Rolex fans are well-conversant that the prestigious Swiss watchmaker has not ever designed outright “unisex” categorized watches. If you go through the brand’s catalog, you will find separate collections for men and women. However, Rolex is known to recently making a fascinating shift.
The watches under the category “women” on its website would be regarded as men’s watches. This is evidently a subtle gesture to the current trend of ladies strapping more oversized timepieces. However, it is safe to assert that women are looking into the men’s category to borrow watches for decades.
While they are allured to the vast collection of aesthetics and oversized silhouette of men’s timepieces, women are buying Rolex watches for men. Thus, it can be said that no more are the days when ladies are attracted to gemstone-set watches.
With this mind, the elite Geneva-based Swiss watchmaker, Rolex today manufactures different traditional watches for men that exhibit more feminine styling. So let’s here delve into some of the most popular unisex Rolex timepieces that bridge the gap between the choices of both genders.
With a clean, robust case, legible face and date complication, the Rolex Datejust flaunt a classic look that appeals to both men and women. The watch pairs function and form flawlessly. In this iconic collection, the Datejust 31 is larger than the standard Lady Datejust. However, some of these models come with feminine features outright such as purple, mother-of-pearl or pink dials.
Similarly, the latest Datejust 36mm includes references made of Everose gold that has a far longer history of association with dress watches for men than women ones. Rolex also offers the 36mm Datejust in different variations and dial colours, making it appealing to both genders.
The brand created the original size that sits comfortably on men’s wrists. However, it also serves as an excellent option for women who do not want to overpower their wrists.
Rolex has not ever unveiled a women’s version of the Day-Date that originally measures 36mm. The fact is that this 36mm Rolex Day-Date has been perceived as an androgynous watch in current years. In fact, many female personalities prefer Day-Date 36 timepieces because of their bold and versatile styling.
Today, many men are opting for the new Rolex Day-Date 40, featuring a bigger 40mm case size. And some females are becoming fond of the enlarged version of this classic Rolex Day-Date 36.
Like the watches mentioned above, the Rolex Daytona also comes under the category of men. Nevertheless, this flagship model of the brand has appealed to both men as well as women, thanks to its uniqueness and top-class status. While the watch has a long waiting list in the retail market, men and women typically head to the pre-owned market to get access to it.
Did you know that Rolex unleashed a Yacht-Master for women? It’s true, but the watchmaker discontinued its production, replacing it with a mid-sized Yacht-Master of 37mm. The watch features an opulent Everose gold case and matte black bezel.
It also comes with a reliable Oysterflex black strap. Overall, the watch looks modern, elegant and masculine. However, Rolex soon updated the collection by adding Everose Rolesor and Rolesium models. The brand also added a Yacht-Master version with a diamond-paved dial.
Interestingly, the mid-sized Rolex Yacht-Master 37 watch comes with almost similar options as the bigger Yacht-Master 40. Rolex unleashed an edition of the Yacht-Master Rolesium 40mm with a bright blue dial and red seconds-hand. However, it is not available in the Rolex Yacht-Master 37mm line. Keeping in mind the current trend, women can look for Yacht-Master 40 with confidence.
For those who aren’t still aware, Rolex has currently launched the new Submariner for 2020 offering a larger 41mm case. Before it, the iconic diver’s watch was available in 40mm, making it a versatile choice. However, women watch lovers were not initially attracted to the sporty and practical feel of the Submariner.
While styles evolved with time, they gradually got allured to the elegant colour-combo of the Submariner watches. For instance, Rolex Submariner models with blue bezel and also, green references are highly desirable among women and of course, men too. The 40mm case looks more prominent on the wrist, and the vibrant colour accent makes the timepiece more discernable, catching all attention.