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In 1927, Rolex created the world’s first waterproof (hermetically sealed) and dust proof watch, dubbing it the “Oyster”. Proclaimed a marvel in horological advancement, the Oyster accompanied Mercedes Gleitze on her successful quest to become the first female to swim the English Channel. This young British woman set numerous records for endurance swimming, as well as being the first to swim the Straits of Gibraltar.
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United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s impressive resume includes U.S. Senator and former First Lady, as well as former Democratic Presidential hopeful. The ladies’ two-toned Datejust with Jubilee bracelet that has become her trademark attests to this learned woman’s classic style and impeccable taste.
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Arguably the first modern actress to wear a man’s Rolex watch as a fashion statement, Sharon Stone boasts an extensive cinematic career as well as being an experienced former fashion model. She has sported both male and female Rolex styles since the 1980s. Whether wearing her ladies’ solid 18 karat gold Presidential or a gents stainless steel Oyster Perpetual Submariner, the enduring beauty and compelling individuality of this talented performer enable her to carry them both with equal panache.
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Colombian-American television personality and restaurateur, the lovely Ingrid Hoffman often wears her gents 40mm Rolex LV 50th Anniversary Submariner while hosting the Food Network series “Simply Delicioso”. The green Cerachrom ceramic bezel and luminescent markers allow her to time the cooking of delicious Latin cuisine no matter how light deprived the environment.
The Rolex name definitely retains its mark as a status symbol regardless of the niche it circulates within. Starting at over $5000 for a basic new stainless steel model, it is no wonder that in recent years consumer demand has given rise to a substantial business in preowned Rolex watches.