The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 1930s

With the dawn of the 1930s, the world suddenly found itself facing an almighty hangover following the carefree hedonism of the Roaring Twenties. The Wall Street crash of October 24th 1929 ushered in the era known now as the Great Depression, the longest and most severe economic slump ever suffered by the industrialized world. But […]

The Rolex Caliber 3035

The 1960s was a golden age for Rolex. It was an age that saw the company in full swing. During this time, it launched a number of its most important and enduring creations. This is with both the watches themselves and in the movements that powered them. Of these, the 1500 series of calibers stand […]

Nerding Out on The Modern Milgauss

The Milgauss is Rolex’s antimagnetic watch that can withstand up to 1,000 gauss of magnetic forces. It was presented in 1956 for scientists and technicians who had to deal with magnetic fields in their day-to-day professional lives. Although the Rolex Milgauss was in production for over three decades, it was never a blockbuster like the […]

In-Store vs. Online Purchases

Comparison: The In-Store vs Online Shopping Experience Consumers often think buying from bricks-and-mortar retail stores is safer than purchasing a product online. Is this really the case, though? Since the launch of e-commerce, consumers have become smarter when shopping online. Consumers have learned about knowing what questions to ask, what research to do and how to […]

The Most Popular Rolex Watches of the 1920’s

 The Vintage Rolex 1920s Oyster Innovation To kick off our series covering the most popular watches from Rolex’s long and illustrious history, we’ll begin way back in the 1920’s. It was the decade in which Rolex truly became Rolex. It was finally transitioning from the original name of Wilsdorf and Davis, and starting to build […]

Lightning Bolts and Stars: Celebrities Who Wear the Stainless Steel Milgauss

While there are plenty of flashier Rolex watches out there like the President and Daytona favored by celebrities, there’s another quirkier model that has its own fan base among the A-list crowd too—the stainless steel Milgauss! Let’s discover the celebrities who wear the stainless steel Milgauss, shall we? What’s the Rolex Milgauss? The Rolex Milgauss […]

The Rolex Caliber 1560/1570

The Rolex 1560 and 1570 Movements In the early days of the company, Rolex sourced the intricate movements that powered their watches from the likes of Aegler, one of Switzerland’s finest watchmakers. It wasn’t until 1957 that they developed their own truly in-house movement, the 1500 series. They became a mainstay of the company, remaining […]

The Electrifying Three-Part History of the Rolex Milgauss

Rolex Milgauss History – Three Parts By the mid-1950s, Rolex had already developed tool watches for adventurers (Explorer), for divers (Submariner), and for pilots (GMT-Master). The company then turned their attention to another community in need of a specific type of watch—scientists. Due to the nature of their work, scientists, engineers, and medical professionals required […]

6 Facts About Rolex You May Not Have Known

Interesting Facts About Rolex and its Brand History They may be the most famous watchmakers in the world. However, the Swiss colossus that is Rolex is notoriously secretive about the goings-on behind its walls. Even the most basic information remains a jealously guarded secret; no one outside the company, for example, even knows exactly how […]

Sports Icons and Their Rolex

Prominent sports icons and their Rolex connection to fine timepieces is a relationship that will continue for many years to come. Rolex has long had an association with the famous and the infamous from every walk of life. Over the years, their creations have adorned the wrists of a hugely diverse list of luminaries; everyone from presidents […]

The New Rolex Watches From Baselworld 2017

Seven New Offerings The annual watch lover’s candy land known as Baselworld acts as a seven-day springboard for the world’s premier brands to showcase their newest creations before they are turned loose on a salivating public. For 2017, the new Rolex watches from Baselworld dominated proceedings with their largest ever display, measuring over 13,000 square feet […]