Discovering 100 Years of Rolex Chronometers and Rolex Oyster Replica Watches

A little over a century ago, in 1914, the Kew Observatory in Great Britain granted a “Class A” chronometer certificate to a wristwatch for the very first time. This was a major achievement for the timepiece in question, a tiny Rolex Replica Watches, and it also marked the advent of the modern precision wristwatch.Until July 15, 1914, the “Class A” certification, which attested to the highest chronometric precision, had generally been awarded only to large marine chronometers after extremely rigorous tests. Rolex was, in fact, the first to prove that a wristwatch could be just as precise as a marine chronometer – a notion that was scarcely believable at the time.Rolex Replica first success in this area had, in fact, already come in 1910, when it obtained a chronometer certificate for a small watch from the Official Watch Rating Center in Bienne, Switzerland.

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The first Rolex precision certificate, dated 1910

This proof of performance would contribute significantly to the rise of the wristwatch in popularity. On the strength of this achievement, Cheap Rolex Replica would eventually become the world’s largest manufacturer of chronometer-certified wristwatches. The Geneva-based brand perfected the concept of the modern watch in 1926 by inventing the waterproof “Oyster” case to protect the movement inside and then, in 1931, by developing the self-winding “Perpetual” rotor movement.That milestone feat of miniaturized precision — the very first “Class A” rating certificate for a wristwatch from the Kew Observatory near London, occurred on 15 July 1914, and would forever change the destiny of the modern watch.
For the first time in history, a wristwatch fulfilled the requirements expected of the best marine chronometers. These navigation instruments, whose precision was used to determine the position of ships at sea (longitude), could not deviate by more than a few seconds per day without putting the safety of the ships at risk.The man behind this feat was German-born Hans Wilsdorf, who founded Cheap Rolex in 1905. By obtaining this first chronometer certificate from Kew, Wilsdorf demonstrated that, in terms of precision, a small wristwatch could rival that of the best timepieces, including pocketwatches, which were the norm at the time. Thus, nearly two centuries after John Harrison designed the first marine chronometer, Rolex targeted an equal level of precision for a wristwatch.

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The 1914 Kew-certified Rolex wristwatch Chronometer

Rolex is one of the historic leaders in timekeeping and a true pioneer in chronometer wristwatches; Rolex made certified precision its signature. By the early 1950s, Rolex had manufactured nearly 90 percent of all chronometers officially certified in Switzerland since 1927, the year specific criteria for chronometer wristwatches were introduced.When, in 1951, the regulations changed and it became compulsory to obtain chronometer certification from an official body, Replica Watches UK went further and made sure its movements obtained certificates bearing the citation “particularly good results.” This distinction gave rise to the famous phrase still inscribed on Rolex watch dials today: “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”.But the signature on Rolex dials is a reminder that since the early 20th century, Fake Rolex UK has played a central role in the development of the modern precision watch.
Starting on the next page, we continue our historical excursion into Rolex watches by showcasing the brand’s major Oyster Perpetual watch developments from 1926 through the present day.

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Hans Wilsdorf the founder of Rolex

Tracking the Rolex Daytona Replica: A 53-Year History

For most of Rolex Replica Watches history, chronographs took a back seat to three-handed models. The company did produce some chronographs, but equipped them with third-party calibers that ticked in conventional, classic cases, not its well-known Oyster case. Rolex introduced its first Oyster-cased chronograph during WWII, but it was anything but a hit.

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The Daytona International Speedway has been in operation since 1959

The first automobile races were organized on the beach at Daytona, Fla., in 1902. Many new speed records were set in the following years.The newer route of the Rolex Daytona racecourse, which formed an elongated oval with a slight bend in it, ran partly across the beach and partly along the oceanfront roadway.Rolex first served as Daytona’s official timekeeper in 1962, one year prior to the debut of the Cosmograph Reference 6239.Paul Newman wasn’t just an actor: he was also an outstandingly successful racecar driver.

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Reference 6240 (1965) had screwed push-pieces and a bezel with a black acrylic inlay

In his heyday, he even had his own racing stable. His Daytona watch accompanied him on his races. In the 1980s, collectors gave the nickname “Paul Newman” to this style of Daytona, which can be recognized chiefly by the contrastingly colored seconds scale along the dial’s periphery.Rolex Replica comprehensively reworked this caliber, equipping it, for example, with the brand’s own shock-absorption device.The differences among the several caliber variations are apparent only under close scrutiny.

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Paul Newman at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979

Rolex switched to screw-in push buttons with the debut in 1965. These seal the watch’s case nearly as hermetically as the Oyster models without a stopwatch function.Cheap Rolex Replica used Zenith’s El Primero movement, which had been introduced in 1969. Rolex made major changes to the El Primero, including slowing its frequency from 36,000 to 28,800 vph. This resulted in a longer power reserve and longer service intervals.

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A platinum version with brown ceramic bezel was launched to celebrate the Daytona’s 50th birthday in 2013

Demand for sporty chronographs took off at this time.Rolex continued to offer the models in all steel and all yellow gold, which were later joined by steel- and-gold and white- and rose-gold variations.IN 2000, Replica Watches UK launched the first Daytona with an in-house movement. Caliber 4130, still used in today’s Daytonas, has 44 jewels, a 72-hour power reserve, and Kif shock absorbers for its balance and escape wheel. Vertical coupling assures a smooth start for the elapsed-seconds hand. The new movement, like the El Primero it replaced, has column-wheel switching.The 4130 has had Rolex’s in-house blue Parachrom hairspring for the past decade.

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Rolex celebrated 50 years of timing races at the Daytona International Speedway