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Stuff You’ll Read About On The Rolex Wiki Page

rolex-wikiStuff You’ll Read About On The Rolex Wiki Page

Ah, Wikipedia. It’s a go-to information source for many, and while some pages are missing information, the Rolex Wiki page is quite substantial. The page discusses Forbes’ naming of Rolex as Number 57 on its 2012 list of “most powerful global brands” before delving into Rolex’s history, innovations, models, the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation and more.

History
The Rolex Wiki page features a decent amount of information concerning the brand’s history, including how Hans Wilsdorf and brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded Wilsdorf & Davis, the company that would become Rolex. The history section also includes some intrigue of sorts:

“In December 2008, the abrupt departure of Chief Executive Patrick Heiniger, for “personal reasons”, was followed by a denial by the company that it had lost 1 billion Swiss francs (approx £574 million, $900 million) invested with Bernard Madoff, the American asset manager who pleaded guilty to an approximately £30 billion worldwide Ponzi scheme fraud.”

Innovations
Some of the brand’s innovations in mens and ladies Rolex watches mentioned on the Wiki page include “The first waterproof wristwatch ‘Oyster,’ 1926,” “The first wristwatch to show two time zones at once (Rolex GMT Master ref.6542, 1954),” and The first wristwatch with an automatically changing day and date on the dial (Rolex Day-Date, 1956).”

 

Other Fun Stuff
This Wiki page also details Rolex’s experience with automatic and quartz movements, water-resistant cases, now-vintage Rolex models, collections for sport, ceramic bezels, brands, pricing, charitable pursuits and much more. Modern mens and ladies Rolex models are also discussed, as are significant events in the brand’s history, such as its function as the official timekeeper of Wimbledon and the Australian Open tennis grand slams. There’s even information theinfamous Rolex-related murder case!

Rolex Wiki: a good source for learning more about this storied brand!

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