The origins of the Oyster collection date back to 1926, when the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, invented the Oyster, the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch. The invention is based on a patented principle, an airtight case where the case back, bezel and crown are screwed to the case middle. The Oyster is the embodiment of the perfect watch, as designed by Hans Wilsdorf. It is an accurate, reliable, waterproof, functional watch with timeless elegance and which can be worn for any occasion.
Today, this authentic archetypal watchmakers has been made into fifteen families of models, divided into two distinct lines. On the one hand, we have classic watches such as the Datejust, Day-Date and Sky-Dweller models. On the other hand, we have Professional watches, with functions used for specific activities, like the Explorer, the Submariner, the GMT-Master II, the Yacht-Master or the Daytona Cosmograph.
In addition to technical performance, the aesthetics of the Oyster Perpetual represent a universal and timeless style which is recognizable at first sight. The unique identity of the Oyster is based on four key features: precision, waterproofing, automatic charging and reliability.