Rolex has been a partner with this 24 Hours of Le Mans and Rolex Daytona has been the sponsor of the event. All the winners can get a Rolex Daytona. Rolex Daytona are released at 1963 and it was specially designed for this event that witnessed this special period of time.
Rolex and the race
Rolex tied the close relations with famous events like, Hours of Le Mans, Formula 1 and Pebble Beach Concoursd’ Elegance. It has been a strong strength that push the development of such events. The history of Rolex and sports can be dated back to its foundation. Hans Wilsdorf, who was infected by the that changing society in that age, found this company in London, and at that time when watches were considered an accessory, he decided to make solid, precise and reliable watches to adjust to people’s life. In 1920, Offidial Watch Rating Centre awarded a Rolex watch with Swiss Official certificate. In 1926, Rolex successfully developed a diving watch–Rolex Oyster, which was tightened by the screw-in case back, bezel and winding crown. A year later, Hans, who tried to proved its great performance on resisting water, had Mercedes Gleitze wear it and the latter one finally crossed the English Channel. After couple of hours in the ocean, she made it and the watch worked perfectly. This young British lady finally become the ambassador of Rolex and witnessed its quality. In 1931, Rolex invented the automatic winding rotor, so this unique winding system became the founding father of automatic winding.
Early in 1960s, Sir Jackie Steward, a legend racer, won the champion of Formula 1 for three times. In addition, Rolex become the sponsor of Goodwood Revival. This association displayed the antique car that were produced before 1966. Back in that time, 600 classical antique cars gathered together in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
1945, with the globe prosperity, Rolex launches it Datejust. The first Datejust is waterproof, and has a streamline look. What’s more, you can see that date aperture on the dial. Years later, the crystal has Cyclops eye, which is an obvious mark on Rolex. Datejust, with is graceful small date aperture, becomes the most recognizable watches. The reason that we think Datejust is an representative watch is that it is made of 904L steel and 18 ct yellow gold. A medium size as 36 mm, Datejust has simple three hands on the dial. On the sapphire mirror set a date aperture that could magnifying for 2.5 times. Bezel is fluted. All those classic deign is passed down to now. Oyster case and its performance is the key. Outside the bezel, diamonds are set around the bezel, which is luxury enough. Twinlock double waterproof system provide a good water-resistance that is water-proof to 100 meters. The crown is wrapped with yellow gold, indicating Rolex dedication on details.
From the other side of the profile, this watch is rather thin and is comfortable and flexible. Rolex Oyster buckle has Rolex crown on it, and the new buckle is a folding buckle that connects bracelet. lug is a little short, to better match bracelet. Golden Jubilee has 10 top diamonds as the time indexes and corresponds to the date aperture at 3 o’clock and crown at 12 o’clock.
What’s more, Datejust has an screw-down case back and is equipped with a powerful Cal.3135 movement, which is also known as the King of Automatic Movement. It has amazing stability and the movement diameter reaches 28.5 mm. It works at a frequency of 28800 times per hour. 31 rubies is applied as supporter on the movement. When comes to the energy reserve, Rolex Datejust can last for 50 hours. Instantaneous date, Glucydur balance wheel, Breguet hairspring, and kif shock absorber, all those features speaks for its excellent performance.
For the Piaget watches, the Black tie and Traditional redisplay that features and they are the millstones in the history of Piaget.
Vintage of Black Tie
When this new shape watch came to exist, the irregular lug brought us surprises. In order to get a smooth and round corner, Piaget shows its gold processing skills. Breaking limitations and making breakthrough on aesthetics drive Piaget to move forward in great leaps. The new Piaget does not change the original shapes and size, but makes small adjustments and a Piaget home-made 534P automatic winding movement contributes to a thin profile. Golden case replaces the original white gold case and it is the fruit of great technicians. Every detail is processed with great dedication. In the case back, it is branded with Piaget’s badge on it. The hard gemstones on Black Tie contributes to a hard and solid case, and also reflect Piaget’s philosophy on pursuing excellence.
Since last 1960s. the graceful combination of watch-making and jewelry processing made Piaget keep exploring new techniques on processing harden diamonds and gold. Such a revolution on techniques combines two precious material and gives off bright colors, and unprecedented freedom ever before. Particularly the watch which has diamonds and emerald on its case, oval jadeite dial and beautiful engraving stainless steel bracelet was a cult item among fashion people of that age. The variety of this series is part of Piaget’s tradition and even its bracelet symbols Piaget’s logo. Many pieces of links make it look delicate and fashion as well. The bracelet is directly connected to case, which means they are a integrity. In order to exemplify the three dimensions of jewelry, the silver oval shines to set off the glaring diamonds. Claw setting makes sure that very piece of diamonds can shines in their best form. The unique jewelry watches make Piaget outstanding among others.