100 Years of Rolex
George Hewitt & Son are proud to celebrate one hundred years as purveyors of Rolex watches.
Mercedes Gleitze wore a Rolex Oyster when she swam the English Channel, 1927
Self Winding Rolex Oyster, 1931
Many watchmakers had tried to create a self-winding watch, but Rolex's ingenious solution changed the game, with the creation of their perpetual rotor mechanism in 1931. The original design has been refined throughout the years, but it is still used as the basis for the Rolex Oyster Perpetual to this day.
Sir Malcolm Campbell wore his Rolex Oyster during his land speed record, 1935
The Shop Today
Here is the G. Hewitt & Son shop in Grimsby today, situated at number 10 Victoria Street - a stone's throw from where it all began for us nearly 150 years ago.
We proudly remain the Official Rolex Retailer for Lincolnshire.