90 years of Oyster

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Rolex is celebrating in 2016, the 90 years of the Oyster, the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in the world. It was an innovation that transformed watch design forever.

90 years of Oyster

Precise, robust and reliable, the Oyster became the timekeeper of choice for explorers and pioneers of all types. Today, Rolex has further reinforced the performance criteria that qualify Oyster watches as Superlative Chronometers.


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90 years of Oyster



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