8 Brilliant Gifting Ideas For Your Loved Ones This Christmas
This holiday season, put a smile on the face of your nearest and dearest by strapping a beautiful and reliable Rolex wristwatch on their wrists
When buying a present for the special people in your life, the main motivation is to express to them that we care about them and that they are important to us. So the thinking process is multi-layered. Will they like this gift? How will this present suit their needs? Do they already have something similar? That is why choosing the perfect present is never easy. But if the choice ticks all the boxes, then the recipient is guaranteed a happy camper this Christmas. Our advice? Take your pick from this curated collection of eight Rolex timepieces that range from sparkling gem-set models to classic tool watches—with and without a twist.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual 41
A tough year deserves a sweet ending, and there is no better way than gifting yourself a reliable and timeless horological creation like the Oyster Perpetual 41, a new size launched in 2020. A symbol of classic style, the watch is the perfect manifestation of form and function seamlessly blended into a holistic design. Furthermore, the Oyster Perpetual 41 is equipped with calibre 3230, a new, reliable and efficient movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Because of that, the watch boasts a longer power reserve of approximately 70 hours and is more precise, shock- and magnetic-resistant than its predecessors.
For some self-love 101
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust
Slim, lithe and petite, this Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust in 18 ct yellow gold speaks to a classy woman, who covets a watch that tells time accurately and also serves as a stylish accessory. It features an elegant white mother-of-pearl dial with diamond-set hour markers, a sparkling diamond-set bezel and the prestigious President bracelet. With its refined glamour, Rolex’s classic women’s watch, the Lady-Datejust, stands for style and technical performance. Complete with a mother-of-pearl dial, this watch promises you a piece of unique design with no identical dial found on another wrist.
For the low-profile lady who prefers quiet designs over loud, OTT ones
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31
Yet another highlight from 2020’s novelties, this simple but elegant Oyster Perpetual Datejust 31 in white Rolesor is a new addition to Rolex’s stable of timepieces for women. First launched in 1945, the Datejust was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial, and consolidated all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until then. It has since been constantly improved while still retaining the key design codes of the earlier Datejust models. The new Datejust 31 comes into its own with its unique aubergine dial and the diamond-studded “VI” hour marker at 6 o’clock, as well as the diamond-set bezel. The use of white Rolesor—a combination of 18 ct white gold and Oystersteel—gives it timeless appeal, making the watch the perfect choice for daily wear.
For rewarding yourself on closing out the year on a high
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller
While leisure travel is not quite possible at the moment, it will return one day in the new year. And when that day comes along, be sure to arm yourself with the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller in 18 ct yellow gold. Made for frequent flyers, the Sky-Dweller is a horological marvel, indicating time (home and away), daytime or night-time, month and date. Of particular interest is the month indication, which is indicated in 12 apertures around the circumference of the dial, with the current month marked in red. This is an outstanding characteristic of the Saros annual calendar system employed in the watch which automatically differentiates between 30- and 31-day months. The system relieves the wearer the hassle of adjusting the date at the end of a 30-day month as the annual calendar displays the correct date throughout the year. The only adjustment is needed on 1 March.
For the travel-starved individual who is ready to spread his wings the moment restrictions are lifted
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36
Every element of the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 in 18 ct yellow gold spells prestige. A Rolex design signature, its fluted bezel is always only crafted out of gold. Matching it in terms of prestige is the President bracelet—with its semi-circular three piece links—which was first created in 1956 for the launch of the Day-Date. The strict standards Rolex adheres to manufacturing its bracelets and clasps represents the brand’s commitment to excellence, making the President bracelet a symbol of refinement. The President bracelet is also only manufactured in previous metals, which adds to its sophistication factor. Of course, the Day-Date is an iconic creation for Rolex because the 1956 original was the first watch in history to offer a modern calendar with an instantaneous day display, spelt out in full in a window on the dial, in addition to the date.
For the power couple—the 36mm Oyster case fits the wrist of both men and women perfectly
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner represents a key moment in the history of watchmaking because its high standards of accuracy, precision and ease of use had set the bar for divers’ watches when it was first launched in 1953. That is why the new generation of the Submariner and Submariner Date launched earlier this year stay faithful to the original design. The Submariner Date in 18 ct white gold comes with a blue Cerachrom bezel and a black dial with large luminescent hour markers. Its rotatable bezel with its 60-minute graduations allows for the accurate and safe monitoring of diving time. Even if you’re not a diver, there is no denying that the Submariner Date is a handsome ticker to sport any time, any day.
For the sporty partner
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 37
To combat the stress at work, take the weekend off, relax with some bubbly and set sail into the sunset—armed with the Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 37 in 18 ct Everose gold with an Oysterflex bracelet. The waterproof and robust qualities of the Yacht-Master make it ideal for water sports—sailing, in particular. The Oysterflex bracelet, which sits comfortably on the wrist, is attached to the watch case and Oysterlock safety clasp by a flexible titanium and nickel alloy metal blade, which is over-moulded with high-performance black elastomer—it’s resistant to environmental effects, making it easy and comfortable for the wearer. And what’s a little bling on the dial to up the ante, isn’t it?
For the christening ceremony of your newly-acquired yacht
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona
A meaningful Christmas present is like an astute investment—get it right and the gift can go a long way. A good example is this Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona in 18 ct yellow gold, with an intense black and champagne-colour dial. Boasting more than five decades of heritage, the Cosmograph Daytona is still among the most popular and iconic sports chronographs in the market. Matched with a 18 ct yellow gold Oyster bracelet and bezel with engraved tachymetric scale, this classic take on a horological icon makes for a brilliant gifting option that will stand the test of time.
For surprising the over-worked husband
Tags: Oyster Perpetual Submariner; Oystersteel; Oyster bracelet; Datejust 31; Cosmograph Daytona; Oyster Perpetual 41; Datejust 36; Day-Date 36; Yacht-Master 37; Lady-Datejust; Sky-Dweller
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