Rolex is known globally. It has been providing outstanding timepieces since the early 1900s. Over a hundred years on from the manufacture of its first wristwatch, Rolex remains one of the most iconic watch brands in the world. Rolex don’t make grand complication watches. They don’t make perpetual calendars, or minute repeaters, or tourbillon watches. Of course, they are not the oldest watch brand. Why Rolex is so famous, probably the only mechanical watch brand that could be named by just about everyone? Just keep reading, you will know why.
The company was founded in 1905 by a young German businessman, Hans Wilsdorf, and his brother-in-law, William Davis, and Rolex was registered as a trademark in 1908. From the beginning, the brand established a reputation for performance and innovation: in 1914, a Rolex watch received a Class A precision certificate from Kew Observatory, an honor previously reserved to marine chronometers, and in 1926, Wilsdorf invented and patented the first truly waterproof watch, fittingly named the Oyster. Rolex also celebrated the invention of the first self-winding wrist chronometer in 1945. By the 1950s, Rolex turned its innovative attention to creating watches that would withstand deep-sea diving, mountain climbing, aviation and scientific exploration.
Rolex has links to many areas of specialist timekeeping, and the connection with diving that has made the greatest impact on the public at large. The Submariner was launched in 1953, and it was the first divers’ watch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres. It had a rotatable bezel so that divers could easily read their dive time. The Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller was presented in 1967, waterproof to 610 metres, with helium escape valve for use during long decompression phases in hyperbaric chambers. In 1978, it was the turn of the Sea-Dweller 4000, waterproof to 1,220 metres.
Rolex make a product that is recognized as possessing unmatched quality, extraordinary workmanship, meticulous attention to detail, inimitable style, and most of all, a classic design that can endure for decades. Yes, your Swiss replica Rolex will never go out of fashion. Moreover, a Rolex can go with everything and everywhere. Versatile design and universal appeal make it the best luxury watch brand. With your beautiful Rolex watch, you will look good and confident, which will make you a class apart from the crowd. All in all, Rolex is something much more than a simple timepiece. It is a piece of art, a true exclusiveness and extreme reliability and accuracy.