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Rolex

Founded in:
1905
Headquarters:
London

A British-founded Swiss watch designer and manufacturer based in Geneva, Switzerland, Rolex was founded in 1905 as Wilsdorf and Davis by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis in London. Each Rolex comes with a unique serial number, which can help indicate its approximate production period. Serial numbers were first introduced in 1926 and were issued sequentially, until 1954, when Rolex restarted from #999,999 to #0. In 1987, there was an addition of one letter to a 6-digit serial number and from 2010 right down to the present date, Rolex has introduced random serial numbers.

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The Exceptionals: AstaGuru to Hold an Auction of Rare Jewellery Pieces and Watches
Aakriti Jadwani

The Exceptionals: AstaGuru to Hold an Auction of Rare Jewellery Pieces and Watches

May 11, 2024

India’s premium auction house is set to exhibit an exquisite assortment of fine jewellery, vintage silver pieces, and exceptional watches

Luxury Watches for Mother’s Day: Top 9
Aaron Jacob

Luxury Watches for Mother’s Day: Top 9

May 9, 2024

Moms make the world go round, so why not give the Superwoman in your life an outstanding present this year?

The Timeless Allure of Asymmetrical Watches
Rajrupa Biswas

The Timeless Allure of Asymmetrical Watches

May 6, 2024

Needless to say, these timepieces defy conventional design. From Rolex to Breguet, watch brands continue to interpret asymmetry in their own unique way

Spotted at W&W 2024: Celebrities and their Exquisite Wristwatches
Aakriti Jadwani

Spotted at W&W 2024: Celebrities and their Exquisite Wristwatches

April 30, 2024

Gisele Bündchen, Kylian Mbappé and Kevin O’Leary, among others, flaunted stunning timepieces at the watchmaking gala held earlier in April

First Steps: Top 8 Luxury Watches to Start Your Collection with
Aaron Jacob

First Steps: Top 8 Luxury Watches to Start Your Collection with

April 26, 2024

Here’s a comprehensive guide to starting a collection of dependable, lifelong companions for your wrist, reflecting your personal style and interests

10 Instantly Recognisable Types of Watch Hands Every Collector Should Know
Aakriti Jadwani

10 Instantly Recognisable Types of Watch Hands Every Collector Should Know

April 25, 2024

From Breguet to Fleur-de-lys, discover these unique watch hand types that have stood the test of time

How to Spot a Fake Rolex: Five Things to Keep in Mind
Amrita Lall

How to Spot a Fake Rolex: Five Things to Keep in Mind

April 22, 2024

Rolex remains the most sought-after name in the counterfeit market. Here’s what you can do to avoid ending up with a fake Rolex on your wrist

Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Rolex Releases at Watches and Wonders 2024
Rajrupa Biswas

Everything You Need to Know About the Latest Rolex Releases at Watches and Wonders 2024

April 9, 2024

Rolex seamlessly integrates state-of-the-art materials and technological breakthroughs while paying tribute to timeless design

Back to Nature: Presenting this Year’s Oscars®️ Greenroom Designed by Rolex
Aaron Jacob

Back to Nature: Presenting this Year’s Oscars®️ Greenroom Designed by Rolex

March 13, 2024

This year’s Greenroom featured, among other things, the Oyster Perpetual Day-Date 40 in 18 ct Everose gold, boasting a slate ombré dial.

Celebs Flaunt their Hottest Timepieces at Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant Pre-Wedding Gala
Aakriti Jadwani

Celebs Flaunt their Hottest Timepieces at Anant Ambani-Radhika Merchant Pre-Wedding Gala

March 8, 2024

Ranveer Singh, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja, Shloka Mehta and other celebs were spotted wearing these stunning luxury watches

7 Watch Certificates You Should Know About
Aaron Jacob

7 Watch Certificates You Should Know About

February 16, 2024

Among other things, these certificates seek to verify the authenticity of a watch by examining its quality, performance, and even origin

A Closer Look at Elton John’s Timepieces Going under the Hammer at the Forthcoming Christie’s Auction
Amrita Lall

A Closer Look at Elton John’s Timepieces Going under the Hammer at the Forthcoming Christie’s Auction

January 25, 2024

The music legend’s collection includes rare Rolex Daytonas, piece-unique Chopards, and one-of-a-kind Cartiers

Tata CLiQ Luxury Unveils the ReLoved Store Offering Authentic Pre-owned Watches
Aakriti Jadwani

Tata CLiQ Luxury Unveils the ReLoved Store Offering Authentic Pre-owned Watches

January 17, 2024

The platform has collaborated with Jay’s Watch Store to launch ReLoved, presenting a curated selection of rare pre-owned timepieces from coveted brands

The Hottest Timepieces Seen on Some of the Most Glamorous Celebrities
Aakriti Jadwani

The Hottest Timepieces Seen on Some of the Most Glamorous Celebrities

December 28, 2023

Dua Lipa, Virat Kohli, Kiara Advani, Arjun Kapoor, and Harsh Varrdhan Kapoor were spotted flaunting these stunning luxury timepieces

Watch Highlights 2023: A Year of Elegance, Innovation, and Game-Changing Styles
Rajrupa Biswas

Watch Highlights 2023: A Year of Elegance, Innovation, and Game-Changing Styles

December 27, 2023

From classic comebacks to futuristic collaborations, the watch scene saw it all this year. Here’s what stood out across all categories

Celebrities Dialling up the Glam Quotient with these Stunning Timepieces
Aakriti Jadwani

Celebrities Dialling up the Glam Quotient with these Stunning Timepieces

November 27, 2023

David Beckham, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and other celebrities were seen wearing these ultra-luxe timepieces

Festive Picks: Luxury Watches That Will Light Up Your Diwali
Aakriti Jadwani

Festive Picks: Luxury Watches That Will Light Up Your Diwali

November 7, 2023

If you are looking for the perfect wrist candy for your Diwali celebrations, here’s a curated list that can come in handy

Spotted: Extraordinary Timepieces Worn by Indian Celebrities
Syed Shiraz from The Indian Horology

Spotted: Extraordinary Timepieces Worn by Indian Celebrities

October 26, 2023

Shah Rukh Khan, KL Rahul, Sara Ali Khan and other Indian celebrities were seen wearing these ultra-luxe timepieces

Power Play: Indian Cricketers’ Better Halves Spotted Acing the Wrist Game
Aakriti Jadwani

Power Play: Indian Cricketers’ Better Halves Spotted Acing the Wrist Game

October 23, 2023

Our cricketers’ better halves are fashion icons in their own right. Their taste for exceptional mechanical watches is proof

Nicknames of the Most Popular Rolex Watches: Part II
Rajrupa Biswas

Nicknames of the Most Popular Rolex Watches: Part II

October 18, 2023

From Bart Simpson to Steve McQueen, discover the remarkable stories behind the nicknames of these iconic Rolex models

A Brief History of the Evolution of Watch Bracelets
Rajrupa Biswas

A Brief History of the Evolution of Watch Bracelets

October 17, 2023

Bracelets are often overshadowed by other watch components. But they are integral to watchmaking and have a long and storied history

A Glimpse of the Unique Timepieces Going under the Hammer at the Watches Online: The Dubai Edit
Amrita Lall

A Glimpse of the Unique Timepieces Going under the Hammer at the Watches Online: The Dubai Edit

October 6, 2023

On offer at the Christie’s auction will be a one-of-a-kind bespoke Patek Philippe creation, Rolex Day-Dates with ‘Arabic dials’, and more

Indian Celebs Who Were Seen Sporting Iconic Luxury Watches
Syed Shiraz from The Indian Horology

Indian Celebs Who Were Seen Sporting Iconic Luxury Watches

August 28, 2023

Shreyas Iyer, Sobhita Dhulipala, Rajkummar Rao, and more celebs were spotted wearing iconic timepieces from Audemars Piguet, Bvlgari, Rolex and Patek Philippe

Surprise, Surprise: Rolex Acquires Bucherer
Amrita Lall

Surprise, Surprise: Rolex Acquires Bucherer

August 25, 2023

In an unprecedented move, Rolex buys Bucherer, a celebrated luxury watch retailer and the brand’s official retailer partner since 1924

Auction-spotting: 2023’s Most Expensive Pre-Owned Watches
Amrita Lall

Auction-spotting: 2023’s Most Expensive Pre-Owned Watches

August 24, 2023

GMT India’s picks of million-dollar watches at this year’s auctions include the Paul Newman Daytonas and a Patek Philippe, once worn by China’s last emperor

From Patek  5711 to Cartier Roadster: 5 Iconic Watches that Have Been Discontinued
Rajrupa Biswas

From Patek 5711 to Cartier Roadster: 5 Iconic Watches that Have Been Discontinued

August 21, 2023

Discontinued Watches Hold a Unique Position in the World of Horology. Here Are Some of the Most Sought-After Timepieces that Have Trumped Obsolescence

10 Rolex Watch Nicknames that You Need to Know
Rajrupa Biswas

10 Rolex Watch Nicknames that You Need to Know

August 17, 2023

What do Kermit, Fat Lady, Starbucks, and Root Beer have in common? They are all nicknames for Rolex iterations. Here’s how these monikers came into being

 Independence Day Tribute: Exploring the Rich Legacy of Indian Numerals in Watchmaking
Rajrupa Biswas

Independence Day Tribute: Exploring the Rich Legacy of Indian Numerals in Watchmaking

August 16, 2023

This Independence Day, let us celebrate India’s invaluable contribution to the world of horology numerals that have become an integral part of the watches we cherish

Vintage Throwback: Tracing the Incredible Journey of the Rolex GMT-Master
Rajrupa Biswas

Vintage Throwback: Tracing the Incredible Journey of the Rolex GMT-Master

July 10, 2023

Check out how the iconic timepiece from Rolex has evolved over the years and how Hollywood personalities have contributed to its journey

Hall of Fame: How Hollywood Legends Turned these Luxury Watches into Superstars
Rajrupa Biswas

Hall of Fame: How Hollywood Legends Turned these Luxury Watches into Superstars

June 29, 2023

From Paul Newman to Pierce Brosnan, several famous personalities became unofficial ambassadors of iconic luxury watches

Luxury Watches Worn by Indian Celebs that We Can’t Stop Admiring
Syed Shiraz from The Indian Horology

Luxury Watches Worn by Indian Celebs that We Can’t Stop Admiring

June 19, 2023

Check out how these iconic timepieces from Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet are bolstering the style statements of our favourite celebs

100 Years of 24 Hours of Le Mans: Rolex Introduces a Special Variant of the Cosmograph Daytona
Aaron Jacob

100 Years of 24 Hours of Le Mans: Rolex Introduces a Special Variant of the Cosmograph Daytona

June 12, 2023

Featuring the Paul Newman-inspired dial, the new Daytona will be a non-limited edition model or a permanent production variant

Two of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytonas Head to Sotheby’s Important Watches Auction in New York
Amrita Lall

Two of Paul Newman’s Rolex Daytonas Head to Sotheby’s Important Watches Auction in New York

June 6, 2023

The Daytonas belonging to the Hollywood legend are set to spearhead the Sotheby’s auction on June 9. Other stunning timepieces will be on offer too

Check out the Top-selling Watches at AstaGuru’s Jewellery, Silver and Timepieces Auction
Amrita Lall

Check out the Top-selling Watches at AstaGuru’s Jewellery, Silver and Timepieces Auction

June 1, 2023

Here are the Patek Philippes, Royal Oaks and other exceptional watches that stole the show at AstaGuru’s latest auction

Indian Celebs Spotted Wearing Iconic Watches that Complement their Style
Syed Shiraz from The Indian Horology

Indian Celebs Spotted Wearing Iconic Watches that Complement their Style

May 19, 2023

Here are the details and brief history of the exceptional timepieces Indian film and sports personalities were seen wearing

Patek Philippes and Other Coveted Watches to Vie for at AstaGuru’s Upcoming ‘Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces’ Auction
Amrita Lall

Patek Philippes and Other Coveted Watches to Vie for at AstaGuru’s Upcoming ‘Jewellery, Silver, and Timepieces’ Auction

May 19, 2023

From rooting for a rare Patek Philippe Nautilus to cheering for the Rolex Root Beer, the auction is likely to witness some serious bidding wars

Christie's Watches Spring 2023 Live Auctions in Geneva: How Rare Watches Stole the Show
Rajrupa Biswas

Christie's Watches Spring 2023 Live Auctions in Geneva: How Rare Watches Stole the Show

May 16, 2023

Offering 199 lots over two days, the auctions generated sales worth US$ 45,027,826 in total

From Shah Rukh Khan to Zendaya: Here’s How Celebs Upped their Wrist Game at the NMACC Gala
Aakriti Jadwani

From Shah Rukh Khan to Zendaya: Here’s How Celebs Upped their Wrist Game at the NMACC Gala

April 25, 2023

Hollywood and Bollywood celebs were spotted wearing exceptional timepieces during the inauguration of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai

Geneva Watch Auction XVII Set to Display Rare Timepieces from 20th and 21st Centuries
Rajrupa Biswas

Geneva Watch Auction XVII Set to Display Rare Timepieces from 20th and 21st Centuries

April 13, 2023

Around 200 watches have been chosen for their quality, rarity and overall relevance. What’s more, the auction will have something for every budget

Rolex Holds Court at Watches and Wonders 2023 with New Releases
Aaron Jacob

Rolex Holds Court at Watches and Wonders 2023 with New Releases

March 29, 2023

From Cosmograph Daytona to Day-Date 36, Rolex has rolled out exciting new variants at the watchmaking gala

Spotted: 5 Stunning Timepieces Worn By Celebs
Syed Shiraz from The Indian Horology

Spotted: 5 Stunning Timepieces Worn By Celebs

March 23, 2023

Check out how celebs dialled up the wow factor with these exquisite timepieces from top-rated Maisons

Watch NFTs and the Metaverse of Madness
Aakriti Jadwani

Watch NFTs and the Metaverse of Madness

February 17, 2023

NFTs are making their presence felt in the world of horology. But are watch NFTs a touch of genius or a risky investment?

Timepieces to Watch Out for in Celeb Circles
Syed Shiraz from The Indian Horology

Timepieces to Watch Out for in Celeb Circles

February 14, 2023

These were the exceptional timepieces that shone bright on the wrists of our favourite celebs from the world of films and cricket

Rolex Unveils Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge
Aaron Jacob

Rolex Unveils Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge

November 21, 2022

The all-titanium Rolex Oyster Perpetual Deepsea Challenge has been crafted to function up to 11,000 metres under water