Today marks the 17th Anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. This relatively new holiday was officially signed into office in 1983 by President Ronald Reagan and has been an official national holiday in all states throughout the nation since 2000.
Dr. King is best remembered for his work in the Civil Rights movement during the 1960’s and his tragic death in 1968. He was a pivotal force in the passing of the Voter’s Rights Act, which was signed into office my President Lyndon Johnson in 1965 and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 as well.
Interestingly both Dr. King and President Johnson were at odds with each other after the passage of this amendment, the two however were admirers of prestigious Rolex wristwatches, which both were seen wearing on their wrists throughout this duration.
You’ll find an impressive selection of Rolex wristwatches similar to models worn by Dr. King and President Johnson featured at World of Watches this week during our Martin Luther King Jr. Day Watch Blowout. Over 450 popular men’s and women’s watches are featured in the promotion in addition to Rolex, including highly sought-after styles from U-Boat, Omega, Ingersoll, IWC, Invicta, Ebel, Swiss Legend, Michael Kors, Bulova Accu-Swiss, Maurice Lacroix, Porsche Design, Raymond Weil, Oris, Lucien Piccard and Movado.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust timepiece for men captures the time-honored elegance and bespoke precision of models worn by Dr. King and President Johnson decades ago. Impressive in design and craftsmanship, this exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic men’s watch features the signature Oyster case in Rolesor, a patented blend of 18K white gold and premium grade stainless steel, highly polished to a mirror-bright glow.
The President triple-link bracelet in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel adds distinction. The signature fluted Rolex bezel in 18K white gold surrounds the silver-colored sunray dial with luminous baton hands and baton hour markers. A magnified Cyclops window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar.
Features include a 48-hour power reserve, along with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust men’s watch is 41mm in diameter, 12mm thick and has been awarded official Chronometer certification from the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Test Institute).
The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic Watch for women recalls the timeless elegance of wristwatches worn by women in the 1960’s. This graceful Swiss-made women’s watch features the round contoured case in 18K rose gold, highly polished to a lustrous patina. The genuine black alligator strap adds to the classically elegant good looks.
The legible black dial shines with rose gold-tone baton hands and rose gold-tone baton hour markers. A window at the 6 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. An exhibition skeleton case back lets you see the intricate automatic movement inside.
Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 30 meters or 100 feet. The Maurice Lacroix Les Classiques Automatic women’s watch is 28mm in diameter and 9mm thick.
The Bulova Accu-Swiss Kirkwood automatic men’s watch pays homage to the Bulova Spaceview timepiece from the 1960’s, which holds the distinction of being the first mass-produced skeleton dial wristwatch. This expertly crafted Swiss-made men’s watch features both an exhibition skeleton dial and case back, that let you see the automatic movement inside.
The contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel is presented on a handsome vertical link bracelet in brushed and polished premium grade stainless steel with a convenient push-button deployment clasp.
The metallic blue outlined luminous hands on the dial are accented by luminous baton and Roman numeral hour markers. A scratch resistant sapphire crystal covers the dial. Features include water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Bulova Accu-Swiss Kirkwood automatic men’s watch is 41mm in diameter and 12mm thick.
The Raymond Weil Jasmine watch is another classically elegant choice for women. Glowing with luster and sophistication, this distinctively feminine women’s watch features the perfectly round case and matching multi-link bracelet in highly polished rose gold-tone plated stainless steel.
A decorative blue cabochon-cut stone dramatically accents the rose gold-tone stainless steel crown with decorative fluted detail. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the silver-colored dial with blue sapphire sword hands and raised black Roman numeral hour markers.
A magnified window at the 3 o’clock hour reveals the automatic date calendar. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Features include a scratch resistant sapphire crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Raymond Weil Jasmine women’s watch is 35mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
The Invicta I-Force Chronograph is one of the many outstanding men’s watches featured in the promotion and a terrific buy too. This rugged, masculine men’s watch features the contoured round case in polished premium grade stainless steel with angled ergonomic lugs, presented on a handsome black leather strap.
The left facing crown and push-pieces on the crown add to the stylish, innovative design. The integrated stationary bezel surrounds the green dial with small-second, 60-minute and 24-hour sub-dials, a date window between the 4 an d 5 o’clock hours, luminous baton and Arabic numeral hour markers.
Features include a quality quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 100 meters or 330 feet. The Invicta I-Force men’s chronograph is 46mm in diameter and 13mm thick.
The Swiss Legend Passionata Diamond watch offers a glowing profile for today’s fashion forward woman. Beset with luster and brilliance, this Swiss-made women’s watch features shimmering round diamond accents on the perfectly round bezel in lustrous stainless steel.
The round contoured case in premium grades stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous patina. Decorative rose gold-tone stainless steel lugs hold the crocodile-textured black leather strap.
The distinctive swirl patterned white dial shines with rose gold-tone luminous sword hands, Arabic numeral quarter hour markers and luminous cabochon dot hour markers.
Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside, a scratch resistant Sapphitek crystal above the dial and water-resistance to 50 meters or 165 feet. The Swiss Legend Passionata Diamond watch for women is 36mm in diameter and 8mm thick.
Image of Martin Luther King Jr. memorial courtesy of Wiki Commons.