Buy Rolex online with SwissTimepieces
Looking for a new Rolex to add to your collection?
Explore an incredible selection at SwissTimepieces, where we offer an impressive range of models from one of the most prestigious names in watch-making.
With a history stretching back to the early 20th Century, Rolex watches are more than a symbol. They are now synonymous with the highest level of horology and style over the past 100 years, having created incredible models such as the Daytona, GMT-Master, and, of course, the Sea-Dweller.
Crafted from the finest raw materials and created with scrupulous attention to detail, owning a Rolex is an experience like no other - whether it's worn as part of a collection, a reminder of an important milestone, or as an incredible gift.
As each component is designed, developed, and produced to the most exacting standards, Rolex has earned its legendary status time and time again.
If you're in the market to own one of these beautiful pieces, then look no further than SwissTimepieces.
As avid collectors ourselves, you won't find a better place to find the perfect Rolex - whether you're on the hunt for a best-known model or something special that sets you apart from the rest.
Looking to part exchange your watch?
Time to upgrade. We accept Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Breitling & Tag Heuer as trade-ins against your new watch. Please note, we only take in watches that have the original box & papers.
New watch? Time to turn to us
We are proud to stock some of the finest examples of Rolex watches, available to buy online or at our beautiful Lake District showroom.
With over eight years of experience in the luxury watch industry, our journey first started with Rolex.
As watch collectors ourselves, our team of specialists shares in this landmark house’s passion for excellence, striving for high-quality service that goes above and beyond for our clients.
It is our pleasure to assist you through the process with friendly and knowledgeable staff, leaving copy-and-paste sales pitches and pushy tactics where they belong - at the door.
We know that buying a Rolex is truly an experience like no other.
At SwissTimepieces we have zero sales people, so you get knowledgeable service straight from fellow collectors and watch enthusiasts, offering stand-out assistance from people who share your vision.
So if you’re looking for a new Rolex, then the team here at SwissTimepieces are more than happy to help you find your perfect match.
A closer look at Rolex: a history of prestige
Wristwatches were once a thing of dreams.
So when it came to elevating early makes of this kind, style and substance were two things that Rolex’s founder, Hans Wilsdorf, carefully considered.
That’s what led him to the talents of a Swiss watchmaking company, located in Biene, back in 1905 - the only place where incredible craftsmanship could be found.
From there, Rolex grew into the symbol of prestige and power it is today, blending the incredible precision of Swiss-made movements with reliability that lasts.
First formed in London, Rolex has grown into not only a manufacturer of well-known repute, but a household name that exudes class and luxury.
It’s something that can be emulated, but never truly replicated.
Iconic craftsmanship, a century in the making
Good things take time.
Since its formation, Rolex has gone from strength to strength, incorporating the latest in horological technology that has seen their watches travel to the very edges of the world.
Now used by specialists such as explorers, adventurers - and even astronauts - Rolex understood that innovation was imperative to performance.
In 1910, they quickly began to outpace rival watchmakers when one of their pieces became the first to receive the Swiss Certificate of Precision. Not content with resting on their laurels, four years later it was awarded a class ‘A’ precision certificate from Kew Observatory - an accolade that was previously selected for bespoke marine chronometers.
Innovation and creation
Rolex didn’t stop there. Combining new features such as precision milled crystal and a screw-down crown, they pioneered the modern diving watch.
This waterproof timepiece became the world's first waterproof watch, aptly named the Oyster - and was worn by renowned swimmer Mercedes Gleitze when she took on the English Channel in 1927.
From that moment on, Rolex’s popularity began to climb to whole new heights.
The Perpetual, the next iconic entry on Rolex’s roster, created movements that have gone on to power automatic watches since 1931 - featuring a simple yet logical design.
Rolex came in to solve issues in other manufacturers’ designs, where timepieces had repeated stumbles. Where other styles appeared clumsy or sluggish, the Perpetual movement cut through the noise by producing longer power reserves and, most importantly, more accurate timing.
It did this by relying on a system of complex ratchets and clutches, including an oscillating weight with the incredible ability to rotate a full 360 degrees.
From here, the Perpetual had the ability to wind itself with the wearer’s movements, leaving the winding of wristwatches a relic of the past.
But that’s not all.
Continuing to stay at the edge of innovation, Rolex also went on to invent the self-changing date for its 1945 Datejust.
Then a self-changing day was added in 1956 to make the Day-Date, two features that have become mainstays on watches to this day.
Rolex watches are not just innovative; they are also tested in the real world.
With a Deepsea Special prototype, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh travelled 35,814 feet to the bottom of the Mariana Trench. This came seven years after the iconic Submariner watch was launched, with the new prototype strapped to the outside of Piccard’s bathyscaph.
In a bid to showcase the longevity of these watches, Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay exposed his Rolex Explorer watch to the elements of Everest during his 1953 expedition to conquer the peak.
Not to be outdone, a GMT-Master was even taken to space - namely, the surface of the moon, by John ‘Jack’ Swigert on the Apollo 14 mission.
Of course, Rolex has more ‘practical’ uses. After all, not every watch-wearer is heading out on lunar missions every Tuesday.
As Pan Am flights flew further across the globe than ever before, the manufacturer developed the twin time zone GMT-Master.
The next few years introduced more and more developments.
In 1956, CERN scientists could successfully check the time without it being affected by the electro-magnetic fields in their place of work thanks to the Milgauss, before they turned their attentions to racing drivers with the Cosmograph Daytona and saturation divers with the Sea-Dweller.
Style, substance and something special
Of course, no luxury brand can make a living on exploits alone.
Style has always been a cornerstone aspect of the Rolex brand, with each release bringing something different to the discerning wearer.
Using precious materials such as mother of pearl, sturdy metals and even diamonds, stand-out models include:
- The Pearlmaster
- The Cellini
- The Yacht-Master
- The Sky-Dweller
Blending functionality and fashion, Rolex knows that beauty goes deeper than their watch facets.
With incredibly complex mechanisms and gorgeously curated movements, this is a luxury house built on substance.
As such, there’s a reason that Rolex has continued to be worn by all kinds of people. From big names to big brains, this name commands a respect that has never quite been replicated by other manufacturers and watch creators, with Rolex setting the standard for many years to come.
So when it comes to owning such a thing of prestige, it’s time to turn to SwissTimepieces.
Whether you’re looking for a pre-owned Rolex to add to your own collection or want to find a gift like no other, we only ever list ‘complete’ sets for sale - complete with original box and papers.
We only ever strive for perfection, after all.
SwissTimepieces: Rolex in our roots
Even the most seasoned collector has to take their time.
Rolex watches are crafted from the finest raw materials and assembled with scrupulous attention to detail, which are qualities we hope to emulate in every inch of our service.
Considering which Rolex to add to an impressive repertoire - or acquiring your first - is of paramount importance.
That’s why our team of watch specialists are here to help you every step of the way.
We’d love to hear from you.
Rolex is part of our history - why not make it yours?
Trust. It’s the one thing that money can’t buy.
As a reputable seller and buyer of Rolex - the brand that started it all for us at SwissTimepieces - we offer the finest examples for collectors and enthusiasts.
We’re tried, tested and trusted, especially as a proud member of the National Association of Jewellers, making us a leading platform for passionate collectors to buy incredible luxury watches right here in the UK.
We’re proudly rated ‘Excellent’ on Trustpilot, with hundreds of very happy customers - a testament to our luxury service and dedication.
You see, we know that each of our clients are different. No two tastes are the same, which is why we love nothing more than finding out what you have in mind for your Rolex.
From here, we offer a bespoke service (that often goes beyond what our customers expect from their watch seller) - often forging long-lasting connections that form our loyal client base.
Once you’ve browsed our impressive collection and are ready to buy, know you’re in safe hands. With a speedy and secure service, that could even see your Rolex the very next day after you buy, all of our Rolex models can be collected from our beautiful Lake District office.
Or for those further afield, we can simply dispatch it via next day tracked & insured delivery.
Not happy? No problem.
Although buying a Rolex is certainly a special purchase, we believe you should always be free to change your mind.
On the rare occasion our customers might not be happy - or simply want to part ways with their newly acquired Rolex - we also offer 30 Day hassle-free returns.
If you have any queries, get in touch or simply pick up the phone and call us directly on 01539 468 057.
A thing of beauty, prestige, and accuracy
Symbolised by the five-point crown, which became the official logo of Rolex in 1925, every inch of these watches oozes prestige and majesty.
Although the story behind its development is still a closely-guarded secret, many suspect that the five ‘points’ of the crown is supposed to represent the five fingers of a talented watchmaker - or simply the five letters in ‘Rolex’ itself.
Appearing on every dial, crown and clasp since 1939, the crown and these watches go hand in hand, standing for the calibre and quality of Rolex’s materials, development and, of course, presentation.
From Day-Dates to Oysters, Explorers to Sky-Dwellers, we offer an impressive and competitive range of Rolex models to suit any and all tastes.
Each watch comes complete with its own box and papers, immaculately presented, with tracked and insured delivery for the ultimate peace of mind.
How do you send my watch?
We offer tracked & insured next day delivery or you are welcome to visit our showroom to collect.
Is the delivery insured?
Yes, your watch is 100% insured from the time it leaves our showroom to the time it is delivered to your doorstep. You are fully covered.
Do you accept part exchanges?
We are pleased to confirm we will consider part exchanges from the following brands : Rolex, Tudor, Omega, Breitling & Tag Heuer.
Are the box & papers included?
We only offer watches that have the full set, this includes the original box, booklets, manuals, tags and papers.
What payment methods do you accept?
You are welcome to pay securely via Credit / Debit Card, AMEX or Bank Transfer.
Where are you based?
We based in Ulverston, a fine market town in the South of the Lake District, Cumbria, UK.
Do you accept offers?
We try our best to price our watches competively on the market and as such most watches are priced to sell. If you can pay by bank transfer we will always endeavour to provide a discount.