Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Men’s Rolex Watches

The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time to start shopping for that perfect gift. What could be better than a luxury Rolex watch? If you’re looking to surprise that special someone on your list with an amazing gift, BQ Watches has you covered.

There are many Rolex models out there. Perhaps the person you’re shopping for prefers a particular style of Rolex. Maybe it will be their very first Rolex. Whatever the case may be, our Christmas 2022 Rolex Watch Gift Guide has the perfect recommendations to get you started. 

Of course, we’re happy to help you select something if you want to get in touch with our team. In the meantime, let’s dive into our 2022 holiday recommendations.

Consider Their Lifestyle

If you don’t know what kind of Rolex they want, a good place to start is considering their lifestyle and where they will be wearing their watch most. If they need a watch for the office, formal events, and other upscale occasions then you may want to consider a dress watch.

If they have an active lifestyle and they enjoy adventure, then you may want to consider getting them a sports watch. These watches have plenty of style, but they’re built for a more adventurous individual.

Let’s consider some quintessential examples of dress Rolexes and sports Rolexes.

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Refinement: The Rolex Day-Date

If you want to get him a true classic, you really can’t go wrong with the Rolex Day-Date. The watch that is good enough for celebrities, CEOs, and athletes will surely impress as a Christmas gift. 

This prestigious Rolex is sometimes called the President watch, thanks to its President bracelet. The Rolex Day-Date has just about everything you could want out of a watch. You get timeless design, water resistance, self-winding functionality, and the day and date displayed on the watch face. It’s hard to beat the Day-Date for a daily timepiece that works for nearly every occasion.

Adventure: The Rolex Yacht-Master

If you’re wanting to get him something more adventurous in the Rolex lineup, consider the Rolex Yacht-Master. There are two different choices when it comes to this collection – the Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II. 

The Yachtmaster is a sporty watch that is functional and beautiful and the perfect companion for seafaring excursions. The Yacht-Master II, on the other hand, is made specifically for racing regatta purposes. With a programmable countdown time and a mechanical memory, racers can ensure they start their race at the right time.

Consider the Complications

Another factor to consider is complications. A complication is a function added to a watch, other than telling time. In the world of Rolex, there are various different models that come with unique complications. 

Some men may prefer a simple timekeeping device with impeccable design while others may prefer watches with additional complications. Rolex has you covered either way. Here are some good examples of both.

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Simplicity: The Rolex Oyster Perpetual

If he prefers a simpler timepiece that does exactly what it says on the tin – tell the time – then the Rolex Oyster Perpetual should be everything he needs. The Oyster Perpetual is considered an entry-level watch for Rolex due to its attractive price point and its simple, yet elegant design. There are numerous sizes and colours to choose from among the Oyster Perpetual models. 

In short, the Oyster Perpetual has an automatic movement, waterproofing, and precisely tells the time. Simplicity, style, and refinement – what more could you ask for?

Complexity: The Rolex Daytona

Now, maybe he prefers something more complex. If that’s the case, you truly can’t go wrong with the Rolex Daytona. First, it’s one of the most iconic models in Rolex’s entire catalogue. Second, it’s got the perfect sporty design that can go from the pub to the office with ease. 

The watch was named for the Daytona International Speedway in Florida and the complications prove that Rolex had racing in mind when creating the design. The most prominent complication is the tachymeter scale built into the bezel. This unique complication allows racers to measure elapsed time and average speed. While he might not be a racer himself, it’s hard to deny how awesome this additional function is to have on a watch.

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Consider Materials and Colours

Two of the most important considerations are the materials of the watch and the colour of the dial.

When it comes to materials, most people have a pretty clear preference (unless he is an avid collector). Do they prefer gold accessories or stainless steel? Would they like something more unique like platinum? Rolex also offers rose gold, two-toned watches, and various other material options. Make sure to choose one that fits his preferences and style.

As for dial colour, Rolex has just about every shade you could imagine. You can get stunning blues, robust reds, deep greens, subtle creams, silvers, and much more. Make sure you carefully consider colour and materials when making your final decision.

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Subtle: The Rolex Air-King

If he prefers something more subtle, consider the Rolex Air-King. The Rolex Air-King has a classic and timeless design that pays homage to 1930s aviation. 

For the ideal subtle Air-King, you can get him a stainless steel model with a black dial. The flight navigation features offer a touch of uniqueness without being overwhelming. The larger minute scale and hour markers also make it easier to read. It’s the perfect subtle timepiece with historic design to boot.

Colourful: The Rolex GMT-Master

If you’re looking for something colourful for him, then a Rolex GMT-Master will be the perfect gift. This collaboration between Rolex and Pan American Airways in 1955 has evolved to become an icon on its own. The GMT-Master is also the perfect companion for travellers, thanks to its dual time zone features. The GMT-Master II takes things a step further with a dial that can display three time zones. 

If you’re looking for something colourful in the GMT-Master line, you can’t go wrong with the beloved Root Beer variant. This rose gold watch with a brown inlay gives it its nickname and a Jubilee bracelet perfectly ties everything together. Some other colourful options of the GMT-Master include the Pepsi and Coke variants.

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Select the Right Watch Size

Perhaps the most important consideration when choosing the right watch for a holiday gift is selecting the right size. As much as he loves his watch, it won’t do him much good if it’s not comfortable to wear. Choosing the right size ensures the watch looks and feels great on the wrist. 

Fortunately, Rolex offers watches in a myriad of sizes, so there’s sure to be something perfect for him. If you’re unsure of what size he wears but don’t want to spoil the surprise, feel free to reach out to our team and we’d be happy to help you determine what’s best.

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Smaller: The 34mm Date

A 34mm watch is on the smaller side of men’s Rolex watches. If they don’t prefer something bulky or if they have a smaller wrist, a 34mm Date could be the perfect watch. Rolex Dates display the date and keep the time with a classic design. 

It’s a great gift that also happens to come at an affordable price when compared to other Rolex models.

Larger: The 44mm Rolex Deepsea

If he loves the feeling of a larger wristwatch, then the 44mm Rolex Deepsea could be the perfect choice. In addition to being a beautifully designed watch with an attractive blue-to-black gradient dial, this watch can brave the deepest depths of up to 3900 metres. 

Even if he isn’t an avid diver, this watch’s undeniable style and sporty appearance make it a favourite amongst many Rolex enthusiasts. And the large size only adds to its appeal.

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We’re Here to Help You Find the Perfect Gift

Here at BQ Watches, we have the best online selection of pre-owned Rolexes. If you’re looking for the perfect gift, we’re happy to help you find it. Our expert team can walk you through the different models and make sure you give him the best holiday gift yet. If you have something particular in mind, make sure to let us know and we can source it for you.

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