There is a magic surrounding Rolex. A tangible sense of prestige and desirability that makes it the most sought-after luxury watch brand in the world. Some of this magic comes from impeccable quality and design. Some from its long and prestigious history. And some from its most famous celebrity wearers.
A quick glance over any red carpet will reveal an array of glittering Rolex watches being worn by both men and women.
Rolex has a long history of creating beautiful watches for amazing women. In 1927, one graced the wrist of Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim the English Channel. Then in 1957, Rolex released the iconic Lady Datejust, one of the most enduring and popular women’s watches ever designed.
Today, we still can’t get enough of the brand, with some of our most iconic female celebrities choosing Rolex as their go-to timepiece.
We’ve brought together our favourite female celebrities and the Rolex watches they love, below.
Spice Girl and fashion mogul, Victoria Beckham has, as you might expect, a jaw-dropping collection of watches and jewellery. It seems, though, that this millionaire businesswoman and fashionista has a soft spot for Rolex.
VB has a collection of gorgeous gold Rolex watches, including two show-stopping Rolex Daytona's in 18k Everose gold and yellow gold, along with a glamorous Day-Date President, in yellow gold.
But our favourite Rolex in her collection is her vintage Day-Date 36 with an aqua green ‘Stella’ dial. This distinctive statement watch dates back to the 1970s and is a model highly sought after by collectors and watch lovers. It’s definitely on our wish list!
Daytime talk show host Ellen is an institution in the US and can usually be found charming the most famous celebrities in the world with her wit and warmth.
But this endearing comedienne also has a serious passion for Rolex, with a collection that could rival that of the world’s most passionate watch lovers.
Highlights from her epic Rolex collection include a Day-Date President in Everose Gold with a black dial along with a Yacht-Master, again in Everose Gold with a ceramic bezel and Oysterflex rubber bracelet.
These distinctive timepieces seem to perfectly reflect her quirky personality. We can’t wait to see the next addition to her stunning Rolex collection.
Elle ‘The Body’ Macpherson was one of the most iconic models of the 90s and is now a businesswoman, TV host, and actress. At 54, she continues to look as stunning as ever and has long been a pioneer of one of the most defining watch trends of recent years – women wearing men’s watches.
Her gold Rolex Daytona with a champagne dial is one of her most constant accessories and is often spotted on her gorgeous Instagram feed.
She is also the proud owner of a Rolex Sky-Dweller in 18k Gold. Launched in 2012, the Sky-Dweller is one of the most recent additions to the Rolex family and offers a stunning blend of the sophisticated and the sporty. No wonder Elle was so thrilled to receive hers, telling her followers, ‘Lucky and loved me’.
The South African may have been showcasing her tough side recently in spy thriller, Atomic Blonde, but in her downtime, it seems the actress likes to accessorise with a statement Rolex watch.
The blonde actress has been spotted relaxing at a basketball match in LA with a stunning Rolex Deepsea for company. Part of the Sea-Dweller collection, and designed with diving in mind, this is a strong, clean watch with bags of attitude.
Although women are often seen in Rolex watches designed for men, the Sea-Dweller is not always a popular choice among female celebrities.
Here, Charlize shows just how wrong the crowd can be, pairing her Deepsea with a casual shirt and jeans to create an understated look with plenty of star power.
Everyone’s favourite Friend is a bit of a pro when it comes to Rolex. With a passion for oversized timepieces, she has a curated collection of Rolex watches that reflect her unique and understated sense of style.
Jen is often spotted wearing her glamorous Rolex Day-Date president in yellow gold. Jen has opted for the 36mm case, which, while a little bigger than most traditional ladies’ watches is still elegant enough for every day. This is an incredibly wearable watch and one we would love to have on our wrist.
For something with a little more impact, she also owns a black Rolex Milgauss. Customised with a DLC matt black coating, this 40mm watch certainly turns heads. We love the clean finish of this all-black watch which looks great with Jen’s wardrobe of refined neutrals.
Arguably, the most stylish member of the Kardashian clan, Kourtney always looks effortlessly chic. Her outfits are laidback but still polished, and she likes to complete her looks with a luxury watch.
Her selection of gorgeous Rolex watches includes an elegant and understated Datejust with a grey dial and a fabulous Day-Date president in yellow gold.
When you have one of the most famous faces in the world it pays to invest in amazing accessories!
Are you feeling inspired by these iconic women and their stunning watches? Celebrity spotting is one of the best ways to get a feel for a how a watch looks with a range of outfits. So, keep your eyes on the wrists of your favourite celebrities. You might just discover your perfect timepiece.
We can also help you to source a specific model if there is a particular watch you are interested in (like Victoria Beckham's extremely rare model with the magical green Stella dial!) Contact us here to speak to Sasha, our Customer Relations Manager. She will put you in touch with one of our experts.