The Best Rolex Watches For Men To Buy In 2021

Do the Rolex sweep.

‘Aspiration’ is a word that is often used when we talk about watches. Something that shows others who we are, where we’re at, and the direction we’re heading in. What a Rolex says is something a little different, things like ‘I’ve made it’, ‘catch me if you can’ and ‘I bet you wouldn’t mind being me?!’

Although most people will associate Rolex with Switzerland like the majority of major watch manufacturers, the brand was actually founded in London, England, in 1905. Back then the company was called Wilsdorf and Davis. It wasn’t until after the First World War in 1915, when the company upped sticks and moved to the more neutral (and more tax-friendly!) surroundings of Geneva that the watchmaker took on the name it is so fondly known as today.

Since those humble beginnings, Rolex has led from the front in terms of design and innovation. In 1926 they produced the world’s first-ever waterproof watch, the Oyster, with its airtight casing that ensured optimum movement when in and around water, and even sat on the wrist of Mercedes Glieitz as she swam for 10 hours non stop across the English channel. This flirtation with swimming propelled Rolex into other sports and even aviation – and was seen by many during the era as the innovative time teller for innovative times.

In more recent years Rolex has been about perfecting their creations, incorporating small, yet effective, details into their designs to maximise functionality, practicality and overall aesthetic – whilst testing the limits of an everyday watch.

Because of their luxury and high-end nature, and the fact they’re assembled by hand, means Rolex watches are often found in limited supply. On top of this, the only way of ensuring you get an authentic piece is to buy from an official Rolex retailer. If there’s a particular model you’re after, we recommend scouting out your retailer of choice, build up a relationship and get the best Rolex watch sooner.

RELATED: Rolex Watch Prices You Can Expect To Pay In 2021

Here we have gone through ten of our favourite – and reasonably affordable – pieces to help you find your perfect men’s Rolex.

Rolex Watch FAQ

How To Tell If A Rolex Is Real?

This is a big one. The counterfeit watch market is rife with fake Rolex watches, many of which are so convincing in their design that you really do need to be an expert if you’re too spot a fake one from a real one.

How Much Is A Rolex?

How long is a piece of string? is what you may as well be asking. The price you can expect to pay for a Rolex will, unsurprisingly, fluctuate depending on which model you want.

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