Perpetual. That is the word inscribed on every dial of an Oyster. Today it means so much more than a self-winding watch movement. It is a spirit that is pure Rolex – one that defines our past, shapes our present and directs our future. It is continuous improvement and lasting excellence.
Each watch produced by Rolex reflects more than a century of innovation and refinement in engineering, design and functionality. The spirit of Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex, inspires constant progress. He dedicated his life to creating wristwatches so precise and reliable that explorers depended on them, whether at the top of mountains, on the high seas, in polar ice or in the heat and dust of deserts.
“Perpetual”, “Oyster”, “President”, these iconic words are unmistakably associated with a company standing for quality, innovation, and luxury as one of the world’s most famous brands – ROLEX.
Across multiple sites in Switzerland, literally all essential components of Rolex watches are totally developed and built in-house, and they are built to last. Each watch is tested to the extreme undergoing very specific and unique Rolex test procedures before receiving the famous “Rolex Green Seal”, representing the Superlative Chronometer status each Rolex is entitled to hold proofing it’s precision, longevity and reliability.
With iconic models like the Rolex Submariner, the GMT Master and the DateJust for example, Rolex is proving its versatility, offering professional tool watches as well as dress watches and literally bridging the gap between “the beach and the boardroom”.
Since the beginning of the Rolex story, the company registered more than 400+ patents and contributed significant achievements in modern wristwatch history.
Let’s take a look at some essential milestones in Rolex’s history: