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PERPETUAL 1908: Cutting-edge classicism

PERPETUAL 1908: Cutting-edge classicism

Mar 12th 2024

The Rolex Perpetual 1908 dress timepiece is an unrivaled watch. Elegant and refined, it represents the perfect fusion between form and function. The harmony of its shape from lug to lug highlights the distinct art of watchmaking for which Rolex is known.  Razny Jewelers is proud to offer timepieces like the Perpetual 1908, which pay homage to the past while exploring the future possibilities … read more
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OYSTER PERPETUAL: Essence of the Oyster

OYSTER PERPETUAL: Essence of the Oyster

Feb 22nd 2024

Last week, we highlighted Mercedes Gleitze, the first British woman to swim across the English Channel. She achieved her goal while wearing the world's first waterproof wristwatch, the Rolex Oyster. Let's dive deeper into the Oyster's marvelous design and its closest descendent, The Oyster Perpetual.Today, it's easy to take for granted our ability to wear a watch while showering, swimming or … read more
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Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller: Citizen of the Deep

Oyster Perpetual Sea-Dweller: Citizen of the Deep

Feb 6th 2024

There is no better test of tenacity than the sea. It is an arena where the strength of will and determination bends natural laws. For centuries, men and women have made their name in deep waters. On October 7, 1927, Mercedes Gleitze shattered conventional expectations by becoming the first British woman to swim across the English Channel. What set her journey apart was her remarkable feat of endur … read more
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Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller: Mastering Travel Time

Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller: Mastering Travel Time

Jan 25th 2024

Rolex is a catalyst for horological innovation. Since its founding nearly 120 years ago, the brand has registered over 400 patents, including the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch. This penchant for patenting continued with the introduction of the Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller, Rolex’s most complicated timepiece. The Sky-Dweller is a traveler’s dream timepiece, equipped to display … read more
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Datejust: Make a Date of a Day

Datejust: Make a Date of a Day

Dec 15th 2023

It is rare for inventions to remain their industry's foremost sought-after design for over half a century. An exception to the rule is the Rolex Datejust. The Datejust endures as one of Rolex's most recognizable timepieces and has evolved alongside technological advancements to retain its position as the blueprint for the quintessential watch. Razny Jewelers is proud to shine a light on one o … read more
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The Cosmopolitan Watch

The Cosmopolitan Watch

Dec 1st 2023

With the advancement of flight came a need to accurately track more than one timezone on a single timepiece. Rising to the occasion, Rolex introduced the GMT-Master which was a first of its kind depicting both beauty and precision. Since its launch nearly 70 years ago, the GMT-Master is still the world's most well-known travel watch. It is the prize of many awarded pilots and travel-lovi … read more
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The Reference Among Divers' Watches

The Reference Among Divers' Watches

Nov 18th 2023

The Rolex Submariner is an iconic timepiece that has gained worldwide recognition for its exceptional design, precision, and durability, and it holds a special place in the hearts of many Chicago-based collectors. In the Windy City, known for its love of craftsmanship and tradition, the Submariner's timeless appeal has found a passionate following. Chicago's affinity for the Rolex Submariner … read more
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The Realization of an Ideal

The Realization of an Ideal

Oct 19th 2023

Razny Jewelers is proud to be one of Chicago's sources for Rolex timepieces, encouraging and supporting generations of dreamers and strivers. The Windy City is known for its deep-rooted love of potential and possibility. This Midwestern metropolis, nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan, has a rich history of embracing the promise of what can be, a sentiment that has shaped the city's character … read more
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Rolex & The Ryder Cup

Rolex & The Ryder Cup

Oct 16th 2023

Rolex is Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup, the 44th edition of which takes place from 29 September to 1 October 2023 in Italy. Created in 1927, The Ryder Cup is one of the most watched sporting events in the world. Every two years, this team tournament pits Europe against the United States of America. It is contested alternately on each continent. The competition sees today’s best golfers … read more
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The Sky is the Limit

The Sky is the Limit

Sep 21st 2023

For decades, Chicago has enjoyed a storied bond with the art of aviation. Son of a lawyer who played a crucial part in taking down one of the city's most notorious criminals, Edward O'Hare earned his own fame as a World War II pilot and hero. Today, the city's largest airport bears his name. Chicago's O'Hare Airport (ORD) is one of the busiest in the world, catering to the needs of internati … read more
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Rolex and The US Open

Rolex and The US Open

Sep 7th 2023

The US Open is the final Grand Slam® tournament of the tennis season. As a privileged partner of the sport worldwide, Rolex has been associated with this event since 2018. As a vital partner of tennis, Rolex has been Official Timekeeper of the US Open since 2018. Inaugurated in 1881, this tournament has been played on the hard surface at Flushing Meadows, New York, si … read more
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Razny Jewelers Watchmakers: Bringing Rolex Service to You

Razny Jewelers Watchmakers: Bringing Rolex Service to You

Aug 17th 2023

Rolex, the iconic luxury watch manufacture, was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf in London, England. Wilsdorf, a visionary entrepreneur, had a passion for precision timekeeping and sought to create wristwatches that were not only accurate, but also elegant and reliable. He partnered with Alfred Davis, a skilled watchmaker, to start their own watchmaking business. Initially, the company was known a … read more
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THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE: THE LADY-DATEJUST

THE AUDACITY OF EXCELLENCE: THE LADY-DATEJUST

Aug 3rd 2023

It is rare for inventions to remain the blueprint for an entire industry over half a century after their release to the public. An exception to the rule is the Rolex Datejust, created in 1945. Over 75 years since its release, the Datejust remains one of Rolex's most recognizable timepieces and has evolved alongside technological advancements to retain its position as the blueprint for the quintess … read more
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Rolex and The Open: Golf’s Oldest Major

Rolex and The Open: Golf’s Oldest Major

Jul 20th 2023

The Open golf tournament has an enduring and captivating appeal to golf lovers in Chicago for several reasons. First and foremost, The Open is one of the world's oldest and most prestigious golf championships, boasting a rich history that dates back to the 19th century. Its storied legacy, filled with remarkable triumphs and heart-wrenching defeats, resonates deeply with the hearts of Chicago's … read more
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Rolex and The Championships, Wimbledon

Rolex and The Championships, Wimbledon

Jul 6th 2023

Chicago area tennis enthusiasts eagerly tune in to watch the Wimbledon tournament this time of year. Despite being thousands of miles away from the prestigious grass courts of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, the tournament's appeal transcends geographical boundaries and captivates fans in the Windy City. Razny Jewelers, Chicago's family-owned luxury jeweler, is proud to shine the … read more
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THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

THE 24 HOURS OF LE MANS

Jun 15th 2023

Le Mans, often referred to as the "Grand Prix of Endurance and Efficiency," is one of the most prestigious and iconic automobile races in the world. Held annually in Le Mans, France, this 24-hour endurance race pushes drivers, teams, and their vehicles to their limits. The event traces its origins back to 1923 and has since become synonymous with speed, strategy, and sheer determination. The … read more
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Oyster Perpetual Explorer: Venturing to the Outer Limits

Oyster Perpetual Explorer: Venturing to the Outer Limits

Jun 12th 2023

Called to push the limits of exploration and human endurance, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out to successfully ascend Mount Everest in May of 1953. Theirs would be the first successful mission to the “top of the world.” They were backed by scientists, an expedition team, and hundreds of porters who checked and double-checked the men’s supplies, ensuring they possessed all the tools ne … read more
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20 YEARS OF MENTORING THE GREAT ARTISTS OF TOMORROW

20 YEARS OF MENTORING THE GREAT ARTISTS OF TOMORROW

Jun 1st 2023

Chicago is a city of broad shoulders and big dreams. Our communities have delivered some of the biggest names in the fields of music, culinary arts, architectural design, and dance, to name a few. Before they inspired the world, however, each of these artists was the mentee of a champion, someone who believed in their potential even before it was clear how far they would go. Razny Jewelers is prou … read more
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