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25 Jun

Best Rolex Models For Men With Slim Wrists

Picking out the correct watch size for your wrist is a pre-requisite when buying a Rolex or any luxury watch. Rolex produced jumbo-sized watches like the Deepsea, Sky-Dweller, and Yacht-Master II, all with large 40mm cases for decades.

In addition, Rolex launched larger versions of the Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, and Datejust to complement the smaller versions. This is great news for fans of larger watches. But, what about those with slender wrists? Before we answer that, we have a small question for you.

What do you think defines a small wrist?

A small wrist is usually under 17cm or 6.5 inches in size. Please note that it has nothing to do with your overall stature; even a tall or well-built man can have a small wrist.

Returning to the topic, Rolex has always catered to people’s needs. Recently, the brand has significantly expanded the number of models with smaller case sizes. And thankfully, there are enough Rolex watches for men with slimmer wrists now.

If you have a small wrist, we’ve listed the best Rolex models below that will fit you seamlessly.

Top Rolex Watches Based On Wrist Size

34mm Rolex

Rolex offers quite an assortment in this category.

  • There are older Rolex Air-King models with a 34mm case size. Although most Air-King models are stainless steel, you can find a few two-tone ones. While most Air-King models are simple time-only pieces, Rolex did produce a few Air-King Date variants.
  • The brand’s entry-level model is the Oyster Perpetual, a time-only model with a 34mm case. The modern Oyster Perpetual iterations are made of stainless steel and fit Oyster bracelets. However, the vintage Oyster Perpetual models are available in yellow gold, two-tone, and steel options.
  • The Day-Date is another 34mm Rolex model. Please don’t confuse it with the Datejust. The Rolex Date is a slightly smaller version with a date function, perfectly suitable for smaller wrists. You can find these stunning Rolex pieces on the secondary market, making it one of the best options for slimmer wrists.

35mm Rolex

The 35mm Rolex watches are slightly larger and sportier, suited for smaller wrists. The watches are distinguished by their rotatable bezel featuring raised numerals.

  • The Rolex Yacht-Master with a 35mm case (now discontinued) is a popular option, and plenty of options are available on the pre-owned market. You can find them in various materials, such as two-tone, full solid yellow gold, and steel models with a platinum bezel. The dials of the 35mm Yacht-Master models are styled professionally with lume-filled plots and Mercedes hands. There’s also a date display for added practicality.

36mm Rolex

The 36mm case size is the most popular of all and is regarded as the sweet spot for Rolex enthusiasts. Additionally, some of the most famous Rolex models came in a 36mm case, adding to the popularity of this case size. You’ll find a wide variety to choose from in this section.

  • If you want the ultimate status and prestigious watch, the Rolex Day-Date President is here. The watch nestles both the day and date features on the dial, spelt in full. The watches are available in premium metals like platinum or gold (all three types). Also, you can choose from different bracelet designs, like the President bracelet, Oyster bracelet, and classic leather strap, as per your preference.
  • The Datejust 36 is the most versatile and iconic pick for everyday wear, boasting a host of dial, bezel, material and bracelet options. For instance, you can opt for a full stainless steel version with a domed steel bezel and a simple dial. Or, a Datejust crafted in 18ct gold and embellished with diamonds for a dressier outlook.
  • The Rolex Explorer in 36mm is another watch you can select from this category. It is sturdy, reliable and ideal for smaller wrists.

39mm Rolex

Finely balancing the faint line between small and large-sized Rolex watches is the 39mm section. The Rolex watches in this category are slightly larger than the other models mentioned above but are highly robust with a sporty aesthetic.

  • The Rolex Explorer 39mm is an excellent choice for smaller wrists. The 39mm stainless steel model with a distinctive black dial featuring luminous indices and the iconic 3-6-9 numerals is much-loved among collectors. The case is suitable for both casual and formal wear, ensuring you always look stylish.
  • The Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 39mm is another very lucrative choice, available in various styles. The comparatively larger 39mm case diameter ushered the collection into sports watch territory. The watches have classic dials with straight hands and baton hour markers.

Which size should you pick?

Well, it all comes down to the wearer and their taste. Many men shy away from wearing a small-sized Rolex. But if you ask us, it’s certainly possible for men to pull off a small dressy Rolex timepiece. In fact, smaller watches are making a comeback!

Rolex is a brand that understands the needs of buyers, collectors, and enthusiasts perfectly. Hence, it creates watches for every wrist—small, medium, and large. So, rest assured, you’ll find a watch that looks good on your wrist.

When selecting your Rolex watch, consider trying out the timepiece in person before purchase. Visit an authorised seller and try out the different models to gain a firsthand experience. At Luxbrokers, we sell pre-owned Rolex watches of varied sizes for men at the best price.

Visit us at our established store at Hatton Garden in London and explore the various Rolex models to choose the one that complements your wrist and style. Call 0207 123 5081 to book an appointment.

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