Rolex has established itself as a household name, becoming one of the most infamous watch brands of all time. Spanning through decades of wristwatch history, it has outlived countless other manufacturers, through providing classic and timeless designs to be enjoyed by fashionistas worldwide. One Nuneaton based jewellers are proud to stock Rolex watches in a variety of stylish models, and are eager to share its exciting history…
1905 – The Beginning
Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, although at this time it was called ‘Wilsdorf & Davies’. It wasn’t until 1908 that it gained the name of ‘Rolex’ which we have all come to know and love. In 1910, Rolex was presented a prestigious award from the Swiss ‘Bureau Officel’, which was a defining moment in the company’s rise to fame, as this had never before been presented to a wristwatch manufacturer. Many further awards followed, placing the brand firmly into the public eye.
1926 – The Rolex Oyster
A revolution in the making — the Rolex Oyster was the first waterproof watch ever to be made. Worn by Mercedes Glaitze’s swim across the English Channel, the Oyster survived the event in full and working order, sparking a mass of increased interest towards the brand.
1931 – The Perpetual Rotor
The intricate mechanism used within the Rotor is integral in many self-winding movements seen today. It is new and innovative developments like these which saw Rolex shoot above the rest of its competitors.
1960 to The Present Day
Sadly, the inventor of Rolex, Hans Wildorf passed away, but his memory and business live on in the continual advancements which keep Rolex firmly in place as a worldwide industry leader of wristwatches. More successful and desirable designs have been released over the years, cementing the quality and reputation of Rolex even further.
As official stockists of Rolex, these jewellers continue to provide these prestigious watches within their Nuneaton branch, enabling their customers to enjoy the chic, sophisticated and high quality of Rolex watches. Contact this stockist today, to begin enjoying the history of Rolex for yourself.