• Into the deep – Creating the ultimate divers watch

    Whilst Blancpain is generally regarded to have pioneered the first dive watch – the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms – in 1953, it is Rolex and Omega who spent the next two decades battling it out to produce ‘the ultimate divers watch’. Both Rolex and Omega were commissioned to supply watches to the British Royal Navy in …

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  • Zodiac Sea Wolf Vintage watch

    Rolex – Stepping out of the shadows

    Whilst Rolex is universally credited with producing and marketing the simplest and easiest to use GMT watch in the 1950’s, other swiss makers also tried their hand with varying degrees of success. However, one maker, in particular, stands out in that not only did it produce some of the earliest diver’s watches but it also …

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  • The Submariner In Depth

    The Submariner, In Depth Rolex was founded in London in 1905 as ‘Wilsdorf & Davis’, before adopting the company name Rolex in 1915 and moving to Geneva four years after that. The name was chosen for its easy pronunciation in any language; its symmetry and brevity allowed it to fit easily on the dial of …

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