Types of Rolex Watches

by Rob Wagner

Types of Rolex Watches

James M. Dowling/ukwatches.com; melrosejewelers.com

The Rolex Watch Company is a luxury watchmaker that has produced dozens of different timepieces since the company's inception in 1905. Today its men's and women's watches sell for as much as $150,000.

Submariner

The stainless steel Rolex Oyster Submariner, also known as the "James Bond Watch," appeared in late 1958 and manufactured specifically for the Australian Navy. It featured a gloss black dial with luminous tritium 3, 6 and 9 numerals, according to ukwatches.com.

Kew A Oyster

The Kew A chronometer is a boy's wristwatch with the Kew designation deriving from "Kew A Certificate" embossed around the subsidiary seconds.

Sea-Dweller

A lefthanded Rolex Sea Dweller was launched in 1987 and featured a sapphire glass cover that allowed the watch to sustain depths of 4,000 feet, according to ukwatches.com.

Presentation Timepieces

Rolex manufactured a line of non-retail commemoration watches with only the word "Rolex" appearing on the dial, and neither "Oyster" nor "Perpetual" featured, according to ukwatches.com.

Stainless Steel Rolex

A contemporary version of the men's Rolex is the Stainless Steel Datejust featuring a Jubilee flexible band and 18k white gold bezel encrusted with diamonds.

Ladies Datejust

The Ladies Oyster Perpetual Datejust is a white gold watch that features a white gold case, bezel and a sapphire crystal cover, according to ukwatches.com.

Photo Credits

  • James M. Dowling/ukwatches.com; melrosejewelers.com

About the Author

Rob Wagner is a journalist with over 35 years experience reporting and editing for newspapers and magazines. His experience ranges from legal affairs reporting to covering the Middle East. He served stints as a newspaper and magazine editor in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Wagner attended California State University, Los Angeles, and has a degree in journalism.