What exactly is a “Rolex Oyster Professional” watch? Most Rolex watches produced today use the brand’s Oyster case Rolex replica watches which embodies years of development that started with the original Rolex Oyster watch from 1926. At the time Rolex pioneered the first ever watch case with screw down crown, bezel, and caseback that offered water resistance and dust protection, though it was not until 1953 that the Professional Collection was born.
The idea of the Rolex Oyster Professional today is the perpetuation of timepiece models that were originally intended for professional use. That included watches for people engaged in diving, flying, automotive and sport racing, science and industrial work, as well as general planetary exploration. Rolex Oyster Professional watches by nature are more durable and utilitarian in design, and they also have in many instances additional production or testing steps added to their manufacture before they leave Rolex and go out to the consumer. So in short, a Rolex Oyster Professional watch today is one that is based on a historic model meant for actual professional use and is produced with some extra safety and reliability features compared to Rolex’s more casual or dress models.
Two of Rolex’s foundational Oyster Professional watches were born in 1953; they were the Explorer and Rolex submariner series fake watches. 1953 was also a moment when Rolex experienced one of their most important social achievements that would mark how the brand would be perceived thenceforth. Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were part of the British expedition to climb mount Everest, and succeeded in being the first people in the world to do so. It was an amazing feat of human endurance and today watch fans recall the fact that Hillary (and Norgay) wore a Rolex Oyster Perpetual timepiece. The model would quickly evolve into being the now iconic Rolex Explorer, which was also released that year. The message to the public was that the Explorer was the timepiece of people who went to extreme lengths to get to where they wanted to be- an allegory that would transcend scientific exploration into the lives and struggles of normal people.
1953 was also the year that Rolex released the very first Submariner- a timepiece they claim as the world’s first timepiece water resistant to 100 meters. In many ways the Submariner was the ultimate evolution of the Rolex Oyster case, as it was further refined for additional water resistance. While the “Rolex Oyster Professional series copy watches” term did not exist yet in 1953, the Submariner and Explorer were two timepieces designed for, and often used by, professionals versus merely the general public. This was a golden age of modern exploration in the world as the pre-space race era was about exploring great depths and great heights.