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The rolex watch made without any part of the icons who began their march of glory at the beginning of the 20 th century. The name invented by the watch manufacturer Hans Wildorf (1881-1960) of Kulmbach, would be a derivative of "exquisite horology". Wilsdorf's goal was to create a precision wristwatch capable of competing with the predominantly gusset watches. He is also the one who establishes the values of the brand base. which always remain topical: optimum quality in manufacturing and finishing, better precision, robustness and resistance to everyday life. In 1910, Wilsdorf, Wilsdorf obtained a first-class certificate of walking in Bienne for a 24.81 mm diameter wristwatch. In 1914, Rolex reiterated the feat at the Kew Observatory in England: the first wristwatch was certified "Class A" to match the precision of a Navy's chronometer. As a result, Wilsdorf entered the circle of the most famous watchmakers in England with a wristwatch, moreover! From the beginning movements are provided by Aegler company in Bienne. Where it exports ladies' watches since 1900 all over the world - except in England to not compete with its biggest Rolex partner.
Rolex company history
In 1914, the firm was transformed into SA under the name "Aegler SA, Rolex watch company". At that time, it has 200 employees and exclusively delivers Rolex. Aegler remained independent until 2004, when Rolex president Patrick Heiniger bought the company for the modest sum of 2.5 billion francs to integrate it to Rolex. This last indisputably one of the great pioneers of the bracelet watch. Apart from the mechanical robustness and excellent running precision, waterproofing is clearly one of Wilsdorf's objectives. This is achieved by screwing elements of the casing together and using a special crown with a screw thread and seal, as well as a special glass. The name of this artwork is quickly found: "Oyster", symbol of hermetic closure. The second century of Rolex began with the end of a dynasty, since at the end of 2008. Its CEO, Patrick Heiniger, left his throne. Thus, forty five years of reign ended at Rolex.