Rolex watches are meticulously manufactured with the utmost eye for detail. They provide a wide range of watches that might be loosely categorized as adaptable premium tool watches. Their timepieces are divided into several categories, but the most common are sports watches and classic versions. They also have models for different types of scientists and adventurers.
The sporting versions of Rolex such as the Submariner, Explorer, GMT Master II, Daytona, Deepsea, and Yachtmaster, have the highest resale value, which may be due to a higher demand for these models than for most of the more iconic Rolex designs. Sports watches may either fall for aviation, motorsports, or diving watches. Here are some of their available models.
1. Submariner 124060
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner ref 124060 comes in an Oystersteel case with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel insert in ceramic, Triplock triple waterproofness system screw-down crown, black dial with large luminescent hour markers, and 300-meter water resistance. It also features an Oystersteel bracelet with three-piece flat links and a folding Oysterlock safety clasp.
The Submariner is outfitted with caliber 3230, a Rolex-developed and manufactured movement that was introduced in 2020. This self-winding mechanical movement, which is at the cutting edge of manufacturing technology, has resulted in the filing of multiple patents and provides significant improvements in terms of accuracy, power reserve, resilience to magnetic fields and shocks, simplicity, and endurance. Caliber 3230 features Rolex’s proprietary Chronergy escapement, which unites exceptional energy efficiency with excellent dependability.
2. Submariner Date 126610LV
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date ref 126610LV comes in Oystersteel with a triplock triple waterproofness system screw-down crown, scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel insert in ceramic, scratch-resistant sapphire with Cyclops lens over the date, black dial with large luminescent hour markers, and 300-meter water resistance. It also features an Oystersteel bracelet with flat three-piece links and a folding Oysterlock safety clasp. It is powered by Caliber 3235 and offers center hour, minute, and seconds hands, stop-seconds for precise time setting, and instantaneous date with rapid setting functions.
3. Yacht-Master 40 126622
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 40 ref 126622 comes in Oystersteel and platinum case with 950 platinum bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel, Triplock triple waterproofness system screw-down crown, 100-meter water resistance, and slate dial with long-lasting blue luminescence and highly legible Chromalight display. It also features an Oystersteel bracelet with flat three-piece links with a folding Oysterlock safety clasp and Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link.
Several Rolex watches are offered in the now-legendary Rolesor mixture of yellow, Everose, or white, gold and steel, but Rolesium is a Yacht-Master-exclusive material. While the case and bracelet are constructed of tough 904L stainless steel, the Rolesium bezel is composed of 950 platinum, which imparts a silvery whiteness and bright luminosity for an unambiguous touch of grandeur.
4. Yacht-Master II 116688
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II ref 116688 comes in an 18 ct yellow gold case, 18 ct gold with blue Cerachrom bezel insert in ceramic, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, screw-down case back and winding crown, 100-meter water resistance, 72 hours power reserve, and white dial. It also features an 18 ct yellow gold Oyster bracelet with a folding Oysterlock safety clasp and Easylink 5 mm comfort extension link.
The Yacht-Master II is outfitted with caliber 4161, a self-winding mechanical chronograph movement designed and built completely by Rolex. Its design, manufacturing quality, and novel characteristics make it exceptionally accurate and dependable. This wealth of Rolex expertise, the result of over 35,000 hours of research, features a proprietary function and 360 parts. Some of them are created with UV-LiGA, a micromanufacturing process that Rolex has completely perfected in-house. This technology enables the manufacture of elements whose tiny dimensions or complicated shapes preclude ordinary machining procedures.
5. Sea-Dweller 126603
The Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller ref 126603 comes in Oystersteel and yellow gold material with unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated and scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel insert in ceramic, monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with Cyclops lens over the date, 1,200-meter water resistance, 70-hour power reserve, and black dial. It also features a Yellow Rolesor bracelet with flat three-piece links, a folding Oysterlock safety clasp, and a Rolex Glidelock extension system.
Skilled divers returning to the surface after a deep immersion dive must spend some time in a decompression chamber, where they breathe a helium-containing gas mixture. Helium molecules, an incredibly light and non-volatile gas, enter the entire chamber, including the watch. The helium is unable to evacuate from the waterproof casing rapidly enough during decompression, resulting in a pressure differential that could drive the crystal out of the watch case. Rolex manufacturer makes a gas escape valve with a spring that unlocks when the differential pressure between the interior and exterior of the watch exceeds 3 to 5 bars, enabling the helium to escape and securing the timepiece.
6. Deepsea 126660
The Oyster Perpetual Deepsea ref 126660 comes in Oystersteel case architecture with Helium escape valve and features a unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated and scratch-resistant Cerachrom bezel insert in ceramic, monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown, 5.5 mm-thick scratch-resistant sapphire domed crystal, 3,900-meter water resistance, D-blue dial, and 70-hour battery life. It also has an Oystersteel bracelet with a Rolex Glidelock extension system, folding Oysterlock safety clasp, and fliplock extension link.
The Deepsea’s Oyster case is a model of toughness and dependability, and it is certified waterproof to a depth of 3.9 km. Its center case is made with a monolithic block of corrosion-resistant Oystersteel. The case back, which is bordered with delicate fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a unique tool that only Rolex jewelers have access to. The 44 mm Oyster casing of this model, strengthened with the unique Ringlock System, was developed to deliver the maximum level of resistance and durability in a size that is both wearable and convenient.
Rolex’s steel watch casings are made of Oystersteel. Oystersteel is a steel alloy designed specifically for the brand that comes to the 904L steel family, which is most typically used in high-technology, aviation, and chemical industries where the highest corrosion tolerance is required. Oystersteel is incredibly durable, has an excellent surface when polished, and retains its attractiveness even in the roughest settings.