How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

Whether you're captaining a 90-meter superyacht or a FTSE 100 company, there's an ideal Rolex for you

From the bottom of the Mariana Trench to the top of Mount Everest, Rolex have long crafted timepieces to withstand the world’s most testing environments. Watches built to match the lifestyles of the men and women who operate in these extremes.

Yachtsman, deep sea diver, explorer… it’s relatively simple to find the perfect Rolex for both work and play. But what about the gentleman more likely to be deep diving data than the Pacific? Or climbing the corporate ladder as opposed to the Mahalangur Himal?

To save you the time answering such questions, we’ve picked the very best Rolex watches to fit with some more everyday lifestyle choices…

The Office Captain — Yacht-Master II

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

You take the lead on all tasks, drumming up support from your colleagues, keeping the office on course. Your timing is impeccable: you make the right choices at the right time, all the time.

You’re smart, you’re punctual, and when you’re at the helm of a project it’s all plain sailing to glorious fruition.

The Yacht-Master II encapsulates all you’re about; pairing perfectly with your Brunello Cucinelli suit.

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II

Also ideal for: Professional and competitive sailors.

To keep up with the regatta season the Yacht-Master II has been designed with a special chronograph to time sailing races. It also features the world’s first programmable countdown with a mechanical memory. Perfect for the professional and competitive sailor.

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

Rolex Yacht-master II

£14350

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The Desk Diver — Deepsea D-Blue Dial

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

You explore the murky depths of spreadsheets no colleague of yours dear venture. You are at your best when under pressure. Working to the very last minute, without breaking into a sweat.

There is very little that can phase you, the sun might be going down but you never stop, shining brightest when it’s dark.

The Deepsea D-Blue dial epitomises everything you are, performing perfectly no matter what the conditions.

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle
Oyster Perpetual Rolex Deepsea

Also ideal for: Professional divers.

A normal watch just won’t be able to keep up with his subaquatic lifestyle. Rolex created the world’s first water resistance watch they now have one of the most indestructible dive watches on the market. Capable of reaching nearly 4,000m in depth without breaking sweat (or a gasket).

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

Rolex Deepsea D-Blue dial

£9700

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The Adventurous Type — Explorer II

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle
Hillary and Tenzing approaching highest camp on Everest at 8500 m

You are always suggesting new ideas. Attempting to take your company to new pastures and new heights.

Always believing that you can go that little bit further, discover new markets and widen that customer base beyond the horizon.

The Explorer II is your perfect companion on these adventures as it helps guide you to uncharted waters.

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle
Explorer II

Also ideal for: Professional adventurers and explorers.

The big brother of the watch that accompanied Hillary to the top of Everest, the Explorer II is a timepiece that has been built to be tested against the elements. In real-world scenarios it will never lose precision or its stunning good looks.

The High-flier — GMT-Master II

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

You collect airmiles with gay abandon, hopping on and off planes as you travel the world for both business and pleasure.

You’re never happier than when reclining in the first class chair/bed with a complimentary glass of champagne in one hand and your trusty cashmere eye-mask in the other.

The GMT-Master II, with its iconic ‘Pepsi’ bezel and brand new jubilee bracelet in stainless steel goes perfectly with your airport style.

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle
Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II

Also ideal for: Professional pilots.

The ability to jump between time zones at the speed of sound needs a timepiece that can keep up. The big red GMT hand on this model when paired with the rotating bezel is your best companion on your next transatlantic mission. 

How to find the perfect Rolex watch to match your lifestyle

Rolex GMT-Master II

£7150

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