Rolex has become the one brand that can confidently, with the support of clients, say that it crafts the finest watches from the best raw materials. Their attention to detail is unlike any other watchmaking company. Every component, every mechanism, every detail is developed in-house and according to the unwavering standards set by Rolex.
Rolex has become a global powerhouse. As a company, it is one of the world’s biggest brands and it produces up to 2000 watches each day. The company is owned by a private family trust, the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, and is estimated to be worth billions of dollars.
Founded in 1905, the company has continued to grow exponentially in the last century. The original owners were Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf, and soon after founding the company, they opened an office in Switzerland, where the company is still based to this day. During the early days of the company, the watches were primarily sold to jewellers who would put their own names on the watches, but the inside of the case back was usually engraved with the initials W&D.
Rolex is not only a timeless watch brand, they are also well known for being exceptionally innovative. Like most luxury watch companies that have stood the test of time and been in the watchmaking business for as long as Rolex has, the one way that the company has managed to keep its reputation for setting the benchmark is by investing plenty of time into being innovative.
Some of the innovations that have kept this company at the top of the watchmaking industry include making the first waterproof wristwatch in 1926, making the first wristwatch with date dial which is able to automatically change, a wristwatch able to show two time zones, the first wristwatch able to change the date and dial automatically, the first waterproof case for a wristwatch and they became the first watchmaker to earn certification for a wristwatch chronometer.
Like other watch brands, Rolex has a variety of watches available, categorised according to their specifications. The three categories include the Oyster Perpetual, the Professional and the Cellini. The Oyster category of watches remains the most popular range, with the President, Jubilee, Pearlmaster and Oyster watch brands made of either rose gold, yellow gold, white gold, or stainless steel. These watches will fit in with any attire and are not only luxurious but also highly durable.
With the range of Rolex watches for sale, you can find the ideal modern watch to suit your tastes. The Rolex watch price in South Africa is competitive with most of the other popular brands and when looking at Rolex watches for sale there is always the option to buy a used Rolex watch.
Topwatch stocks a collection of used Rolex watches for sale and we do quality checks before the used Rolex is accepted. Browse through our selection of Rolex watches for sale by using our website.
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