance, up to 10x more precise than traditional hairspring.
  • Luminous hour markers for clearer vision.
  • Screwdown crown.
  • Water resistance of 100 meters.

 


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