Rolex

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Rolex

FOUNDED

1905

 

BASED

Geneva, Switzerland

 

BRIEF HISTORY

Founded in London in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis, Rolex moved to Geneva in 1919. The company is the biggest and most famous luxury watch brand in the world, producing around 2,000 watches a day. Rolex has been consistently innovative throughout its lifetime, producing the first waterproof watch, the first watch with an automatically changing date, the first watch to show two time zones at once and the first wristwatch to earn chronometer certification.

 

FACT

On the 26th of October 2017, a Rolex Daytona (model 6239) watch formerly owned by the actor Paul Newman was sold for US$17.75 million

 

MOST POPULAR MODELS

Submariner, Daytona, Datejust, GMT Master