Standing the test of time, Montres Rolex makes watches recognized worldwide as accurate, durable, expensive, and often-imitated. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the Swiss company is credited with making the wristwatch popular. Rolex -- the first to create a waterproof, airtight, and dustproof watch -- makes men's and women's watches, stopwatches, pocket watches, and clocks. Brands include Explorer, Day-Date, Yacht-Master, GMT-Master II, Milgauss, Submariner, and others. Rolex gold, bronze, and stainless steel watches are available with diamonds or other precious stones. Secretive, it only sells its watches through authorized Rolex dealers. It was headed by finance-director-turned-CEO Bruno Meier until 2011.