ALL ROLEX WATCHES MODELS
Know More About Rolex Watches
When it comes to luxury watches, Rolex is commonly the first watch brand people would think of. As one of the most influential brands in the world, Rolex has rooted itself in the global market. A Rolex watch does not only represent a quality watch, it also symbolizes taste, wealth and success.
With its many “first-ever” inventions, Rolex has delivered numerous masterpieces that are highly admired by watch collectors all across the world. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch created in 1926 was the first waterproof self-winding watch and Rolex Datejust was the first self-winding chronometer featuring a date window.
Other popular models, such as Rolex Submariner and Rolex Daytona, all demonstrate the advanced technologies of their fields.
The cultural prominence and its superior technology have made Rolex indefatigable king of the watchmaking industry.
When it comes to the history of Rolex, it was started when its founder Hans Wilsdorf established his first company in 1905, at the age of 24. This company in London specialised in the distribution of timepieces. He then started to create his own watches and equipped them with small and precise movements manufactured by a Bienne watchmaking company.
In 1919, Rolex opened a Geneva office and moved headquarters to Switzerland. The company used the French-language corporate nameMontres Rolex SA. In 1925, Rolex officially registered the five-spiked crown as its trademark, which has soon become the logo that everyone in the world is familiar with.
Being one of the most innovative watchmakers, Rolex has been delivering groundbreaking inventions to the industry. In 1926 the company introduced the first waterproof self-winding watch, Rolex Oyster.
After the Second World War, Rolex was more focused on the civilian market. The brand released a handful of notable new models that have later become classics among watch lovers all across the world. Around 1950, Rolex invented and patented its special date magnifier, Cyclops. This invention was featured for the first time in 1953 on the new Rolex Datejust editions. Since then, Cyclops are also incorporated into the other collections such as Day-Date, Submariner and Sky-Dweller.
The 1950s were the peak years for Rolex production. The market was totally overwhelmed by joyful surprises with the new release of the Explorer and Submariner in 1953, the GMT Master in 1955, Rolex Day-Date and Milgauss in 1956 the Air King in 1958 and the first Deep Sea model in 1960. Even after the death of its founder, Rolex has been keeping up its legacy and released a handful of remarkable new collections every few years.
The first Cosmograph Daytona was introduced in 1963. The new edition of Explorer came up as Rolex Explorer II in 1971. With 10 years of innovative exploration, the GMT Master II was released in 1982 and has quickly become one of the most sought after models of Rolex.
Turned into the 21st century, Rolex has kept its name and released the Yacht-Master, and Pearlmaster in 1992, the Yacht-Master II in 2007, the DeepSea models in 2008, the Datejust II in 2009, as well as the newest Sky-Dweller in 2012.
Built with the exclusive technologies, high-quality materials and sophisticated in-house movements, these Rolex watches are meant to be desired by watch collectors.
If you’re thinking about purchasing a Rolex you would need more information to find the right model for you. You need a Rolex watch that matches your personality, your style, and most importantly your budget. For buying a reasonably-priced Rolex Singapore should be one of the most reliable places.
Let’s take a deeper look at some of the most popular Rolex watches as a little guidance for you to decide which Rolex to buy.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual is based on the 1926 Rolex Oyster, the first waterproof self-winding watch in the world. As the simplest and purest of all Rolex watches, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual was released in 1931. Its splendid perpetual motion mechanism provided the Oyster Perpetual watch with a constant source of energy without the need to wind manually. This timeless watch is considered as a true classic of all time.
The Oyster Perpetual featured an exceptional package of features including water-resistant and dust-proof case and its in-house automatic movement. It is seen as Han Wilsdorf's first finest creation of his great watchmaking advancements.
The Datejust collection was first introduced in 1945 as the first self-winding chronometer that featured a date display window on the dial. Along with the distinctive design, Rolex Datejust was equipped with the Rolex Jubilee bracelet and a fluted bezel. These elegant elements soon become an icon as a Datejust watch. For more than half of a century, the Rolex Datejust has been the pillar collection of the brand that is highly appreciated.
The Rolex Datejust has made itself the benchmark of the Rolex watches in all round including style, function and mechanism. The perfect balance of this sleek design and functionality is widely recognised and appreciated in the watchmaking industry and has become an inspiration for many timepieces.
The Rolex Submariner is one of the most successful diver watches over the world. Its superb quality represents a symbol of the brand of underwater discovery and conquest. The original Submariner was first released in 1953. Equipped with the robust Oyster case, the Submariner was water-resistant up to depth of 330 feet, which was a first record at its time. Besides, the current Submariner models are usually water-resistant up to 1,000 feet.
The Submariner watch indicates large luminescent markers for underwater readability on its distinctive dial. Together with the unidirectional rotatable bezel and Oyster bracelet, Rolex Submariner has become one of the most recognizable Rolex watches. It helped build an unmovable status for Rolex in the field of luxury sports watches.
The Rolex racer watch, Rolex Daytona is also one of the most sought-after watches for the brand. The collection was released in 1963 as a chronograph designed for professional racing drivers. This highly accurate Rolex chronograph is able to measure average speeds up to 400 kilometers per hour.
The most famous fact of Rolex Daytona should be its relationship with the successful actor and racer Paul Newman. This intimate link with the celebrity had elevated the watch to worldwide popularity and unimaginable value. The very Daytona watch that Paul Newman wore was sold for over 17 million US dollars at auction in 2017.
Although you probably won’t be getting this extremely valuable watch, getting any model from the Rolex Daytona will definitely be a lifetime experience for you.