Rolex is a classic brand known by all. Every piece is a symbol of quality and status, functioning as evidence of perseverance and taste. With its quality, precision, and design, Rolex sits in a unique position of excellence. Our collection of Rolex watches is curated expertly to offer you quality vintage and new Rolex watches that reflect the brand’s high status. Browse our extensive collection below.
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The history of Rolex
Since the first Rolex in 1905, the brand has been creating incredible products, the quality of which had never been seen before. Hans Wilsdorf, a German businessman and technician, was the one to found Rolex.
He is also credited with inventing a mechanism that allows a watch to be wound by moving the wrist, called an automatic watch.
This groundbreaking mechanism introduced a level of ease to wearing watches by eliminating the need to wind them by hand daily. The Rolex wound itself every day, just by being worn.
When the brand name was registered in 1908, Wilsdorf claimed it was a meaningless one. More than a century later, Rolex is far from meaningless; the name is widely famous, even outside the watch-wearing community.
Watches under this name are wanted, both as an investment and for personal use, and each watch tells a unique story. Treat yourself to a new or one of our vintage Rolex watches and browse our collection above.
Rolex Extraordinary marketing stunts
Making watches is not where Rolex’s expertise ends. Their marketing has a legacy of excellence. For example, they were the first to create a water-resistant, dirt-resistant and shock-resistant watch case. These innovations changed the standards for watchmaking and were excellent at impressing the public.
But to really garner attention, a highly impressive stunt was performed. In 1927, Rolex gave someone the challenge of swimming the Channel between France and England with a Rolex Oyster on his wrist. This all demonstrates Rolex’s power, and where its name was from: It was as tight as an Oyster.
Why a vintage Rolex?
Although Rolex watches have continuously innovated through time, vintage Rolexes have never lost their value. Iconic vintage models, such as the Rolex Submariner, are always increasing in value and each piece carries a unique story. Each watch’s characteristic is a special one, and all vintage Rolex watches are indeed special.
Some vintage Rolex watches have a discoloured dial, which collectors will value at higher prices than one in a perfect state. This is because the organic paint that they used could discolour, making these watches special and thus increasing their value.
Our item descriptions will always clearly detail all there is to know about any Rolex watch we have for sale. Some of our vintage watches contain no usage traces. But now you know that even if they do, these traces are a unique part of a vintage Rolex’s history, making these pieces equally valuable as their otherwise perfect counterparts.
But that’s not all that makes our vintage Rolex collection special. New Rolex watches are noticeably larger than their vintage counterparts. Where current watches often have a diameter of 40 mm or more, they used to be around 36 mm. Vintage Rolexes are thus smaller than they are now, giving a slightly more humble impression without compromising on style and quality.
Rolex Iconic vintage models
Our vintage Rolex collection contains a selection of iconic models, both new and vintage, that are a truly fantastic addition to any Rolex collection. Or perhaps they may be a unique first Rolex for anyone interested in the brand. For example, our collection carries the Rolex Datejust, an iconic and greatly loved model.
But don’t miss out on our other wonderful models, such as the Rolex Day Date. Excited to purchase a Rolex? Don’t hesitate to browse our for sale vintage Rolexes above.
Used Rolexes for sale
Our collection contains used Rolexes that have been put up for sale. All watches are extensively checked for authenticity and condition. Whenever necessary our expert watchmaker will conduct all necessary maintenance to ensure the clockwork functions perfectly.
All watches at Timepieces Belgium are ensured to be 100% authentic by our expert team, so you can rest assured your Rolex is 100% real, and 100% yours.
We also buy vintage Rolexes. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you’re looking to sell your Rolex. We assure you we always offer the best price.
Buying a Rolex second-hand
The wonderful thing about buying a Rolex second-hand is that you can enjoy excellent quality from a legendary brand, whilst paying a lot less. Our pre-owned models enjoy great discounts. Besides second-hand models, we also carry a number of brand-new models.
Our watch descriptions contain details about whether a vintage model comes with its original papers and box.
Do you want more information, or view your desired watch in person? Book an appointment to meet our experts.
Are you looking for another brand of pre-owned watches? We carry equally fantastic collections from the brands Breitling, Cartier, Tudor or Omega. Don’t hesitate to delve into these fantastic watch collections..
When you see a Rolex offered for sale, you will naturally wonder if it is 'genuine'. Timepieces Belgium guarantees that all watches in our collection are 100% authentic and have been checked for authenticity by our experts.
We ship our watches fully insured via DHL Express. You can be sure that your purchase will be shipped with care.