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3 Ways to Wear a Platinum Rolex

August 12, 2016

BY Paul Altieri


Achieving platinum status

Regarded as the noblest of metals and prized for its rarity and distinct look, platinum is more precious than even gold. And a Rolex watch crafted in platinum is pure luxury. Rolex only uses 950 platinum in their timepieces, which is a metal alloy composed of 95% platinum mixed with 5% of other metals. There are many platinum Rolex watches available, from sporty to dressy, and here are three of our favorites.

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Rolex Daytona ref. 116506 anniversary edition in platinum.

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Rolex Day-Date 118206

You’d be hard pressed to find a dress watch more elegant than a Rolex Day Date in platinum. Bringing two exquisite symbols of prestige can only mean great things. This Rolex Day-Date ref. 118206 boasts platinum from head to toe, including the Oyster case and the famed curvy three-link President bracelet. The silver dial of the ref. 118206 carries on the sophisticated monochromatic look, while the smooth bezel keeps things sleek and the Roman numerals adds a classic touch. Although initially created as a gent’s watch, fashionable ladies are big fans of the Rolex President too since the 36mm is a great size for a woman’s wrist.

Rolex Day Date President ref. 118206 in platinum

Rolex Day Date President ref. 118206 in platinum.

The three hands, date, and day functions of the Day-Date President 118206 are powered by the Rolex Caliber 3155 with 48 hours of power reserve.

Rolex Daytona ref. 116506

The Rolex Daytona is already one of the most sought out luxury chronographs, but dressing it in platinum takes it to a whole other level. Rolex released the ref. 116506 in honor of the Daytona’s anniversary and along with its platinum 40mm Oyster case and platinum Oyster bracelet, it also sports a brown Cerachrom ceramic bezel and blue glacier dial — a dial color reserved only for Rolex platinum models. The trio of registers on the dial feature the same chocolate tone of the bezel while the “DAYTONA” label on the dial is printed in the characteristic red hue.

Rolex-Anniversary Daytona Platinum - 116506

Rolex Daytona ref. 116506 anniversary edition in platinum

The engine within the case of the Daytona ref. 116506 anniversary model is the Rolex Caliber 4130 that drives the time and chronograph functions. The automatic movement boasts 72 hours of power reserve and a precision of -2/+2 a day.

Rolex Yacht-Master 16622

Rolex Yacht-Master ref. 16622 with platinum bezel and dial

Rolex Yacht-Master ref. 16622 with platinum bezel and dial

The perfect companion aboard a chic boat, the Rolex Yacht-Master is a quintessential luxury sports watch. The 40mm Oyster case and the Oyster bracelet of the Yacht-Master ref. 16622 are actually constructed in robust stainless steel and complemented by a rotatable bezel and dial in platinum. The two white metals work beautifully with one another, showcasing a range of textures and different grades of luster.

At the helm of the Yacht-Master ref. 16622 is the Rolex Caliber 3135 fueling the center hour, minute, and seconds hand, in addition to the date window at 3 o’clock.
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