Rolex is one of the premier watch brands not only in the United States but in the world. It has a rich history and is the pioneer watch of athletes, adventurers, explorers, artists, and more. While many know the name Rolex, many don’t know all of the interesting facts that surround this well-known brand.
Rolex was established in 1905
The Founder, Hans Wilsdorf, founded Rolex at 24 years old in London.
Rolex created the first waterproof & dust proof watch in 1926 – The Oyster, and today, Rolex is the only watch brand that can use the term “waterproof” when describing their watches according to FTC regulations.
In 1933 the first expedition to fly over Everest was equipped with Rolex Oysters.
The Rolex Datejust was introduced in 1945 – it was the first self-winding wrist chronometer.
In the 1960’s, the experimental bathyscaphe, Trieste, successfully descended into the Mariana Trench, the deepest known depression on the Earth’s surface. The Rolex Deep Sea Special experimental watch had been attached to the outside during the dive and was in perfect working order after resurfacing from 10,916 meters (37,800 feet).
All movements and components are designed, manufactured, and assembled in-house by Rolex in Switzerland. Even materials such as the 904L stainless steel, and 18K gold are alloyed in-house.
Rolex gives back with its Mentor and Protege Initiative
Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, did not have any direct heirs and wanted to ensure that his legacy was one of doing good while doing well. Today, Rolex is still a privately held non-profit company. The Hans Wilsdorf Foundation distributes the profits to charitable causes.
Rolex partners with many sporting events including yachting, tennis, motorsports, golf, and equestrianism.
Graduation season is here. It is hard to believe that the time goes so fast. These special young adults in your life are getting ready to embark on a new journey and a new season of their life. What better way to show them how proud you are than with a gift that will last them long after the excitement of graduation is over.
These are gifts to help them take on the next chapter of their lives and could one day be passed down for their children’s milestones as well. We have created this gift guide with different price points in mind but with the goal that they will treasure the item and the memory forever.
Already have a gift or want to make one of ours even more special? We offer an engraving service as well. We love to help create a custom engraving that is just for you!
I think we can all agree that shopping for the special men in our lives is hard. It can be difficult to find him that perfect gift that he will wear and love long after the holiday is over. We have set out to make the gift giving process easier for you.
Top Ten Picks
This year we have asked some of the men at our stores what they would like to receive this Valentine’s day. In the photo carousel, we have narrowed it down to the top ten gifts for men this year! These gifts are in a variety of price points all below $2,700 and would be perfect for Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Anniversaries, Birthdays, or any other occasions you have coming up in 2018!
If you are still looking for the perfect gift for the women in your life, check out our gift guide for her here!
Created in 1962, the iconic Tag Heuer Autavia, a combination of AUTomobile and AVIAtion, celebrates its 55th anniversary. Modern yet faithful to its roots, the new generation Autavia channels the spirit of the golden age of motor racing.
Much more than a reissue, the new generation Autavia embodies a respect for the authentic world of motor racing and its roots, harnessing technology to improve functionality with TAG Heuer’s signature accuracy.
The Autavia’s comeback is the result of a unique collaborative campaign — the “Autavia Cup” — held in the spring of 2016. The principle: to consult the brand’s community of fans and collectors and to talk to connoisseurs, offering them the opportunity to choose the historic model that would inspire the rebirth of the Autavia.
The month of August is the perfect time to replace your watch battery at BC Clark Jewelers, because 100% of the revenue from every watch battery sold this month will be donated to the Jewelers for Children Fund.
The avant-garde Breitling Exospace B55 connected chronograph houses an exclusive SuperQuartzTM movement and a range of original functions tailor-made for pilots. Its unique connection philosophy enhances functionality by placing the smartphone in the service of the watch.
This functionality allows the user to perform certain adjustments from the phone, download the results of certain measurements, and receive notifications.
This future-oriented instrument is further distinguished by its technical design, featuring a titanium case and rubber strap. The new-generation connected chronograph.
THE INVENTOR OF THE MODERN CHRONOGRAPH
In founding his workshop in the Swiss Jura in 1884, Léon Breitling chose to devote himself to an exclusive and demanding field: that of chronographs and timers. These precision instruments were intended for sports, science and industry. Thanks to its high-quality products and its constant quest for innovation, the brand accompanied the boom of competitive sports and of the automobile – as well as the first feats of the aviation pioneers.
His jokes are bad, but that doesn’t mean his style has to be.
Graduation celebrations are over, mom has had her special day, and summer is descending on Oklahoma. That means it’s time to celebrate dad. The man, the myth, the legend!
We’ve curated a small list of some of our favorite gifts for dad to help you set him up with style this year. Browse the items to the left, and then come into one of our stores to let our sales staff help you choose the gift that embodies everything you wish to convey.
They’ve worked hard. They’ve put in the long hours. It’s time to show them just how proud you are.
Finding the perfect gift for your grad can be difficult, we know. That’s why we’ve put together a few of our favorite items here in this post to give you a sample of the amazing selection we have at all three of our OKC locations.
Browse the items to the left, and then come into one of our stores to let our sales staff help you choose the gift that embodies everything you wish to convey.
Your graduate is unique. Their style and interests are all their own. Let us help you find the perfect way to celebrate that individuality.
From watches, to jewelry, to home decor and accessories, we’ve got something unique for every graduate.
Congratulations to Adoree’ Jackson of the University of Southern California for being awarded the 2016 Jim Thorpe Award, given to college football’s top defensive back. Jackson is a 3-year starting cornerback and a 3-way performer, and is among the nation’s most exciting players.
Adoree’ lead USC in interceptions with 4 and pass breakups with 11, and made 51 tackles with a pair of fumble recoveries. He was often matched against the opponent’s top receiver. He is in the national Top 25 in passes defended and fumbles recovered.
Jackson is ranked third nationally in punt returns and sixth in kickoff returns. He has two TD returns in each category. And on offense this season, he averages 9.8 yards on 5 rushes. He is the true picture of what it means to be a two-way player, making him an ideal recipient of the Thorpe Award.
TheCarrera Calibre HEUER 01 Automatic Chronograph features a skeleton dial, titanium carbide coated steel, perforated rubber strap, and an exclusive in-house movement. The modular design opens up a huge range of possibilities, with an infinite combination of materials, colors, treatments and finishes.
Price as pictured: $5,300.
THE DNA OF THE COLLECTION
RIDE ON. Speed. Sweat. Strength. Jack Heuer created the Carrera watch in 1963 in tribute to the famous Carrera Panamericana auto race widely considered the most dangerous in the world.
Just as exciting as the race that inspired it, the watch broke traditional watchmaking rules and was the first chronograph specifically designed for professional drivers, but perfect for speeding down the open road or cruising through daily life thanks to a more simple, more elegant, more readable design.
He broke the rules of watchmaking design and TAG Heuer has been blending fashion and function ever since. The Carrera celebrates the speed demons, the risk-takers and the dreamers who race against time and never slow down.
At TAG Heuer, we constantly push boundaries to offer you highly innovative timepieces and moments full of adrenaline.