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The One Gift Young Grads Really Want

May 17, 2016

BY Paul Altieri


Time for pomp and circumstance

Graduation is an important milestone in one’s life — the end of an era and the beginning of a new chapter. To commemorate such a momentous occasion, there is no better gift than a luxury timepiece. From one generation to the next, a Rolex watch not only celebrates excellence, but it is a timepiece that will be cherished forever. As Rolex so eloquently says, “a crown for every achievement.”

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A pair of perfect Rolex watches for young grads – Rolex Datejust 116200 & Rolex Submariner 116200

There are countless Rolex watches that would make a fantastic gift for young grads, but we’ve picked out our top two favorite timepieces for the ultimate graduation celebration. A Rolex Submariner for him and Rolex Datejust for her.

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Rolex Submariner 16610

The Rolex Submariner is in a class of its own. A luxurious sports watch that began life in 1953 as the quintessential diving watch of its era, today this Rolex icon can pair just as well with a corporate suit as with a diving suit. Produced from 1988 until 2010, among the family of Rolex Submariners, the reference 16610 is one of the most popular.

From an aesthetic point of view, the Sub ref. 16610 is everything a Submariner should be — full stainless steel construction, black dial, and matching black rotatable bezel. The hands and indexes on the dial are luminescent for easy visibility in the dark while the practical date window sits at 3 o’clock magnified by the Cyclops lens affixed to the scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. What’s more, unlike the newest version of the Submariner, the ref. 16610 has holes in the lugs, allowing the Oyster bracelet to be switched out for a leather or rubber strap for a quick style change.

Graduation Gift 2016

The Rolex Submariner 16610 is made of a full stainless steel construction, black dial, and matching black rotatable bezel.

In terms of performance, the Submariner diving watch can’t be beaten. Thanks to its watertight Oyster case with the screw-down crown and fluted caseback, the Submariner 16610 is waterproof to 1,000 feet (300 meters). Equipped with the Rolex Caliber 3135 — the brand’s COSC certified automatic mechanical movement — the Submariner offers pristine reliability, precision, and resistance.

The Rolex Submariner 16610 is not only the perfect way to celebrate a young man’s educational accomplishment, but also a solid watch to accompany him as he begins the next phase of his life.

Rolex Datejust 116200

Although the Rolex Datejust 36mm is classified as a gent’s watch, that hasn’t stopped the ladies from claiming it as their own! The 36mm size fits a woman’s wrist well, especially since today’s watch trends lean towards larger sizes. The ever so chic Parisian fashionistas have always been a fan of the men’s Rolex Datejust for themselves and it has since caught on here in the United States with the watch finding itself on the wrists of fashion-forward ladies.

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Get the Rolex Datejust 116200 for a timeless design that will never go out of style.

For a timeless design that will never go out of style, the Rolex Datejust 116200 in full stainless steel with a smooth domed bezel and matching silver dial fits the bill. The Roman numeral indexes add a touch of traditional to an otherwise contemporary look while the date aperture sitting at 3 o’clock with the characteristic Cyclops lens offers real-life practicality. The flat three-piece link construction of the stainless steel Oyster bracelet lends a sportier touch to the Rolex dress watch. With its understated sophistication, the Rolex Datejust 116200 can seamlessly go from day to night, from weekday to weekend.

Ticking beneath the Oyster case of the ref. 116200 is the Rolex Caliber 3135 self-winding mechanical movement that is COSC certified, thus ensuring optimal timekeeping. The Rolex Datejust is waterproof to 300 feet (100 meters) due to its screw-down crown and impermeable fluted caseback.

A wonderful way to honor a young lady’s academic success is with a Rolex Datejust that she can wear for a lifetime.




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