ROLEX Achievements

1926 Oyster Case water resistant
1927 Serial Number on Oyster Case
1931 Oyster Perpetual automatic movement
1938 Bubble Back
1938 Oyster Bracelet steel
1945 Datejust
1945 Jubilee Bracelet
1947 Oyster Bracelet
1950 Mercedes Hands
1953 Submariner
1953 Explorer I
1954 GMT-Master
1954 Cyclops on Crystal
1954 Ladies Oyster Perpetual
1956 Milgauss
1956 Day-Date President
1959 Crown Guards
1960 Deep Sea Special

1961 Oyster Cosmograph
1962 Cosmograph Daytona

1967 Sea-Dweller Double RedDRSD
1967 Submariner Date Red
1971 Explorer II Steve McQueen,Orange Hand
1972 Hacking Movement
1973 Submariner Date White
1977 Sea-Dweller Great White
1977 Quick-Set Date Feature
1977 Oyster Quartz Day-Date
1977 Oysterquartz
1977 Sapphire Crystal
1980 Sea-Dweller 4000
1983 GMT-Master II
1988 New Daytona Zenith movement
1992 
Yacht-Master
1994 Yacht-Master Ladies & Medium 

 

2001 Laser Etched Hologram in Crystal
2003 Green Submariner Date Lunette Verte LV
2004 New Turn-O-Graph
2005 Cerachrom Bezel
2005 New GMT-Master II cerachrom
2007 New Milgauss 
2008 DEEPSEA Sea-Dweller 44mm DSSD
2010 New Submariner Date cerachrom
2012 New Submariner No Date cerachrom
2012 Sky-Dweller
2013 GMT-Master II black + blue cerachrom bezel
2014 GMT-Master II White Gold, red + blue cerachrom bezel
2014 Sea-Dweller 40mm cerachrom bezel

2014 D-Blue DEEPSEA Sea-Dweller 44mm blue dial

 ROLEX Ξ Alphanumerics 

Significance of Numbers in The World of Rolex 

1953

The First Submariner

1967

Prototype Launch: Single Red Sea-Dweller

2691

Lines Of Code

7922

Lines of Code

576

Custom Counters

742

Cups Of Coffee

569

Finished Projects

88

Custom Counters

8690

Lines Of Code

 ROLEX Ξ Alphanumerics 

Significance of Numbers in The World of Rolex 

1953

The First Submariner

683

Custom Counters

2691

Lines Of Code

7922

Lines of Code

576

Custom Counters

742

Cups Of Coffee

569

Finished Projects

88

Custom Counters

8690

Lines Of Code

 ROLEX Ξ Alphanumerics 

Significance of Numbers in The World of Rolex 

1953

The First Submariner

683

Custom Counters

2691

Lines Of Code

7922

Lines of Code

576

Custom Counters

742

Cups Of Coffee

569

Finished Projects

88

Custom Counters

8690

Lines Of Code

 ROLEX Ξ Alphanumerics 

Significance of Numbers in The World of Rolex 

1953

The First Submariner

683

Custom Counters

2691

Lines Of Code

7922

Lines of Code

576

Custom Counters

742

Cups Of Coffee

569

Finished Projects

88

Custom Counters

8690

Lines Of Code


Rolex Models – Reference Numbers
(reference number is located at 12 o’clock between the lugs)

Air-King 4365, 4925, 5500, 5501, 5506, 5520, 6500, 6552, 7784, 14000, 14000M, 14010, 14010M

Air-King-Date 5700, 5701

Datejust 1600, 1601, 1603, 1607, 1625, 1630, 6305, 6518, 6604, 6605, 6827, 16013, 16014, 16018, 16030, 16078, 16200, 16203, 16220, 16233, 16234, 16238, 16248, 16250, 16263, 16364, 116138, 116139, 116203, 116208, 116233, 116238

Datejust Mid-Size 6824, 6827, 68240, 68243, 68248, 68273, 68274, 68278, 77080, 77014, 77438,77518, 78240, 78243, 78246, 78248, 78266, 78273, 78274, 78278, 78279, 78286, 78288, 81158, 81208, 81209, 81308, 81338, 81339, 178158, 178159, 178238, 178239, 178245, 178246, 178248, 178269, 178275, 178278, 178279, 178286, 178288

Day Date (President) 1803, 1804, 1807, 6511, 6611, 18026, 18038, 18039, 18078, 18238, 18239, 18248, 18346, 18946, 18948, 18956, 18958, 118205, 118206, 118208, 118209, 118235, 118238, 118239, 118296, 118338, 118339, 118346, 118348, 118366, 118398, 118399

Daytona 6239, 6240, 6241, 6239, 62,40, 6241, 6262, 6263, 6264, 6265, 6240, 6241, 16518, 16519, 16520, 16523, 16528, 116509, 116518, 116519, 116520, 116523, 116528, 116589, 116598, 116599

DEEPSEA Sea-Dweller 1166600

Explorer 1016, 1038, 5500, 5501, 5504, 6098, 6150, 6298, 6305, 6350, 6610, 14270, 114270

Explorer II 1655, 16550, 16570

GMT-Master 1675, 6542, 16700, 16713, 16750, 16753, 16758

GMT-Master II 16710, 16713, 16718, 16760

Oyster Perpetual Date 1500, 1501, 1503, 1505, 1550, 1560, 1603, 1625, 5075, 6075, 6335, 6518, 6534, 6605, 6627, 15000, 15010, 15037, 15038, 15053, 15200, 15203, 15210, 15223, 15238, 15505

Oyster Perpetual (Time-Only) 1002, 1004, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1010, 1014, 1018, 1023, 1024,1025, 1030, 1038, 1500, 1501, 1565, 5500, 6085, 6103, 6177, 6202, 6284, 6518, 6532, 6546, 6548, 6549, 6551, 6552, 6556, 6564, 6565, 6567, 6569, 6580, 6582, 6584, 6590, 6605, 6623, 6634, 14203, 14203M, 14208, 14208M, 14238

Oyster Perpetual Lady No Date 6718, 6719, 6723, 6724, 76180, 67193, 67194, 67197, 67198, 67230, 67243, 76030, 76080, 76094, 76183, 76188, 76193, 76198, 76243, 77518

Oyster Perpetual Lady Date 6516, 6517, 6519, 6916, 6917, 6919, 69160, 69163, 69173, 69190, 69240, 79160, 79190, 79240

Oyster Perpetual Lady Datejust 6916, 6917, 6927, 69136, 69163, 69173, 69174, 69178, 69179, 69278, 79068, 79078, 79079, 79088, 79089, 79126, 79136, 79138, 79158, 79159, 79163, 79166, 79168, 79173, 79174, 79178, 79179, 79238, 79288, 80318, 80319, 80298, 80299, 80309, 80318, 80319, 80328, 80329, 80359, 179136, 179138, 179158, 179159, 179165, 179166, 179168, 179173, 179175, 179178, 179179, 179239, 179298, 179368, 179459

Oysterquarz Datejust 17000, 17013, 17014

Oysterquartz Day-Date 19018, 19019

Sea-Dweller 1665, 16600, 16660

Sky-Dweller 326135, 326938, 326939 

Submariner No Date (ND) 5508, 5512, 5513, 5514, 5517, 6200, 6204, 6205, 6536, 6538, 6538A, 14060, 14060M, 114060

Submariner Date
1680, 16800, 16610, 16610LV, 16613, 16618, 16803, 16808

Turn-O-Graph (Thunderbird) 1625, 16253, 16268, 16263, 16264, 116261, 116263, 116264, 

Yacht-Master 16622, 16628, 68623, 68628, 168622, 168623, 168628, 169623, 169628


Rolex Serial Numbers

Serial # ……………………Date
 
21691 ………………………..1927
23969 ………………………..1928
24747 ………………………..1928
28290 ………………………..1930
29312 ………………………..1932
29933 ………………………..1933
30823 ………………………..1934
35365 ………………………..1935
37596 ………………………..1936
40920 ………………………..1937
43739 ………………………..1938
71224 ………………………..1939
99775 ………………………..1940
106047 ………………………1941
143509 ………………………1942
230878 ………………………1943
269561 ………………………1944
302459 ………………………1945
387216 ………………………1946
529163 ………………………1947
628840 ………………………1948
710776 ………………………1951
840396 ………………………1952
929426 ……………………IV 1953
930879 ……………………..I 1953
931080 …………………….II 1953
937170 ……………………..I 1954
941699 ……………………..I 1953
952892 ……………………..I 1954
955466 …………………..IV 1953
964789 …………………..IV 1953
973697 …………………..IV 1953
973930 …………………..III 1953
116578 …………………..IV 1953
132562 …………………..III 1953
139400 …………………….I 1956
139477 …………………….I 1956
282632 …………………..III 1955
321884 …………………..IV 1957
345500 ……………………II 1957
360171 …………………….I 1958
383893 …………………….I 1958
362214 …………………….I 1958
385893 ……………………II 1958
391528 …………………..III 1958
426074 …………………..IV 1958
412128 …………………..IV 1958
693808 ……………………II 1960
763663 ……………………II 1962
764754 …………………….I 1962
869868 …………………..IV 1962
985015 …………………….I 1964
1041729 ………………….II 1964
1182076 …………………III 1964
1259699 ………………….II 1965
1345681 ………………..IV 1965
1871000 …………………….1966
1994956 …………………III 1966
2163900 …………………….1967
2426800 …………………….1968
2555384 ………………….II 1969
2689700 …………………….1969
2952600 …………………….1970
3215500 …………………….1971
3478400 …………………….1972
3741300 …………………….1973
4004200 …………………….1974
4267100 …………………….1975
4538000 …………………….1976
5008000 …………………….1977
5482000 …………………….1978
5958000 …………………….1979
6434000 …………………….1980
6910000 …………………….1981
7386000 …………………….1982
7862000 …………………….1983
8338000 …………………….1984
8614000 …………………….1985
9290000 …………………….1986
9766000 …………………….1987
9999999 …………………….1987 1/2
R000001 ……………………..1987 1/2
R999999 ………………………1988
L000001 ………………………1989
L999999 ……………………….1990 1/2
E000001 ………………………1990 1/2
E999999 ……………………….1991 1/2
X000001 ………………………1991 1/2
N000001 ………………...Nov 1991
C000001 ………………………1992
S000001 ………………………1993
W000001 …………………….1994/5
T000001 ………………………1996
U000001 ………………..Aug 1997
A000001 …………..Nov/Dec 1998
P000001 ………………….Jan 2000
K000001 …………………Mid 2001
Y000001 …………………Mid 2002
F000001 …………………Mid 2003
D000001 ……………….Early 2005
Z000001 ……………….Early 2006
M000001 ……………….Late 2007
V000001 ………………..Late 2008
G000001…………………..Mid 2010

At the beginning of 2010 Rolex changed the system to individualize their watches.

As of today, all serial numbers on modern Rolex will be a random generated 8-digit mix of letters and numbers. This means that from now on, only Rolex can determine when the watch was produced.