The Complete Guide to buying ‘Black & Gold’ Rolex
November 23rd, 2021
It’s no secret that Rolex dominates the luxury watch landscape, and the giant watch manufacturer has produced numerous striking timepieces over the years. But it’s the classic ‘Black & Gold’ Rolex making its way to the top of the Rolex catalogue this year. Rolex watches are a product of standout designs, durable construction, and elegant finishes. All these factors contribute to the incredible success of this watch in both retail and secondary markets.
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Keeping aside the most common combinations, let’s talk about a colour scheme that reflects warmth and is a sober luxury. Any guesses?
No matter how cliché it sounds, the black and gold’s ethereal combination is most suited for both men and women. For those walking on a string and unable to decide which ‘black & gold’ Rolex to choose, you will indeed have an answer by the end of this article.
Here’s giving you a complete guide on the best ‘Black & Gold’ Rolex, both Classic and Sports watches.
Black & Gold ‘CLASSIC’ Rolex
Out of all the metals circulating in the market, yellow-gold holds its value as the most traditional option. So, it is only evident for a luxury brand like Rolex to manufacture more and more watches in yellow gold.
Rolex’s most desirable and popular ‘Classic’ models with black dials and yellow gold case are:
Let’s discuss sequentially:
- Rolex Datejust
Since the debut of the Datejust in 1945, it has served as a quintessential in the brand’s catalogue. The watch is available in a variety of materials, sizes, and styles with numerous references. But what they all have in common is the exclusive date window at 3 o’clock. Rolex’s signature Cyclops lens magnifies it on the crystal surface above it.
Unfortunately, the latest two larger sizes of the Datejust 41 and Datejust 36 are not available in yellow gold. But you can always get your hands on the discontinued yellow gold Datejust 36 Ref. 116238 and the Datejust 36 Ref. 162338. You can also choose the exquisite vintage Rolex 16018 with a black onyx dial inside a yellow gold case.
If you’re looking for Women’s Datejust models with a yellow gold case and black dials, you can take a look at the Lady-Datejust 28, now-discontinued Lady Datejust 26, and also the mid-size Datejust 31.
- Rolex Day-Date
You probably already know that the Rolex President is unprecedentedly one of the brand’s most prestigious and sought-after gold models. So far, Rolex has coupled the Day-Date with different bands like leather straps or Oyster straps but has always ruled them all is the President bracelet. This bracelet type has been designed most specifically for the Day-Date collection.
From the mid-1950s, the model’s most standout trait has been the pair of calendar windows present on the dial. One shows the day and the other the date. There is no shortage of black and gold Day-Date President timepieces. If you want a Day-Date with black onyx dials, give the President Ref. 18238 and Ref. 18038 a try.
You can also find the black and gold Day-Date watches in various sizes, like the bigger Day-Date 11, Ref. 218238 with a 41mm case or the latest Day-Date 40, Ref. 228238 with a 40mm case.
- Rolex Sky-Dweller
The Sky-Dweller comprises some of the most complicated watches and boasts a dial with month, date, and two time zones indicators. That’s not it. It has an annual calendar which means you can easily keep track of the different days in a month that only requires setting once a year.
For black and yellow gold Sky-Dweller timepieces, you have a limited option. Here’s the list:
Sky-Dweller 326938 (yellow gold with Oyster bracelet)
Sky-Dweller 326238 (black Oysterflex bracelet)
Discontinued Sky-Dweller 326138
Black and Gold ‘SPORTS’ Rolex
When looking for Rolex sports watches, you will get multiple options with black dials. However, fewer Rolex sports watches are available in 18ct yellow gold, and all of them come with a black dial.
Rolex’s most desirable and popular ‘Sports’ models with black dials and yellow gold case are:
- GMT Master/ GMT-Master II
Let’s discuss sequentially:
- Rolex Submariner
The Rolex Submariner is also known as the world’s most popular diving watch. It came out in 1953, and after 16 long years, the brand decided to expand the appeal of the Submariner collection and give it a luxury finish. The first Submariner was out in 1969 in Ref. 1680/8. All the gold Submariners come with black bezels and black dials.
Here’s a list of all the black and gold Submariner model references you can pick from:
- Rolex Daytona
The Rolex Daytona is most famous for its iconic chronograph. The brand unleashed the collection in 1963, and Rolex continued to make these self-winding chronographs at 37mm until the 1980s. The vintage watches came in yellow gold with the option of a black dial, and some even fitted with a black Paul Newman dial.
Check out the vintage black and gold options:
Coming to 1988, Rolex renovated the Daytona catalogue to introduce bigger chronographs with automatic movements. Finally, in 2000, Rolex launched a new collection of the automatic Daytona series equipped with the Calibre 4130. Since then, Rolex has manufactured several watches in yellow gold with a black dial.
Check out the list:
- Ref.116528 (Gold Oyster bracelet, gold bezel, discontinued in 2016)
- Ref.116508 (Gold Oyster bracelet, gold bezel, 2016-present)
- Ref. 116518 (Leather strap, gold bezel, discontinued in2015)
- Ref.116518LN (Oysterflex bracelet, black Cerachrom bezel, 2017-present)
- Rolex GMT-Matser/ GMT-Master II
The GMT-Master is most commonly known as the Rolex’s pilot watch catalogue, introduced in 1955 to Pan-Am pilots. The gold variants of the GMT-Master are available right from the start. However, it was not until the 1960s when Rolex made the gold variants with black bezel and dials.
In today’s date, Rolex doesn’t make any more yellow gold GMT-Master II timepieces. The Everose gold models replaced them in 2019.
Check out the black and gold GMT-Master references you can pick from:
All the above-mentioned Black and Gold Rolex timepieces serve as an excellent asset to use as collateral.
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The marriage of gold and black is something that is here to stay. Pick your favourite model from the list mentioned above and be the owner of a Rolex that will never go out of style.