When the words "luxury watch" is uttered, you can be sure that Rolex is the first brand to come to mind. View our Rolex Watches for Sale in South Africa.

Rolex has become a global powerhouse. As a company, it is one of the world's biggest brands and it produces up to 2000 watches each day. The company is owned by a private family trust, the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, and is estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

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Rolex Watches South Africa: Luxury Watches, the Benchmark of Excellence

When the words “luxury watch” is uttered, you can be sure that Rolex is the first brand to come to mind. This Swiss watchmaking company is been operating out of Geneva since 1919 after it was originally founded in England in 1905.

Rolex has become the one brand that can confidently, with the support of clients, say that it crafts the finest watches from the best raw materials. Their attention to detail is unlike any other watchmaking company. Every component, every mechanism, every detail is developed in-house and according to the unwavering standards set by Rolex. View all our rolex watches in South Africa. We deliver globally. 

Rolex has become a global powerhouse. As a company, it is one of the world’s biggest brands and it produces up to 2000 watches each day. The company is owned by a private family trust, the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, and is estimated to be worth billions of dollars.

At Topwatch we have a wide variety of Rolex watches for sale at the best prices in South Africa.

Timeless Luxury Watches

Founded in 1905, the company has continued to grow exponentially in the last century. The original owners were Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf, and soon after founding the company, they opened an office in Switzerland, where the company is still based to this day. During the early days of the company, the watches were primarily sold to jewellers who would put their own names on the watches, but the inside of the case back was usually engraved with the initials W&D.

Rolex is not only a timeless watch brand, they are also well known for being exceptionally innovative. Like most luxury watch companies that have stood the test of time and been in the watchmaking business for as long as Rolex has, the one way that the company has managed to keep its reputation for setting the benchmark is by investing plenty of time into being innovative.

Some of the innovations that have kept this company at the top of the watchmaking industry include making the first waterproof wristwatch in 1926, making the first wristwatch with date dial which is able to automatically change, a wristwatch able to show two time zones, the first wristwatch able to change the date and dial automatically, the first waterproof case for a wristwatch and they became the first watchmaker to earn certification for a wristwatch chronometer.

Rolex Watch Models

Like other watch brands, Rolex has a variety of watches available, categorised according to their specifications. The three categories include the Oyster Perpetual, the Professional and the Cellini. The Oyster category of watches remains the most popular range, with the President, Jubilee, Pearlmaster and Oyster watch brands made of either rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, or stainless steel. These watches will fit in with any attire and are not only luxurious but also highly durable.

Buy Rolex Watches in South Africa

With the range of Rolex watches for sale, you can find the ideal modern watch to suit your tastes. The Rolex watch price in South Africa is competitive with most of the other popular brands and when looking at Rolex watches for sale there is always the option to buy a used Rolex watch.

Topwatch stocks a collection of used Rolex watches for sale and we do quality checks before the used Rolex is accepted. Browse through our selection of Rolex watches for sale by using our website.  South Africa's best watch shop.

Frequently Asked Questions:


How much is the cheapest Rolex?

The cheapest Rolex watch is priced at about $5000 USD. This is the Oyster Perpetual model which is considered to be an entry level Rolex watch and one that comes with all of the features that an entry level luxury watch could be expected to have.

How much is a genuine Rolex watch?

Genuine Rolex watch prices can vary depending on the type of watch you are considering adding to your collection. Original Rolex watches will start at around $5000 USD for the most basic watch, and as the watches become more luxurious the prices rise. Some are up to $26 000 USD or more.

Are Rolex worth the money?

They are absolutely worth the money. Taking into consideration the metals used to craft these watches as well as the skills and the experience of the watchmakers, and then adding the immense value of the brand, Rolexes can become treasured heirlooms which means they are definitely worth the money.

What is the hardest Rolex to get?

The most difficult Rolex to buy is the Daytona 116500, 116610LV, 114060, 116610LN, and the 126710BLNR. The reason why these watches are rather hard to get hold of is because they are part of a group of Rolex watches that are currently in short supply.

Which Rolex should I buy?

The Rolex you should buy is the one that best suits your needs as well as your personality. There is no right or wrong watch, only the one that is best for you. When choosing your watch you need to make sure that you take the price into consideration as well as whether or not you intend to use this watch on a daily basis.

How long will a Rolex last?

When treated the right way and properly maintained, your Rolex watch can last beyond a lifetime. Make sure that you regularly care for your watch by making sure that it is properly cleaned and should the watch have an issue, take it to an authorised company and have it repaired.

How do I tell if my Rolex is real?

All authentic Rolex watches can be identified using one of ten tricks:

1.      Look at the case back, it should be completely smooth and the case should be metal.

2.      Look for the crown etching.

3.      Look at the second hand. If it is jerky, it’s a fake.

4.      Look for the serial number.

5.      Check the price tag. Low priced Rolex’s are usually fake.

6.      Feel the weight. A Rolex is heavy.

7.      Check the inner workings. Rolex watches are complex.

8.      Check for properly spaced texts.

9.      Look for a magnifying portion used to amplify the date.

10.   Listen to how it ticks. All Rolex watches are automatic and shouldn’t tick. 

Should I buy a new or used Rolex?

Both have their benefits but if you buy a good quality used Rolex, you are getting a stunning timepiece at a fraction of the exorbitant price. If you buy a used Rolex, make sure that the watch has been properly vetted and that it is an authentic Rolex.

What is the most wanted Rolex?

The most sought after Rolex is the Cosmograph Daytona. It is a steel model and is a supreme timepiece that is both complementary to most situations and outfits, while it is also just stunning to look at. There is little doubt why so many watch collectors specifically seek out this watch.

How much is Rolex service cost?

A Rolex service can cost around $800 USD but that is the average price. The work that needs to be done as well as the model that is being worked on, will affect the final price of the service. To make sure you get an accurate price, especially if you are living in South Africa, it is best to contact a watch service company or an official Rolex dealer and get a quote.

How can I tell the year of my Rolex?

You can tell which year your Rolex has been made in by looking at the serial number on your watch. The serial number can be found on the side of the case between the lugs, which will be close to 6 o’clock part of your watch. The serial number is between 4 and 8 digits.

Do Rolex watches need maintenance?

Yes they do, if you want to make sure that they are keeping accurate time and that they are still waterproof. Ideally, you should let an official Rolex retailer or a relevant service centre with a good reputation, do the service.

Do Rolex watches hold their value?

Yes, Rolex watches hold their value. Since they are manufactured according to the highest industry standards, are made from the very best materials, and since the brand name is nothing less than iconic, your Rolex watch will hold its value.

Do Rolex watches come with a certificate of authenticity?

Yes, Rolex watches do come with a certificate of authenticity. Given their status and their absolutely formidable reputation for being a luxury watch, when you buy your Rolex from a recognised dealer, whether it is a new watch or a second hand one, it will have a certificate. 

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