Getting ready for the holidays and finishing all of your shopping can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be for every person on your shopping list. If you’re looking for a watch for a special person on your list, there’s almost no way to go wrong with Rolex. The brand’s iconic timepieces are seen all over social media and are among the most desirable watches today. A few models don’t get as much love as the others, though, so we’re here to shed some light on three Rolex models that should be on your list.
The Air-King 116900 is an outlier in Rolex’s catalog. Its bold colors and busy dial are a departure for the brand, which caused plenty of uproar when the watch was first released in 2016. The new model’s larger size and radical design were too much for some to handle. Now, the watch enjoys a comfortable spot in the Rolex lineup and has become a desirable model for the same reasons that many people originally gave as criticism. The 40mm dial, green seconds hand, and green Rolex text contrast with the Air-King’s black dial, but the color doesn’t stop there. The company crown brings a spot of bright yellow to the dial and and truly makes it stand out.
Rolex Deepsea Sea-Dweller
The Deepsea Sea-Dweller is an absolute monster in almost every measurable way. Its massive 44mm case is almost 18mm thick and together with the bracelet the watch weighs almost half a pound. The extreme size brings extreme capability, which comes in the form of a 12,800-foot official depth rating. While you’re unlikely to ever need that level of capability, the Deepsea’s imposing style and expanded Sea-Dweller styling are appealing on their own.
The Rolex Sky-Dweller brings a GMT function and an annual calendar together in one jumbo-sized hunk of steel or precious metal. The watch features a 42mm case in a variety of materials and offers Rolex’s standard 100m/330ft water resistance rating. Because of its size, the Sky-Dweller won’t be for everyone, but its unique movement and wild mix of capabilities makes it a compelling gift.