The name Rolex carries instant recognition – one of a reputable company creating exclusive timepieces. Men and women all want to try Rolex replica watch that speaks to their fine taste and preference for just a highly acclaimed brand name. Here are other things you should know about Rolex.
Hans Wilsdorf was born in Germany, worked for a Swiss watch manufacturer in La Chaux-de-Fonds, and moved to London in 1905 with the ambition of making quality watches at affordable prices. His first company was called Wilsdorf & Davis (he founded it with his brother-in-law Alfred Davis), but in 1908 he thought up the name Rolex. A bit like Kodak: short, and pronounceable in many languages. With just five letters, it was easy to fit on the watch dial. By way of comparison, think of, say, Vacheron Constantin or Jaeger-LeCoultre, long and difficult to pronounce, with a pronunciation that differs according to who you are.
One of the first Rolex challenges involved perfecting the chronometric precision movements of the the company’s watches. The Official Watch Rating Centre, located in Bienne, awarded Rolex the first Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision in 1910. Rolex continued its quest for excellence and earned the class “A” precision certificate in 1914, awarded by Kew Observatory of Great Britain. Receiving this award was a turning point for Rolex, which thereafter became renowned for its precision watch movements.
The dive watch is probably one of the most common watch types you see men sporting. The first iteration of what became the dive watch was likely the Rolex Oyster, which was introduced in the 1930s. With its hermetically sealed case, it was one of the first water resistant watches on the market. In the 1950s, Rolex board member René-Paul Jeanneret wanted a watch that would be useful for when he went diving but still looked good as an everyday time piece. The Rolex Submariner was born and the standard for dive watches everywhere was set. Most dive watches on the market today take their design cues from the Submariner.
Rolex is known globally. It has been providing outstanding timepieces since the early 1900s. And you do not have to spend an arm and leg just to have a wristwatch. There are replicas for these Rolex timepieces. Swiss replica Rolex watches are not only reliable and sturdy, they are also a status symbol.