Investing in HULK – Rolex LV

Investing in watches are a risky business, though less risky than possibly investing in other luxury goods like pens for example. As I am sure you are aware the type and brand of watch weighs heavily on the potential growth of any given piece. Rolex and Patek Philippe are the two biggest brands that ‘hold […]

Oysters, Perpetually, Part 2

Last week we started exploring the backstory behind the Oyster Perpetual label. We looked at the Oyster case as conceived by Rolex. This post delves into the perpetual side of the equation. So if oyster is the case, perpetual must come from the movement. Rolex patented a self-winding mechanism in 1931. This mechanism wound the […]

Oysters, Perpetually, Part 1

We’re about at the half-way point in these articles discussing the history behind modern Rolex watches. With that in mind, it might be time to discuss why Rolex uses the term “Oyster” for their water resistant watches. Rolex came out with the oyster case in 1926. The name came from the shellfish, which Rolex founder […]