The Swiss watch brand Rolex is probably the most recognizable in the world. No wonder the crown crowns the brand name on the dial - Rolex is truly the king of the watchmaking world. These five letters sound like a king in all languages, on different continents. They are a symbol of the success and high status of their owner. Their charm extends equally to men and women, athletes and artists, royalty and revolutionaries. Exceptionally reliable, waterproof and dustproof, since 1905, they have won the hearts of fans and ascended to the watch Olympus. Rolex mastered the depths of the sea, conquered mountain peaks, set speed records and became more and more desirable.
The brand contributed to its own promotion, attracting famous people as ambassadors. Roger Federer, Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn, Steve Gerda are promoting Rolex in the world of sports. The powerful of this world also fall under the attraction of the brand, choosing it for social events and business meetings. Rolex fans include David and Victoria Beckham, Brad Peet, Sylvester Stallone, Anna Ivanovich and other famous athletes, politicians, actors and just rich people. Even the Dalai Lama and John Paul II were seen wearing Rolex.
Many legendary Rolex owners are politicians. But this fashion was cultivated by the manufacturer himself. One of the first was Winston Churchill. The hundred thousandth chronometer DateJust was "secretly" presented to the master of world politics.
But even among other manufacturers, incomplete calendar functions in a prestigious design are quite common. The TAG Heuer Carrera Caliber 5 Automatic is a date-only watch. Automatic caliber, "oyster" water resistance 100 m., Case and bracelet with gold inserts - prestige and nothing more. Dwight Eisenhower, Leonid Brezhnev, Bill Clinton were also admirers of classic Rolex.
Let us pass from bourgeois leaders to communist ones. The whole world was amazed at the greed of the Cuban Comandante, who had two Rolex on one hand. There was no greed here - only calculation. The unpretentious and reliable watch showed the time in two zones, each in its own. Clocks with a dual time function were not common then. Now they are often found, and not only at Rolex. The Omega Aqua Terra Co-Axial GMT is a mechanical timepiece from the Seamaster collection. Coaxial escapement, screw-down crown and 150 m water resistance make them indispensable when traveling. Home time is shown by an additional hand that makes a complete revolution in 24 hours. Diego Maradona also wore two watches, albeit on different hands, and often it was a Rolex.
Let's move on from politicians to literary and film characters. Ian Fleming described in his books the prestigious watch of Her Majesty's spy. It was the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer. In the first James Bond films, it was the Chronograph or Hulk Submariner that sparkled on his wrist.