Apart from their nice looks and topnotch performance, a significant appeal of Rolex watches is their ability to hold their value better than watches from almost any other brand, writes Paul Altieri, founder, and CEO of Bob’s Watches, one of the most excellent traders of pre-owned luxury replica watches in the USA. While resale value should never be your main priority when purchasing a luxury watch, it certainly is a bonus.
Even though it must be said that not all Rolex watches appreciate in value, some certainly do — especially over the long run. With that in mind, let’s see the ageless value of Rolex watches with some of these top hits.
Nicknamed the Rolex President thanks to its President bracelet and its popularity among some of the world’s most powerful individuals, the Day-Date has been the ultimate status symbol watch since its inception over six decades ago.
While the Rolex President is offered in a variety of valuable metals and sizes, along with various bezel styles and dial designs, the classic option is a yellow gold 36mm model with a fluted bezel and champagne dial.
When we are talking about premium diving watches, there’s no other model that is as coveted and recognizable as the Rolex Submariner. Born in the 1950s as a tool fake watch for scuba divers and eventually evolving into a luxury sports watch with fantastic diving capabilities, the Submariner is popular amongst celebrities, collectors, and casual watch buyers alike.
And since this is a Submariner Date model, there’s also the familiar date window, powered by the in-house Caliber 3135 automatic movement. However, on the secondary market, the Submariner ref. 116610LN frequently sells above its retail price due to its demand far outpacing the current supply, despite the model now being a full decade old.
The current-production Submariner ref. 116610LN combines the unmistakable appearance of a classic Sub but packed with contemporary features like a scratch and fade resistant Cerachrom ceramic bezel, blue glowing Chromalight luminescence, and an updated replica Rolex Oyster bracelet complete with the Glidelock extension system.
Rolex has made a bevy of different Submariner models in a variety of materials and colors over the years. But for purists, the popular Submariner is a stainless steel one with a black dial and black bezel – similar to the earliest models.