The Rolex Watch Company’s history is one of greatness, high accuracy, and deluxe. For over a century, renowned Swiss watchmakers have been creating cutting-edge timepieces in terms of design, efficiency, and sturdiness. Today, Rolex is synonymous with precision and an icon of high society. The renowned Rolex was first named Wilsdorf and Davis Ltd. It was founded in 1905 by German watchmaker Hans Wilhelm Wilsdorf and his English partner Alfred James Davis.
After a few years of selling pocket and purse timepieces, the company took a significant step forward with the release of its first edition of wristwatches. They were propelled by highly accurate and reasonably priced mechanisms produced by Herman Aegler’s company. Such movements proved to be a significant part of the brand’s rapid growth. In 1910, a Swiss watchmaker used Aegler’s mechanism in the world’s first timepiece to be awarded the Swiss Certificate of Precision.
One of the Rolex watch collections is the famous Datejust. Datejust watches for men and women have written the history of watchmaking with one of the most easily recognizable watch designs in the world. Datejust was introduced in 1945 as the world’s first timepiece to exhibit the date through a tiny aperture on the dial, and it quickly became a symbol of luxury and sophistication.
Even though it’s the first watch with a self-winding mechanism and a date complication, a few visual elements were so striking that they overshadowed the story of its functionality. A few years after the Rolex Datejust Collection was introduced, an innovative feature was added to the dial to emphasize the date aperture. Since then, the iconic magnifying Cyclops eye has been one of the collection’s highlights. It forms a distinct aesthetic form when combined with other Rolex patents, such as an Oyster bracelet, an Oyster case, and, quite often, a gold-fluted bezel.
The notable Rolex Datejust watches are Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Turn-O-Graph Watch, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust II Watches, Rolex Datejust Oyster Perpetual 36 mm Watches, and Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ladies’ Datejust 36mm Watches.
Motorsport, high accuracy, elegance, and luxury can all be found in a single watch. It is the Rolex Cosmograph Daytona, which was first introduced in 1963 to meet the unique needs of professional drivers seeking high accuracy, excellent functionality, and flawless readability in endurance races. The Cosmograph Daytona Collection, labeled after the most popular motor racing circuit in the United States, featured two significant innovations for the time, earning it enormous popularity and the status of brand icon. For the very first time, a Rolex watch included a self-winding movement with three chronograph counters.
They enabled precise measurement of elapsed circuit time and speed, along with a tachymeter scale engraved on its bezel. Besides that, the Cosmograph Daytona’s fat hands and oversized hour markings, all coated with Super-Luminova, deliver excellent readability. Cosmograph Daytona timepieces are known for their luxury, in addition to their great functionality and beautiful sporty classiness. Rolex created a one-of-a-kind version of its iconic racing model to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Oyster Perpetual Cosmograph Daytona, which features a precious 950 platinum case for the first time.
The Explorer Collection debuted in 1953 to commemorate Sir John Hunt’s prosperous climb of Mount Everest earlier that year. This famous Rolex timepiece from the professional line, inspired by the first men’s steps on the roof of the world, had one goal – to meet the needs of professional explorers and all enthusiastic travelers. To achieve that goal, the Swiss watchmaker prioritized functionality, creating an incredibly durable and reliable model that has been technologically improved several times over the years while maintaining its unique concept and enticing design simplicity.
Rolex introduced the Explorer II line in 1971, bringing a new level of quality that was specifically requested by the professional cave and polar explorers who needed a timepiece that could distinguish AM from PM. Rolex addressed this issue by including a fourth GMT hand and a fixed graduated bezel. The updated Explorer and Explorer II watch pay homage to the excellent brand’s history.
Rolex refreshed the Explorer Collection with new patented technologies, more sturdy mechanisms, larger cases, and improved readability. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Watch (Ref. No. 16570) and Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II Watch (Ref. No. 216570) comprise the incredible Explorer Collection.
When it was first presented in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was the only watch that could withstand water pressure of up to 100 meters (330 feet). Such a timepiece was ideal for professional divers, but it also had an intricate sport elegance that made it appropriate for almost any occasion. The Oyster Perpetual Submariner line now includes several variations with excellent water resistance up to 300 meters, thanks to the most developed brand’s technology (990 feet).
The highly protected, screw-down Triplock winding crown, which features ten different parts made of the most durable materials, ensures excellent underwater performance. In addition, there is a unidirectional rotatable bezel that provides precise diving time information. Its luminescent capsule ensures that Submariner watches are legible even in the most demanding conditions. Special Cerachrom bezels, which have become synonymous with the newest Submariner line, secure watches from corrosion and scratches, while elegant bracelets with Glidelock clasps give comfort and length extension.
The latest Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner men’s watches come in a variety of styles and materials. The 116610LN and 116610LV models are made of hard steel and are available in black and blue. The color of the bezel complements the color of the dial. The 11613LB (blue bezel and dial) and 11613LN (black bezel and dial) models are made of Rolesor (a yellow gold and steel alloy).
Rolex has its cosmos: it is treated with respect, praised, prized, and known throughout the world. Rolex does nothing but makes watches, and their timepieces have evolved beyond the role of mere timekeeper. A person may choose to enter the prestigious world of Rolex ownership for a variety of reasons. Its historic brand is rich in cultural, symbolic, and monetary value. It is amongst the most reputable and well-known brands in the world. It represents status, grandeur, and class. Wearing a Rolex communicates to others that you are willing to work hard and take risks to achieve greatness. Your sense of style is exceptional, and you value the finer things in life.