History

Hans Wilsdorf
the founder of Rolex. 1905
One morning, while I was sitting on the upper deck of the bus that was driving along the City of London, a good spirit whispered to me "ROLEX" .
Mercedes Gleitze
the first British woman to swim the English Channel 1927.
She swam in 15 hours the English Channel wearing a Rolex Oyster.
1933
1935
Sir Malcom Campbell
and his Bluebird racing car 1935
Edmund Hillary, Sir John Hunt and Tenzing Norgay
made 1953 the first British expedition of Mount Everest
28. May 1953
The first ascent of Mount Everest Edmund Hillary & Tenzing Norgay
Rolex Explorer Reference 6150 from 1953
Ernest Hemingway and his Rolex Perpetual (1953)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual from 1953
Rene-Paul Jeanneret
was a consummate diver and member for Rolex. He would become the driving force behind designing a watch that could not only be used underwater but would be considered appropriate for everyday wear.
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The Rolex GMT-Master Ref.6542 in 1954
was developed at the request of Pan-Am Airlines.
Rolex GMT-Master Ref.6542 from 1955
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Deep-Sea expedition "Trieste"
Don Walsh and Jacques Piccard on 23. January 1960
1960
Daytona Beach 1959
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First Rolex Daytona 1963
Sean Connery
Ian Fleming's first James Bond film "Dr. No" 1962
Rolex Submariner Big Crown Reference 6538
27.April 1963
Nikita Khrushchev, received Fidel Castro on his first visit to the USSR.
5. October 1965
President Johnson meets with former President Eisenhower on Air Force One.
Jean-Claude Killy
is one of the greatest skiers in history, if not the greatest. He swept the 1968 Winter Olympics by winning three gold medals in alpine events.
Vintage Rolex Chronograph "Jean Claude Killy"
Reference 6036
Paul Newman 1969
Paul Newman's Rolex Daytona Ref.6239 from 1968.
was sold by Auction house Phillips in October 2017 for the record price of $ 17.8 million.
George Lazenby
Rolex Chronograph Ref.6238 as James Bond in "Her Majesty’s Service" 1969.
STEVE MCQUEEN
and his Rolex Submariner 5512 in "THE MAN and LE MANS" 1971
Steve McQueen
gave his Rolex Submariner to his friend and stuntman Loren Janes in recognition.
Roger Moore
Rolex Submariner Ref.5513 as James Bond in "Live and Let Die" 1973.
Robert Redford
Rolex Submariner 1680 "Redsub" worn by Washington Post reporter Bob Wood¬ward (Robert Redford) in "All the President's Men" 1976
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