|A history of watch making would be incomplete without mentioning Rolex
Oyster Case, invented by Rolex in 1926, was hailed as the world's first truly waterproof
wristwatch. It combined two revolutionary features: an amazingly strong case and a
hermetically sealed winding crown.
In 1931, the second important innovation of the House of Rolex was the development and introduction of the "Perpetual" - the first automatic winding watch utilizing a revolutionary rotor. Little changed since its debut, the Perpetual movement transforms each movement of the wrist into a reserve of power. This system keeps the mainspring at optimum tension, assuring an extra margin of accuracy and dependability.
Throughout the years, Rolex has been hailed as a leader in the world of elite watches. From the classic 1940's Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback to the modern Yachtmaster, Ashford.com's Rolex collection offers a range of styles and models to suit all tastes and preferences.
Rolex Watches at Ashford