Category: Rolex

The 3 Most Important Rolex Watches Ever Made (Updated)

Categories: Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

Everyone with even a passing interest in watches knows that Rolex has a storied history of innovation and firsts. But what are the three most important watches the company has ever made?  In order of release, we chose the following … Read More

Rewind 2014: Our 6th Annual Look at the Best of Swiss Watch Wire

Categories: Apple, Baselworld, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch News, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Swiss Watch Wire, Watch Design, Watch Tech, Watch Trends

Thank you for being part of the Swiss Watch Wire community and helping to make it a great year with record unique visitors and page views to the site. As the New Year rings in, let’s take a quick look at … Read More

Where to Buy a Genuine Rolex Watch in 2014 (Updated)

Categories: Rolex, Swiss Watch Deals & Steals, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia

We get a lot of questions about where to go to find an authentic Rolex at a reasonable price. We can recommend a couple of reputable places online but your best bet might be to plan your next vacation in … Read More

Why are Swiss Watches Prized?

Categories: Audermars Piguet, Blancpain, Breitling, Doxa, Girard-Perregaux, Hublot, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre, Movado, Omega, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Patek Philippe, Piaget, Richard Mille, Rolex, Swatch, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin, Vacheron Constantin, Zenith

Swiss watches are at the peak of the industry. Why? Because almost every important innovation in wristwatch technology was born in Switzerland, including the first water-proof watch, the first chronograph, the first automatic, the first quartz watch, the first featuring … Read More

Rolex and 904L Steel

Categories: Rolex, Swiss Watch Tips & Trivia, Watch Tech

Most Swiss watch companies use 316L steel for their cases, which is five times more durable than standard steel. But Rolex is the only one to use 904L steel, which is corrosion resistant, virtually scratch proof, and far more expensive … Read More

5 Watch Trends from Baselworld 2014

Categories: Baselworld, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Baselworld is ground zero for emerging trends on the watchmaking product front. Here’s a round-up of the big trends and themes from the 2014 edition: Retro designs. Revival watches, especially those based on 1960s designs, were more prevalent than ever … Read More

Baselworld 2014: Tudor Adds Blue Variant to Heritage Black Bay Collection

Categories: Baselworld, Other, Rolex, Swiss Watch News, Watch Reviews

Tudor’s Heritage Black Bay has put the the brand back on the map by successfully combining a vintage look and feel—based on the original from 1954—with the very latest in watchmaking technology. Beginning in June, a midnight blue variant will … Read More

Baselworld 2014 in Photos

Categories: Baselworld, Breguet, Omega, Other, Other Swiss Watch Brands, Rolex

The world’s biggest watch event, Baselworld, officially opened its doors Wednesday. Here’s a bird’s eye view from the inside and outside the event. As you can see from the photos, one of the stars of the event is the stunning … Read More

Sea-Dweller 4000 Heads New Rolex Line-up at Baselworld

Categories: Baselworld, Rolex, Watch Reviews

Rolex has unveiled its new lineup of watches to coincide with the opening of Baselworld 2014. The updated Sea Dweller 4000 (Ref 116600) is arguably the most noteworthy of the bunch. Rolex’s iconic diving watch features all of Rolex’s latest … Read More

Baselworld 2014 Is Coming March 27-April 3

Categories: Baselworld, Rolex, Watch & Sports

Baselworld 2014 is set to kick off March 27th, so it’s time to take a quick look at the world’s most prestigious watch fair. Here’s one mind-blowing fact to underscore Baselworld’s importance: roughly 80 percent of the global sales of … Read More