About Rolex Watches
If you think of the term 'luxury watch,' you're likely to think of a Rolex Watch. Rolex, as a company, has earned the position in the world of luxury brands by focused and inspired innovation of wristwatch crafting. With so many variances, Rolex delivers a full spectrum of options for purchasing such an excellent piece. Rolex has repeatedly paved the standards for quality watches around the world, not limiting their use to every day, but creating pieces that function across the globe for various roles.
Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis found Wilsdorf and Davis, started commercial activity with Dennison cases and imported swiss movements. These watches sold to jewelers that put their names on the dials, while the watches sported W&D inside the caseback.
Wilsdorf registered the trademark Rolex, picking the name for its aesthetic versatility and the ease of use in other languages.
The Kew Observatory awarded a Class A precision certificate to a Rolex watch, usually reserved for marine chronometers.
Company name changes to Rolex Watch Co. Ltd.
After the war, many products were receiving heavy taxation in England. Wilsdorf decides to move to Geneva, Switzerland, where the company formally becomes Montres Rolex S.A.
Wilsdorf focused on and developed the Oyster case, waterproofing and dust-proofing tending to the mechanical movements' longevity.
Facing criticism and doubt, Rolex stages a demonstration to prove the hermetic seal of their Oyster case, Mercedes Gleitze swims the English Channel, becoming the first ambassador.
The patents the Perpetual rotor, a self-winding mechanism that relies on gravity, are established, paving the grounds for the further development of automatic movements.
With the death of Wilsdorf's wife, Hans creates the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, allotting his shares of Rolex to the Charity, assuring continued donations. Rolex S.A. controls the trust since his death in 1960.
The submariner is the origins of waterproofing and dust-proofing case perfection for everyday use developed in 1926. The practicality and standards of quality reflected in every variation of Rolex watches since conception. It was Rolex's drive to create a long-lasting and quality product that spurred these innovations that would become the cornerstone of their development.
Continuing to uphold a reputation of quality, Rolex's Cosmograph Daytona supports that standard by existing as not only one of the most sought after models of Rolex you can pursue, but as an accurate measuring instrument for racing enthusiasts. This sophisticated tool will surely draw attention wherever you go.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust
The Perpetual Datejust is known as one of the most classic watches that Rolex offers, was released in 1945, and was the first to include self-winding alongside waterproofing and the presentation of the date on the 3-hour marker. Upholding a continued aesthetic that makes it identifiable by sight sporting a fluted bezel and a Jubilee bracelet.
Premiered 1956, the first model to boast a modern day-date display congruent with their self-winding and waterproofing features. Also known as the Rolex Presidential for continued wear by influential individuals and stylized 3-piece link bracelet with rounded edging. This luxury piece offers a level of customizability by the company initially, creating a dynamic aftermarket.
The Explorer was created and tested for durability and longevity use out in the world. The brand is devoted to producing quality tools, so the Explorer II continued the growth of utility with an additional hand and a 24-hour dial to distinguish day from night in impossible environments. Capable of telling time in the dark with long-lasting Chromalight hour markers.
Not only is it distinct in its design, but the Milgauss is also unique in its features. Milgauss models carry characteristics like a bolt-shaped hand and colored crystal but created for the use of scientists working around and near electromagnetic fields. This model is another representation of Rolex's ability to develop tools not wrapped in luxury.
The Yacht-Master redefined application of mechanical function integrated into the bezel, and it acts as the key to easily set and synchronize the regatta chronograph. This model attracts boaters of all levels, as an accurate time-piece is a vital tool for a racing sea-fairer. The Yacht-Master II has a unique feature of mechanical memory for easy resets.
Also referred to as an Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller. Featured with the Saros annual calendar's accuracy and a dual time zone display, and the mechanical bezel manipulates the date, month, local, and reference time. Stylized with Rolex's famous fluted bezel, cut deeper to ensure grip for setting, and makes use of Chromalight on the hands and hour markers.
Streamline compared to other Rolex models, boasting the standard water-safe oyster body, perpetual movement, emphasized 3-6-9 hour markers and minute scaling for aeronautical heritage, and stylized labeling of Air-King. The Rolex standard meets the requirements for an air-worthy wristwatch, having put through rigorous testing.
The Sea-Dweller is equipped for the extreme pressures of deep-sea diving and can travel to depths up to 3,900 meters or (12,800 feet). To cope with a common issue to that of divers and their watches that caused their crystals to pop off the face, Rolex developed a gas valve as a solution. Carries a distinct dark face dial to do precise readings with the Chromalight markers and hands, and a rotating bezel labeled with minute markers.
Rolex GMT Master
The most distinguishing feature of the GMT Master would be the highly identifiable dual-colored bezel, dictating day and night for managing a secondary time zone. Designed with travelers in mind, it allows regular globe-trotters to track time in two time-zones easily. The bezel has cerachrom, high-quality ceramic that does not fade in sunlight, resistant to corrosion, and effectively scratch-resistant.
The Cellini collection focuses on the elegance and integrity of quality, with a 39mm face and leather straps, only available in white or Everose gold forged by Rolex. Each model varies in complications, including the ability to tell the date, dual time-zones, and the reintroduced moon-phases. Sophisticated by nature, Cellini models all the mastery of Rolex in a low-profile time-piece.