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What do you think about when someone mentions Rolex? Most people think about the Submariner or the Datejust, and rightfully so, but anyone you ask will think of luxury timepieces, quality, and distinction.
When watchmaker Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex back in 1905 as a timepiece distribution company, little did he know that the brand will be the most iconic watch brand of all time.
In over a century of horological history, Rolex brought some of the most important innovations: the first chronometer certified wristwatch in 1910, the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch – the Oyster, in 1926, while launching the world’s first Perpetual self-winding movement in 1931, which is found in today’s modern automatic calibers.
In 1945 the Datejust was the first wristwatch to display a self-changing date, and by 1956 the Day-Date additionally presented the day of the week in full. Meanwhile, in 1956 the Submariner was the first dive watch with a unidirectional dive time bezel and a 100m water resistance.
The same year saw the Rolex Explorer on the wrist of Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay on the first conquest of Mount Everest. Speaking of extremely elevated places, the GMT-Master was the first wristwatch to enable pilots to read three different time zones at a glance, when intercontinental flights had developed in the 1950s.
While not many have heard of the Air-King or the Milgauss, surely Paul Newman had a lot to do with most of us knowing the Cosmograph Daytona as Rolex’ racing chronograph, as Rolex got involved in motorsports and sports in general.
With a well rounded professional line, Rolex presented their take on the dress watch with the Cellini and the Pearlmaster – the second watch for women after the Lady Datejust.
While Sea-Dweller is the most robust of dive watches, being an over-engineered Submariner, the Yacht-Master II is the first wristwatch to have a mechanical countdown function and a countdown scale on the dial.
In 2012 came the most innovative pilot’s watch. With a revolutionary design that lets you read two time zones at once and switches the date to the current time zone automatically at midnight, the Sky-Dweller featured only in precious metals, shares the Datejust design, but brings mechanical watches to a whole new level.
That’s what you get when you choose a Rolex. A piece of horological history on your wrist, but as contemporary as it gets.