An army of white knights in shining armor
A more subtle option than yellow or rose gold, and perhaps sometimes mistaken for stainless steel when viewed from a distance, white gold Rolex watches are an ultra luxurious choice. Refined and elegant, yet lavish and opulent, white gold is perfect for those who seek out the best, but in a more understated way. Here are three iconic Rolex sports watches crafted in fine 18k white gold.
1. Rolex Daytona ref. 116519
The white gold Daytona ref. 116519 with a leather strap is an elegant interpretation of the sporty Daytona chronograph. The 40mm Oyster case and bezel with the engraved tachymeter houses a fantastic looking vintage-inspired white dial with luminous Arabic numerals and three black registers further accented with red details. The Rolex dark brown leather strap is finished off with an 18k white gold Oyster clasp.
The Daytona ref. 116519 runs on the COSC-certified Rolex Caliber 4130 automatic chronograph movement with 72 hours of power reserve. Outfitted with screw-down chrono pushers and crown, the Daytona 116519 is water resistant to 330 feet (100 m).
2. Rolex Yacht-Master II ref. 116689
A Rolex tool watch constructed specifically for the yachting crowd, the Yacht-Master II joined the brand’s catalog in 2010. Boasting a regatta timer, programmable countdown feature with a mechanical memory, and a Ring Command bezel that controls the Rolex 4161 Caliber chronograph movement within, the Yacht-Master II is a luxury sports watch that is jam-packed with practical functions for a yachtsman.
Aside from its practical features, the ref. 116689 is the most luxurious model among the members of the Yacht-Master II collection with an 18k white gold 44mm Oyster case, 18k white gold Oyster bracelet, and topped with a solid platinum bezel with raised numbers.
3. Rolex Sky-Dweller ref. 326939
The newest collection to join Rolex, the Sky-Dweller made its debut in 2012 and is positioned as an ultra luxe traveler’s watch. Only available in 18k gold, the white gold model is the subtlest version of the over-the-top Sky-Dweller timepiece. The 18k white gold 42mm Oyster case dons a fluted white gold Ring Command bezel (which actually sets the watch’s functions) and is presented on an 18k white gold Oyster bracelet.
The white dial of the ref. 326939 furnished with Roman numerals is a source of an abundance of information for the wearer. The dual time zones display, the date window, and the month indicator are all powered by the Rolex Caliber 9001 – one of the brand’s most complex mechanical movements to date.
So if you’re in the market for a superior luxury sports watch that is a step above the rest, consider this spectacular trio of white gold Rolex timepieces that will be sure to please even the most discerning of tastes.