In 1926, a man called Hans Wilsdorf introduced the Rolex Oyster Case. It was the first wristwatch case that was proof against water, dust, dirt and shock. Today, many people at the peak of human endeavour from explorers to opera singers, wear Rolex Oysters, as do many of the world's leading Heads of State.
The events of the last fifty years make the most remarkable story in the history of the watch industry.
Edition : 1977