Rolex watches are one of the most sought-after watches in the world. But did you know that they are also one of the most exorbitantly-priced timepieces in the world?
With over 100 years of experience in watchmaking, Rolex has a legacy that towers over many other luxury watch brands. However, the steep price tags of its prestigious watches can be daunting for many. But this does not always have to be the case. To prove it, we have collated a list of the cheapest Rolex watches for women.
Rolex prides itself on manufacturing watches that are built to last, timeless pieces that can and have endured the tests of time. These reliable and long-lasting watches are therefore worth every dollar.
Classic collections such as the Oyster Perpetual and Datejust are just some examples of relatively affordable Rolex collections for women. Radiating an effortless elegance, these timepieces accentuate the sophistication and class of any lady.
Here are some of the Rolex timepieces that won’t make too big of a dent on your budget.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Introduced in 1926, the Rolex Oyster was the first waterproof wristwatch in the world. A direct descendant of the original Oyster, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is a quintessential piece that exudes simplicity and elegance.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is crafted with oyster-steel, a corrosion-resistant alloy that is well-known even in aerospace and chemical industries. The reliability of the watch is also exemplified by its scratch-resistance sapphire crystal and water-resistance of up to 100 metres.
The calibre 2231, a self-winding mechanical movement developed and manufactured entirely by Rolex, drives this timepiece. Besides that, this COSC-certified chronometer is a testament to Rolex’s commitment to ensuring high-precision and reliability in all its watches.
Priced at $6,650, the Oyster Perpetual is an entry-level Rolex watch that is affordable without compromising on quality and style. With its classic Rolex design, it is perfectly ideal for everyday wear.
Rolex Lady Datejust
The original Rolex Datejust was the first self-winding chronometer wristwatch to have a date display. Upholding this tradition is the Rolex Lady Datejust, a watch reminiscent of the classic, time-honoured Rolex designs.
As with its its predecessor, the date is visible through a window at 3 o’clock. The display window features one of Rolex’s most renowned and recognisable innovations, the Cyclops lens. Positioned over the date display, the Cyclops lens magnifies the date to enhance readability.
Going beyond its aesthetic features, this model features a Rolex-manufactured calibre 2235 that is also COSC certified. Equipped with some of Rolex’s most distinctive technological features, the 31mm Rolex Datejust retails at a reasonable price of $8,340. While the simple design possesses the understated elegance characteristic of Rolex watches, the silver and blue tones add a unique charm to it.
All in all, this is a timepiece for ladies who are looking for something classic but different and striking yet versatile.
The second model on this list from the Datejust Collection is the Rolex Datejust which retains the same quintessential timeless quality.
Featuring a black dial with silver Roman numerals, this watch has a refined look and is easy to read. Like every other Rolex watch, the dial was designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand. At the heart of the watch is the COSC-certified, self-winding calibre 2235 which ensures high-precision and reliability. With its sophisticated silver and black design, this Rolex Datejust can fit perfectly onto the wrists of every sophisticated lady.
Known as the watch worn by scientists at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Geneva, the Rolex Milgauss was first created to meet the needs of scientists exposed to high magnetic fields.
The calibre 3131 — a self-winding mechanical movement that incorporates Rolex-patented technology with anti-magnetic properties — drives this unisex watch. Made with ferromagnetic alloys, the Rolex Milgauss features a shield that protects the movement, allowing it to withstand electromagnetic fields of up to 1,000 gausses.
The modern Rolex Milgauss achieves a contemporary look while retaining the distinctive character of the original model with its clean lines and lightning bolt-shaped seconds hand. Luminescent white and orange markers stand out against the black dial. With the splashes of green and orange, the Rolex Milgauss has an ultra-modern, futuristic look that pays tribute to its origins in scientific innovation.
At $11,020, this is one of the pricier pieces on this list. However, for the ladies who are looking for a unique accessory, this eye-catching and memorable timepiece would be worth every dollar.
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