Curious about Rolex men’s watches? This is a must-read!
Discover the pedigrees of the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer I, and Rolex Sky-Dweller, along with an exclusive WatchTime test of the Explorer I, in this FREE triple feature.
Whether you’re an avid collector of Rolex watches, or a budding connoisseur looking to learn more about them, this WatchTime compilation has something for you. Did you know…
… that the earliest Rolex Submariner didn’t have the now-iconic white Submariner name on its dial?
… how long the luminosity lasts on the Rolex Explorer I?
… why the innovative new calendar mechanism in the Rolex Sky-Dweller is called “Saros”?
… why a flaw in the Rolex Submariner prompted Rolex to develop its Perpetual self-winding mechanism?
Discover all the facts – and some legends – about these popular Rolex men’s watches in our new FREE Download directly from WatchTime’s award-winning team of journalists, The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born.
Rolex watches have always been found wherever men go to explore their environment, from the bottom of the ocean to the highest mountains. Join WatchTime — the leading magazine for watch fans and collectors in the U.S. — in this latest adventure and learn how the Rolex Sky-Dweller has its aesthetic and technical roots in two other iconic sports watches, the Rolex Submariner and Rolex Explorer 1.
Considered by many to be the one of the best dive watches – if not the best dive watch – in the world, the Rolex Submariner possesses an interesting backstory. Rolex aficionados and newbies alike will appreciate the insider look at the interesting history of the Rolex Submariner, along with its role as forefather to the Rolex Explorer 1 and the Sky-Dweller.
When you read WatchTime’s triple feature, The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born, you will …
- Understand the history of these popular timepieces
- Enjoy learning the secrets behind their watchmaking technology
- Perfect your knowledge of these watches
- Benefit from our tests and detailed reports on mechanisms and special features
- Be knowledgeable in conversation with other watch lovers
- Choose the right Rolex watches for your lifestyle
And while the Rolex Submariner is well-known, we offer much more than a utilitarian recitation of Rolex Submariner facts. It’s a unique in-depth exploration of some of the most popular and collectible Rolex watches, brought to you by the writers of WatchTime, a worldwide top authority on wristwatches of all kinds. After you read this, you’ll understand why the Rolex Submariner, Rolex Explorer 1 and Rolex Sky-Dweller are bestsellers around the world.
The hottest Rolex watch of 2012-13
The Rolex Sky-Dweller, one of the highlights of the 2012 Baselworld, is the possessor of only the second new Rolex complication in 50 years. It owes much to the Rolex Submariner and Explorer and Rolex’s history of using new technologies and materials. With this new complication – whose details and specifications are included in this free WatchTime compilation – and distinctive new month display, the Rolex Sky-Dweller represents a new generation of Rolex watch. If you have one at home or if you plan to buy one soon, shouldn’t you be as knowledgeable about it as possible?
Only WatchTime, the world’s foremost luxury watch authority, could bring you material like this. From mechanism details to available variations, everything you want to know about the Rolex Sky-Dweller is included in The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born.
The Sky-Dweller section of this free download includes:
- Close-up photos
- Operating instructions
This WatchTime triple feature is a must-have for anyone owning or buying the Rolex Sky-Dweller! And for those for the Sky-Dweller is their first Rolex watch, the watch’s pedigree will be equally interesting as you dive into the history and technology of its forefathers, the Rolex Submariner and the Rolex Explorer 1.
Exploring the ultimate climber’s watch
The Rolex Explorer 1, descendant of the model that went to the heights of Mount Everest in 1953 (itself a cousin to the Rolex Submariner), boasts upgrades from earlier models, which are outlined in this free report. In our independent, in-depth test of the watch, we put every feature of the Explorer 1 under WatchTime’s legendary scrutiny, from its curved lugs to the Paraflex shock-absorption system – available, you’ll discover, for the first time in a steel watch. Our test results will help you decide if the Explorer 1 is worth the price.
When you read The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born, you’ll get our opinion on the new size (but what about those hands?), comfort, operation and more.
In the Explorer 1 section, the report includes:
- A sidebar on the Explorer’s history
- Original, close-up photos you won’t see anywhere else
- Specifications on the watch’s case, movement, dial, and more
- Our final score on how the Explorer 1 looks, feels and performs
WatchTime has included many little-known facts about the Explorer 1, including its origins as a custom timepiece for Mount Everest explorers, the details of the first Explorer made for consumers in 1953, and anti-counterfeiting features that Rolex has included on this latest of its climbing watches. We’ve rated the watch on 10 different criteria, including the quality of the case, accuracy of the movement, legibility of the dial, and wearing comfort. If you’re a fan of Rolex’ long sport watch tradition, you don’t want to miss this free special!
Diving the depths with the Rolex Submariner
As our Special Report explains, the roots of the Rolex Submariner, considered by many collectors to be the world’s best dive watch, are found in the 1920s, long before the Rolex Submariner was actually born. The report details the history that some Rolex lovers are unaware of, such as the role of Italian watchmaker Panerai in its beginnings, and the link between the Rolex Submariner and famed oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.
You’ll discover what made James Bond creator Ian Fleming choose the Rolex Submariner as the best dive watch for Agent 007, and understand exactly how it was engineered to function in the most adverse oceanographic conditions. Details of the tests that Rolex put the Rolex Submariner through will amaze you!
The Rolex Submariner section of this informative triple feature includes:
- A complete history
- Close-up watch photos
- Celebrity photos
Can you call yourself a true Rolex connoisseur … feel confident that you’re making the right choice in selecting your next Rolex … express your personality and status with exactly the right model … without reading this quintessential report on iconic Rolex watches?
These are three of the most popular watches in the world, and you won’t even know how much you don’t know about them until you download The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born.
We encourage you to read this information-packed free WatchTime compilation right now, so you can discuss Rolex watches with authority and gain an even deeper knowledge and appreciation of this world-famous watch brand. It’s completely free, and you can download it right away – instant gratification! It’s WatchTime’s gift to Rolex lovers everywhere. We know you’ll enjoy it.
PS: Did we mention that The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born is completely free?
PPS: Have you ever been in a conversation with other Rolex lovers and been embarrassed at what you don’t know? That will never happen again, once you read The Rolex Submariner: Where the Rolex Explorer 1, Rolex Sky-Dweller and other Important Rolex Men’s Watches Were Born!
This promotional article was originally published on April 21, 2013 and has been updated.