The front-runner in a collection of legendary watches, the Oyster of the best known and most easily recognizable watches. Over time it has become an archetype. The benefits of oysters all the technology and the know-how of Rolex. Aesthetically, these models have evolved subtly over the years, but their unique identity was always respected.
The history of Rolex is inextricably linked to the visionary spirit of Hans Wilsdorf, the founder. The young man came to the world of Swiss watchmaking in the 20th Century at a time when the pocket watch was the order of the day. He began to dream of a clock on your wrist. Watches are not very accurately foresaw the time when Hans Wilsdorf, who could not only stylish, but also reliable. To convince the public about the reliability of their watches consistently innovative. Having very small, precise movements of a Swiss watch company from Biel
Rolex first focused on the quality of movement. Relentless quest for chronometric precision quickly led to success. In 1910, Rolex was the first watch in the world, will receive a certificate of Swiss precision, awarded by the Center Bienne Official Rating Watch.
Four years later, in 1914, the Kew Observatory awarded a Rolex watch in the UK class “A” precision certificate, a distinction that was previously reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. Since then, the Rolex watch is synonymous with precision.
In 1926, a breakthrough with the invention of the first wristwatch waterproof and dust occurred in the world. This clock – called “Oyster” – sealed box appears optimal protection for the movement.
Rolex watch has adapted a great opportunity to test and shows the technical efficiency of the oyster in various areas recognized. Laboratory worlds sporting careers, aviation, motor and live view expeditions “countless specifications. In the field of racing a beautiful partnership was developed in the 1930s by Sir Malcolm Campbell and Rolex 4 September 1935, drives his Bluebird, this champion of champions set a speed record of over 300 miles per hour (about 484 mph) Bonneville Speedway in Utah.
Oyster soon boasted another outstanding feature. In 1931, Rolex invented and patented the first self-winding mechanism with a Perpetual rotor. This sophisticated system is the source of all modern automatic watches.
The four simple words chronometer officially certified Superlativo on the face of the clock movement of this clock has engraved 15 days and nights of testing by the COSC (Swiss Official Timer), bear an independent nonprofit. The standard quality for every Rolex Chronometer – To receive COSC certification, a clock extreme precision in various positions and temperatures demonstrate.
The auto-loading mechanism includes a flywheel in a crescent shape, freely rotatable about its central axis in one direction and then the other with the natural movements of the wrist. Continuously look transfers energy naturally. Weight fluctuations generate energy, which is stored in the mainspring. Today, a Rolex clock has a battery life of approximately 50 hours. The movement of the rotor can be seen at two constant Oyster Perpetual watches wheels backward movement red enable return regardless of the direction of rotation of the oscillating weight.
Rolex uses 904L stainless steel watch case. 904L is usually reserved for the chemical industry, where maximum corrosion resistance is important. Sun 904L perfectly complements other precious metals used by Rolex. A super alloy 904L is incredibly durable and capable, polished to a high degree.