From its first ever waterproof watch, the Rolex Oyster, to the self-winding watches, Rolex instantly became a popular brand known for delivering products that suit the upper class and the character of an ever-evolving population. Over the years, their creations have adorned the wrists of a hugely diverse list of luminaries; everyone from presidents to rock stars, religious leaders to Hollywood royalty. Below is a list of some of their most popular models and their famous wearers.
Although Omega now pays for the rights to have their watches featured in 007 films, James Bond originally wore a stainless steel Rolex in Ian Fleming’s novels. When the successful series of spy books were first turned into movies, it was a vintage reference 6538 Submariner that ultimately made it onto actor, Sean Connery’s wrist.
If we now turn to the music industry, singer-songwriter Usher is next on our list. Having sold tens of millions of albums over the course of this career, few would doubt that he is one of the biggest personalities in music, while he has also crossed into the acting industry over the years. From the picture, we can see that Usher wears a knock off Rolex Milgauss.
Rihanna has received multiple awards and nominations for her work in music, film, and fashion industry. Her awards are predominantly in pop, R&B, and hip-hop genre categories. A surprising choice for the cutting-edge R&B performer, Rihanna is often photographed wearing her classic two-tone Rolex DateJust. Perfect for stacking with all types of jewelry, the versatile yellow gold and steel Rolex shows that underneath her diamond-hard exterior lies a sentimental girl.
Considered perhaps the greatest tennis player of all time, Federer holds the record for the most Grand Slam men’s singles Championships, with 19. This year, after missing six months of the season with a back injury, Federer defeated arch rival Rafael Nadal in a bruising five-set encounter to win the Australian Open. Hoisting the trophy, the bezel on his GMT Master II BLNR proved a nice match to the blue of the courts inside Melbourne Park. This was the first Rolex to sport a two tone Cerachrom surround. The blue/black coloring earned the watch the unofficial label of Batman.