Whether you’re an avid watch collector, or you’re just getting started, you already know that Rolex is a luxury brand known for its quality and classic appeal. Rolexes come in all colors and materials, from stainless steel and titanium to rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, and platinum.
With such a range of metallic elements, there’s definitely a color and style for everyone’s taste. Depending on the metal used, the value of the watch can vary. But with stainless steel, titanium, white gold, and platinum all looking very similar (especially from a distance), how can you spot a platinum Rolex?
Fortunately, Rolex makes it easy to separate the heavy-hitters from the more common metals. Rolex uses distinctive dial and case combinations for each of metal types, and platinum watches are the only ones featuring a baby-blue face.
This slim, 28mm case watch is perfect for a lady’s wrist. The ice-blue dial is a fitting match for the ice embedded in the hour markers, with the current date in the 3-o’clock position. A platinum case and presidential band make this automatic movement watch the perfect everyday accessory. A scratch-resistant sapphire crystal face and water resistance to 100 meters means you never have to part with it, even poolside or at the beach.
Who says squares aren’t cool? With diagonal lines forming tiny baby-blue squares across the watch face, this platinum Rolex stands out from the crowd. With the day of the week across the 12-o’clock marker and the date replacing the 3-o’clock hour, this watch gives you all the info you need. A presidential band with concealed crown clasp gives this 40mm piece some heft, in case the price tag wasn’t hefty enough for you. This automatic movement piece also boasts a 70-hour power reserve and water resistance to 100 meters.
This watch pulls out all the stops with an ice-blue dial and diamond hour markers. This watch also features minute marks around the outer rim, and additional small second, 30-minute, and 12-hour dials. The black ceramic bezel is a fixed tachymeter scale, and the automatic movement has a whopping 72-hour power reserve. This durable timepiece is water-resistant to 100 meters and features an oysterlock clasp on the oyster-style band. A truly classic piece wrought in stunning white platinum, it’s sure to please for years to come!
(Cover photo by: @Crownonwrist on Instagram)