WatchMaestro is the best place to buy Rolex watches online
Rolex watches are not available easily due to the huge demand and the time-consuming production. While you might not be able to find and buy Rolex watch you are looking for, WatchMaestro can arrange it for you. With WatchMaestro, you will get the watch you want at the right price with complete transparency.
- Attractive prices
- Make the right choice
- Get the watch you want
- Servicing & customizations
When you buy new Rolex in UAE, you are sparing a lot of money and we believe that you should be spending it right. This is why we bring you the best deals possible. With our low commissions and our connections all over the world, you can now buy Rolex online from us at a competitive price.
Make the right choice
Whether you are here to buy a Rolex in Dubai that you would like to wear or just want to invest in one, our agents will help you out with everything. Our team has deep knowledge and understanding of the watch industry and they will be able to guide you towards making the right choice. They will not bring you towards the most expensive model but the model that will suit your needs right. Due to this, WatchMaestro is the best place to buy new Rolex watches.
Get the watch you want
When you are looking out to buy used Rolex, we have quite a lot of options available on our website. In case you are looking for a specific model that is not available on our website, we will arrange it for you. With our connections in the watch industry, we will be able to provide you with the watch that you have been looking for.
At WatchMaestro, we ensure complete transparency with all our customers when they walk in to buy used Rolex. Our team will get you the best deal possible when you come to buy Rolex in Dubai. We also provide all the documentation alongside the watch and guarantee authenticity on all products purchased from us.
Servicing & customizations
Besides buying and selling watches, we also service them. You can bring in your Rolex or other luxury watches in Dubai to us for various services including circuit replacement, crystal polishing and more. We can also customize your Rolex watches under which we offer engraving, diamonds and gemstone setting, dial replacement and more.
Chronology behind the success of Rolex
Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in London back in 1905 with the aim of offering the finest quality wristwatches. Keeping up with the motto, Rolex has sold the highest quality Swiss-made timepieces around the world. Besides offering high-grade watches, the watch manufacturer also named the watches in such a way that they are easy to pronounce yet sound premium.
With the experience and commitment towards the watches, the Swiss watchmaker was able to release a series of models that would define the watchmaking benchmark for a generation. For instance, Rolex introduced the Datejust in the 1940s and the iconic Submariner was released in 1953. In 1954, the company launched the GMT-Master, which has now become one of the most successful Rolex models to date.
During its initial days, the company picked up its popularity with the launch of ‘The Oyster’, which was the first water and dust-proof wristwatch. The Swiss watchmaker grabbed a lot of attention when Sir Edmund Hillary during his first ascent of Mount Everest in 1953, chose to wear a Rolex.
“It is not with the low prices-but on the contrary-it is with the improved quality we cannot only hold the market, but improve it.”
– Hans Wilsdorf, Founder, Rolex
As for Rolex itself, some believe that the name states “Horlogerie Exquisite” (French for exquisite watchmaking). Others believe that it is an acronym for “Rolling Export”. Either way, the company has managed to create a reputation for showcasing well-crafted and well-executed timepieces.
Today, Rolex is now one of the most reputable and renowned watch brands in the whole world. The watches made by Rolex exemplify timeless elegance and prestige among all luxury watches. When it comes to watchmaking technology, Rolex has always pushed the boundaries. This is how the premium timepiece maker has been the leading innovator of waterproof wristwatches, multiple timezone timekeeping, and the date feature on dials.
Understanding the Rolex price chart
You cannot really find a simple and straightforward answer to the question “How much does a Rolex cost?”. This depends on various factors including the model you choose and its availability around the globe. Typically, you should be able to buy Rolex in UAE for somewhere between AED 20,000 to AED 1,50,000 from the Rolex showroom. But can you really buy it?
Each Rolex watch is assembled carefully by hand. This makes manufacturing a time-consuming process. With the huge demand for these watches, the company is not able to deliver these watches in a slim time frame. This is where WatchMaestro comes in. If you want to buy a Rolex and do not want to just settle for what’s in stock, we can help you with that. Even if the watch you have been looking for is not available in our store, we will arrange it for you.
Due to the huge demand and low supply, the prices of these watches are usually above their retail prices. Especially when you are looking for a watch that is no longer in production, it will cost way more than its retail price. This is because those watches are in a limited number and a watch enthusiast would like to have them at any cost.
While this might not sound right when you are looking to buy used Rolex, it will definitely benefit you in the long run.
For instance, you choose to buy a Rolex Submariner that holds a retail price tag of roughly $9500. But due to the huge waitlist, you buy a pre-owned Rolex for $14,000. Now, if you be careful with the watch and service it timely, you should be able to sell it for somewhere around $26,000 in the coming years. This is clearly fetching you a profit of $12,000 by just holding on to a Rolex luxury watch.
GMT Master to Daytona: Most successful Rolex models to buy in Dubai
Rolex has a huge collection of watches available under its catalog. From the sporty Cosmograph Daytona to the ever-so-popular GMT Master II series, they have all types of watches fulfilling the needs of each and every customer looking to buy Rolex in the middle-east. Besides that, they also have watches focused on specific types of people and these watches include the Submariner and the Sky-Dweller. Here’s a list of the popular models that Rolex is selling:
- Rolex GMT-Master, GMT-Master II
- Rolex Submariner
- Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
- Rolex Datejust, Datejust II, Datejust 41
- Rolex Day-Date, Day-Date II, Day-Date 40
- Rolex Oyster Perpetual
- Rolex Sea-Dweller, Sea-Dweller Deepsea
- Rolex Sky-Dweller
- Rolex Explorer and Explorer II
Rolex GMT-Master, GMT-Master II
One of the most popular models in the Rolex family is the GMT Master collection and many believe that it is the best Rolex to buy. The first GMT Master wristwatch was introduced back in 1954 followed by a GMT Master II in 1989. The collection has been a huge success for the company as they gained immense popularity among professional pilots, jet-setters and Rolex luxury watch enthusiasts.
The first Rolex GMT Master watch was the reference 6542. It has been more than 65 years since the watch was launched and the Swiss watch manufacturer has still managed to keep the design close to the original one. The reference 6542 is remembered by many watch enthusiasts and James Bond fans as the particular timepiece was seen on the wrist of Honor Blackman in the James Bond film Goldfinger.
But why is it called the GMT Master? This is because the GMT Master series came with the GMT bezel and the GMT hand, which allowed users to set a second time independently. This works basically by rotating the bezel to a different position as it takes you to a different timezone. Out of the box, the bezel is set straight to 12 o’clock, which means the GMT hand is going to show the same time as the hour hand. But, as you move the bezel backward or forwards, you will be switching the time zone for the GMT hand.
Currently, when you buy Rolex GMT Master, it is available in Oystersteel, white gold and Everose gold. There is also a variant that is a combination of Oystersteel and Everose gold. You can further customize your watch with Black, Meteorite and Midnight Blue dials depending on the material of the watch that you chose. Lastly, you get to choose between the Oyster bracelet or the Jubilee bracelet. Two of the very popular options are Pepsi and Batman, both of which can be found on our website for a very attractive price.
Rolex Submariner is described as the diving watch and it does all things right to get a crown there. Many professional divers have been wearing the Submariner since 1953. Not only the divers, but many watch aficionados have been buying these for their stunning design and high-grade materials.
Under the Submariner moniker, Rolex sells two watches, namely the Submariner and the Submariner Date. Submariner has a closer resemblance to the original reference 6204 and it attracts all the professional divers to date. On the other hand, you can buy Rolex Submariner Date for its more practical and useful approach in the everyday life due to the fact that it gets a date counter while retaining all of the features of the No Date version.
Submariner has become a popular choice among people looking to buy Rolex watch as it has been seen in the hands of numerous public figures. Tom Hardy has been seen wearing stainless steel version of the Submariner Date with a black dial. James Bond, who is a role model character for many, wore a Submariner in the movies.
The Rolex Submariner is a black-dialed stainless steel watch that has set an example for the whole watch industry. With its rotating timing bezel, luminous hands and comfortable bracelet, the watch has left many watch enthusiasts ingrained a habit towards it.
If you head out to buy a Rolex Submariner now, you have plenty of options and customizations to choose from. First, you will have to pick between the regular version and the Date version, both of which showcase a 41mm dial. While the regular version is just available in Oystersteel with a black dial and black bezel, the Submariner Date lets you customize even further. You can choose between Oystersteel, white gold, yellow gold or a combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold. Depending on that, you might or might not get to pick between different dials and bezels. As for the bracelet, Submariners only come with the Oyster bracelet.
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona
Rolex Cosmograph Daytona is one of the most popular choices among people looking to buy Rolex online. Among watch enthusiasts, it is known as one of the best Rolex to buy. The watch made its debut in the Rolex family back in 1963 and it was named after the Daytona International Speedway, a world-famous race track in Florida. The Rolex Daytona holds a class of its own in the world of sports chronographs.
The watch has been immensely popular among watch enthusiasts and there are collectors who still look for the ones made before 1988 with four-digit references. These watches were slow sellers and now they hold a huge market value due to the low quantities.
The Cosmograph watch gains the most attention with its unique dial. All of the details on the dial are clearly readable. Once you get used to its features, you will be able to do more than just look at the time. Besides the regular time information, there are two counters at 3 and 9 o’clock, which offer a 30-minute counter and a 12-hour counter, respectively. The counter at 6 o’clock shows the small seconds. Lastly, the central seconds hand shows an accurate reading of 1/8 of a second
Since it is a sports watch, the Daytona should be Oystersteel as it was introduced initially. The watch has now transformed into an everyday watch and for that added appeal, you can now buy Rolex Daytona in Oystersteel and 18-carat gold, pink gold, yellow gold, white gold, or platinum. While the original watch featured a 37mm dial, a modern-day Daytona comes with a 40mm dial. For the bracelet, the watch can be paired with an Oyster bracelet or an Oysterflex bracelet.
Rolex Datejust, Datejust II, Datejust 41
Rolex Datejust is one of the oldest and most iconic models in the company’s portfolio. It was first unveiled back in 1945 on the company’s 40th anniversary. It is also responsible for the naming of the popular Jubilee bracelet. Rolex Datejust was the very first automatic watch with a date display that would automatically change at midnight.
From its launch to the next 80 years, the watch was available in 31mm, 34mm and 36mm versions. There was also a Lady-Datejust made for women looking to buy a Rolex. These watches featured 26mm and 28mm case sizes. The Swiss watch manufacturer introduced a 41mm version of the watch in 2009 with the Datejust II. It was replaced with the revised Rolex Datejust 41 as it was a more classic option with a newer caliber. Datejust II, on the other hand, featured sporty proportions.
The Datejust was always housed in an Oyster case, which was the first waterproof wristwatch case. The first Datejust with the reference 4467 was only available with the yellow gold jubilee bracelet. Now, the Datejust is one of the most customizable watches on the Rolex portfolio. One can completely customize it by changing the case metal, bracelet, dial and bezel. There are a lot of combinations that you can try to suit your style.
Rolex Day-Date, Day-Date II, Day-Date 40
Rolex Day-Date is a popular choice among successful entrepreneurs and CEOs. Among watch enthusiasts, it is known as the “President’s Watch” or the “Rolex President” because of its three-row bracelet called the presidential band. The vintage Day-Date models looked elegant in their own way but with the newer references, we are looking at perfection in watchmaking.
It is called the Rolex Day-Date because alongside the date counter it also has a full-fledged day counter, which also changes automatically at midnight. In order to appeal to people looking to buy Rolex watch, the Day-Date is available in 26 different languages. These languages include, English, Spanish, Arabic, German, Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Swedish, among others.
All of the recent Rolex Day-Date models feature the Perpetual movement, which is mechanical and self-winding. The watches are powered by the Calibre 3255 promising a precision rate of -2/+2 sec/day.
When looking to buy Rolex online, you will be overwhelmed by the Day-Date models you will have to choose from. With the amount of customization available by the company, you can really make your watch distinguish from others. One can even push the throttle hard by adding diamonds on the dial and the bezel.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The Oyster Perpetual is a simple yet elegant time-only wristwatch from the house of Rolex. The watch comes in different sizes and can be customized further with different dial colors. It does not look flashier when compared to a Daytona or a Day-Date but Oyster Perpetual is still one of the popular choices among watch enthusiasts. This is because the Oyster Perpetual was a combination of two very important technologies and it laid the groundwork for the watches introduced since then.
The original Rolex Oyster was launched in 1926 and it was the first waterproof wristwatch. It was worn by Mercedes Gleitze when she swam across the English Channel. In 1931, the company patented a self-winding movement, which uses a weight to gently wind the watch as it is being worn on the wrist. It was called the Perpetual movement as the watch could be perpetually wound.
It is the combination of the Oyster and the Perpetual movement that gave birth to the Rolex Oyster Perpetual wristwatch in 1945. Since then, the watch has been introduced in numerous sizes and has picked up some modern ques. Rolex has managed to make the resemblance close to the original Oyster Perpetual that holds a special place in the hearts of a lot of Rolex fanatics.
Today, you can buy Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 5 different sizes, including 28mm, 31mm, 34mm, 36mm and 41mm. You can combine these with different dial colors to really bring out what suits your needs.
Rolex Sea-Dweller, Sea-Dweller Deepsea
While divers were left impressed by Rolex’s work with the Submariner, the company thought they can do more. Rolex introduced the Sea-Dweller back in 1967, especially for saturation divers. Even though the watch looked similar to the Submariner, it offered more than triple the water resistance and also brought a feature called helium escape valve (HEV). The HEV helped the watch to release trapped helium molecules that had made their way into the watch.
In terms of the numbers, the Submariner could only afford to get down to 300 meters of diving depth. Rolex Sea-Dweller was able to beat it by a huge margin by making it to 1,220 meters. The company later introduced the Sea-Dweller deepsea, which further brought the water resistance rating to an impressive 3,900 meters.
Today, when you are looking to buy new Rolex, you will find different configurations in the Sea-Dweller collection. You can get the regular Sea-Dweller with a 43mm dial in Oystersteel or in a combination of Oystersteel and yellow gold. The 44mm Sea-Dweller Deepsea is available only in Oystersteel but you get to choose between a black dial and a blue and black dial.
Rolex Sky-Dweller was first launched back in 2012 and it still holds the crown of being the most complex and technologically advanced model in the company’s catalog. It does draw some of its characteristics from the Submariner and the Day-Date but it is entirely different.
The Sky-Dweller is the first watch from the company to bring an annual calendar. The months are indicated using a red rectangle behind the hour indices. Apart from that, the watch also has a GMT function, which can be seen on the disc visible on the dial. Lastly, the watch also shows the date through the iconic Cyclops lens.
With so many complications onboard, the watch had to get a different Calibre than other Rolex watches. The Sky-Dweller is powered by the Calibre 9001 and it comes with the mechanical and self-winding Perpetual rotor.
In terms of the configurations, you can buy Rolex Sky-Dweller 42mm in Oystersteel and white gold, yellow gold, Everose Gold and Oystersteel and yellow gold. Depending on the material you pick, you will be able to get it with an Oyster bracelet, Jubilee bracelet or the Oysterflex bracelet. One of the most popular choices is the Yellow Gold Sky-Dweller with the Oysterflex bracelet.
Rolex Explorer and Explorer II
Rolex is not just a luxury brand that is known for high price tags on its products. Instead, the company has produced some of the most advanced and reliable timepieces. One of these was the Rolex Explorer, which was on the wrist of Sir Edmund Hillary on his first ascent of Mount Everest.
The Rolex Explorer does not feature a date indicator or any complications. It is just a robust three-hand watch that first made its appearance back in 1953. The company later introduced the Explorer II in 1971. The watch is made so plainly when compared to other Rolex watches to offer more legibility in adverse conditions.
If you are looking to buy a Rolex Explorer now, you will have two options, the Explorer and Explorer II. While the former features a 36mm dial and the latter sports a 42mm dial. On the configuration front, there is not much to choose. You have the regular Explorer available in Oystersteel and in the combination of Oystersteel and Yellow Gold. Explorer II is available only in Oystersteel but you get to pick between a white dial or a black dial. As for the bracelet, all Explorer models come with the Oyster bracelet.
Why do Rolex watches go up in value?
If you buy a Rolex watch today, the odds are that the market value of the watch will appreciate going forward. This happens due to a number of factors ranging from the limited quantity available to the sheer amount of work that is put into design and manufacturing.
- Limited quantity
- High-grade materials
- Fascination among watch collectors
Unlike all the regular watches in the market, Rolex watches are not made in bulk. Every watch is assembled by hand making for a time-consuming process. This means that each Rolex model only gets manufactured in a limited amount.
The company also offers its buyers to customize their watch according to their needs. While the customizations are limited, you can still personalize your watch to your liking. In case you want the best Rolex to buy for investment that also looks apart from others, you can buy Rolex watch and customize it even further with WatchMaestro’s customization services.
Rolex is not only known for its luxurious designs but also features reliable materials. From the metal on the case to the mechanicals inside, everything is made out of the finest materials. Most of the watches are made with Oystersteel for which the company uses 904L stainless steel alloy.
The Swiss watch manufacturer also uses yellow gold, white gold, and rose gold for its watches. Yellow gold models use 75% pure 18-carat gold is blended with copper and silver to create the perfect balance. White gold and rose gold watches are also made using the same combination but different ratios.
It’s not only the case and bracelet where the luxury brand uses high-grade materials. For the bezels, Rolex uses Cerachrom, which is an extremely hard ceramic bezel specially developed by Rolex. Patented in 2005, the technology is only used on selected Professional models, such as the GMT-Master II.
Over the years, the glass of a watch can get really scratched up. Rolex protects this from happening by offering sapphire crystal glass on all of its watches released after 1981. The synthetic glass is not only scratch-resistant in nature but also offers durability and it is extremely solid.
With this, the company is able to ensure that the watches look and feel premium. This is also the reason why these watches last long enough that they can be passed on to generations.
This is where vintage Rolex models play a major role in bringing the prices up. As these watches last long, many watch enthusiasts look for older models to add to their collection. Selling a watch that has a sentimental value attached to it is not easy and that is why sellers charge higher prices for older watches.
Fascination among watch collectors
Watch collectors have a fascination with older luxury watch models and that is what drag the prices up. The fascination comes from the love for the watch mechanicals and how they defined the watch industry for decades. There are specific models that every Rolex enthusiast would love to have in their collection and they are ready to pay even twice or thrice the price for that.
Impact Rolex has made over the years in the luxury watch market
Rolex has been there in the watch industry for more than a century. From knowing what the customers want to delivering what they never knew they wanted, the company has perfected the art of watchmaking. Over the years, the company has not only given tough competition to other watchmakers but has set examples for many things. One can always buy Rolex online for its close attention to detail, precision and reliability on all their watches. Besides that, Rolex even went from regular Chrinimeter certifications to creating their own green seals.
- The Green Seal
Buying a Rolex comes at a premium but a lot of that goes to the type of materials used. The company only goes for the finest quality of materials and has some of the best watch experts under its roof. All this combined, the luxury watchmaker ensures that all their watches are reliable and can last for decades. This is why Rolex watches are not something you just wear or collect, you even pass it on to generations. This also gives you a level of satisfaction even when you buy pre-owned Rolex.
Rolex has a reputation for taking care of attention to detail. Every part and every mechanism is precisely placed. Due to the amount of precision involved in these Rolex watches, they managed to be officially certified as chronometers by control authorities from 1914. The precision and reliability have been Rolex’s key to success and they are also the reason why these watches are well appreciated by watch enthusiasts and collectors alike. If you are easily impressed by watches that have good attention to detail, you should definitely buy Rolex in Gulf countries or anywhere around the world for that matter.
The Green Seal
All the Rolex watches are thoroughly tested by the Contrôle officiel suisse des chronomètres (COSC) and they receive a chronometer certification. It is regulated by the international standard ISO 3159. Under these extensive tests, the movements are examined for 15 days in different positions and at different temperatures to make sure they stay accurate in all circumstances.
While this was already helping Rolex maintain a high-quality standard, they decided to go one step further with their own set of standards in 2015. These tests were even more extensive when compared to COSC. The watches that managed to clear the test received a green seal from the Swiss watch manufacturer. Every Rolex timepiece sold with a green seal boasts an accuracy rate of +/- 2 seconds. On top of that, they also meet the basic requirements for water resistance, automatic winding and power reserve. Basically, now whenever you buy Rolex in Arab countries or anywhere around the globe, you will get the Rolex Green Seal alongside the watch if it was released after 2015.