The Rolex Timepieces with the Fastest Rising Prices in 2020

Rolex announced their price hikes for 2020, and it might be surprising to know which Rolex timepieces have received the highest increase since 2019.  As a collector or a potential owner of a Rolex, one of the most important questions you might ask is "What Rolex will be the best investment in the near future?"  We know which Rolexes are flying off the shelves and are difficult to obtain in the market.  Certainly some Daytonas, GMT's and Submariners might fit that description.  If that were all that we needed to consider when looking at buying a new Rolex, this would be a very short article. 

One thing we need to consider is what will Rolex charge for a new Rolex coming out of the retail store.  So, what Rolex is selling Rolexes for is very very important.  This creates a baseline for Rolex prices.  If it were a stock market, this is the trend line that stock prices will often bounce off of.  Prices could go higher and lower, but that trend line has magical magnetism that attracts and moves the price in that direction. 

The Oystersteel DateJust

Unbelievably, the Oystersteel Datejust takes the prize for the biggest price hike of all Rolex timepieces.  Rolex raised the price an unbelievable 10.5 percent.  That is amazing.  Any stock broker would be ecstatic with a 10.5 percent gain.  Certainly waiting from December to January could take a real toll on any Rolex investor. 

Rolex has put a great deal of emphasis on the Datejust in recent years.  It is probably the most iconic of all Rolex timepieces.  Even though the Rolex Submariner, GMT and Daytona get much of the press, the Datejust is widely sold and worn.  The pricepoint comes at a reasonable $6,300.  That is a huge discount from the Gold Daytona coming in at 23,800.  This means new investors looking to own their first Rolex need not look further than the DateJust lineup. 

The Datejust not only has a huge array of dial colors, bezel options, bands, hour markers, and more.  The newest DateJust models even have the new caliber 3235 with the enhanced 70 hour power reserve.  You truly can't go wrong with a classic Datejust.  Even though you could go with Rolesor, or Gold DateJust models, it is the Oystersteel Datejust that takes the ring for the biggest value jump in the past year.

The Oystersteel Submariner

If I had to plunk some money down on a bet for which Rolex has the most value, the Sub would easily be one at the top of my list.  And that is without knowing what Rolex might think.  Clearly James Bond's favorite timepiece (in the Classic era) has quickly become one of the most sought after Rolex timepieces in the world.

However, Rolex is certainly giving the Submariner the love it deserves this year, by raising prices an outstanding 9.6%. 

The Submariner has had quite a bit of tweaks over the years, but hasn't received the new caliber with the higher power reserve yet.  I do expect a new Submariner release in the very near future - perhaps this year. 

However, the Oystersteel Submariner comes in the All Black version, the Green (hulk), and the Blue version.  It is a beautiful timepiece, no matter which color fits your personality most.  Waterproofness to 1000 feet, you can safely dive, swim, and do most water based activities without any fear of damaging this incredible professional timepiece. 

Besides choosing the coloring option, really it comes down to choosing the DATE aperture window with cyclops lens version or the NO-DATE version.  Certainly both options are excellent, but collectors tend to lean towards the no-date version. 

The Day-Date in White Gold

Rolex's third most hiked price goes to the Day-Date in White Gold.  This timepiece rose a cool 9% this year.  Although it looks like a highly coveted Oystersteel model, owners know that they will be wearing greater luxury with the white gold version of this classic Rolex model.  The band is Oystersteel, but the case is Rolesor (both Oystersteel and White Gold).  So, you get the luxury of gold and the durability of steel, while the same silver color gives it a uniform look. 

At 40 mm the Day-Date in White Gold is slightly smaller than the Oystersteel version, giving it a slightly lighter feel. 

Rolex upped the prices on there whole lineup with an average hike of about 7.5%.  However, it helps to know that Rolex is backing up their value with price hikes that help owners grow their investment's value over time. 

Super Bowl MVP Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Wears A Rolex Yacht-Master

Patrick Mahomes is quickly becoming the face of the new NFL.  His recent Super Bowl victory as the quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs, over the San Francisco 49ers was epic.  He came from behind after the 49ers defense held him to one of his worst showings of the season in the first half.  However, his 4th quarter performance was outstanding.  It earned him not only the victory, but also the MVP. 

Mahomes was drafted in 2017 from Texas Tech, but was named the starter in 2018 and threw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns - setting multiple records along the way.  He is only one of 7 quarterbacks to pass for over 5,000 yards in a single season. He didn't make many mistakes either with only 12 interceptions.  In 2019, he had a stellar performance in the playoffs with victories over the Houstan Texans and the Tennessee Titans.  In the Super Bowl, he lead the Chiefs on a 21-0 run, with two passing touchdowns and one running TD, to help topple the 49ers who seemed unstoppable.

Not only is Mahomes an excellent passer, with some of the highest passer ratings in the league, but he is also a talented runner.  He has excellent speed and early on in his career, experts suggested he transition into a wide receiver rather than quarterback.  Mahomes is multi-talented.  His father and godfather are both former major league pitchers. In college Mahomes played both football and baseball, but eventually announced he was leaving baseball behind to focus 100% on football.  He left college with 1 year left of eligibility to enter the NFL draft, where he was selected 10th overall.

The Rolex that Patrick Mahomes was wearing at the post Super Bowl celebrations was none other than a  Rolex Yacht Master.  This 40 mm masterpiece has a diamond paved dial and is created with 18 ct Everose gold.  The comfortable Oysterflex bracelet not only adds some continuity of the black colorings from the black colored bezel, but it has a stunning tuxedo look about it.  It contains an 18 ct Everose gold Oysterlock safety clasp. 

The movement of the Rolex Yacht Master reference 126655 is a calibre 3235 which is precise, resistant to shocks and magnetic fields, and has a power reserve of 70 hours.  The bezel has a bidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated ceramic with polished raised numerals.  The screw-down winding crown has a triplock triple waterproofness system which protects the timepiece at a diving depth of 330 feet.

This timepiece is a stunner.  The diamond bezel adds just enough bling to add to the beauty, but it is certainly a beast of a timepiece.  Sturdy, resistant, and resilient, Mahomes has selected a timepiece that nearly matches his own talents.  Mahomes could easily do a pickup football game and fully expect his timepiece would survive some rough play.  The waterproofness means he can play in any weather and even wash it clean when he is done without causing damage to the timeless components of the Rolex timepiece.

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