It’s no surprise Rolex Timepieces are placed 2nd in the top 5 best luxury investments. The renowned Swiss brand is one of the most popular brands in the world, and currently, holds the highest value amongst its competitors. Watches typically do not hold their value for long periods of time but, the Rolex brand is an incomparable exception. Watches that hold their value are priced between $4,000-$9,000 and in some cases, at an appreciating rate value. Considering almost all these watches are made by the Rolex brand, their timepieces are a great investment. Rolex has established its success as the only brand able to maintain a high resale value for a majority of its products.
Whether it is vintage, limited edition, or custom made, the value of Rolex timepieces over time have always maintained their value. Vintage models are most likely to go up in value in over 20-30 years. This is when they become a rare and limited edition work of art. This is because the styles of the timepieces are no longer being made. The Rolex Daytona, Rolex GMT-Master II, Rolex Yachtmaster II, Rolex Submariner, and Rolex Datejust II are considered the most popular and best-selling pieces from the Rolex collection. Listed below are the top 5 best valued Rolex timepieces.
Eric Clapton’s 1971 Rolex Daytona: $505,000
The Rolex Daytona is made popular for it’s unique feature of a silver monochrome dial, in contrast to the design theme of all other Rolex schemes. Clapton’s Rolex Daytona resale value goes for hundreds of thousands due to he himself wearing the piece, which increases its value. The Rolex Daytona (engineered in 1963) model is remarkable because of the quality construction that is also popular in the motor sports world. It is a state of the art timepiece that will last a lifetime.
Rolex GMT 116769TBR: $485,350
The most luxurious watch style directly from Rolex is the Rolex GMT. It features a diamond dial with luminous hands and hour markers. The bracelet consists of 18 carat white gold, sidelined with gorgeous diamonds including the case and locks, plus 100 meters of water resistance. No surprise why this timepiece is marketed so high and is top 10 in the most expensive Rolex watch list. Rolex timepieces aren’t just watches, in truth they can be recognized as jewelry. The Rolex GMT model designed for aviators is popular for its time tracking features. Allows you to simultaneously read three different time zones with a classy appeal.
Dr. Rajendra Prasad’s Gold Rolex Oyster: $440,000
Dr. Rajendra Prasad owner of this timepiece, was the first president of India. He received the Rolex timepiece in the 1950’s during the first ever Republic day. The Rolex Oyster watch, as shown, is unique in that it features an inscription dated, “26 January 1950” across a map of India with an 18k gold dial.
Rolex Platinum Pearlmaster 18965: $276,000
A 2011 special edition watch, featuring a baguette diamond bezel and bracelet design. Other components of the watch are made up of meteorite diamonds and sapphire crystals. This exclusive Rolex Pearlmaster timepiece is highly valued, because it is limited and highly demanded, therefore increases the value over time.
Steven MxQueen 1967 Rolex Submariner: $234,000
Star of the 1971 film “Le Mans,”Steve McQueen’s Rolex Submariner is valued at over two hundred thousand dollars. Made up of stainless steel with an automatic movement center, a certified chronometer, and the ability to work up to 200 meters below water level. This Submariner watch is a classic of its kin. The watch was first introduced in 1953 and was a pioneering model for years to come. It was developed specifically for water sports activity such as scuba diving and promoted high functionality. This was the first Rolex model designed to be water resistant. A high end luxurious accessory that can also be everyday wear.
Rolex timepieces are a luxurious rare item that have an extended life cycle. Their value extends beyond their purchase and disposal with values of at least a thousand dollars resale. The nature of these high end watches makes them desirable pre-owned items, which are some of the best deals! Just like any industry, these timepiences are desirable watches and can have several “lives” after their first owner. Just as the old saying goes, another person’s trash is another person’s treasure. Sell your Rolex Watches today at sellmewatch.com.