Friday, December 20, 2019

Season's Greetings from Hans Wilsdorf, Founder Of Rolex

Season's Greetings

Hans Wilsdorf

Founder Of Rolex

Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in history. He built a world-wide wrist watch empire that is stronger and healthier today than ever. I have been utterly fascinated with learning everything I could about his life and times which I have shared with my readers over the past dozen years. I wanted to learn what made Hans Wilsdorf tick, as it offers clues into what makes Rolex tick. 

In the image above I am trying to figure out who the men are in the photo behind Hans Wilsdorf. The bald man on the left would is future Rolex CEO André-Jean Heiniger. I think the man on the far left is one of Hans Wilsdorf's nephews. I assume the men on the far right are Rolex executives.

The image above of Hans Wilsdorf appears courtesy of Joël Laplace who is a vintage watch lover that lives in Geneva, Switzerland. Joël published the image on his Jojolamontre Instagram page, which is filled with very interesting vintage watch history images.

The Season's Greetings message above from Hans Wilsdorf was originally published in 1948 and appears as part of my story titled "The Vintage Rolex Christmas Ads & Black Tie Guide." Hans Wilsdorf message is as apropos and on-point today as it was when first published 71 Christmases ago in 1948. Rolex has always been a chic brand for women as we see below in the vintage 1931 Rolex Ad.

The next Rolex ad was originally published in 1968 and features a beautiful woman wearing Pucci.

In this last image we see the gorgeous Skier and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Lindsey Vonn rocking her Submariner from a few Christmases ago. You can learn much more about The Rolex Woman and How Women Began Wearing Men's Rolex Watches on Jake's Rolex World.

To all my readers located all over planet earth, I wish you a very Merry Christmas,  Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!!!