Hans Wilsdorf was born in 1881 in a city of Bavaria, Germany. In 1905, he co-founded the “Wilsdorf & David Company” in London with a British man surnamed Davis, and began operating a watch business. On July 2, 1908, Wilsdorf registered the trademark of Rolex (ROLEX) in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The world’s watch industry has witnessed the birth of a luxury brand, and along with one milestone-style innovation after another. Rolex is the world’s top luxury brand. Now lets start brief Rolex history.
In 1914, a small-sized Rolex watch was awarded with a Class-A certificate by the British Kew Observatory, which is the highest level of recognition of the precision of clock and watch by the authoritative observatory. The award doubled the value of Rolex, and for decades the Rolex has become synonymous with precision.
The first time Rolex won its fame was in 1926, after the end of the First World War, when Rolex launched its first OYSTER watch in the world, namely, a waterproof and dust-proof watch. A British female swimmer wore this waterproof watch to swim across the English Channel in 1927. After soaking in the water for 15 hours, the Rolex is still the same as what it is before exposing to water, the functions and appearance of it are all normal as usual. The event was widely reported by the British media at the time, calling it the “greatest triumph” of watchmaking technology. Rolex thus occupies the leading position in the Technology of watch waterproofing. And it has never changed in this position.
In1931, the Rolex made a landmark creation that brought a revolution to the timepiece industry. It has created a perpetual watch that prevails for a time later ! The central axis of this automatic watch has a pendulum spinning top that converts the slight movement of the wrist into the power of the watch without the need for artificial winding. This was recognized at the time as the most accurate and reliable automatic watch-winding technology. In 1945, Rolex launched the world’s first automatically date-switching Watch, in 1956 it launched a calendar watch with the weekly display function, complete with 26 languages for option .
Rolex watches have always been good at professional functions, and therefore won the praises of professionals around the world. Rolex invented the pilot’s watch in 1955 to allow people to measure precisely the time in different time zones. In the same year, Rolex developed a diving watch for deep-sea divers, and its waterproof depth reached 100 meters. It was already very advanced and powerful at the time.
At present, Rolex Professional watches mainly include the following categories: YACHT MASTER, with a rotatable outer ring to facilitate the calculation of time difference. GMT Master II, which has a rotatable outer ring and 24-hour pointers, not only displaying two time zones, but also moving the hour hand independently to another time zone without moving the minute hand and the second hand. Explorer Ⅱ , along with a 24-hour red auxiliary hand to facilitate the expedition lovers to distinguish day from night. Submariner, having a waterproof depth of more than 300 meters. Cosmograph, a multi-functional watch, able to meet the needs of engineering, sports, business and so on.
At first, Rolex’s logo was an outstretched palm, meaning each of the Rolex watches was handmade, and later it gradually evolved into what is now known as the crown, showing Rolex’s imperial spirit in watchmaking industry. In the international market, an average Rolex watche’s price ranges from 1000 to 15000 dollars. Although the price is not cheap, people still think that Rolex is not only good in quality, but also has a unique investment value. Rolex Antique Watch is extremely strong in resisting depreciation, in 2002, at an auction held in Geneva, a 1952 perpetual calendar gold Rolex watch wore by the Vietnam’s last Emperor Nguyễn Phúc Thiển , had been sold at a sky-high price of 342,000 Swiss franc (then about 235,400 U.S. dollars).
In the age of mechanical watches in the last century, Rolex has always been a leader in the global watch industry. Up to today, the outstanding craftsmanship and technology still make Rolex a leader in the watch industry. At present, the Rolex has set branches in more than 20 major cities in the world , its annual output reached about 800,000 watches, the sales volume of Rolex occupies stably the leading position in the Swiss watch industry.
Introduction to two models of Rolex
The Rolex watches are cherished usually, not only for their material value, but also for their far-reaching significance. Whether it be a family heirloom or a milestone or gift on the road to success, Rolex watches often symbolize the extraordinary moments in life’s journey. As a pioneer in the wrist watch industry, the Rolex that can be dated back to 1905 has created a number of innovative watchmaking techniques, including the first waterproof watch “Oyster” and the perpetual rotor automatic winding system. For more than one century, Rolex watches go with explorers and elites from around the world to conquer the world’s summit and the deepest ocean.
Oyster-type perpetual air King salutes to the group of flying pioneers and celebrates the important role of oyster watches in aviation history. The 40 mm-diameter watch case, complete with the oyster-type solid chain watch strap, oyster folding buckle and characteristic black surface, so that the new type of the Air King is not only equipped with practical features, but also able to show the classic design. The new oyster-type perpetual Air King Watch retains the aesthetic features of the 1950s models and is refined and modified to cater to modern wearing needs, so it is modern and stylish. It is a continuation of the connection between the original Rolex Oyster Watch and the aviation sector.
The Cosmograph Daytona was born in 1963 and designed to meet the timing needs of professional endurance racers. And this watch is very fashionable, with black gold collocation and a very high-end sense. Equipped with a reliable speedometer scale outer ring, its maximum speed measurement can reach to 400 km and mile. This iconic watch is the same as the performance and excellence that the racing world pursues.
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