Rolex is by far one of the most sought-after watchmakers in the world today. For generations the brand has been highly regarded and revered for its impeccable craftsmanship and design, making it one of the top watch choices for royalty, heads-of-state, dignitaries and public figures.
The brand is also noted for being one of the best watch brands that keeps it value over time and depreciates far less than perhaps other watch brand. Founded in 1905 in London, England by entrepreneurs Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, the brand was originally conceived as a private label distributor, which imported premium Swiss-made watch movements and housed them in luxury cases that they sold to jewelers, imprinting the establishment’s names on the dials.
Wilsdorf and Davis opened a watch production facility in Le Chaux-de Fonds, Switzerland three years later in 1908 and registered the Rolex trademark name that same year, incorporating the standards of their high-end private labels in a new brand that has gone on to become synonymous with time-keeping excellence.
In 1910, Rolex was the very first watchmaker to be awarded official Chronometer certification from the highly esteemed COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute) for its precision crafted automatic and mechanical timepieces.
Today almost all Rolex timepieces feature automatic movements inside and also have official Chronometer certification. You’ll find many outstanding Rolex watches at TheWatchery.com, including prestigious styles from the esteemed Daytona, Oyster Datejust, Submariner and Yacht-Master Collections.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer for men offers classic, refined elegance at its best. The signature Tonneau shaped Oyster case in premium grade stainless steel has a lustrous polished finish. The handsome Jubilee bracelet in brushed stainless steel is accented by slender polished 18K gold center links.
The signature fluted bezel shines in 18K yellow gold. The gold colored metallic dial features a magnified automatic date window at the 3 o’clock hour, polished yellow gold tone baton hands and raised Roman numeral hour markers. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial, water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet and precise automatic movement inside. Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.
The Rolex brand is noted for introducing the first water-resistant watch in 1926 and the Rolex Submariner Men’s Chronometer is an outstanding diver’s watch with water-resistance to 1,000 feet or 300 meters. This high-performance men’s watch features the round contoured case in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel, presented on the attractive triple-link bracelet in brushed stainless steel with polished 18K yellow gold center links.
The 18K yellow gold bezel with a coin edge outer rim and black enamel top ring has screened markers. The highly legible dial features luminous pie-cutter hands, luminous cabochon dot and baton hour markers. A magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.
Features include a glare-proof scratch resistant crystal above the dial, along with a locking screw-down crown and case back. Rolex Submariner Men’s Chronometer is 36mm wide and 12mm thick.
The Rolex Yacht-Master Chronometer for men is another outstanding time-keeping choice. This luxury high-end wristwatch features the round contoured case and matching bracelet in polished Rolesium, an exclusive Rolex patented metal featuring a blend of platinum and stainless steel.
The bidirectional rotating bezel in platinum has legible raised markers. The silver colored dial has luminous pie-cutter hands, luminous baton and cabochon dot hour markers along with a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour.
Features include precision Swiss-made automatic movement inside, a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex Yacht-Master men’s chronometer is 40mm in diameter and 12mm thick.
The Rolex Daytona Chronograph Chronometer captures the high-speed dynamics of the legendary race track it was names after. Rugged and sophisticated, this highly pronounced men’s watch has a round case in premium grade stainless steel with contrasting brushed and polished surfaces. The triple link bracelet features brushed stainless steel outer links and polished 18K yellow gold center links.
The stationary tachymeter bezel in polished 18K yellow gold has black screened markers. The yellow gold colored dial has three sub-dials with black outer rings, luminous hands and hour markers. Features include small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. A locking screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. Rolex Daytona men’s chronograph is 39mm in diameter and 13mm thick.
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