Rolex is easily one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable names in the watch industry, and for good reason. Since its inception in the early 1900’s, Rolex has done a great deal to push the industry forward. A constant pursuit of precision and reliability has led Rolex to develop and perfect many functions that are now quite commonplace.
Some of Rolex’s notable innovations include:
– The first watchmaker to earn chronometer certification for a wristwatch – The first waterproof wristwatch – The first self-winding automatic watch – The first wristwatch with an automatically changing date on the dial – The first wristwatch case waterproof to 100 meters – The first wristwatch to show two time zones at once – The first wristwatch with an automatically changing day and date on the dial
Throughout its storied history, Rolex has become synonymous with success and luxury, securing itself as a household name through their supporting partnerships in motorsport, deep sea exploration, mountaineering, tennis, golf, and many other sports all over the world.