Rolex Watch founder Hans Wilsdorf envisioned a timepiece one could wear around the wrist, and created his famous company in London in 1905. The resulting watches, new and vintage Rolex alike, are timeless, statement pieces destined to remain cultural staples. Models such as the Air King were inspired by the heros of the British Royal Air Force, while the Datejust Turn-O-Graph received its “Thunderbird” nickname via U.S. Air Force pilots, as the watch was gifted to soldiers after combat missions. The Turn-O-Graph eventually inspired numerous sports models, including the Explorer. All watches are available with their original Rolex boxes.