No matter what kind of buying position you’re in, when the time comes to buy a Rolex watch, you want to know that you’re getting as much as you can for your money. After all, Rolex pricing can be a significant expense to consider. Rolex sports models are often regarded as some of the most versatile timepieces on the market and they can easily serve as the fabled “one watch” for most collectors. If you look beyond the prestige behind the Rolex name, you’ll find that this extreme versatility could be the most valuable aspect of the watch you’re buying. That’s why we’ve decided to take a look at three of the most versatile Rolex watch models available today.

The 3 most versatile Rolex watch models
The 3 most versatile Rolex watch models


Rolex Submariner Reference 116610LN

It should come as no surprise that we’re kicking off this list with the Rolex Submariner. Really, what’s there to say that hasn’t been said already? If there’s a perfect example of a go anywhere, do anything watch, it would be the Submariner. The Sub is a watch that’s just sporty enough to wear with jeans and classy enough to dress up with a suit and tie. Truthfully, if Bond, James Bond, can do it, you can too. Besides offering the best of what Rolex has to offer, the Rolex Submariner ref. 116610LN delivers true luxury without being overly pretentious or gaudy. Maybe that’s why you see so many Subs serving as the “one watch collection” for so many people. It’s everything you need and nothing you don’t.

Rolex GMT-Master II Reference 116710BLNR

This is it, the modern day Chuck Yeager – the Rolex GMT Master II. Although the 116710BLNR is full of modern refinements, it maintains all of the classic essentials that make the GMT master the quintessential travel watch to have. If you’re the kind of person that’s constantly hopping in and out of time zones, this is the kind of GMT that can really serve as your one and only watch. Today, Rolex includes a ceramic bezel and their latest movement. The blend of blue and and black is actually quite difficult to accomplish during the manufacturing process and makes this particular model stand out just a little bit more without being too loud or garish. Wear it with anything and take it anywhere. That’s the GMT Master for you.

Rolex Explorer Reference 14270

We’ve made it clear that we’re pretty big fans of the Rolex Explorer 14270 here at Gray & Sons in the past. It’s a pure expression of everything a versatile watch should be and possesses every drop of Rolex DNA you could possibly ask for. The watch can effortlessly blend into any situation you throw at it. Whether it’s pitching that big proposal or climbing Mt. Everest, the Explorer retains its rightful place amongst royalty and bears the crown with true pride. It’s honest, pure, and simultaneously covers any kind of extreme or conservative styling you’d be interested in. The 36mm diameter makes it a little more classic in terms of sizing but don’t let that fool you. This watch is just as versatile as any other Rolex diver and screams to be worn day in and day out.


And there you have it, the 3 most versatile Rolex watches ready to go from casual to formal depending on the setting and your wardrobe choices. As a company that has been buying and selling Rolex watches for close to 4 decades, we may be a bit biased when we say that you can’t go wrong with any Rolex purchase. Certified authentic pre-owned Rolex watches is our game, and if you’re ready to take the step into the luxury watch world, let us help you get started.