History is written by the victors. In the realm of high-end horology,the spirit of Rolex questionless passed the test of time. The Swiss luxury manufacturer withstood all the hardships of telling time in the most challenging places. At the forefront of discovery, Rolex models are certainly the most recognized in the field of wristwatch collecting.
The power behind the Rolex name and brand transfers to the wearer. Rolex is classic, timeless, precious, inspiring and successful. A treat for historians, collectors and watch aficionados, a Rolex watch communicates that you are ahead of the game. In addition, the watches proved to survive in the real world as professional tools, not status statements.
Even in the less educated markets, Rolex is known for being associated with the greatest explorers, athletes, artists and celebrities from tennis, yachting, skiing, motor sports, golf, and equestrianism. A name with resonance inspires and awakens the imagination. And when you’re inspired, you know you can “rule the world”. Rolex knows that all we are big dreamers, after all. The brand has earned the respect and reputation of being able to sell this desire to succeed and be part of the adventure. All the advertising campaigns tell an addictive story of success.
As people care about Rolexes and the watches hold value, these “gold standard” super watches are always seen as a better investment than many other luxury brands and the ultimate status symbol. Crowned UK’s and China top superbrand for years, Rolex has earned its strong reputation for being well manufactured through innovations in design and function.
The numbers in the sold archives on either Christies or Sotheby’s confirm the documented fact that the Rolex watch models can be resold years later for many times more than their original purchase price.
The glorious triumphs of Rolex include the first self-winding watch, the first waterproof watch case, the first wristwatch with a date on the dial, the first watchmakers with the coveted chronometer certification, and the first watch to show two timezones at once.
Take into account that Rolex corporation is one of the most philanthropic companies in the world. Through Rolex‘s philanthropic endeavours, like the Rolex Awards for Enterprise and the Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative, Rolex fosters innovation in science,exploration, conservation, and the arts worldwide.
Rolex models are products of years of precise refinements, some noticeable at the first sight and others not. That’s why it is important to understand the history of different models and their exceptional sporting and exploration heritage. Some Rolex’s “creme de
la creme” watches are:
Submariner is one of the classic models of all time favourites, seen as both appealing and a wise investment. It was the first watch designed for the purposes of deep sea diving. Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, The Man with the Golden Gun, and License to Kill, all these Bond films featured a Submariner. The earlier models could withstand up to 200 meters(660 feet) of pressure, while the new Rolex Submariner boasts a submersible depth between 600 and 1000 feet, depending on the year released. In 1953, Jacques-Yves Cousteau films “The Silent World”documentary in the Mediterranean wearing a Rolex Submariner prototype.A favourite due to its innovative features and versatility, Rolex Submariner is indisputable best seller when it comes to pre-owned Rolex.
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Rolex GMT-Master II
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date GMT Master with the second time zone on the watch was invented in 1954, a time when Inertial Navigation and Global Positioning System technologies did not yet exist. The GMT 24 hour hand was very useful for pilots and navigators, as it enabled the crews to set the watch to GMT or another time zone. The second time zone on the watch also proved a great help to crews for communications home when abroad. It is this capability that has made them popular with businessmen and serious travellers.
When you say Daytona, we say passion for driving. Rolex combined this passion with elegance in the Cosmograph Daytona. In the late 1950s, the Swiss luxury watchmaker became a partner of the Daytona International Speedway in Florida. In 1963, the circuit gave its name to the legendary chronograph Rolex created for racing drivers. Cosmograph Daytona allowed professional race car drivers to measure elapsed circuit time and calculate average speed. Part of a long history of close ties with motor racing and speed, Rolex signed last year a partnership with Formula 1.
Rolex Explorer watches or “the luxury watch of the extremes”
In 1953, Mount Everest was conquered with prototype Rolex Explorer chronometers, issued by Rolex to the British climbing team lead by Sir John Hunt. A very popular option for adventure enthusiasts, the Explorer and Explorer II were developed specifically for explorers who would navigate rough terrain.
Launched in 1945, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust is the first automatic, waterproof chronometer with viewable date wheel visible through a special window in the dial. The Cyclops Magnifier Lens feature for easy viewing of the date developed for DateJust was introduced in 1948.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches conquered the highest peak on earth as well as the abyss of the ocean. Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier while wearing his Rolex Oyster Perpetual. In 1950, Nobel Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winning Ernest Hemingway paid homage the Rolex Oyster Perpetual in his novel “Across the River and Into the Trees”.
Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master
The Yacht-Master has earned it title as the ultimate tool chosen by professionals who sail the world. In regattas its all about time. Rigorous preparation, determination, and superlative timing are essential. Rolex is associated with the values of one of the world’s greatest yacht races – the International Rolex Regatta. The 40th edition took place March 22nd 2013 – March 24th 2013. The perfect synchronisation with the start of the regatta is ensured with Yacht-Master II, the world’s first complication watch built with a patented programmable countdown and
Sea-Dweller existed between 1971 – 2008. Prior to the release of the DEEPSEA, it was largely the same watch as the Submariner.
The deepest deep-sea Dive in history, one of mankind’s greatest achievements was made with a Rolex DEEP-SEA Special attached to the innovative Bathyscaph Trieste. Since than, the model became a trustworthy friend to those who endeavour to push the boundaries further.
However these models are just the tip of the iceberg of the Rolex collection. Since the company was founded in the year 1908 by Hans Wildorf, Rolex has created watches that inspired people to achieve amazing feats.
Man has always had a fascination with conquering the unknown. Many agree with the idea that wearing a Rolex on your wrist makes you even more connected to the journey of high achievement and the history of providing the best time pieces in the world. By finding competitively priced pre-owned Rolex models like those offered by Bob’s Watches, a trusted dealer that offers a large selection of certified new or used Rolex, you can gain an authentic, top-quality Rolex and be part of “A crown for every achievement” story.
Bob’s Watches is the top online retailer of pre-owned Rolex watches, dealing exclusively with timepieces from the Swiss watch brand. They are the premier online pre-owned Rolex exchange where people can buy or sell their Rolex watch for the best market deals and have a solid inventory of vintage watches dating as far back as the 1950s.
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