Tuesday, January 26, 2016

90th Anniversary Of The Rolex Oyster

90th Anniversary Of The Rolex Oyster

It's hard to imagine that only ninety years ago, Rolex invented and brought to market the first waterproof watch. I say this because it seems like so long ago, and at the same time not so long ago. In order to really understand the significance of the Rolex Oyster in horological history, you have to understand Rolex's founder Hans Wilsdorf.

Hans Hilsdorf, Founder of Rolex pictured above in 1905 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland.

The watch below is not a vintage Panerai. It is an incredibly timeless, elegant Rolex Oyster which was one of the first waterproof models that Rolex offered in 1926. Happy 90th Anniversary to the Rolex Oyster!!!