Rolex(ROLEX)商品の歴史・年表で解説

We will explain the history and chronology of Rolex products. We will explain the products in an easy-to-understand manner even for first-time users.

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1905 The predecessor, Wilsdorf & Davis, a watch specialist trading company, was established at 83 Hatton Garden, London.
1908 The company brand "ROLEX" is registered as a trademark at La Chaux-de-Fonds.
1905 First wristwatch to receive official chronometer certification
1914 It was the first wristwatch to receive the Kew Observatory's Class A certification, which was given only to nautical chronometers at the time. The accuracy of Rolex has been proven.
1919 Head office moved from London to Geneva, Switzerland.
1926 Oyster case has been patented in Switzerland.
1927 The rectangular caliber received an "A" rating at Kew Observatory. Obtained a rating of "Specially Good" or higher, which is given to the most excellent accuracy.
1928 The screw-in crown was patented in the UK.
The predecessor of Cellini appears.
1931 Developed the world's first perpetual rotor with self-winding mechanism, which became the origin of all automatic watches.
The first model of Oyster Perpetual is now available.
1933 Perpetual movement patented.
1939 Introducing the Oyster Chronograph.
1945 Introducing the Datejust . It is equipped with the world's first date function that has a calendar function. The Jubilee bracelet is specially designed for this model.
1953 Explorer I has arrived. It was worn by the British Himalayan expedition team when they climbed Mount Everest, and it quickly gained iconic status as an ultra-precise wristwatch that could be used even in extreme conditions.
Submariner appears. The first Rolex diver's watch to be water resistant to 100 meters (330 feet).
1954 Introducing Turnograph. The world's first Oyster Perpetual Chronometer for ladies.
Introducing Milgauss , which can withstand magnetic fields of 1,000 Gauss.
1955 Introducing the GMT Master .
1956 Introducing the Day-Date .
1957 Introducing the Lady Datejust, Rolex's first chronometer model for women with a date display.
1958 Introducing Air King .
1960 The deep-sea submersible Trieste, equipped with the Deep Sea Special, successfully made the deepest dive into the Mariana Trench, known as the deepest part of the ocean. The level of deep sea exploration has been dramatically improved.
1967 Sea-Dweller appears. To meet the needs of professional deep-sea divers, the case is equipped with a helium discharge valve and is water resistant to 610 meters.
1970 Introducing Cosmograph Daytona . The Daytona, with its rugged, waterproof chronograph and tachymeter, was used as the ultimate tool for endurance drivers.
1971 Explorer II is here. Equipped with a distinctive 24-hour hand, it became an indispensable item for explorers, providing essential convenience in environments where day and night cannot be distinguished, such as in polar regions or underground.
1978 Introducing the Sea-Dweller 4000. Guaranteed waterproof to depths of 1,220m (4,000ft)
1983 GMT Master II is now available.
1985 The 904L steel alloy, known as Oystersteel, is commonly used in high-tech, aerospace and chemical industries and has excellent corrosion resistance comparable to precious metals. Rolex uses 904L steel for the cases of all steel models.
1992 Introducing the Pearlmaster, a fresh take on the Lady-Datejust, and the Yachtmaster, which brings even closer ties to the world of sailing.
the year of 2000 Caliber 4130 was developed for the Cosmograph Daytona.
Year 2005 Developed Cerachrom bezels for some professional models. Made of extremely hard ceramic material, it is extremely scratch resistant and prevents fading due to UV rays. Obtained a patent in the same year.
2007 Introducing Yacht Master II . The world's first wristwatch with a programmable countdown function and mechanical memory.
2008 Deep Sea appears. This was developed for deeper sea exploration than the Submariner and Sea-Dweller.
year 2012 Introducing the new models Sky-Dweller and Deep Sea Challenge.
2013 Official timekeeper and official watch of Formula 1.
Introducing the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with blue and black ceramic Cerachrom insert.
2014 Introducing the new caliber 2236, featuring a silicone Syloxy hairspring developed in-house for women's models.
2015 Introducing the caliber 3255 installed in the Day-Date 40. The power reserve has been extended to 3 days (approximately 70 hours). 24 hours (50%) longer than the previous generation.
2013 Official timekeeper and official watch of Formula 1.
Introducing the Oyster Perpetual GMT-Master II with blue and black ceramic Cerachrom insert.
2017 Patented for Cellini Moon Phase. It is possible to read the phases of the moon with the indicator at the 12 o'clock position on the subdial. Maintains astronomical accuracy for 122 years.
 

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