Graduation Gift Guide: A Rolex Watch for the Graduate

A Rolex Graduation Gift Guide to Celebrate Life’s Next Chapter

It’s graduation season and if you have a soon-to-be graduate in the family, then it’s time to celebrate the momentous occasion! A wristwatch is still the choice gift to give as a graduation present. Not only is it practical, but it’s also meaningful and attractive. And if you want the best watch that will last a lifetime, then go for the Rolex. Years from now, your child (or grandchild) will tell stories about that special watch received on his or her graduation day.  Here are some of our top Rolex graduation gift ideas to commemorate this significant milestone in your young adult’s life.

Rolex Watches for the Male Graduate

Rolex Graduation Gift - Mens Rolex Two-Tone 18K/SS Datejust Blue Arabic 16233

As he prepares to go out into the real world, arm your son with his first real watch. A Rolex watch will serve as a daily reminder of how proud you are of what he’s accomplished so far.

Mens Rolex Datejust Two Tone

For a versatile and classic daily dress watch, there’s the two-tone Rolex Datejust. Sized at 36mm, this handsome model can seamlessly go from office to off-hours. The addition of yellow gold on the fluted bezel, winding crown, and center links of the Jubilee bracelet adds dressiness to the watch, while the rich blue dial keeps it young and vibrant. Plus, we love the large gold Arabic numerals on the dial. This, of course, is accompanied by the signature date window at 3 o’clock.

Mens Rolex Stainless Steel Explorer II White 16570

Rolex Explorer II

The Rolex Explorer II is an excellent sports watch for a young man. With its full stainless steel construction and 40mm case size, it is a robust watch that can keep up with an active lifestyle. Plus, its crisp white dial with luminescent accents and a red 24-hour hand gives a fresh and youthful style to the rugged Rolex sports watch. Along with the AM/PM indicator—displayed via the 24-hour hand in conjunction with the 24-hour marked bezel—there’s also the practical date window at 3 o’clock.

Mens Rolex Stainless Steel Submariner Black 16610

Rolex Submariner

If you really want to go big with your graduation gift, then there’s the highly coveted Rolex Submariner dive watch. Flaunting the classic black bezel and black dial configuration on the 40mm steel Oyster case, this is one Rolex watch that will look just as great in a couple of decades as it does today. Built as a dive watch, this Submariner is water resistant to 1,000 feet (300 meters). It has a bezel that rotates in just one direction. Rolex equipped this dial to be highly luminescent in low light. And, they fitted it with an Oyster bracelet that includes a diver’s extension system. Regardless if your son dives or not, he will no doubt wear his Rolex Sub proudly.

Rolex Watches for the Female Graduate

Ladies Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Black Diamond 6916

To honor your daughter’s scholastic achievement, forget about fashion watches that run on batteries. Instead, gift her the real deal—a Swiss mechanical watch! A surprisingly rare trait in the world of women’s watches, Rolex actually offers both style and substance.

Ladies Rolex Datejust Stainless Steel

First up we have a stainless steel Lady-Datejust that hits all the right notes as a high-end everyday watch. There’s the stainless steel construction perfect for daily wear. Then there’s the 26mm case size that fits just right, as well as the perfectly modern smooth bezel and Oyster bracelet. Lastly, but certainly not least, there are the ten diamond hour markers dotted around the black dial for some added sparkle.

Ladies Rolex Stainless Steel Datejust Silver 69174

The next contender for a fabulous Rolex graduation gift for your daughter is another stainless steel Lady-Datejust, but this time rather than diamonds on the dial, there’s the white gold fluted bezel on the 26mm case that steps in for extra preciousness. What’s more, the five-link Jubilee bracelet is a dressier option, while the silver dial completes the elegant monochromatic style of this Lady-Datejust.

Mens Rolex Stainless Steel Date Pink MOP Diamond 15200

Rolex Date 34mm

If your daughter prefers a larger and more colorful watch, then don’t miss these Rolex Date timepieces with a 34mm Oyster case.  Although this particular size of the Rolex Date has traditionally been sold as a men’s size, 34mm is right on trend for women looking to wear bigger and bolder watches.

Giving a Rolex graduation gift will make this exceptional moment in your child’s life even more special. It’s a gift that they can use every day and will last pretty much forever—and what’s better than that?