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Best Celebrity Rolexes

Updated on August 19, 2013


The Rolex watch brand was founded in London in 1905 by Hans Wildorf and Alfred Davis, as Wilsdorf and Davis, before moving permenantly to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919. Since, it has grown dramatically and now manafactures over three quarter of a million watches annualy, making it the single largest luxury watch brand in the world. In 2010, the company, which employs 2,800 people, produced a revenue exceeding $5billion, 70% greater than the turnover of seven years prior. The Rolex Watch brand is a global brand name (ranked as the seventy first most valuable global brand by Bloomberg Businessweek) and has been associated with the Royal Air Force and a host of celebrities further investigated below.

1. Prince Harry

The word Rolex, has connotations of power, luxury and wealth, thus Prince Harry seems like a perfectly apt ambassador for the brand; sporting a Rolex Explorer II. Prince Harry, fourth in line to the throne, has been photographed wearing his watch on many occasions; none less prestigious than the Diamond Jubilee Cathedral Service, in fact, where I first noticed this amazing watch on his left arm.

It's fantastic features include: a 4.2cm case (neither stupidly large nor too small), stand out orange hands, and this model, in particular, has a date dial.

If you find yourself in the fortunate financial position to be able to afford this model, the price it retails at is a rather hefty £5,530, however it can be bought for approximately £3,500 after a bit of online research.

2. Justin Bieber

19 year old Justin Bieber rose to fame in 2008, when his you tube videos were seen by American talent agent Scooter Braun. Thereafter he met world famous Usher, before being signed to Island Records by L.A. Reid.

The rest as they say is history. Bieber rocketed to international stardom, with singles such as Baby, Eenie Meenie, Boyfriend and As Long As You Love Me reaching the tops of singles charts globally.

Bieber's career extends far beyond music. He has appeared in many TV shows and has a film: Never Say Never charting his career. His international fame, extending to a waxwork in Madame Tussauds, London; sees him at the heart of media attention.

Bieber's extensive fan base (referred to as 'Beliebers') mean his style and fashion are in the limelight, with people desperate to mimic the look he is so well know for.

Bieber owns at least three gold rolexes: a Rolex Day/Date II 41 mm, a blinged out, diamond encrusted 46mm Rolex Presidential and a gold Rolex Daytona, my personal favorite.

The gold rolex, costs approximately £15,000; or considerably less without the golden aspects.

3. David Beckham

David Beckham, 37, rose to fame as a football player, first playing for Manchester United, one of the most successful British teams of recent times. In 11 years at this club, he was midfielder for a team that won the Premier Leagues six times, the Football Associated (FA) cup on two occasions and were UEFA Champions League winners in 1999.

One of the most capped players of British history, he has represented England 115 times in international fixtures.

His plethora of football achievements have led him to receiving an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen. He also holds the following records: Second ever Englishman, to win league titles in three different countries (England, Spain and America); he is the first British footballer to score at three separate World Cups and to play in 100 different Champions League games.

He is an excellent British sport ambassador, having played a large role in the London Olympics: in both the bid of 2005 as well as the games themselves by lighting the official cauldron upon the torch landing in the UK. He also transported the flame along the Thames to the stadium during the opening ceremony: marking both beginning and end of the torch's journey.

Here David is wearing a Rolex Deep Sea Dweller model. The watch has a black dial of 44mm diameter. It is both mechanical and self winding. It possesses 3.9km water resistance and is made of a steel-titanium alloy. The watch costs approximately £6,000 ($9,500).

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