April 2020 - Beckertime, LLC

Rolex, Coronavirus and the Baselworld Exit

It is a move which has come as a massive shock in some circles, and been deemed long overdue in others. On 14th April, a quintet of some of horology’s biggest names declared they were leaving the annual Baselworld watch show, the most illustrious event in the industry’s calendar, and wouldn’t be back. The five […]

The History of Rolex Dive Watches

They may not be able to claim to have invented the very first dive watch—that honor really goes to Blancpain and their Fifty Fathoms—but Rolex has, by any measure, produced some of the most iconic. Founded in 1905, the company was instrumental in transforming the image of the wristwatch, from a fragile piece of jewelry […]

Rolex and COVID-19

If there’s one thing that is absolutely certain about the pandemic currently sweeping across the globe, it is that it is indiscriminate. Literally anyone can be affected, up to and including Prime Ministers and future kings of England. In the world of horology, it doesn’t matter how big a brand you are, or how sacred […]

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