Rolex

Country

City

Bienne, Geneva

Era

e.1905

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Description

Specialties

1905

  • Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in London.
  • Originally Wilsdorf & Davis.

1908

  • Renamed Rolex – a more memorable identity.

1910

  • First to receive Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Center, Bienne.

1919

  • Moved to Geneva.

1926

  • Invented the waterproof watch – Rolex Oyster.

1927

  • Shop windows featured the Rolex Oyster suspended in a fishbowl.

1931

  • Invented the self-winding watch with Perpetual rotor.

1945

  • Datejust, the first self-winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial.

1953

  • Explorer, commemorates the ascent of Mt. Everest.
  • Submariner Waterproof to 100 meters with rotating diver’s immersion bezel.

1955

  • GMT Master Watch for pilots with two tone – day/night – bezel.

1956

  • Oyster Perpetual Day-Date.
  • Oyster Perpetual Milgauss resistant to magnetic interference.

1963

  • Cosmograph Daytona featuring tachymetric scale on the bezel for calculating average speed.

1967

  • Oyster Sea-Dweller, waterproof to 610 meters.

1971

  • Explorer II, 24-hour hand.

1978

  • Sea-Dweller II, waterproof to 1220 meters.

1992

  • Yachtmaster, first watch in the Professional Oyster collection to be available in three sizes €“ 29, 35 and 40 mm.

2007

  • Yachtmaster II, interaction between the movement and the case via a rotatable ring command bezel.

2008

  • Deepsea, can resist pressures deeper that anyone could survive.

2012

  • Sky-Dweller, Dual time zone 42 mm case, annual calendar & rotatable Ring Command bezel.