Rolex is the brand that both men and women revere…But women have a special advantage over men because they are able to choose from both men’s and women’s Rolex watches.
Many women celebrities are known for wearing men’s Rolex watches, like Jennifer Aniston with her Rolex Day-Date President, Rihanna with her Rolex Datejust, Miley Cyrus with her Rolex Daytona, and Charlize Theron with her Rolex Deep Sea-Dweller, to name but a few. It’s powerful women like them that have paved the way for the increasingly popular trend of women wearing men’s Rolex watches.
So, on that note, we want to help all the women out there who are deciding which Rolex watch is right for them by rounding up 8 of the best Rolex men’s watches for women.
8 of the Best Rolex Men’s Watches for Women
Below are 8 of the best iconic men’s Rolex watches for women. They are, of course, not only for women, as men look great in these too. But, we think the following Rolex watches look fantastic on women and all of them are well worth the investment.
Not to mention, these are Rolex watches that are hard to obtain. However, thankfully they are all available at Diamonds By Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers. Simply click the associated links to see the full sales listing for each
Note: We have organized the list into 5 “categories”, two of which are a specific references, and the other three are general Rolex models/styles with a few ideal references as examples. So, in total, there are 8 Rolex references listed below.
Although a men’s watch, the Rolex Submariner is also the perfect watch for a woman, especially one that likes to spend time underwater.
The Submariner is the go-to timepiece for Rolex lovers of all genders. It’s also the watch for divers and water sport athletes, thanks to its water-resistant ability of 1,000ft.
Marked by 6 decades of history, the Submariner is Rolex’s most iconic sports watch. In fact, it is arguably the most iconic sports watch ever.
Throughout the years, the Submariner has undergone a series of developments, continually refining the functionality, movement, and style. Moreover, the Submariner line has seen a plethora of color schemes, with nuances in design, which makes each Submariner reference special and collectible.
One of the most collectible of them all is the Stainless Steel Rolex 116610LV Submariner, known as the “Hulk”. The watch was released in 2010 for Submariner’s 50th anniversary. It immediately became a must-have for watch collectors and fashionistas alike.
It’s know as the Hulk for obvious reasons, the dial and bezel are green, and the watch itself is robust.
Note: Rolex used green because it is a special color that represents their brand. The name Hulk was coined by the Rolex community, not Rolex themselves. Nevertheless the name Hulk is widespread and universally accepted.
Even though the watch has a manly nickname and powerful stature, it doesn’t stop women from loving this highly sought after Rolex Submariner. Women appreciate the stunning design and the masterful engineering of the incredibly precise Calibre 3135 movement just as much as men do. Plus, it looks fantastic on a woman’s wrist. It offers that oversized sports watch style that the modern times call for.
Overall, the green on stainless steel look is not only remarkably striking, it is also wonderfully unique. So, it stands out from the crown and is instantly recognizable. And because of the Hulk’s immense popularity, along with the fact it is very difficult to obtain, it is seen as a status symbol.
Now, the Rolex Hulk is still in production, but getting your hands on one is extremely difficult being that it is one of the most coveted modern Rolex watches. The waiting lists are very lengthy, so it can take a long time purchase one new. A secondhand Rolex Hulk is the best option for those who don’t want to wait. Good news, we have a pre-owned Rolex Hulk at Diamonds By Raymond Lee, so if you want one now, we have your wrist covered.
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Unlike the Submariner, which is more commonly seen, and talked about, the Sky Dweller is somewhat underrated in popularity. Rolex collectors love it, but the average person doesn’t know (or talk) much about it.
This is good, as it will allows the wearer to stand out and be more original. Plus, it is a captivating timepiece, especially the one here which is completely 18K yellow gold.
This all gold Sky-Dweller, reference 326938 has an opulent appearance. It declares spending power in a flash.
The watch is 42mm, so it is definitely a large watch for a woman, and even for many men…nevertheless, it looks right at home on a lady’s wrist just as much as it does on a man’s. Contemporary times call for contemporary looks, and this is one we love.
What’s more, it is the perfect watch for an affluent stack. It goes sublimely with other gold jewelry, like the Cartier Love bracelet seen in these pictures.
For anyone who loves wearing gold, this Rolex is an unequivocally marvelous choice. That said, it is one of Rolex’s more expensive models.
Positioned as the watch for Globetrotters, the Sky-Dweller has some special features and complications, all of which are extremely well done. For example, the ring command bezel, the dual-time zone, GMT complication, and an annual calendar.
The second zone display on an off-centre disc on the dial makes the Sky-Dweller superbly distinct.
Because of its lavish appearance, large size and useful complications, it is favorite among pro athletes. The Sky-Dweller is also a watch women are particular fond of…and that’s because stylish, smart, contemporary women have a keen eye for the hottest watches on the market.
If you love this watch, you can see the full sales listing here – Yellow Gold Sky-Dweller 326938.
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Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona Cosmograph
Stainless Steel Daytona’s are a great option for women. So, with that, we are going to look at a few different references, all Stainless Steel Rolex Daytona Cosmographs.
The Stainless Steel Daytona is probably the most popular watch in the world. There are certain stainless steel Daytona references that are nearly impossible to get new as the demand far outstrips the production, and only those with special connections can get their hands on them.
Fortunately, at Diamonds By Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers, we have a nice selection of pre-owned stainless steel Rolex Daytonas available. One of which is a pre-owned Rolex Daytona 116520, which is among the most coveted Daytona references.
Yes, it’s a men’s watch, and yes women love it. Big time. Understandably too, considering it looks magnificent on a fashionable woman. It’s an everyday wear, perfect for the office, and flawless on a dressy night out.
This Rolex Daytona 116520 features a gorgeous white dial with silver hour markers, hands, and sub registers. It is a brilliantly bright version of the Daytona Cosmograph that radiates on the wrist, so it’s no wonder women are drawn to it.
This is the watch that women wear and men become jealous. Yet immense respect is immediately given as it is clear the woman knows the best and finest watches the world has to offer…
Wear this to work and you’ll impress any business associate.
A woman donning a Rolex 6262, is the equivalent of a woman driving a 1964 Aston Martin DB5 Vantage Coupe or a ’64 Porsche 911. It shows she knows classic luxury…
However, as much as we love the 1964 911 and DB5, the Rolex 6262, which was released in 1963, is truly a perennial asset. If you didn’t know it was made in 1963, you’d probably be shocked to find out. That’s the beauty of a Rolex, they truly transcend time (no pun intended)…And not that a classic car like the 911 doesn’t, but have a look at a modern 911 and one from the 60s, and compare that with a Rolex Daytona from now and then…You’ll see our point.
Not only is the Rolex 6262 Cosmograph a classic, but it is extremely rare too.
What’s more, it’s only 37mm, so it’s small compared to modern Daytona references (which are 40mm). A 37mm case diameter is perfect for a woman. It’s essential a woman’s size in the contemporary world of sports watches. Not that men couldn’t pull this off magnificently too, because they can and do. Just the fact remains, the vintage size is perfect for the modern woman.
So, if you appreciate a rare and timeless look, this watch will be perfect for you. It’s the watch that will impress and galvanize both watch collectors, fashionistas, and casual watch lovers alike.
Again, we are going to talk about a type of Rolex rather than a specific reference…The Datejust.
Diamonds and Datejusts go together like cheese and wine, peaches and cream, song and dance…you get the point.
The Datejust is a dress watch, and not just any dress watch. It’s the most well known dress watch on the planet. In fact, the Datejust is a staple for any Rolex collector or enthusiast. AND, it is the most iconic watch in the entire Rolex catalog.
In our opinion, a Rolex Datejust with diamonds looks absolutely stunning on a woman. It can be stacked with other diamond jewelry or worn on its own. You can wear a diamond Datejust in a casual setting or a night on the town. No matter what, the effect will always be rhapsodic grandeur.
Furthermore, most Datejust are the quintessential size for a woman at 36mm. Truth be told, these days a 36mm watch is just as much a woman’s watch as it is a man’s…even if it’s a men’s watch! This is why so many woman are wearing Datejust watches now. It’s the exemplary Rolex watch size for classy, elegant modern ladies.
So, have a look below at a couple Datejust watches on women, because you know, a picture is worth a thousand words…
Carol Channing introduced it, and Marilyn Monroe popularized it, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”…forever.
The Mother of Pear dial and the diamond bezel on a white alligator leather strap is simply fabulous. This is love at first sight.
This is the Datejust for a woman who only wants a subtle touch of diamonds. The blue dial with diamond hour markers goes beautifully with the stainless steel case and Jubilee bracelet. This watch is pure elegance and sophistication, and the size makes it wonderfully à la mode.
Vintage GMT Master
We love classic, vintage, iconic Rolex watches at Diamonds By Raymond Lee and Raymond Lee Jewelers, so we want to end this with two superstar watches that we love to see women wearing, although it’s not often that we see it, considering the rarity of these two GMT Masters in vintage form.
The Rolex 16710 began production in 1989. It boasted a slimmer design than its predecessor, which was ironically (for this post) known as the “Fat Lady”…
The slimmer design was a welcomed change by watch collectors. And now, it’s an aspect that makes it a breathtaking, oversized watch for a lady.
Another classic, the GMT Master 1675, coined the Root Beer for obvious reasons.
The Rolex 1675 Root Beer was released in 1975, and it features the iconic nipple dial that collectors greatly desire. This is a rare and polarizing timepiece with distinctive aesthetics. You either love it or you hate it.
The one we have here is fitted with a Horus Watch Strap and the watch itself is in excellent condition.
If you are a woman who loves to make a statement, this scarce watch, which is an epoch in the history of the GMT Master, is the one.
Now, the new GMT Master II’s look great on women, such as the new Rolex Pepsi and Rolex Batman (see above), but a woman (or any person for that matter) with an iconic, vintage GMT Master is more than admirable. It’s downright praiseworthy.