Guide for Selling a Limited Edition Pre-owned Rolex

July 3rd, 2024

Sell My Rolex: Selling a Limited Edition Rolex

Rolex is an iconic brand symbolizing craftsmanship and timeless elegance. Possessing a limited-edition model gives you a sense of owning an exclusive timepiece. Thus, if you want to sell your Rolex, you will get the most money for your limited-edition watch. 

Rolex produces close to one million watches per year. Some of these are limited-edition watches. Low production runs are often considered rare Rolex models. 

Used Rolex Datejust with metal bracelet for Rolex Buyer
Pre-owned Rolex Datejust, 16234 36mm, Automatic, Stainless Steel, Metal Bracelet

About Rolex Watches

Hans Wilsdorf founded Wilsdorf and Davis, the company we now know as Rolex, in 1905 in London, England. The company moved to Geneva, Switzerland in 1919. Today, Rolex has four manufacturing facilities in Switzerland, producing about 800,000 to 1,000,000 watches every year. 

The Rolex brand is known for many “firsts” within the watchmaking industry. Here are some examples. 

  • 1926. Rolex introduced the first waterproof watch – The Oyster. 
  • 1931. Rolex launched the Perpetual rotor, marking the invention of the self-winding movement for wristwatches. 
  • 1945. The Rolex Datejust became the world's first self-winding wristwatch to display the date in a window on the dial.
  • 1953. The Rolex Submariner became the world's first divers' watch waterproof, setting the standard for underwater timekeeping. 
  • 1955. Rolex designed the GMT-Master specifically for airline pilots to track multiple time zones simultaneously.  
  • 1960. The Rolex Deep Sea Special accompanied the bathyscaphe Trieste to the Mariana Trench, the deepest point on Earth. 
  • 2005. Rolex introduced the Cerachrom ceramic bezel insert, which offered extraordinary resistance to scratches, corrosion, and fading. This ground-breaking material was first featured on the GMT-Master II and later used across various Rolex watch models.

The Rolex brand was the first wristwatch to receive the Certificate of Chronometric Precision. This certification confirms the accuracy and precision of a mechanical timepiece conducted by officially recognized rating centers or institutes, such as the Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres (COSC) in Switzerland. 

The Demand for Pre-Owned Rolex Watches

Rolex is one of the Top 100 Most Influential Global Brands. A Rolex watch is always in demand due to the craftsmanship and quality that goes into every timepiece. A Rolex timepiece is often passed down through generations. 

The demand for pre-owned Rolex watches is robust.  If you want to sell your Rolex, a well-maintained timepiece, especially a limited-edition Rolex, is assured of a high resale value. Watch collectors and enthusiasts remain hungry for limited-edition Rolexes. 

Used Rolex Datejust ideal for Rolex Buyer
Pre-owned Rolex Datejust, 16013 36mm, Automatic, Stainless Steel, Metal Bracelet.

Limited-Edition Rolex Watches

Limited-edition Rolex watches are unique timepieces produced by Rolex in limited quantities.  These unique models typically commemorate partnerships, collaborations, historical milestones, or special occasions.  Watch collectors and enthusiasts always want to get their hands on limited-edition Rolexes because of their rarity and exclusivity. 

Commemorative Celebrations

Rolex often releases limited-edition timepieces to celebrate significant milestones such as an anniversary, a historical achievement, or the legacy of a collection. These models typically feature unique materials, designs, or engravings to honor the event or occasion being celebrated.

Rolex GMT-Master II "GMT-Master II 50th Anniversary. Released in 2005.

Rolex Submariner "Submariner 50th Anniversary". Released In 2003 and known as the "Submariner 50th Anniversary" or "Submariner Kermit."

Rolex Submariner Date "Submariner Date 40th Anniversary. Released in 2007.

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona "Daytona 50th Anniversary. Released in 2013.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual "Oyster Perpetual 75th Anniversary. Released in 2020.

Partnership and Collaborations

Rolex has occasionally collaborated with various partners and entities to produce limited-edition watches.

Rolex Daytona "Daytona Beach Edition.” Released in 2018 in collaboration with Bamford Watch Department, a renowned custom watch modifier.

Rolex Daytona "Daytona Ultimatum." Released in 2018 in partnership with Phillips auction house and watch experts Aurel Bacs and Livia Russo.

Rolex Submariner "Deepsea Challenge." Released in 2012, in collaboration with National Geographic, it was created to commemorate filmmaker James Cameron's Deepsea Challenger expedition to the Mariana Trench.

Rolex Sea-Dweller "Deepsea D-Blue." Released in 2014 in collaboration with filmmaker James Cameron and inspired by his historic solo dive to the Mariana Trench.

Rolex Explorer II "Explorer II Steve McQueen". Released in 2019 in collaboration with the Bamford Watch Department.

Limited-edition Rolex watches share a common appeal - they are sought after by watch enthusiasts and collectors because of their rarity and exclusivity. The general principle of supply and demand allows you to sell your Rolex limited-edition timepieces for a more significant value. 

If you have a limited-edition Rolex, Sell Us Your Jewelry is the best place to sell my Rolex. With us, you are assured of getting the best possible price for your Rolex.

Sell Us Your 

Are you wondering, Where can I sell my Rolex limited-edition timepiece? Sell Us Your can pay top dollar for your exclusive and rare Rolex.  

Here at Sell Us Your Jewelry, we rise above the rest as the top buyer of pre-owned Rolex watches in the United States, especially limited edition Rolexes. We provide a secure and trusted selling process. 

We are a highly reputable Rolex buyer. We have six in-house master-trained watchmakers who possess the knowledge and expertise on every aspect of a Rolex watch. We also have an in-depth understanding of the market demand for limited-edition Rolex timepieces. 

Selling your limited-edition Rolex watch is a crucial decision. Thus, we prioritize honesty, transparency, good customer service, and a quick selling process. 

Request for Free Quote

Fill out our form with details and photos of your Rolex. We will get back to you within 48 hours for an initial offer.

Mail us your Watch

If you accept our initial offer, mail us your watch using our Easy Ship Box and via registered mail. Make sure to get insurance for your valuable timepiece.

Watch Evaluation

Our expert watchmakers and qualified jewelers will make a final evaluation of your Rolex to confirm its authenticity and condition.

Receive Payment

Upon accepting our final offer and finalization of the transaction, we will send you immediate payment.

We will determine the value of your limited edition Rolex based on its: 

  • Model. All limited edition Rolexes are sought after by enthusiasts and collectors, but some models are more in demand and can command higher prices. 
  • Condition. A well-maintained watch in good running condition and with original parts (dial, bezel, hands, and bracelet) increases the value of your Rolex. 
  • Box and Papers. Although you can still sell your Rolex without its original box and papers, having these documents can increase the overall value of your Rolex. 
  • Market Demand. Market demand dictates the worth of pre-owned Rolex. Popular limited edition Rolexes or those in high demand can fetch the most money.


Final Thoughts

Limited edition Rolex watches are produced to commemorate special celebrations or in partnership and collaboration with certain entities. These Rolex models personify the craftsmanship and timeless elegance Rolex has known for generations. 

At Sell Us Your Jewelry, it is our goal to give you the most money for your limited edition Rolex. Receiving top dollar when selling your Rolex reflects its quality, craftsmanship, and heritage. 

Sell your Rolex now! Request a free quote and turn your limited edition Rolex into cash.



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