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Celebrate Father’s Day with a Rolex

June 16, 2017

BY Paul Altieri


This year, Father’s Day is on Sunday, June 18. It’s time to get serious about that gift. Whether it’s for dad, granddad, dad to your kids, son who is a dad, or any other special dad in your life, we’re pretty sure they’d be blown away by a Rolex. Because, let’s face it, who wouldn’t be? Offering someone the world’s leading luxury watch brand says a whole lot about how special they are. So this year, celebrate dad with the ultimate gift—a Rolex watch.

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A vintage GMT-Master may be the watch for those who are into vintage.

Read on to discover what are some of the hottest Rolex models right now to find dad’s perfect present.

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Everyday Rolex Watches for Father’s Day

A great Father’s Day gift would be a Rolex watch that he could be comfortable enough to wear every day. In that category, we recommend the Oyster Perpetual 39 ref. 114300 or the Datejust II ref. 116300. Both of these Rolex watches are casual enough for daily wear yet prestigious enough to carry the Rolex name.

As its name suggests the Oyster Perpetual 39 sports a 39mm case, which is very wearable on almost any wrist size. The case houses a wonderfully symmetrical dial thanks to the lack of date window. Dial colors are varied including this super sleek slate gray shade.

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A watch that can be worn anywhere, perfect for a Father’s Day gift.

If you’d rather get a Rolex that includes a date window, then opt for a white Datejust II. Not only does it have its characteristic date window with magnifying Cyclops lens, but it’s also a larger size at 41mm. While there are plenty of dial options, we like the straightforward white dial with baton indexes.

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A Datejust II is also another watch that can be worn on a daily basis.

Sporty Steel Rolex Watches for Father’s Day

On the other hand, if you think dad would rather have a sporty Rolex instead, then the Swiss watchmaker has plenty to choose from! Some of our favorite Rolex sports watches right now are the Explorer II Polar, the ceramic GMT-Master II, and the James Cameron Deepsea.

With its 42mm stainless steel case, ice-white dial, oversized numerals on the bezel, and orange GMT-hand, the Explorer II ref. 216570 carries on the legacy of adventure from the inaugural 1953 Explorer. Rugged enough to climb mountains yet polished enough to wear to the office, the Explorer II looks and performs spectacularly.

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The Polar is a great watch for dads who love adventure.

From adventuring to flying, the GMT-Master II is Rolex’s iconic pilot’s watch collection that offers a GMT function to keep track of two time zones simultaneously. And the green 24-hand and text on the GMT-Master II ref. 116710 looks particularly attractive—as does the watch’s Cerachrom ceramic bezel.

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A GMT-Master II with a green 24-hour hand with a ceramic bezel.

Yet another tool watch from Rolex, this time may we suggest the mega diving watch, the Deepsea ref. 116660. This 44mm beast can plunge down to 12,800 feet thanks in part to the helium escape valve. And this isn’t just any Deepsea model either, but the special “James Cameron” edition that was launched after the filmmaker made history by taking his submersible to Mariana Trench’s lowest point, the Challenger Deep.

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A “James Cameron” is a watch with a gradient dial going from blue to black.

Luxurious Gold Rolex Chronographs for Father’s Day

If you really want an impressive gift this Father’s Day, then it doesn’t get much better than a Rolex Daytona. Inspired by the adrenaline of motorsports and enjoyed by fans all over the world, the Daytona is Rolex’s flagship chronograph watch. And when crafted in gold, many agree it’s the ultimate luxury chronograph.

The two-two Daytona ref. 116523 brings together robust steel and precious 18k yellow gold in a configuration that is oh-so-Rolex. The warm gold bezel, gold bracelet center links, and gold chrono pushers contrast flawlessly with the sleek stainless steel. Plus, if you want to amp up the luxury, then there’s always a diamond dial option.

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Start your engine for dads who love the Daytona with a diamond dial.

However, if it’s a full 18k yellow gold Rolex chronograph that you’re after, then it’s got to be the Daytona ref. 116528. While the real Paul Newman Daytona goes for auction here is another option. A sporty yet luxurious, practical yet grand, this solid gold Daytona looks especially awesome with the so-called Paul Newman tribute tri-color dial seen here.

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This tri-colored Daytona is a tribute to the “Paul Newman”.

There you have it, our suggestions for some top Father’s Day gifts that will truly bring dad some joy this year. Forget everything else and get him what he really wants—a Rolex watch from you that he’ll cherish forever.




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