Rolex is one of the world’s finest and most sought-after watch brands, instantly recognizable by its iconic crown logo. If you’ve been thinking of picking up for yourself, you’ll find many choices of models as well as a wide selection of BitPay merchants that accept crypto payments.
When it comes to wearable status symbols, few are as recognizable and coveted as a Rolex watch. For nearly 120 years, Rolexes have graced the wrists of celebrities, athletes and even U.S. presidents. Rolexes don’t just look good, they’re made from only the finest materials and keep incredibly accurate time, which is part of the reason they’re so pricey. Fortunately, if you’re in the market for one of these legendary timepieces and want to spend crypto to get it, BitPay partner merchants make it fast, easy and secure.
How to buy a Rolex with cryptocurrency
There are a number of different ways to get your hands on a shiny new Rolex (or even a gently loved used one) with cryptocurrency.
Pay direct with a BitPay Merchant
If you’re looking to buy a Rolex with crypto, you can choose between a wide assortment of jewelers and watch sellers who accept direct crypto payments. Paying with crypto is fast, secure and convenient. Once you’ve picked out the watch of your dreams, simply choose BitPay as the payment method at check. An invoice will be generated which you can pay with practically any wallet.
Steps to paying with crypto
Step 1: From the merchant’s checkout page, select BitPay as your payment method.
Step 2: Choose “Begin Payment”.
Some merchants may ask for your BitPay ID, which allows you to manage payments information with BitPay while simplifying logins across multiple BitPay products. If you don’t have one yet, signing up takes only minutes, requiring just an email address and password. One important note, you will need to provide a one-time verification for any BitPay merchant or prepaid payments exceeding $3,000, initiating refund requests over $1,000, or receiving BitPay payouts.
Step 3: Choose your wallet.
BitPay seamlessly integrates with more than 100 of the top crypto wallets.
Step 4: Select your cryptocurrency of choice.
BitPay supports more than a dozen of the most popular cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Dogecoin (DOGE), Shiba Inu Coin (SHIB), Litecoin (LTC), XRP (XRP), Dai (DAI), Binance USD (BUSD), USD Coin (USDC), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Pax Dollar (USDP) and Gemini Dollar (GUSD).
Step 5: Scan the QR code the merchant provides, or manually input their receiving wallet information with your crypto wallet to finish the transaction. Payments are instantly reflected on the invoice once you validate the payment. Just be sure to send payment during the 15-minute transaction window or the merchant will have to generate a new QR code.
Where can you buy a Rolex with crypto?
BitPay partners with a variety of watch and jewelry merchants that sell Rolexes, from high-end retailers to discount websites. Check out the full list of Jewelry and Watch retailers that accept Bitcoin in our directory, or browse the sellers below.
Jomashop specializes in offering great prices on luxury items like watches, sunglasses and designer handbags, all from top brands and always authentic.
Family-owned CRM Jewelers has both an extensive ecommerce presence and a brick-and-mortar location in Downtown Miami. They carry Rolexes and a nice selection of other luxury watch brands.
Wrist Aficionado carries a large inventory of some of the world’s finest luxury timepieces, including Patek Philippe, Jacob & Co., Breguet and of course, Rolex.
Trusted sellers and buyers of high-end watches both new and vintage, spanning top brands including Rolex.
Since 1998, Ace Jewelers has offered the same level of service they provide in their Amsterdam store. They provide an impressive assortment of watches, jewelry and accessories.
One of the oldest online retailers, doing business since January 1997, Ashford has a long-established reputation for providing top-quality luxury goods and watches like Rolexes.
Canada-based purveyor of fine watches, diamonds and other luxury goods that first opened in 1879.
Online sellers of incredible custom jewelry, including Rolexs decked out with the recognizable, one-of-a-kind Icebox treatment.
Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry
Steven Singer Fine Jewelry stocks a diverse selection of high-quality jewelry and luxury watches, offered at difficult-to-beat prices.
Amsterdam Vintage Watches
One of the world’s leading dealers in vintage luxury watches, Amsterdam Vintage Watches has a storefront location in a historic building in the city of Amsterdam.
SuperJeweler sells a large variety of fine jewelry, gemstones and watches, including Rolex, and holds frequent sales.
Top Rolex watches you can buy with Bitcoin/cryptocurrency
Whether you’re adding to your collection of Rolexes or new to the brand, the following list of Rolex models might help narrow your search. Included are some of the most popular models you can buy with crypto.
Rolex Explorer/Explorer II
Simple, timeless and elegant, the aptly named Rolex Explorer debuted in 1953, shortly after the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest, a historic expedition Rolex themselves equipped. It’s known as the preferred Rolex model of James Bond creator Ian Fleming, so its coolness pedigree is unquestionable.
Rolex GMT-Master II
Evoking the golden age of air travel, the GMT-Master II was created when PanAm asked Rolex to create a pilot watch that enabled them to display two different time zones. It made its debut in 1955, as commercial air travel was becoming more mainstream. Actor Ben Affleck has been known to wear one.
Initially released to celebrate Rolex’s 40th anniversary in 1945, the Datejust was a revolution at the time, introducing an automatically changing date window, which became a standard in watchmaking to this day. The Datejust is simple in form but classic in appearance, factors which help make it the brand’s top-selling model of all time. Famous Datejust owners include singer and entrepreneur Rihanna, soccer legend David Beckham and civil rights pioneer Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A bit more than a decade after the Datejust came out, Rolex upped the technological ante with the Day-Date, which is capable of showing not just the day of the month, but the actual day of the week. Some famous (real and fictional) wearers include former president Donald Trump, Warren Buffet and Tony Soprano.
Debuting in 1964, soon after Rolex became the official timekeeper of Daytona Speedway, the Rolex Daytona includes a trio of counters on its face measure time (or lap) intervals. The center chronograph counts time in seconds, while the other two located at the 3 and 9 o’clock position display elapsed time in minutes and hours. It was the favored Rolex model of hollywood icon Paul Newman.
This somewhat simplistic-styled Rolex has the distinction of being the first ever dive watch that remains waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. Its 1953 release coincided with the peak production of the films of storied undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, and Scuba diving’s mainstream ascendance. Actor Al Pacino has been spotted wearing a Submariner on numerous occasions.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Dating back nearly 100 years to 1926, the Rolex Oyster was the first waterproof watch on the market (named for the waterfast seal created by an oyster shell). Soon after came the Perpetual, named for Rolex’s proprietary self-winding movement. Today, the words “Oyster Perpetual” can be found on the face of just about every Rolex watch.
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