The founders of Rolex were Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis. In 1905, they began their business in London, but they were importing movements from Switzerland and placing them in cases. Later on, they opened up offices in Switzerland and they officially registered the company name as Rolex.
Rolex was the first company to introduce a watch with an automatically changing date on the dial, which was the Rolex Datejust in 1945. Rolex was also the first company to introduce an automatically changing day on the dial, a watch that's waterproof to 100 meters, and the first GMT watch. Rolex was the first watchmaker to receive chronometer certification for a wristwatch.
In 1953, they set the goal of having a companion for divers that could track their time elapsed during their risky expeditions, the respond with the Submariner. Rolex is recognized for the creation of the Rolex GMT Master, which was designed in 1954 to aid the pilots Pan Am Airways with the ordeal of crossing multiple time zones during their travels. Then the anti-magnetic watch the Milgauss in 1956 so that scientists could continue to advance their work. 1963 the Cosmograph. It was waterproof, had a lap timer, and featured a tachymetric scale on the bezel to calculate average speed and fuel consumption.
The list goes on, the collaborations and endless. We would need a book to mention ann of Rolex's great achievements. Rolex today has evolved beyond the dependable workhorse tools it became associated with, to a symbol of opulence and luxury. Their collection displays models and many variations: like the Air-King, Datejust, GMT-Master II, Day-Date, Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, Cosmograph Daytona, Yacht-Master, Sea-Dweller, Explorer, Sky-Dweller, Milgauss, Cellini, PearlMaster.