When Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in London in 1905 he wanted a brand name that could be pronounced in any European language & one that would elegantly grace the dial of a watch. His plan worked, and what he created has risen to become arguably the most iconic and recognised timepiece brand in the world today. Discover your own preowned Rolex in the Open for Vintage collection or discover other exclusive, luxury designer watches across the site.
Submariner, Datejust, Daytona, Air-King, Oyster Perpetual & Explorer are Rolex’s most famous and sought after creations with each model available as a mens & womens wristwatch, though many translate as superb unisex timepieces. Beyond the simplicity of the classic models comes the unique styling through gemstones, unique bracelet straps and coloured dials such as the ‘Kermit’ or the ‘Pepsi’ so whether you are searching for the original or the limited edition adaptations, we have something to suit every taste and style.
When we think about luxury watches one name springs to mind above all others: Rolex. The brand is synonymous with craftsmanship, luxury and quality. Wilsdorf’s founding philosophy was to create wristwatches that were meticulously accurate while maintaining an elegant aesthetic. A vintage Rolex is undoubtedly an investment piece but some question why Rolex command and maintain high values. We believe that there are many things about a Rolex that make it truly special and justify its legendary reputation. To find out more, read 5 facts you should know about this iconic brand on The Journal.