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Rolex Daytona 116520
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Daytona in stainless steel with white dial. Auto w/ subseconds and chronograph. 40 mm case
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 116520
Rolex Daytona 116520
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Rolex Daytona 116520
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Daytona in stainless steel. Auto w/ subseconds and chronograph. 40 mm case size. **Bank wire
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 116520
Rolex Daytona 116520
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Rolex Daytona, REF. 116589RBR
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona, 116589 40mm 18k White Gold Factory Diamond Dial. The Timepiece is powered by an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Daytona NOS 116523
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An unworn NOS Daytona in Oystersteel and yellow gold by Rolex, features a mother of pearl dial with
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona NOS 116523
Rolex Daytona NOS 116523
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Unused Rolex Daytona 116515LN
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
UNUSED 2022! Rolex Daytona Everose with original black diamond dial. Auto w/ subseconds and
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold

Rolex Daytona 40mm 116520
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Daytona in stainless steel. Auto w/ subseconds and chronograph. 40 mm case size. Circa 2000
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 40mm 116520
Rolex Daytona 40mm 116520
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Rolex Daytona 40mm 116500LN
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Daytona in stainless steel with black dial and black ceramic bezel. Auto w/ subseconds and
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 40mm 116500LN
Rolex Daytona 40mm 116500LN
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Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 116518
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A mens yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. Featuring a black and champagne-colour dial with
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 116518
Rolex Daytona Cosmograph 116518
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Rolex Daytona Oysterflex 116518LN
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An unworn yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona from Rolex, features a white dial with snailed small
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Oysterflex 116518LN
Rolex Daytona Oysterflex 116518LN
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Rolex Daytona Oysterflex 116518LN
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An unworn yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona from Rolex, featuring a black and champagne-colour dial
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Oysterflex 116518LN
Rolex Daytona Oysterflex 116518LN
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Rolex Daytona White Dial 116500LN
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A stainless steel Daytona from Rolex with a highly desirable white dial. Featuring a black ceramic
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona White Dial 116500LN
Rolex Daytona White Dial 116500LN
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Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116500LN
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An unworn 116500LN Daytona from Rolex in Oystersteel, featuring a black dial with a chromalight
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116500LN
Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116500LN
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Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold 116528
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in yellow gold by Rolex. Features a black dial with applied hour marker, a tachymetric
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold 116528
Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold 116528
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Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with an engraved tachymetric
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116520
Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116520
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Rolex Daytona Cream Dial 116523
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in Oystersteel and yellow gold by Rolex. Featuring a distinctive cream dial with an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swedish Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Cream Dial 116523
Rolex Daytona Cream Dial 116523
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Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A predecessor to the 116500LN, this stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex features a black
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116520
Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116520
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Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116500LN
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A stainless steel 116500LN Daytona from Rolex with a black dial. Complementing the black dial is a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116500LN
Rolex Daytona Black Dial 116500LN
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Rolex Daytona White Dial 126500LN
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
The latest Oystersteel Daytona release from Rolex. Featuring a white dial complemented by a black
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona White Dial 126500LN
Rolex Daytona White Dial 126500LN
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Unworn Rolex Rainbow Daytona 116595RBOW
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
This impressive Daytona variant was first released in rose gold at Baselworld 2018 after Rolex had
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Pink Sapphire, Yellow Sapphire, Green Sapphire, Purple Sapphire, Diamond...

Rolex 6262 Daytona Vintage Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 6262 Model: Daytona Case Material: Stainless Steel Case Diameter: 36.5mm Crystal
Category

Vintage 1970s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex 6262 Daytona Vintage Wristwatch
Rolex 6262 Daytona Vintage Wristwatch
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Rolex Daytona 116509, Black Diamond Dial
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex White Gold Cosmograph Daytona, Black Diamond Dial 40mm, 18K white gold case, tachymeter
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rolex Daytona APH White Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in Oystersteel by Rolex, featuring a unique APH error white dial. With an engraved
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona NOS Black Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
The predecessor to the 116500LN, this stainless steel unworn NOS Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Zenith Daytona Patrizzi Dial 16520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A rare stainless steel Zenith Daytona by Rolex. Featuring an extremely divisive and unique patrizzi
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona APH White Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in Oystersteel by Rolex, featuring a unique APH error white dial. With an engraved
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona NOS White Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An unworn NOS Daytona in Oystersteel by Rolex, featuring a white dial. With an engraved tachymetric
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex NOS Daytona Black Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
The predecessor to the 116500LN, this stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. Featuring a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Lemon/citrus dial Rolex Daytona 2002
By Rolex
Located in Glasgow, GB
Description ROLEX - A RARE ROLEX DAYTONA "CITRUS / LEMON" DIAL WRISTWATCH in stainless steel
Category

Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona White Gold 116519 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A men's 40mm Daytona crafted in white gold by Rolex. Featuring a white dial with applied hour
Category

Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex Daytona Steel & Gold 116523 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in Oystersteel and yellow gold by Rolex. Featuring a champagne dial with an engraved
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Chocolate Arabic Dial 116505
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A 116505 rose gold Daytona by Rolex. Featuring the discontinued chocolate dial with Arabic numbers
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Rose Gold

Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold Cosmograph 116528
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. Featuring a black dial with contrasting outer minute
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Platinum Diamond Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona Platinum Diamond Men's Watch all original Rolex parts except custom Diamond dial and
Category

2010s Swiss Art Deco Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, Platinum

Rolex Zenith Daytona Inverted 6 16518
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Zenith Cosmograph Daytona in yellow gold by Rolex, featuring a white dial with diamond set hour
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Ceramic White dial Cosmograph Daytona 116500LN
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ceramic White dial Cosmograph Daytona 116500LN - Automatic winding. Stainless Steel (40mm
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Gold Watch 126519LN
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona White Gold Watch 126519LN - Automatic winding, chronograph, 44 jewels
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona White Gold Racing Dial 116509
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A white gold Daytona from Rolex, featuring a black racing dial with chronograph counters. With an
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex Daytona NOS APH Black Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
The predecessor to the 116500LN, this unworn stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona NOS by Rolex
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona White Gold Racing Dial 116509
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Cosmograph Daytona crafted in white gold by Rolex. Featuring a silver racing dial with red
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, White Gold

Rolex NOS Daytona Black APH Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
The predecessor to the 116500LN, this stainless steel Cosmograph Daytona by Rolex. Featuring a
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona APH White Dial 116520 Watch
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A Daytona in Oystersteel by Rolex, featuring a unique APH error white dial. With an engraved
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Champagne Men's Watch - 16523
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Champagne Men's Watch - 16523 Excellent condition comes with Rolex Box
Category

Early 2000s European Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold

Rolex Daytona Rare Panna Cream Dial 116520
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
counters and pushers; the Daytona was designed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Men's Black Watch, 116503
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona Men's Black Watch - 116503 Two tone yellow gold Excellent condition not
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2010s European Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona 116523 Paul Newman Mens Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona 116523 Paul Newman Mens Watch excellent condition Original Box and paperwork all
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Early 2000s European Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona Mother of Pearl Dial 116528
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An 18k yellow gold Cosmograph Daytona wristwatch by Rolex. Features a striking mother of pearl dial
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Men's Watch Two Tone 116523
By Rolex
Located in Aventura, FL
Rolex Daytona reference 116523 Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold gents wristwatch. Silver dial, 3
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21st Century and Contemporary American Modernist Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Two-Tone Blue Racing Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Rome, IT
Rolex Daytona Two-Tone Blue Racing Dial. This exceptional timepiece features a striking blue
Category

2010s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Blue Cosmograph Ref. #6239, Circa 1966
By Rolex
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
Vintage Rolex Daytona Blue Cosmograph 6239 Circa 1966 Description / Condition: All watches have
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Vintage 1960s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona 116519 Men's Watch in White Gold
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona 116519 Men's Watch in White Gold SKU: 127448 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

White Gold

Rolex Daytona 18k Everose gold wristwatch Ref 116515
By Rolex
Located in Surfside, FL
Rolex Daytona in 18k Everose gold with ceramic bezel on leather strap with 18k Everose fliplock
Category

20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Rose Gold, Gold

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 116503 Two Tone Oyster Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona 116503 Two Tone Oyster When it comes to chronograph timepieces, it doesn't get much
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2010s Swiss Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, Steel

Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold Chronograph Mens Watch 16528
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Daytona Yellow Gold Chronograph Mens Watch 16528. Officially certified chronometer automatic
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona, White Mother of Pearl Diamond Dial
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
label: Swiss Made. Rolex Cosmograph Daytona 18K Yellow Gold Oyster Men's Watch. 116508
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21st Century and Contemporary Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold

Rare Vintage Rolex Daytona Cosmograph Yellow Gold 6265
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
An extremely rare vintage Cosmograph Daytona with the reference 6265 crafted in yellow gold, which
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20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Daytona Two Tone 2008 Mint Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona Two Tone 2008 Mint Men's Watch excellent condition runs perfect bank wire only
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Early 2000s Swiss Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona 116523 Two Tone Rare Blue Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona 116523 Two Tone Rare Blue Watch All original Rolex parts Excellent condition
Category

2010s European Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona Two Tone Diamond Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona Two Tone Diamond Dial Men's Watch excellent condition comes with original papers
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1990s Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Daytona "Zenith" 18k White Gold Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex Daytona "Zenith" 18k White Gold Diamond Watch Excellent condition Watch was taken to
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2010s European Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, White Gold

Rolex Zenith Daytona R Series Floating Dial 16528
By Rolex
Located in London, GB
A unique R series Zenith Daytona crafted in yellow gold by Rolex. Features a champagne floating
Category

20th Century Swiss Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

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Rolex Daytona: Timelessly Cool

The Rolex Daytona isn’t just any watch. It commands prices — and attention — like no other Rolex model and like very few other timepieces in the world.

Aside from its undeniable wrist presence and impeccable Swiss craftsmanship, its links to both the high-octane world of auto racing and the glamour of actor Paul Newman — one of Hollywood’s most admired leading men — make it the ne plus ultra of tool watches.

In 1962, Rolex was named official timekeeper of the Daytona International Speedway, the home of American stock-car racing. The following year, it introduced the Cosmograph reference 6239 in honor of the partnership.

Like all chronographs, the Rolex Cosmograph functioned as both a watch and a stopwatch. Pushers on either side of the crown started, stopped and reset the count. The Cosmograph also sported a tachymeter scale for determining average units per hour (whether miles or kilometers). But unlike the manufacturer’s previous chronographs, this new reference, designed especially for racing, displayed it on the bezel instead of the dial for easier reading while the wearer gripped the wheel at top speeds. The model was soon nicknamed the Daytona after the Florida raceway, though the moniker didn’t appear on its face until 1964. Five years later, for his role in the movie Winning, silver-screen legend Paul Newman trained at the Watkins Glen Racing School, where he fell in love with motorsports.

Read more at The Study about how the Rolex Daytona watch has officially reached icon status.

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While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.

Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

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Finding the Right Wrist Watches for You

Antique, new and vintage wristwatches have captured the hearts and minds of all manner of watch collectors as well as the watchmakers themselves — it's time you found your own.

Certain vintage watches for men and iconic watch designs for women are sought after not only because of their graceful proportions or innovative materials but also because of the illustrious histories of the houses that created them, histories that they stylishly embody.

Bvlgari’s legendary Serpenti watch was on everyone’s list after the collection’s bold bracelet, which technically debuted after the timepiece, graced the wrist of actress Elizabeth Taylor. If anything, elaborately crafted timepieces — the unmistakably boxy silhouette of Cartier Tank watches, the elegant and minimal Calatrava designed by legendary Swiss house Patek Philippe — are even more effective than the shape we associate with traditional wristwatches.

Form watches — the all-encompassing moniker bestowed upon non-round watches — are making headlines and completing contemporary fashionable ensembles the world over. At the same time, both casual fans and careful collectors are drawn to the unbeatable charm of vintage styles, such as the icons designed by Omega that even James Bond can’t resist.

In the early days of watchmaking, watches were fragile enough that they necessitated protection from the elements. Now, wristwatches made of gold and steel can withstand the harshest climates — even 100 meters underwater, in the case of Rolex’s Submariner. Designer Gérald Genta, whose range of clients included Rolex, created for Audemars Piguet the first luxury sports timepiece to be made from stainless steel. First introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was a perfect choice for blending the form and function that are now synonymous with sports watches.

Are you shopping for a wristwatch? It’s good to keep your needs as well as your specific personal style in mind: A smaller, subtle timepiece is a good fit for small wrists. When will you be wearing your new accessory? There’s a versatile model out there for everyday wear, while a rugged, feature-heavy watch is a safe bet if you’re prone to embarking on all-weather activities in the great outdoors.

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Questions About Rolex
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    A new Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watch is worth around $6,000. However, if it's encrusted with gems or vintage, it can cost as much as $50,000. 1stDibs has a great and vast selection of Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The easiest way to adjust the time on the Rolex Oyster watch is by turning the crown. Turn it clockwise when you want increased hours or counter-clockwise for lower values, then push in until it clicks into place. On 1stDibs, you'll find a large collection of Rolex watches.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To adjust a Rolex's time, first unscrew the crown. Slide the crown to the second notch and wait for the second hand to stop moving before setting. The specific method varies from model to model. A user guide accompanies each Rolex watch sold and describes the correct time-setting process for that model in great detail. Find a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    The new Submariner Rolex with a Black Bezel is worth around $8,100 with some of the more expensive new Submariners in yellow gold costing around $36,950.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Rolex recommends getting service on your watch every 7 to 10 years by an authorized Rolex watchmaker. Many Rolex watches will run far longer if you service them as recommended to prevent problems and help minimize wear. Find authentic vintage and modern timepieces from Rolex on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Ideally, to prevent damage to your watch, it’s best to visit a Rolex dealer to have your battery changed. If you need to change it yourself, loosen the screws, and carefully remove the old battery with a set of tweezers, install the new one, and tighten the screws. You'll find authentic vintage Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Tudor watches are made by Rolex. In fact, you often see the brand name referred to as "Tudor by Rolex." Hans Wilsdorf introduced the brand in 1946 to sell wristwatches at lower price points than Rolex timepieces. The brand relaunched in 2009 and has grown in popularity since. You’ll find a large selection of both Tudor and Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To wind a Rolex watch, first fully unscrew the winding crown. Once it is in a raised position, carefully turn the crown clockwise. Most watches require 25 turns for enough winding to begin powering the watch. The instructions included with Rolex watches provide more information about how to wind specific models. Shop a large collection of Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    To wind a Rolex Oyster, set the crown notch (located on the right hand side of the face) to position one. To set it to position one, turn the crown counterclockwise to unscrew the crown and pop the crown out one notch. From this position, start to wind the Rolex by turning the crown clockwise. You should feel a bit of tension and hear a soft clicking sound. Browse a selection of well-vetted Rolex Oyster watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex Submariner bears an 18k stamp and the number “750,” which means that 75 percent of the watch is made out of pure gold model. The most luxurious of all timepieces, the Rolex Submariner has been continuously manufactured since 1951. Find vintage Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Each Rolex model may be slightly different, but most models feature a crown at the side that lets you adjust the time. Gently unscrew the crown by twisting it counter-clockwise. Gently pull it out and let it click through two extended positions until it reaches the third extended position. Twist it clockwise to adjust the time. When finished, press it back in and screw it in, in a clockwise direction to keep the watch waterproof. Browse through a range of authentic Rolex watches from top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch that is worn daily does not need winding. The Perpetual rotor uses the movement of your body to power the watch and it can hold this power for up to 70 hours. If you take off your watch for an extended period of time, more than the 70 hours, then it will need winding. Manual winding can be done by unscrewing the crown to the winding position and turning it clockwise about 20 times. Remember to screw the crown back tightly to reestablish its waterproof qualities. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex watch will hold its value and some of them even appreciate over time. This high-end brand has a grand reputation for superior quality, making it one of the more desirable watches available. Shop a collection of properly vetted vintage and contemporary Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Rolex uses only the highest quality melee diamonds with between D and G in color and IF in clarity. Every diamond is tested individually to make sure it is real.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, there are companies that allow you to rent Rolex watches. Some companies offer subscription services and allow you to choose to buy the watch at a certain point if desired. Shop a selection of vintage and contemporary Rolex watches on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex can be traced using its unique serial number that is engraved into the watch. Noting down your watch’s serial number somewhere safe can help to identify it if it’s ever lost. Browse a collection of professionally vetted Rolex timepieces on 1stDibs from top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Almost all Rolex watches say “Swiss-Made” or “Swiss” on the watch face. Sometimes there is also the letter “T” included in this mark. Rolex is a Swiss brand and stands on the proud tradition of excellent Swiss timepiece construction. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, a Rolex Air-King watch is waterproof. All Rolex watches are waterproof to depths of at least 330 feet except for Cellini styles, which are waterproof to a depth of at least 164 feet. Shop a wide range of verified authentic Air-King, Cellini and more Rolex styles on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Depending on what kind of watch you're looking for, one may be better than the other. For instance, if you want a highly functional sport watch, some of Rolex's models may be better for you. That said, the brands' watches are very similar quality-wise. The main difference is their appearances: While Rolex designs more traditional timepieces, Panerai is more contemporary and bold.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A Rolex watch’s second hand moves mechanically with precision, appearing to sweep the face smoothly without pause or interruption. It takes a very keen eye to spot the eight, slight tick-tock adjustments it makes each second. Shop a collection of authentic Rolex watches from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.