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Of Royalties and Anitques: A 170 Year Old Watch Collection Of Ala Khachar, The 2nd, King Of Jasdan

Of Royalties and Anitques: A 170 Year Old Watch Collection Of Ala Khachar, The 2nd, King Of Jasdan

Rolex Deepsea Challenge: An Experimental Watch Turns Into A Desirable Underwater Tool

Rolex Deepsea Challenge: An Experimental Watch Turns Into A Desirable Underwater Tool

Watches and Wonders creates its own Foundation!

Watches and Wonders creates its own Foundation!

Moonphases To Love and Covet: A Complication That Trumps Want over Need

Moonphases To Love and Covet: A Complication That Trumps Want over Need

Marking The Hours with Auction Hero Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant, Phillips Auctions

Marking The Hours with Auction Hero Aurel Bacs, Senior Consultant, Phillips Auctions

THM Recommends: Festive Watches To Bring On Your A-game

THM Recommends: Festive Watches To Bring On Your A-game

Rolex Honors Motorsport As Le Mans Marks Its 100th Year

Rolex Honors Motorsport As Le Mans Marks Its 100th Year

The Best Watches To Buy For A Little Under And Over Rs. 5,00,000/-

The Best Watches To Buy For A Little Under And Over Rs. 5,00,000/-

Bring Out The Child In You Because It All Started With Mickey Mouse!

Bring Out The Child In You Because It All Started With Mickey Mouse!

Behind Big Names And Under The Radar: Great Underdogs Of The Watch World

Behind Big Names And Under The Radar: Great Underdogs Of The Watch World

A Symbol Of Sailing Watches: The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

A Symbol Of Sailing Watches: The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master 42

1947: A Special Year For India And So Many Horological Wonders

1947: A Special Year For India And So Many Horological Wonders

Talk Of The Town: Top 8 Watches Making Noise In India Right Now

Talk Of The Town: Top 8 Watches Making Noise In India Right Now

Revving The Engines Of Time And Precision On The Wrist And The Racetrack

Revving The Engines Of Time And Precision On The Wrist And The Racetrack

Watch Brands And Celebrity Ambassadors: How Effective Is It?

Watch Brands And Celebrity Ambassadors: How Effective Is It?

Rolex And Sport: A Century Long Love Affair

Rolex And Sport: A Century Long Love Affair

What is Gen-Z looking for in their watches?

What is Gen-Z looking for in their watches?

Decoding 24 Hours Of The Le Mans Races 90th Edition With Rolex

Decoding 24 Hours Of The Le Mans Races 90th Edition With Rolex

The Inception Of Time: Under A Loop

The Inception Of Time: Under A Loop

Adding That Pop To Your Wrist With These Top 5 Colourful Watches Of The Season

Adding That Pop To Your Wrist With These Top 5 Colourful Watches Of The Season

One For The Ladies: A Look At The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust

One For The Ladies: A Look At The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust

The Essence Of The Crown: The Materials That Define A Rolex

The Essence Of The Crown: The Materials That Define A Rolex

Watches That Resonate With Your Favourite TV Series

Watches That Resonate With Your Favourite TV Series

Top 5 Blue Watches We Loved This Season

Top 5 Blue Watches We Loved This Season

Breaking Records : 7 Watches That Broke Records At Auctions

Breaking Records : 7 Watches That Broke Records At Auctions

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

Let’s Dress The Wrists At Cannes 2022

Mother’s Day 2022 : Gifting Guide Of 6 Luxury Watches – Part 2

Mother’s Day 2022 : Gifting Guide Of 6 Luxury Watches – Part 2

Top complications for women who care about style with substance

Top complications for women who care about style with substance

Decoding the Destro: Will Left-Handed Watches Now be a Thing?

Decoding the Destro: Will Left-Handed Watches Now be a Thing?

Watches & Wonders 2022: Let’s get Physical

Watches & Wonders 2022: Let’s get Physical

Watches & Wonders 2022: Day 2 – The Top 6 Wonders To Watch Out For

Watches & Wonders 2022: Day 2 – The Top 6 Wonders To Watch Out For

Watches and Wonders 2022: Rolex Launches Six New Timepieces

Watches and Wonders 2022: Rolex Launches Six New Timepieces

Record-Breaking Watches: From Thinnest To Most Complicated

Record-Breaking Watches: From Thinnest To Most Complicated

What is Watches and Wonders 2022? What Can We Expect?

What is Watches and Wonders 2022? What Can We Expect?

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona: Effigy On The Wrist

Rolex Cosmograph Daytona: Effigy On The Wrist

Dubai Watch Week 2021 : The Highlights featuring Oris, MB&F x Bulgari and a Lot More

Dubai Watch Week 2021 : The Highlights featuring Oris, MB&F x Bulgari and a Lot More

Top 5 Gold Watches You Should Consider Purchasing

Top 5 Gold Watches You Should Consider Purchasing

Christie’s presents Watches Online: The Dubai Edit

Christie’s presents Watches Online: The Dubai Edit

Rolex : The Underdogs

Rolex : The Underdogs

Watch Out Ladies: Size Doesn’t Matter!

Watch Out Ladies: Size Doesn’t Matter!

Mark your calendars for Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022

Mark your calendars for Watches and Wonders Geneva 2022

Dubai Watch Week Returns in 2021: Mark Your Calendars!

Dubai Watch Week Returns in 2021: Mark Your Calendars!

Industry News : The Rolex Experimental Deep Sea Special N°1 at the Christie’s Rare Watches Auction.

Industry News : The Rolex Experimental Deep Sea Special N°1 at the Christie’s Rare Watches Auction.

In My Opinion : Cult Watches in the “Enthusiast Community”

In My Opinion : Cult Watches in the “Enthusiast Community”

Types Of Watch Collectors Men Women

Types Of Watch Collectors Men Women

How To Choose Your Watch

How To Choose Your Watch

Watches & Wonders 2021 : Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II

Watches & Wonders 2021 : Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer II

Watches & Wonders 2021: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with new meteorite dials

Watches & Wonders 2021: Rolex Cosmograph Daytona with new meteorite dials

Watches & Wonders 2021: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 revels in the radiance of diamonds

Watches & Wonders 2021: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 36 revels in the radiance of diamonds

Rolex Continues Its Support Of Formula 1 In 2021

Rolex Continues Its Support Of Formula 1 In 2021

Luxury Rolex Watches Defying Underwater Pressures

Luxury Rolex Watches Defying Underwater Pressures

The success of Rolex is inextricably linked to the spirit of enterprise of its founder, Hans Wilsdorf. Wilsdorf, a visionary entrepreneur officially filed and registered ‘Rolex’ as a brand name in Switzerland on 2 July 1908. Why the name Rolex though? According to Wilsdorf it was short, with no more than five letters, easy to pronounce in every language, had a good ring to it, was easy to remember and looked good on movements and dials. But the name was just the beginning of this journey. The next challenge was to convince the retailers to include the name ‘Rolex’ on the watches they sold. At the time, each retailer wanted to place their own name on the dial and not reveal the name of the supplier or manufacturer.

In 1926, the year of the launch of the Oyster, Rolex’s waterproof wristwatch, Hans Wilsdorf vowed that, from that date forth, no single watch would be delivered without the ‘Rolex’ brand name figuring on its dial, case and movement. Rolex was now a watchmaking brand in its own right and the rest is history as we know.

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