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Feature: 5 Under-The-Radar Rolex Models You Should Take Note Of

With so many iconic timepieces to its name, Rolex is a brand that doesn’t have many watches that lurk beneath the general watch enthusiast’s radar. But there are still a few, nonetheless, that are pretty unique or may have gone unnoticed. So, without further ado, let’s take a closer look at five more under-the-radar Rolex watches.

Rolex Milgauss 116400

Usually the Milgauss comes with a deep blue or green dial, not the 116400 though. This white dial Milgauss is a bit more toned-down, but still flaunts a bit of colour via orange hour markers and the second hand in the classic lightning bolt shape. This model is perfect for those fans of the Milgauss who fancy something a little different from the classic colourway.

Rolex Cellini Prince 5443/9

We bet the Cellini Prince is the Rolex model you’ve seen and heard the least of on this list. Featuring a rectangular case—the kind you’d typically expect from the likes of Cartier—Rolex’s Prince has a split dial with the hours and minutes at the top and a sub dial at the bottom. Even more surprising is the open case back, something Rolex is famous for not having on its watches—making this piece unusual indeed.

Rolex Air-King 116900

Widely described as the entry-level Rolex, the Air-King is a piece that may not be at the top of many people’s wish lists, but that doesn’t mean it has zero charm about it. In fact, its affordability has made it one of the longest continuously manufactured Rolexes and solidified it as a beloved staple in the brand’s catalogue.

Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph 116261

Introduced in the 1950s before Rolex classics such as the Submariner and the GMT Master, the Turn-O-Graph featured a ground-breaking innovation—the rotating bezel. This function made it one of the first tool watches, used for professional applications—it was also Rolex's first certified military watch when it was used by the US Air Force’s elite aerobatic squadron, the Thunderbirds.

Rolex Cellini Dual Time 50519

The Cellini poses as one of Rolex’s daintier models in its offering and what the brand describes as “the classical watch”—the collection was even named after Italian Renaissance artist Benvenuto Cellini. The Dual Time, then, features the typical elegance of the Cellini, with a pared-down dial but with the addition of a handy date sub dial at three o’clock.

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