A Guide to Rolex Watch Nicknames

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A Guide to Rolex Watch Nicknames

Post by koimaster » June 19th 2019, 10:19am

February 26, 2017

BY Paul Altieri


Many Rolex watches have earned nicknames that – while entirely unofficial – are now commonplace among Rolex collector terminology. Other than the names of the different watch lines, the only official “names” that Rolex gives their timepieces are the reference numbers that correspond to a particular watch’s model, configuration, and materials.

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With that in mind, some of the nicknames that various Rolex watches have acquired over the years have become so commonly-used and widely-accepted that they are about as “official” as a name can be without Rolex explicitly printing them in their catalogs.

Below is a brief overview of some of the most common Rolex nicknames and the different watches that have earned them. By no means is this list exhaustive; however the nicknames on this list are so commonly used, that you will most certainly come across them if you have not already.

Pepsi

While the red and blue bezel insert of the first GMT-Master was originally produced in its now-iconic color scheme to match Pan-Am Airlines’ company colors, a Rolex GMT-Master with red and blue bezel insert is frequently referred to as a “Pepsi” GMT due to the insert’s resemblance to the famous soda company’s logo.

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