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The History of Rolex

England is best known for their Royal family, Wimbledon, Shakespeare, historic castles, high tea, fish and chips, impeccable punctuality and the beginning of one of the greatest and most popular watch companies of all time – Rolex!

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History of Rolex

Rolex Hans WilsdorfIt is a fact that the British are always on time, and one contributing factor to this punctuality began in the early 1900’s when Hans Wilsdorf, a watch maker who trained under a Swiss manufacturer, and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, opened a watch company in London called Wilsdorf & Davis. This family owned business specialized in high end timepieces and would quickly become one of the most precise, prestigious and revolutionary brands of watches. In 1908, Wilsdorf registered the trademark “Rolex”, a name that he found to be easily pronounceable in any language to represent his amazing watches. In 1919, he left England due to the hight wartime taxes and duties that were levied on luxury imports and exports which drove his costs too high. Wilsdorf moved his company to Geneva, Switzerland, where it was established as the Rolex Watch Company.

Rolex Technology

ROLEX Submariner Steel Green Dial Watch

Rolex pioneered improvements in manufacturing that would change the entire industry, with innovations such as water and dust proof system, timer, chronometer and their incredibly resistant materials. The Rolex bezel is considered impossible to break and is made of the same material that NASA uses on space shuttles. In fact, the dial can handle the pressure of 3900 meters; as the dial is made of titanium. The metal used in Rolex watches is so strong in fact, that the factory had to develop a fabrication press that weighs 250 tons to manage it! This is obviously not just an expensive and high end brand; it is a top quality product with a lifetime investment value.

Rolex Contributions

In 1944 after the passing of his beloved wife, Hans Wilsdorf left all of his shares in Rolex to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, a foundation he established to make sure that an amount of the company’s income would go to charity. Rolex remains a foundation to the present day and greatly supports charitable causes. According to various rumors it has been said that the Vatican recently bought part of it Rolex, yet this is a rumor we have yet to confirm. Anyhow, the quality of the manufactory remains famous for their flawless productions.

Here at The Dina collection, we proudly carry many different kinds of Rolex. Year after year, the brand continues to be a top choice by many watch fans and experts. More than just a timepiece, Rolex offers a new way to be on time through precisian, class and elegance. With diamonds, sapphires or just simply classic gold you will enjoy your Rolex for years to come! Hurry to our website or visit our store to purchase your very own Rolex today!

ROLEX Day-Date President 18K Yellow Gold With Diamond Bezel And Dial

Grab Your Green & Gold for St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patricks Day Green & Gold image

St. Patrick’s Day is upon us and we love to show off all of our Green and Gold in celebration of this special day. Perhaps it is because we don’t enjoy getting pinched or perhaps it is simply because we love everything green and gold and want to show it off.  If you are looking for shamrocks and small tokens of green you have found the perfect place to get your green and gold on!

Our Favorite Green and Gold Vault Items!

Check out these fabulous finds in our vault that will save you from being in a pinch and make you feel like you found that perfect stash of gold at the end of the rainbow!

If you love handbags then don’t miss out on our stunning bright green Hermès or soft mint green Chanel. Both Limited Edition handbags these two are a must have! If watches are your thing we have a beautiful Limited edition Rolex in GREEN! This classic Rolex color isn’t readily available and you can find one right in our store new and never worn. We also have a classic gold Rolex with Diamonds for those who want a more ‘pulled out of the pot at the end of the rainbow’ feel. Check out our vintage and antique jewelry such as the emerald beaded bracelet or the Victorian Diamond and Emerald three stone ring. We even found fun celtic and four leaf clover inspired rings with emeralds, peridot, jade and even GREEN DIAMONDS! Can’t go wrong with a stunning green diamond can you?

For more information or to purchase the beautiful items above please visit thedinacollection.com.

The $1 Million Patek Philippe!

If watches are what you love then you have come to the right place! We are excited to share this exciting and treasured timepiece with you that will keep you on the edge of your seat – just as it has done to us from the moment it arrived in our beautiful store! The Patek Philippe 3974 R Minute Repeater Perpetual Automatic watch is a rare and important timepiece to the general public and horologists alike. It is one of the most desirable modern Patek Philippe watches in the world and features an automatic Patek Philippe movement with the time, perpetual calendar, moon phase indicator, and a minute repeater complication with an elegant chime to announce the time.

This watch is the perfect size of just 36mm wide with a classic leather band. It may look simple in nature to those not interested in watches, yet the technology and skill used to create this work of art makes it stand out from the competition. The perpetual calendar alone is an exciting feature: it allows you to track the date, day of the week, month, year, leap year and most amazingly it only needs to be adjusted once every century. Yes, once a CENTURY meaning most owners of this watch will never, ever have to adjust the calendar in their entire lifetime! Talk about being stranded on a desert island – if that is the case this is the watch you want. It may not feed you or provide you with shelter, but at least you will know exactly how long you were stranded and the season so you can retell your story with timestamped accuracy!

This spectacular Patek boasts a price tag of over $1 million dollars, it is truly remarkable and reflects the tenacity of the market as well as the collectible nature of the Patek Philippe brand. If you aren’t a watch lover yet this piece should be your catalyst!

$1 Million Patek Philippe 3974 R Minute Repeater Perpetual Automatic$1 Million Patek Philippe 3974

Patek Philippe with Automatic Movement, 36mm Case, Manufactured in 1994.

For more information or to purchase please call (310) 888-8888.


Welcome to The Dina Collection & Beverly Hills Pawn’s Official Blog!

Welcome to the official blog for REELZChannel’s Beverly Hills Pawn airing Wednesdays at 9PM ET/8PM PT. Yossi Dina, the owner of The Dina Collection and Beverly Hills Pawn, is excited to share some of his most personal photos, stories and good times exclusively on this blog. Not only that, but we’ll be featuring merchandise from the store including diamonds and jewels, movie memorabilia, famous artwork and more! So be sure to check back on us every day for a private look inside The Dina Collection.

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