Rolex The most popular Rolex 2020 watches (and where to get them)
Only recently launched, some of these watches are already being fought over. Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, Sky-Dweller or Datejust—among these star watches with only a few centimeters difference in diameter, which one to choose? And, above all, how do you get the Rolex of your dreams?
This isn’t revelatory news to anyone: acquiring a Rolex can really test your patience. The most coveted models can have you on a waitlist of up to 5 years, as demand exceeds supply. Why the craze? In addition to producing watches with excellent reliability—certified “Superlative Chronometer”—Rolex is one of few brands that watches gain that gain value over time. Between waitlists, budget and of course personal preferences, how do you choose the 2020 model that will suit you? There is nothing quite like the advice of an experienced Rolex retailer, such as Bucherer, A L’Emeraude, Michaud or Arije, to help guide you. Here is an overview of the new 2020 Rolex models that are not to be missed and their (irresistible) power of attraction.
The Rolexes that are on the move
The Rolex watches that invoke the most fervent passion from clients? The so-called “professional” models, such as the Submariner—in the spotlight in 2020—and the GMT. To such an extent that there are very few displays in which these watches can be seen. Steel models are the most popular, because of their moderate cost compared to the gold versions, but also because this material is still very popular for everyday wear. One of the most popular diameters is 41mm, because it appeals to both women and men.
Submariner © Rolex
A piece of advice for those looking to get one of these models: smaller diameters, two-tone or gold version—such as the new Sky-Dweller and some versions of the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date—will be easier to obtain.
Sky-Dweller © Rolex
The coveted Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
Among the 2020 novelties, collectors are almost unanimous in their praise and desire for this model: Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, in steel with green ceramic bezel, with an updated 41mm diameter case and slightly redesigned lines. Its cousin, the Oyster Perpetual Submariner has the same revisited silhouette. Both are equipped with new calibres featuring a non-magnetic escapement: the calibre 3235 for the “Date” version, introduced for the first time in the Submariner collection, and the 3230, just unveiled by Rolex, for the second version.
Oyster Perpetual © Rolex
The Oyster Perpetual gains in size and flash
As airtight as an actual oyster with its water-resistance up to 100 metres, the Oyster was presented this year for the first time in 41mm—a decidedly popular diameter for 2020. The 36mm version don brightly coloured dials, including coral and turquoise, reminiscent of the much sought-after “Stella” dials of the 1970s.
Finally, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31mm comes this year in grey Rolesor—an alloy of white gold and steel—with dials in aubergine, mint green, white lacquer or anthracite. And serving as the cherry on top of the dessert, its calibre, the 2236, is equipped with a silicon balance-spring, produced and patented by the brand.
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 mm © Rolex
So, which Rolex will be yours? Will you choose one of the most coveted novelties and wait patiently? Or will one that has gone more under the radar (if there is one!) adorn your wrist?