With the Summer Solstice behind us, we are officially in the summer season! Along with lighter clothes, hats, and shades to keep us cool during these hot months, as watch enthusiasts, we’re also changing up our Rolex watches for the season. From dive watches to dual time watches and others, here are the best sporty Rolex watches to wear all summer long.
Rolex Submariner 14060M for the Summer
The Rolex Submariner is essentially made for the summer—especially if water is involved. Rolex’s robust dive watch is the perfect watch to wear whether you’re poolside, beach bound, or cruising on a lake. And the Submariner ref. 14060M with its 1,000 feet water resistance is a fantastic option.
Crafted in full stainless steel, this famous no-date Submariner offers up a clean and symmetrical dial housed within its 40mm Oyster case thanks to its lack of date window and Cyclops lens. The black dial and black bezel combination is a classic Submariner look, plus the Oyster bracelet is light and comfortable to wear.
Rolex Sea-Dweller 16600 for the Summer
For a heftier Rolex dive watch to sport this summer, there’s the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600. While on paper it has the same 40mm case size as the Submariner, the case wears larger due to its thickness to accommodate the Helium Escape Valve and ensure its water resistance to 4,000 feet.
This time, on the black dial there is a discreet window at 3 o’clock but no Cyclops lens on the sapphire crystal—a rarity in the Rolex lineup as most of their watches with date indicators come with the magnification lens. There are also the familiar round luminescence-filled indexes and Mercedes-style center hands. As a later model of the Sea-Dweller ref. 16600, this particular version comes with the sought-after Solid End Links (SEL) Oyster bracelet.
Rolex Explorer II 216570 for the Summer
It may have the nickname “Polar,” but make no mistake, this white dial Rolex Explorer II ref. 216570 is ready to handle any summertime adventure you throw at it. Featuring a generous 42mm stainless steel case and topped with a 24-hour engraved steel bezel, this Rolex sports watch is not only great to look at but practical too.
If you’re traveling to a different time zone this summer, then you can take advantage of the Explorer II’s dual time indicator. You can set the orange arrow hand to home time while you jet off to some exotic location and use the center hands to indicate local time.
Rolex Yacht-Master 16622 for the Summer
If your summer plans include some time exploring the open seas via a boat, then the stainless steel and platinum Rolex Yacht-Master 16622 is the watch to take aboard. Its 40mm stainless steel case is home to a sandblasted platinum bezel and matching sandblasted platinum dial, which looks incredible in the sun.
While the dressier sporty style of the Yacht-Master is a great way to add a splash to your cruise wear, the watch is sturdy and practical too. Waterproof to 330 feet and equipped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, the Yacht-Master is built for a life on the water.
Rolex GMT-Master II 16710 for Summer
Vintage, sporty, colorful, and nicknamed after a refreshing soda drink? We’re in! This Rolex GMT-Master II ref. 16710 “Coke” comes fitted with a custom black and red leather band for a playful way to wear the famous pilot’s watch. The “Coke” moniker, of course, refers to the famous black and red rotating bezel sitting on top of the GMT-Master II’s 40mm steel Oyster case.
As a GMT-Master II model with an independent 24-hour hand, the ref 16710 allows the wearer to tell the time in three different time zones – ideal if you’re doing some serious traveling this summer.
Rolex Daytona 116523 for Summer
Want a golden touch to your summer Rolex watch? Then look to the two tone Rolex Daytona ref. 116523 as your go-to watch this season. Part sporty due to its signature chronograph silhouette and stainless steel material and part dressy because of the 18k yellow gold details, the Daytona ref. 116523 has a little of everything. Standing out from the 40mm stainless steel case are the lustrous yellow gold bezel, yellow gold winding crown, and yellow gold chronograph pushers. What’s more, the Daytona ref. 116523’s crisp white dial keeps the look fresh, particularly when accented with yellow gold subdials, hands, and indexes.
Between NASCAR, INDYCAR, and Formula 1, there are so many motorsports to keep up with this summer and the Rolex Daytona can help you do just that in style!
With Rolex options like these, it’s easy to get your wrist summer ready! And don’t forget, our annual BeckerTime Summer Free(ze) promotion is happening right now where you can pick up some free goodies to go along with your new Rolex watch.