Rolex

Rolex

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Founded 1905
Industries Accessories
Headquarter Geneva, Switzerland
Website rolex.com
Rolex is a privately owned Swiss watch manufacturer that is based in Geneva, Switzerland; founded by Hans Wilsdorf, in 1905. It is revered as one of the top watchmakers in the world for its luxury quality, designs and precision in its craft. Rolex watches are often timeless in design and are often considered as symbols of prestige and luxury.

2013

Rolex enters into a long-term partnership with Formula 1® Racing as Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece

2005

Rolex develops and patents the Cerachrom bezel

1953

Oyster Perpetual Explorer, launches in 1953 to celebrate the victorious ascent of Everest, immediately acquires iconic status
Rolex launches the “Oyster Perpetual Explorer,”

1945

Rolex debuts the “Datejust” model, the first self-winding wrist chronometer that displays the date on the dial and straps to a Jubilee bracelet

1935

September - Sir Malcolm Campbell, the “king of speed,” set the land speed record of over 300 mph (approximately 485 km/h) at Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah, U.S.A., while wearing a Rolex watch

1933

Rolex “Oyster” watches were worn by crew members during the first flying expedition over Mount Everest

1931

Rolex invents and patents the world’s first Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism

1927

Young English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze swam 10 hours across the English Channel wearing the Rolex “Oyster,” proving the watch’s waterproof properties. The event was published on the full front page of the Daily Mail, and also marks the birth of the Testimonee concept

1926

Rolex creates the “Oyster,” the first waterproof wristwatch, and the dustproof wristwatch

1920

Montres Rolex S.A. registers as a company in Geneva

1919

Rolex relocates to Geneva, Switzerland, due to the city being known for its watchmaking craft

1914

Rolex receives the Class “A” Precision Certificate by Kew Observatory of Great Britain. At the time this distinction was only reserved for marine chronometers. Rolex wristwatches have since been kept to this standard

1910

Rolex receives the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne for becoming the first in the world to invent a wristwatch with chronometric precision

1908

Hans Wilsdorf comes up with the name “Rolex”

1905

Founded by Hans Wilsdorf
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Number one for “Net Relevancy Gain.”

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Made from “Rolesor” steel and yellow gold.

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With a gradient blue dial for a touch of color.
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