Tag: Rolex

The Climber’s Timer: Testing the Rolex Explorer I (With Video)

WatchTime spent some time with the most recent model of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer — a watch originally made for a Mount Everest expedition and recently revamped with a larger case and modern caliber. Scroll down to read our test of the watch from the magazine, along with original photos by Nik Schölzel. The

The Rolex Deepsea and 6 Other Extreme Dive Watches

We take a look at seven “extreme” dive watches – including the Rolex Sea-Dweller Deepsea D-Blue Edition; Breitling’s Superocean Chronograph M2000 and the UTS 4000M Professional Diver – and what sets them apart from the pack.

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 23: Rolex Submariner

Since we covered the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, a watch heavily influenced by historical Tudor dive watches, last week, I thought it would be appropriate this week to take a look at Rolex’s modern diver: the Submariner. This incredibly iconic watch — championed by Sean Connery’s James Bond and boardroom executives alike — was launched

When Rolex Went Quartz: A Tale of the 1970s

  How did mechanical-watch king Rolex dealt with the arrival of quartz in the 1970s? What follows is an excerpt from the book “Electrifying the Wristwatch,” by WatchTime contributor Lucien Trueb. The book, illustrated with photos of pieces from watch collectors Günther Ramm and Peter Wenzig, tells how quartz-watch technology evolved.  André Heiniger, second Rolex