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PLEASE PHONE 01 TO ORDER OR ENQUIRE (From abroad phone 0044 1) A gents stainless steel Tudor Oyster.
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.
Today, all Rolex Oyster Perpetual watches are officially certified chronometers, carrying on the heritage of the pioneering role the brand played in bringing precision to the wristwatch.
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.
A 'midsize' gents or ladies watch, case width 30mm.
£ 2850 (US$ 3471) (Euro 3338) Click here to view detailed image 1 Click here to view detailed image 2 Click here to view detailed image 3 Click here to view detailed image 4 Click here to view detailed image 5 A 1984 Omega Constellation Chronometer gents steel and gold wristwatch. A clear 'exhibition' back case and original winding crown. An Omega buckle to the original steel tapered strap.
When, in 1951, the regulations changed and it became compulsory to obtain chronometer certification from an official body, Rolex 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”.
Since the creation of the COSC (Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute) in 1973, special citations are no longer given on the certificates.
He devoted the energy of his youth to eliminating all the wristwatch’s weak points and made the quest for wristwatch precision his first objective.