Rolex Oyster

In 1926, Rolex introduced the first patented, water and dust-proof wristwatch: the “Oyster“. Protected by a hermetically sealed housing, the watch soon proved its effectiveness before the eyes of international media, laying the foundation for Rolex’s expertise in waterproof watches. The young British swimmer Mercedes Gleitze at her Channel crossing in 1927 wore an Oyster that withstood the water unscathed for more than 10 hours…