When you buy a pre-owned Rolex from The Luxury Hut, you are buying something more than merely a timepiece. Rolex has been the absolute name in the luxury watch industry for decades. It is one of the most reputed brands of the world, differentiated for its best quality manufacturing, friendly design and top-notch qualities that are highly admired in the watchmaking sector.
Rolex is synonymous with luxury, prestige and accuracy. The watches from this Geneva-based Swiss manufacturer represent a class of their own.
Rolex Luxury Watches: Highlights
- Most prestigious and renowned watch manufacturer in the world
- First preference of celebrities, heads of state and other distinguished persons
- Excellent value and worth as an investment
- Famous models – Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner, and Rolex Explorer.
Rolex has been the leaders of wristwatch since 1905, making spotlight innovations in watch-making like the first waterproof watch, Rolex Oyster. These timepieces have been the perfect companion of achievers and explorers around the world for more than a century.
Rolex – Always been A Status Symbol since 1905
From the highest mountain tip to the deepest reach of an ocean, the success of Rolex watches lies in their precision and consistency. The design of popular series like the Rolex Oyster has hardly changed over the years. You can often notice the changes to minute details only upon second glance. They kept up this strategy, and Rolex watches have become classics and easily recognisable.
The consistent and timeless design of all Rolex models allows them to retain their value in large part. The Geneva-based Swiss manufacturer is known to sell nearly one million timepieces every year. It means, the brand turns approximately more than two and a half billion USD. The manufacturer even introduces more gold into circulation in comparison with other watch manufacturers.
Rolex timepieces are made using the finest raw materials. Each component is designed and manufactured in-house with utmost attention and precision.
However, the unique company policy of Rolex is also a secret to their success.
- The manufacturer rarely carry out tours of their factory workshop
- The CEOs rarely give interviews
- They keep their annual profits private.
What Makes Rolex Special According To The Luxury Hut?
No other brands dominate both new and second hand watch market quite like Rolex. The keystone of all luxury watches collection, Rolex reverberates with the watch collectors worldwide. Investing in such an exquisitely well-built piece of machinery will last you a lifetime while retaining its value with age. The intricate design and distinct features of a Rolex timepiece make it very special to The Luxury Hut.
The Process of Manufacturing
It takes nearly a year to manufacture a Rolex watch. The brand creates almost everything in-house at one of the company’s manufacturing locations in Switzerland. Every element of a single Rolex watch undergoes a rigorous process of testing to ensure they are perfect in all aspects when they head out of the factory gate.
All automatic Rolex watches are equipped with a Swiss made Rolex Oyster Perpetual movement that is entirely manufactured in-house. Rolex movements go through an intricate ‘exacting’ process that takes nearly more than a year to complete. With hundreds of precisely made components carefully assembled and after minute adjustments, the oscillator is set. All Rolex movements are certified Swiss chronometers, ensuring high, long-term performance.
It was a challenge for this Geneva-based manufacturer to find the most durable component; thus, it decided to create its own ceramic. Rolex uses a unique process to make a bezel that is ignited to nearly 1,500 degrees to harden and purify the ceramic mix. Then, the whole bezel is sprayed with gold and extensively polished unless the numerals appear. The virtually unbreakable and scratch resistant Rolex bezel that takes over 40 hours to create has been crafted to endure more abrasion than other parts of the timepiece.
The Stainless Steel, the Oyster Case and the Watch Case Back
The brand uses 904L stainless steel that no other watch brands is known to use. The unique Oyster Case was produced in 1926 that overstates excellence in form as well as function, making it the first waterproof wristwatch case of the world. Whether it is crafted in gold, platinum or steel, the watch case is built rugged and waterproof. The back of a Rolex watch is made smooth without any logos or designs but instead engraved with the model number of the respective versions inside it. However, the only exceptions for this watch case back are the Rolex Sea-Dweller and all ladies Rolex timepieces that were manufactured before 1990.
Buying Pre-owned Rolex from The Luxury Hut
If you are looking to buy a pre-owned Rolex watch for any special purpose, The Luxury Hut has the right timepiece for you. We have second hand Rolex models for sale at the cheapest price that present prestige and class, unlike any other manufacturers.
Whether you want to buy an old Rolex model that is no longer manufactured or a limited edition model, The Luxury Hut has a vast collection to suit all preferences. Our in-house watch specialists precisely check all pre-owned Rolex watches on sale to assure their authenticity and accuracy.
The value of well-kept Rolex models increases with time. However, a Rolex watch may not be in its best condition. But it is yet one of the most desirable collector’s timepieces from the last century.
Rolex Oyster: Survive under Extreme Condition
A Rolex is just more than only a jewellery piece on your wrist. The original Rolex Oyster model was launched in 1926. It was the first dustproof and water resistant wristwatch of the world.
The Rolex Oyster has an airtight sealed case, synthetic watch glass and screw-down crown, fitting firmly in its case. Mercedes Gleitze, a British swimmer swam for over 10 hours through the English Channel, wearing a Rolex Oyster in 1927. She could not finish her swim, but the watch sustained.
Rolex Daytona: Make your Best Investment
The Rolex Daytona was one of the most successful automatic and desirable watches of the brand.
The Rolex Cosmograph Daytona was launched in 2016 and became very famous among Rolex watch lovers. Buying a pre-owned Rolex Daytona is the best investment that one can make in the watch sector.
You can buy watches online at The Luxury Hut quickly and easily. Unlike other online shops, you can easily find your perfect pre-owned watch at a cheap price. The stainless steel Rolex Daytona in mint condition costs around 15,711 pounds. A pre-owned model is just a little bit cheaper, making it a good investment.
Thus, if you are looking to buy a used Rolex Daytona, browse our collection of second hand Rolex watches at The Luxury Hut.
Best Price for Vintage Pre-owned Rolex Daytona
Launched in 1988, the demand for Rolex Daytona is always high. A pre-owned Rolex Cosmograph Daytona costs nearly 17,902 pounds.
The Paul Newman Daytona is a rare model. The difference between all Daytona models from the 1960s and 1970s is only the dial. But the technology behind all the watches between these periods is same. You may get an old Rolex Daytona from the 1960s at a starting price of 42,506 pounds.
Rolex models in 18-karat white, yellow or rose gold (Everose gold) are more expensive for their material value. But you can get them at an affordable price online than their official list price. All old Rolex versions from the 1990s may also be purchased for less than 8,577 pounds.
Rolex Submariner: How much it can cost?
The Rolex Submariner is one of the legendary and most popular models in the world. The price of the three-hand model in mint condition with no date display is nearly 6,054 pounds. However, a pre-owned model may cost almost 383 pounds less.
On the other hand, a second hand Rolex Submariner with a date display may cost approximately 6,585 pounds.
The ‘Red Sub’ is a highly desirable classic Submariner, and a pre-owned piece is priced at about 14,163 pounds. The demand for the Rolex COMEX Version is also high, and a pre-owned model may cost as much as 28,327 pounds.
Rolex lovers also search for the models of green Submariner called as Kermit and Hulk. With a green dial and green bezel, a pre-owned Hulk costs approximately 7,807 pounds.
The Kermit model comes with a green bezel and black dial like other standard dials of Rolex Submariner. Such a second hand Rolex Kermit may cost about 8,419 pounds. However, a pre-owned Rolex Submariner Date in stainless steel and with a black dial will be cheaper than this.
What Makes Rolex Submariner Special according to The Luxury Hut?
The Luxury Hut reveres Rolex Submariner for its consistent success over the past six decades, developing into an icon and one of the most recognised timepieces till date. In 1953, the Rolex Submariner was launched as one of the first diving timepieces in the world. These watches feature matte black dials, rotating bezels and water resistance up to 328 ft (100 m), making them one of the most sought-after collector’s watches today. With the launch of Rolex Submariner, the manufacturer presented an entirely new kind of wristwatch that defines what we know today as diving watches. The Rolex Submariner with reference ID 6204 had an oversized luminous hour, minute, and second hands with luminous indices and numerals on a matte black dial.
With its appearance in the first movie of James Bond, Rolex Submariner made its way to Hollywood. In the film, Agent 007 is seen wearing a timepiece with the reference ID 6538, and it is now known to be ‘James Bond Sub’. In the 1973 Bond movie ‘Live and Let Die’, Roger Moore wore the Rolex Submariner with reference ID 5513 that sold in November 2011 at Christie’s. Ian Fleming, the series’ author, mentions only the Rolex Oyster Perpetual at least once in the complete 14-volume series. The racecar driver and actor, Steve McQueen also depended on the precise and rugged Rolex Submariner. From racing suits to other wardrobes, this timepiece complements everything, making it much more than merely a diving instrument.
With the unique model Rolex Deepsea Challenge, it created a world record in 2012 by descending to an impressive depth of about 39,370 ft (12,000 m) in the Mariana Trench. Featuring a unique Twinlock crown, the first Rolex Submariner’s predecessor with reference number 6200 was water resistant up to a depth of 328 ft. The bi-directional bezel helped the divers in keeping track of their dive length easily and comfortable with only one glance.
In 1953, the bezel was improved by the Swiss watch manufacturer Blancpain using their Fifty Fathoms model. The tweaked unidirectional bezel only can be turned clockwise, shortening the dive time instead of lengthening. As an ardent recreational diver, the former director of Rolex accorded many useful suggestions for the bezel, dial as well as case. The watch consistently sustained various tests along with 132 dives to the depths between 39 ft and 197 ft and also fell from two meters height on a concrete dock but continued to function. The successor of the original Rolex Submariner became the official timepiece of the Australian, British and Canadian marines, water resistant to a depth of 656 ft (200 m).
In August 1953, a Rolex Oyster Perpetual accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay to reach the peak of Mount Everest, making the year special for the entire watch-making industry. The automatic experimental watches were given to mountain climbers only to test their strength and reliability under extreme conditions. After the successful expedition led by Sir John Hunt, the watch was sent back to Geneva for a myriad of tests that ultimately led to the production of the Rolex Explorer.
Highlights: Aspects that Make the Rolex Submariner Special to The Luxury Hut
- One of the first and most recognised diver’s watches in the world
- Highly coveted collector’s timepieces including the Red Sub and the COMEX
- A high-quality chronometer featuring in-house calibres 3135 (date) and 3130
- Unique Rolex design with a recognition value and honour
- Consistent success since 1953.
As with maximum vintage Rolex timepieces, old models of Rolex Submariner are highly desirable. However, models with the reference number 5512 and reference number 5513 are more popular. Although both these models were manufactured in the late 1950s and early 1960s, there are only a few used Rolex Submariner for sale today in the market. While a pre-owned Rolex Submariner with reference ID 5513 may cost you around 8,826 pounds, you may get a used Rolex Submariner with ref. 5512 for approximately 16,749 pounds. When it comes to some of the rarest Submariners’ model such as the ‘COMEX’ or the so-called ‘Red Sub’, you may have to spend nearly 29,804 pounds for the ‘COMEX’ version and at least 12,072 pounds for a ‘Red Sub’. However, prices usually vary greatly depending upon the condition and other relevant factors.
Rolex Sea-Dweller : What is the best price?
Many models of Rolex Sea-Dweller are no more in production. Thus, it becomes hard to find them. This Swiss manufacturer produced the model with ref. ID 16600 for an extended time, from 1988 to 2008. Later, the larger Sea-Dweller Deepsea of 44mm replaced it.
The price for the ref. ID 16600 has increased over the last 10 years. In 2008, a second hand model demanded about 3,750 pounds, and now it is approximately 5,970 pounds.
The Rolex Sea Dweller Deepsea with ref. ID 116660 is water resistant up to 3,900m, and its official list price is 10,417 pounds. However, you may get this same Rolex watch online at a slightly less price. For the last five years, the value of this watch is consistently high.
Rolex Models: An Overview
Air-King Cellini Time, Cellini Date, Cellini Dual Time, and Cellini Moonphase•Cosmograph Daytona•Datejust, Datejust II, and Datejust 41
- Day-Date•Explorer and Explorer II
- GMT-Master and GMT-Master II
- Oyster Perpetual
- Sea-Dweller, Sea-Dweller 4000, and Sea-Dweller Deepsea
- Submariner and Submariner Date
- Yacht-Master and Yacht-Master II.
You may prefer to buy stainless steel models for a whole robust outlook with simple functionality. Discover our wide collection of pre-owned Rolex models now. The Luxury Hut has something to suit all tastes.
Buy a Pre-owned Rolex from The Luxury Hut in Gold, Platinum or Diamonds
The Geneva-based manufacturer, Rolex exclusively uses white, yellow, Everose gold and platinum for the President Bracelet and cases. The index markers are also built of 18-karat gold. Not only the designers produce dials of different colours in-house but also craft them virtually by hand. While the dials of the timepieces come in green, blue, ice blue, silver, brown, orange and black, versions with mother-of-pearl dials are dazzling. Moreover, many models also have diamond index markers.
The manufacturer uses two kinds of bezels; one is fluted and other, a domed, glossy bezel that outlines the sapphire glass on the platinum timepieces. The Rolex Day-Date versions from the 1970s and 1980s feature the ‘Stella’ dials that are crafted of solid enamel and available in an array of colours like white, blue, yellow, pink, orange, turquoise, salmon, brown and also black.
The Luxury Hut has a wide range of used Rolex for sale. Whether you are looking to buy Rolex for the first time or are an avid watch collector, The Luxury Hut have the perfect watch to suit every taste and preference. From Rolex Daytona, Rolex Submariner, to Rolex Explorer, Rolex Yachtmaster and Rolex Datejust, we have many models to suit individuals in all walks of life. Browse through our range of Rolex models and buy a watch that you can relish for years to come.