Holiday season is right around the corner and for many of us, that means traveling somewhere to spend some quality time with family. Whether you’re flying across the country for Thanksgiving, to another country for winter break, or voyage frequently as part of your day-to-day life, here are some of our favorite Rolex watches for women who travel.
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Rolex Everose GMT-Master II
Given that the Rolex GMT-Master watch was invented for people who fly planes for a living, it comes as no surprise that this would be a top pick for a travel watch. The GMT-Master’s mechanics permit wearers to read two time zones simultaneously (or three time zones on the GMT-Master II) while its design is oh-so classically cool. A particularly gorgeous version for women is the new Rolex GMT-Master II dressed entirely in solid 18k Everose gold (the brand’s proprietary rose gold alloy) and accented with a two-tone black and brown colored Cerachrom (the brand’s proprietary ceramic alloy) bezel.
The watch sports a 40mm case, which at just a hair over 12mm thick, looks great on ladies’ wrist as an oversized and luxurious sports watch. For a tighter fit, removing a link or two from the solid gold Oyster bracelet is a simple process. Plus, Rolex’s Easylink clasp system lets you micro-adjust the bracelet length by 5mm while on the go should cabin pressure cause some wrist swelling. Adjusting local time when you touch down is a breeze thanks to a local hour hand that can advance in one-hour “jumps” while the arrow-tipped GMT hand pointing to the 24-hour bezel lets you know what time it is at home.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Stainless Steel
Packing light is the hallmark of frequent and savvy travelers and when you need an effortless watch to wear on throughout your trip, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual is here for you. A time-only watch means that you don’t have to worry about changing the date and a sturdy and water-resistant (to 100 meters) stainless steel case can keep up with whatever adventure awaits you.
The best part of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual line is that it offers a wide range of sizes (26mm, 31mm, 34mm, 36mm, and 39mm) to fit virtually any wrist, and dial styles come in a generous assortment of colors (black, white, purple, blue, pink, and green to name a few) and index styles (Roman numerals, Arabic numerals, and batons).
Rolex Yacht-Master Rolesium
If your travel destination involves packing some swimwear and heading to warmer climates, then the Rolex Yacht-Master is an ideal companion. As its name suggests, the robust Yacht-Master was built for a life at sea yet channels that cruise-collection chic vibe suitable for lounging on the deck.
Although the Yacht-Master is offered in a range of metals, the Rolesium (Rolex’s term for combining stainless steel and platinum on one watch) models are some of the best-looking options. While the Rolesium Yacht-Master is mostly monochromatic thanks to the similar hues of steel and platinum, the watch offers great texture contrasts thanks to the sandblasted platinum bezel dotted with shiny raised numerals contrasting with the mix of brushed and polished 904L stainless steel on the case and bracelet. You can go bigger with Yacht-Master 40 or smaller with the Yacht-Master 37, both of which are offered with dark rhodium dials that come alive with pops of turquoise that are as vibrant as the Caribbean Sea this time of year.
Rolex Cellini Dual Time Gold
If your tastes lean more towards the elegant and refined, then the Rolex Cellini Dual Time is your must-have travel watch. The recently refreshed Cellini line by Rolex celebrates watchmaking traditions of yesteryear and the Dual Time models are beautiful interpretations. From the intricate guilloché dials punctuated with slender indices and hands to the delicate fluting of the solid gold 39mm case and winding crown, every detail on the Cellini Dual Time is crafted to impeccable standards. The second time zone is straightforward to read via the 12-hour subsidiary dial above 6 o’clock, complete with an AM/PM indicator to stay on top of home time.
Selecting the right Dual Time colorway to complement your wardrobe is easy, as the model is offered in a variety of configurations including white or Everose gold cases, black, silver, or brown dials, and black or brown leather straps.
No matter if you’re looking for something sporty or elegant, complex or simple, colorful or muted, there are plenty of fantastic Rolex watches for women who travel.