Best Swiss Watch
The best Swiss watch is the Rolex, period, case closed, exclamation mark. It is a status symbol in the watch world that is beyond any comparison. Say the word "Rolex," and people know exactly what wealth, prestige and quality you symbolize just by that one word alone. More specifically, the best Swiss watch is the Rolex Oyster Perpetual.
- Certification. The Rolex Oyster has a long pedigree of being awarded firsts when it comes to certifying the reliability of its precision time keeping. All the way back in 1910, the Oyster was awarded the chronometer certification by the Swiss School of Horology. For the first time ever, a wristwatch was awarded official recognition as one that would keep time accurately. Again in 1914, this same Rolex Oyster model was granted a Class A precision certificate for reliability by the Kew Observatory in England. This was extremely significant as Rolex had, for the for the first time ever as a commercial watchmaker, achieved a measure of significance that was theretofore only awarded to marine chronometers.
- Self-winding movement. The Rolex Oyster's problem with its original winder meant that its watches used to deteriorate in terms of being waterproof, but Rolex solved this with its introduction of perpetual, self-winding movement. Today the Rolex Oyster Perpetual has an internal rotor that rotates with any wrist movement, rewinding the original spring that activates said watch.
- Features. Owners of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual can rest easy knowing that it keeps time as reliably and accurately as possible. Its size is 34 millimeters, its metal of construction is steel, its bezel is domed, its crystal is sapphire, its dial is blue, its water resistance is to 100 meters, and its movement is still self-winding as it has been for decades.