Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Hans Wilsdorf 136Th Birthday

Hans Wilsdorf 

136Th Birthday

Basel World 2017 Opening Day

Today is the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf's 136th birthday. Hans Was born in 1881 and lived a super-amazing life until he passed away in 1960. What is so special about the 136th celebration of Hans Wilsdorf's birthday? It falls on the opening day of the 2017 Basel World fair, which Hans Wilsdorf attended religiously while he was alive. 

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

If you are not familiar with the Basel World Fair trade show, it is a trade show that occurs every year in Basel, Switzerland, where Rolex, along with many other Swiss watch manufacturers publicly introduce all their new models for the year. I have a feeling that if Hans Wilsdorf was still alive, he would be very proud of all of Rolex's amazing achievements  as well as the achievement of many people who have worn his beloved watches. I also think he would be proud of the new watches Rolex will be introducing today in Basel, Switzerland.