Paul Alteri from Bob’s Watches, an online exchange for used Rolex watches, would like to introduce you to his two favorite Rolex models at the moment: the Rolex Daytona and the Rolex President.
In today’s world, the Rolex watch is a commodity that continues to grow in value on a variety of levels. The cost of new Rolex watches continues to rise by 5 to 7 percent each year, which in-turn increases the value of pre-owned Rolex watches. Two such models that have caught the eye of Rolex collectors around the world are the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” and Rolex President. They are without a doubt two of the hottest models on the pre-owned Rolex market for women, with their classic yet innovative styling. Because of their versatility and unforgettable designs, tennis players and fans have had a love-affair with both Rolex watches both on and off the court. Many women can now be seen wearing men’s watches like the Men’s Rolex Daytona in Rose gold as worn by tennis great Ana Ivanovic.
It was around 1937 that the Rolex Company introduced its chronograph models. Unlike any other watch on the market, the chronograph featured Valjoux movement and a time-measuring function that is very similar to that of a stopwatch. The second hand could be started and stopped via the push of a button. In 1961, Rolex released the Rolex Daytona 6241, which was named after Daytona Beach, Florida due to the city’s tie to many of the world’s greatest racecar drivers.
At that time, the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona caught the attention of a select few Rolex watch enthusiasts. Early versions of the watch featured exotic dials, such as a black dial with white registers or create with black registers. Also, the innovative Rolex featured all-new square markers within the registers. Because demand was quite limited, the Rolex Company limited the number of watches produced. This has fueled the current value of pre-owned Rolex Cosmograph Daytona timepieces in today’s world.
The “Paul Newman” Rolex was coined after the actor’s wife presented him with the watch in 1972. He then wore his Rolex Daytona 6263 with pride as he began his professional racing career. His first Daytona Rolex featured a handsome black dial with white registers. When the 80s and 90s rolled around, Newman sported a Rolex Daytona 6239 with an exotic cream dial, black registers, and a rugged black leather strap. Racing enthusiasts paid attention and liked what they saw.
Paul Newman reportedly loved his Rolex Daytonas, wearing them for more than 30 years. Thus, the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman” and other models have become a hit with Rolex collectors and the rich and famous including Roger Federer, Brad Pitt, Daniel Craig, John Mayer, Steven Tyler, Ellen DeGeneres, Elle Macpherson, Jessica Simpson, and even Madonna.
In fact, the Rolex Daytona is rapidly becoming one of the hottest fashion statements for women. With oversized watches a long-lasting trend and the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona in its many forms rare and exotic, many of the world’s most influential women are specifically seeking them out. Beyond rugged beauty, new and pre-owned Rolex Daytona timepieces are extremely precise, durable, and versatile. They can be dressed up, dressed down and worn in nearly any setting on Planet Earth.
There is a wide variety of Rolex Daytona timepieces to choose from. Some of the rarest and most valuable are those with four digit reference numbers. A Rolex collector can be sure they are gaining a “Paul Newman” dial when they have discovered a 6239, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264, or 6265.
The Rolex President is noted as the most luxurious of all luxury watches. When the watch was first released to the market in 1956 and named the Rolex Day-Date, it quickly overtook the Rolex DateJust as the brand’s high-end watch model. When President Eisenhower was spotted wearing a Rolex Day-Date in public, the watch was quickly coined the Rolex President.
In the tennis world, the Rolex President is tied to Roger Federer. In fact, as he hoisted his 2012 Wimbledon trophy over his head following his victory over Andy Murray, upon his left wrist was a 41mm Everose Rolex President provided by the Rolex Company. Much like Federer, the Rolex President is a true classic and amazingly precise.
Once again, some of the world’s most influential women wear both the ladies and men’s versions of the President Rolex. Stars associated with the Rolex President include Jennifer Anniston, Hillary Clinton, Victoria Beckham ( she loves her Rose Gold Daytona ), Renee Zellweger, and many more.
New and pre-owned Rolex President Watch models are available in a wide variety of styles. One can choose from the most simple and classic models featuring 18k yellow gold and diamond less face to a platinum model with plenty of diamond bling. Some of the hottest Rolex President models are those with Rose gold, oversized cases and bracelets, and rare vintage models.
Buying Rolex New or Used?
Both the Rolex President and the Rolex Daytona are amazing investments in today’s world. Much of their value is based on the high-demand of both precious metals and Rolex watches in general. If you are going to buy a new Rolex, be sure to select an Authorized Rolex dealer to ensure authenticity. There is sure to be one around you but click here for a list of Rolex dealers near you. If, however, you prefer to save money and buy a pre-owned Rolex, be sure to deal with a reputable dealer with a solid reputation, impeccable reviews, and preferably one that belongs to the Better Business Bureau. BobsWatches.com prides itself on being the most trusted reputable pre-owned Rolex dealers in the US so please be sure to visit us or call for information on our fabulous selection of used Rolex watches for sale, including the Rolex Daytona and the Rolex President.
Another factor to the Rolex Daytona and Rolex President buying process is deciding on purchasing vintage or contemporary models. Vintage models are those released to market in the 1970s and earlier. One never really knows when a particular vintage watch can explode in value. The rare vintage Rolex watch market is quite hot currently. With a bit of research, it is possible to find rare vintage watches that are amazingly unique and valuable.
No matter which way you stack it, both the Rolex President and the Rolex Daytona are amazingly beautiful watches for wear both on and off the tennis court. Finding the Rolex of your dreams can be an enlightening adventure…full of fascinating history, discovery, and inspiration!