It is said that staying on top of the hill is much more difficult than getting to it. The philosophy is quite accurate when it comes to an industry such as the luxury watchmaking business. The industry is quite competitive with brands that will literally do anything to get to the top of the food chain. Rolex is one such brand that has done this and is constantly making efforts to do so. Rolex has been at the very top of this game for quite some time now and it seems that it has mastered the game itself. As a brand, Rolex started off in 1906 in London and ever since then it has dedicated its entirety to the subtle art of horology.
Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf found himself and his partner in Switzerland amidst the rising tensions in London. The brand established its first factory and the rest, as they say, is history.
Along the course of time, Rolex has paved the way for some significant innovations and inventions that have impacted the Haute Horlogerie business in a way that cannot be explained in mere words.
One of the world's first self-winding movements also known as the ‘Perpetual’ movement was presented by Rolex. The Oyster case, also known as the world's first fully-fledged waterproof case was introduced by the watchmaker. In fact, the popular day-date combination was also presented and made famous by the Swiss watchmaker.
In this segment, we will discuss a few Rolex watches for men that are not much-talked-about but definitely should be.
Rolex Deep Sea
Rolex Deep Sea, as the name suggests, is a creature of depths. It was created to boast the engineering capabilities of the watchmaker. Many variants of the watch have been released over the years. One of the most impressive ones is the one with a water resistance of 12,000 feet.
Rolex GMT-Master II
The GMT-Master II is a different breed altogether. It is the first watch to present the new Cerachrom bezel. The blue and red (Pepsi) and the blue and black (Batman) are probably the most popular colour combinations in the market right now. Referred to as the travellers’ companion, the watch features a GMT hand that enables users to keep track of time from different time zones. The Rolex watches price surely do this timepiece justice.
Now, this segment was dedicated to watches that are not much talked about but then again, some timepieces are just too good. Submariner is one of the most famous watches the brand has created. It is so popular that some of its models have a year-long waiting period.
The collection’s most wanted reference is the Submariner ‘Hulk’. The full-Steel watch with its green dial and green bezel is really a sight to behold. The Submariner is also the timepiece that allegedly started the whole dive-watch genre.
Today, several Rolex watches in the market perfectly encapsulate the soul of quality watchmaking. But some of them are just a notch above the others.