In The Bag

The Hour Of Luxury Watches

Danielle Gumina
Handbag aficionado: Award-winning handbag designer, content lover, and trend spotter

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the hour we’ve all been waiting for.

 

A highly covetable collection of luxury Rolex watches just landed at FASHIONPHILE headquarters. The collection is small and hyper-curated. But these are some of the most sought-after watches in the world, and you can get your hands on one of these right now! Here are some of the styles you can find.

The Rolex Daytona “PANDA” Steel White Dial/Black Bezel (Ref: 116500LN)

A white dial and black bezel? Might as well call it, Panda! The Daytona model was originally designed for race car drivers, allowing the wearer to measure time and calculate average lap speed. It all makes sense now knowing the model pays homage to Daytona Beach, Florida where the sport of racing flourishes.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 36mm Steel Yellow Dial (Ref: 126000)

This style is universally admired and is a classic addition to any watch lover’s collection. Its yellow dial has a gorgeous distinctive face – definitely more playful than other traditional Rolex faces, and its hour markers are fashioned in 18k gold. The oystersteel band is highly resistant to corrosion, meaning this style is undoubtedly designed to ensure a lifetime of perfection.

The Rolex GMT-Master II 40mm Steel “PEPSI” (Ref: 126710BLRO)

Like a splash of color? That’s what I like (yes, that’s one of Pepsi’s latest taglines but it’s a statement true for many)! This model features a gorgeous Jubilee bracelet and is designed to read various time zones simultaneously. The red and blue ceramic bezel also pays homage to the original GMT Master launched in 1954 featuring the same colors.

The Rolex Submariner Green 40mm Steel “HULK” (Ref: 116610LV)

The name “HULK” speaks for itself. Featuring a beautiful green unidirectional bezel and matching green dial, it’s no question why this style earned the clever Marvel nickname in the watch world. Today it’s one of the most desirable Rolex Submariner styles – partly due to the name and its unique features, like sapphire with cyclops lens. But partly also due to the discontinuation of this style in 2020, making it hard to get your hands on. It’s also water-resistant like all Submariner styles which were originally designed in 1953 to be the ultimate diver’s watch.

The Rolex GMT-Master II 40mm Steel “BATGIRL” (Ref: 126710BLNR)

For those curious, both Batman and Batgirl watches feature the blue and black bezel. However, unlike the Batman version that features the three-piece oystersteel bracelet, the Batgirl features the five-piece Jubilee bracelet, giving it a dressier aesthetic. The contrast between the elegant bracelet with a more utilitarian case makes this model very popular and incredibly valuable. It’s almost impossible to score a Batgirl watch in like-new condition in the secondhand market.

So unless you have devotedly attended the annual Baselworld watch show in the past (now called HourUniverse), this collection is the next best thing. Will you be one of the lucky owners of one of these highly sought-after watches?

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