Think of chocolate and words such as luxury, desirable, decadent and happiness come to mind. These terms normally describe the food loved by so many but, also apply to the collection of Rolex watches with the chocolate dial. Elegant, stylish and distinguished apply equally to this range of beautiful timepieces.
Chocolate, or brown, is not a colour widely used when designing watch dials. The traditional black and white hues are extremely flexible, contrasting naturally with most other colours. It’s easier for the manufacturers to keep their designs in line with the latest fashion and to create colour contrasts that show the time at a glance.
Blue and green are also widely used when designing watch dials. These vibrant colours can come in different shades making for an attractive display, while still allowing the wearer to instantly tell the time.
Watches made in these customary colours are timeless fashion accessories. They elevate almost any outfit, from casual to formal, and are perfect for multiple occasions.
Brown is a much more subdued colour and harder to match with an outfit. Yet, demand for watches designed in the warm chocolate hue seems to be growing and Rolex offers a number of models, all made with their same innovative technology and reliable, high-quality build.
Currently, their timepieces with a chocolate dial include the following:
- Cosmograph Daytona,
- Sky-Dweller and;
The Cosmograph Daytona is the benchmark for those with a passion for racing and speed. This model features a centre chronograph seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters and a tachymetric bezel. It’s perfect for measuring elapsed time and calculating average speeds.
The dial is easy to read thanks to its chromalight display elements filled with a high-performance luminescent material. They include black Arabic numerals on the dial instead of the typical glow-in-the-dark indices.
This timepiece is available with a three-piece link, everose gold Oyster bracelet or a black Oysterflex bracelet. The rose gold Oyster bracelet versions have a bezel made of Everose gold while other models feature a black cerachrom ceramic bezel featuring a tachymeter scale.
This prestigious timepiece was the first calendar wristwatch to indicate the day of the week spelt out in full in a window on the dial. It’s available only in gold or platinum and has an Oyster case that is guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, displaying robustness and elegance.
Also known as the “Presidents Watch”, its dial features diamonds in 18-ct gold settings and baguette-cut diamonds at 6 and 9 o'clock. The sapphire crystal, with a cyclops lens at 3 o’clock is virtually scratchproof.
This stunning watch is often associated with people enthralled with power and influence - Fidel Castro is a famous wearer.
This is the collection for people who value elegance. It is in this model that Rolex introduced a calendar with the date display in a window at 3 o’clock, an innovation that is now an industry standard. Distinctive features of this watch include its ruffled bezel and cyclops lens on the virtually scratchproof sapphire crystal, which magnifies the date for easy reading.
The Datejust is available in a wide range of models and sizes, with a wide choice of bezels, bracelets, clasps and dials, including chocolate. Famous wearers of this model include President Eisenhower.
This distinctive watch features a dual time zone display on an off-centre disc on the dial. The local time is displayed with the usual three normal hands, while the second time zone is displayed via an additional 24-hour ring. A fixed red triangle shows the chosen reference time on the off-centre ring within the dial.
The 24-hour scale ensures you'll only need one glance to tell if it's day or night. The innovative system for setting the functions, using the rotatable ring command bezel, is unique to Rolex.
This elegant timepiece is designed with either an everose gold Oyster bracelet or brown alligator leather strap with a folding Oysterclasp. The Sky-Dweller is one of the most complex watches developed by Rolex and is perfect for global travellers.
The timepiece for watersports lovers, the design is similar to the world-famous diving watch Submariner. The classic models in this collection have case diameters of 37 or 40 mm, with the latter one of the largest watches offered by Rolex, coming in at 44 mm in diameter.
The chocolate model is currently only available as a bicolor model made of stainless steel and rose gold, called rolesor. Other variants are made of 18-karat everose gold or the exclusive material rolesium, a combination of stainless steel and platinum.
It also features the cyclops lens and a bidirectional bezel, which can be used as a timer. The numerals and markers are raised and polished, while the bezel has a matte finish.
These timepieces are all manufactured to the same high specifications and technological innovation you’d expect from a Rolex. They’re available across many of the collections so, Rolex lovers are certain to find the perfect chocolate-dial watch to suit any occasion.