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OYSTER CASE

Thanks to the hermetic construction of their case, all Rolex Oyster watches are guaranteed waterproof to a depth of at least 100 metres (330 feet), or 300 metres (1,000 feet) for the Submariner divers’ models, 1,220 metres (4,000 feet) for the Sea-Dweller 4000 and 3,900 metres (12,800 feet) for the …

Hide the Menu Bar in OS X El Capitan for a True Full-Screen Experience

If you’re busy exploring everything that OS X El Capitan has to offer, one of the smaller new features that you might not have come across yet is the …

The Rolex Way - Milgauss

What to do when OS X Recovery Mode lets you down

Despite our undeserved reputation of complacency, every Mac user knows that sometimes things go wrong. When they do we can usually boot up Disk …

OS X

How to delete documents and data from iCloud

Apps’ documents and data stored in iCloud can quickly add up, and depending on the size of your storage plan, you might need to do some cleaning in …

Pro Tip: Lock down your Amazon account with two-step verification

If you’re an Apple ID owner, you know that two-step verification is the best way to make sure that only you have access to your personal credit card details along with your app, music, and video purchases.<p>Until a couple of weeks ago, Amazon–another company that probably has private financial …

Identity Theft

How to View Only Offline Music in Apple Music

Apple Music is kind of tricky. Sometimes My Music wouldn't play when I was away from Wi-Fi and out of Cellular reach and I couldn’t figure out why. Turns out, not all of My Music in Apple Music is available offline. Which means I’ve been using Cellular data without knowing it. To prevent this, …

Getting "app is damaged and can't be opened" errors on your Mac? Here's the fix!

Apple seems to be having trouble with the security certificate for the Mac App Store this week and, while they've issued a new one, not every Mac …

THE PARACHROM HAIRSPRING

In a mechanical watch, the oscillator is the guardian of time. Comprising a hairspring and a balance wheel, this regulating organ determines the precision of the watch by the regularity of its oscillations. To ensure excellent precision, in 2000 Rolex developed and patented an innovative hairspring …

Rolex Bienne - The Movement

100 YEARS OF PRECISION ON THE WRIST

In 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time, attesting to the highest standard of accuracy. This major achievement by a small Rolex timepiece astonished the world and marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch.<p>By …

APPLIQUES

The Rolex crown at 12 o’clock, Arabic or Roman numerals, classic or Professional hour markers in geometric shapes or shimmering precious stones in settings – if the dial is the face of the watch, the appliques are the features that give depth to its personality.<p>Always in 18 ct yellow, white or pink …

DIALS

The dial is the face of the watch and establishes its distinctive visual identity. At Rolex, dials are made using a unique blend of traditional know-how and advanced technology. The brand is one of the rare watchmakers with complete command in-house of all the steps involved in creating and …

HANS WILSDORF

Few individuals can be said to have been both of their time and ahead of their time. And yet, Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex and visionary par excellence, was precisely that. This rare and timeless mix epitomizes both the man and the brand he created. Tribute to the memory and legacy of the …

A STROKE OF GENIUS IN FIVE LETTERS

On 2 July 1908, Hans Wilsdorf officially filed and registered “ROLEX” as a brand name in Switzerland – a master stroke that would shape the company’s future.<p>A veritable visionary, Hans Wilsdorf was truly ahead of his time in terms of intellectual property. Indeed, “ROLEX” is one of the first …

FIRST-CLASS SETTING

The Sky-Dweller’s Ring Command system allows the wearer to easily adjust the watch’s multiple functions by turning the fluted bezel, which interacts mechanically with the movement. Behind this simplicity of use lies a gem of horological engineering.<p>The more functions a watch has, the more …

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INSPIRING ADVENTURES

“Every high-flying, mountain-climbing, spelunking, sailing, trekking, deep-diving explorer has lived adventures and made discoveries that have helped shape the nature of civilization, one way or another. Their stories have become legends. Ah! If only their Rolexes could speak.” Sylvia Earle

EXPLORING THE ULTIMATE FRONTIER

From the first Submariner in 1953 to the latest Rolex Deepsea, waterproof to an extreme depth of 3,900 metres, Rolex has always been at the forefront of pioneering ocean exploration and cutting-edge diving technology.<p>The oceans cover three-quarters of our planet, yet we know less about them today …

THE FIRST WATERPROOF WATCH

In 1927, a young British secretary called Mercedes Gleitze took a place in the annals of watchmaking history with a sporting exploit that brought the first waterproof watch to the world’s attention. The 26-year-old swam the English Channel wearing a Rolex Oyster, spending more than 10 hours in the …

THE MASTERS OF FUSION

In the early 2000s, Rolex set up its own state-of-the-art foundry where it casts its gold. This unusual step for a watchmaking brand allows Rolex to ensure that only the finest of this precious metal is used in its luxury timepieces. The exclusive 18 ct yellow, white and Everose gold alloys are …

Rolex Day-Date 40

THE PRESIDENTS’ WATCH

Since 1956, the Day-Date has made the strongest of statements about its wearer. The history of its advertisements traces the model’s lineage as the international mark of success and achievement. Known as the “presidents’ watch”, instantly recognizable on the wrist, the Day-Date distinguishes its …

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THE ROLEX PRECEDENT

Five words sum up the statement made when wearing a Rolex: “The International Mark Of Success”. And the Rolex watch that perhaps embodies this moniker the most is the Day-Date model, known for decades as the “Rolex President”. The Rolex President was not made overnight, it was born and grew into …

Watches

CALIBRE 3255

As the most prestigious model in the Oyster collection, the latest version of the Day-Date is equipped with the new-generation mechanical movement developed by Rolex for superlative performance.<p>Calibre 3255's criteria for precision in everyday wear are twice as exacting as those for an officially …

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