In the past, when you said “Gold Rolex watch,” most would automatically imagine a yellow gold version. However, these days, Rolex has been offering more rose gold versions of their famous watches. Which brings us to the obvious question, which is the better gold Rolex watch, rose or yellow? Let’s explore.
But First, What is Everose Gold?
As fans of Rolex watches know, the brand is notorious for being obsessed with details. From design to mechanics, Rolex only settles for the best. However, aside from movement, case silhouettes, and in-house movements, Rolex also makes their own materials at their in-house foundry for unbeatable quality control.
In 2005, Rolex unveiled a patented rose gold alloy they dubbed, Everose. Aptly named, the trademark formula that contains a secret recipe of gold, copper, and platinum, promises to never fade over time. So your Everose Rolex will flaunt the same luster decades from now as it does today.
Popular Everose Gold Rolex Watches
Rolex is happy to feed the growing appetite for men’s rose gold watches as demonstrated by the host of Everose gold models that debuted over the last few years.
For instance, the first Daytona to come with a Cerachrom ceramic bezel was the Rolex Daytona ref. 116515LN, which made its debut in 2011. The following year, the brand new Sky-Dweller annual calendar collection was released, including the handsome Everose gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326135 with a leather strap. It wasn’t long until the full Everose gold Sky-Dweller ref. 326935 with the solid rose gold Oyster bracelet joined the lineup.
In 2015, Rolex launched a redesigned Yacht-Master ref. 116655 with an Everose gold case (a first for the Yacht-Master collection) and an innovative black Oysterflex rubberized metal bracelet. Then, Rolex offered a rainbow sapphire-set bezel version of the same watch, the Yacht-Master ref. 116695, a couple of years later.
There’s also the new Rolex President Day-Date 40 collection equipped with a new-generation automatic movement with plenty of Everose gold options to choose from. In fact, Rolex presented the Everose gold Day-Date ref. 228235 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Day-Date in 2016.
This year also proved to be a big year for Everose gold Rolex watches with not one, but two awesome sport watches. First, there’s the Everose gold version of the Rainbow Daytona with the fantastic multicolored sapphire-set bezel. But, one of the biggest Rolex novelties of the year is without a doubt the new GMT-Master II ref. 126715CHNR in full Everose gold. With its black and brown Cerachrom ceramic bezel, black Maxi style dial, and new automatic movement with an increased 72-hour power reserve, this is one of Rolex’s most sought after gold sports watch right now.
Popular Yellow Gold Rolex Watches
Despite the burgeoning popularity of rose gold Rolex watches, yellow gold is still a classic in the brand’s lineup. Indeed, both Rolex sports watches and Rolex dress watches look great in this favorite precious metal.
Take for example, the yellow gold Rolex Submariner ref. 116618LN and the yellow gold Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 116718LN, which are ultra-luxurious takes on once-utilitarian Rolex watches. Then there are the superb yellow gold Daytona watches for those who love lavish yet sporty chronograph watches. And let’s not forget about the large and opulent Yacht-Master II ref. 116688 in full yellow gold sporting a bright blue ceramic bezel for an even bolder style.
Yet, perhaps the most famous yellow gold Rolex watches are those simply known as the President. Officially called Day-Date, these watches—whether in 36mm, 40mm, or 41mm—have been the go-to status watch of powerful men for decades.
If you appreciate trends in luxury watches then an Everose Rolex would be your best bet. Conversely, if you’re a fan of the classics, then a yellow gold Rolex watch would be more your speed as these have proven to be perennial favorites.