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3 Rolex Watches To Wear To Your Memorial Day Cookout

May 27, 2018

BY Paul Altieri


Red, white, and blue

On the day dedicated to honoring the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving their country, a number of celebrations take place throughout the nation from Memorial Day parades to the National Memorial Day Concert at the United States Capital to big backyard BBQ parties. As the unofficial start of the summer season, Memorial Day cookouts are a great time to get together with friends and family and what better Rolex to wear than one that that is red, white, and blue. Here are some Rolex watches from sporty to vintage to classic that feature the trio of colors that show your national pride!

Memorial Day Watches

Kick off Memorial Day with a stunning Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680.

1. Datejust 116234

Rolex’s most classic dress watch, you can never go wrong with the celebrated Datejust. This particular Rolex Datejust 116234 brings together both modern and traditional design points for a striking look. The 36mm stainless steel Oyster case is topped with a classic white gold fluted bezel and houses a rich blue dial. The combination of the blue dial with the white baton-style indexes and date window with red numbers is an attractive combo of colors. An interesting feature with this Datejust ref. 116234 is the roulette date wheel with alternating black and red date numbers. The Jubilee bracelet — which was actually the bracelet that was on the original Datejust in 1945 — with its five-link construction add a dressier look to the watch.

Memorial Day Watches

The Rolex Datejust 116234  is a classic white gold fluted bezel and it houses a rich blue dial.

2. GMT-Master 1675

Produced for over 20 years from the late 1950s, the GMT-Master 1675 is an important reference within the Rolex archives. Sporting the famed “Pepsi” bezel, named for the red, white, and blue colors used in the logo of the popular beverage, this GMT-Master 1675 is truly an iconic vintage Rolex sports watch. The 40mm stainless steel Oyster case is presented on a matching stainless steel Oyster bracelet and houses a matte black dial with hour markers and Mercedes-style hands that have aged into a creamy yellow color.

Memorial Day Watches

This GMT-Master has the Pepsi dial, perfect for that Pepsi you’ll be drainking at the party.

3. Yacht-Master II 116680

One of the newer collections from Rolex, the Yacht-Master II was launched in 2007 as a regatta timer for professional yachtsmen. Larger than most Rolex sports watches, the Yacht-Master II features a 44mm Oyster case and blue Cerachrom scratchproof ceramic bezel. The Yacht-Master II 116680 is the full stainless steel model including the Oyster bracelet with the Easylink system to allow lengthening of the bracelet up to 5mm. The sporty dial indicates to the wearer an abundance of information, yet it is organized in a harmonious way for easy reading. Especially dynamic, are the red details including the red seconds hand and red triangular countdown hand. The ceramic bezel is not only attractive to look at, but it actually controls the timer function of the Caliber 4146 within and is aptly named the Ring Command Bezel.

Memorial Day Watches

Be flashing with the Rolex Yacht-Master II 116680 and the Ring Command Bezel.





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