Passion of Three Generations

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History

Rolens is a professional watch specialist which continues its passion over three generations since 1950.

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Craftsmanship

Only relentless pursuit and dedication lead to recognized value. - Former chairman

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History

Rolens is a professional watch specialist which continues its passion over three generations since 1950.

  • - 1950 Founded the company
  • - 1986 Received $2M Export Award from Korean government
  • - 1989 Inauguration of the 2nd president
  • - 1989 Received $5M Export Award and Korean President’s Award
  • - 1997 Launched jewelry in domestic and overseas markets
  • - 2003~2013 Official supplier of 16th~ Korean Presidents’ watch
                   for Choeng Wa Dae (President’s House)
1950s
1950
Founder Chi Don Ok established “Dongilsa”, a watch wholesaler
1970s
1975
Established “Gil Yang Industries” at 52-16
Chungmu-Ro 1-Ga, Jung-Gu, Seoul (President Chi Don Ok)
1975
Launched “Rolens” watch brand
1978
Selected as promising small/medium business by Korean Chamber of Commerce
1979
Moved head office and production to new factory at 173-27 Dodang-Dong, Bucheon
1979
Changed company name from “Gil Yang Industries” to “Rolens Watch Industries”
1980s
1984
Made exclusive distributor agreement with Swiss Technos
1985
Selected as promising small/medium business by Small & Medium Business Corporation
1986
Received $2M Export Award from Korean government
1988
Made distributor agreement with Swiss Rodania
1989
Joosuk OK inaugurated as 2nd president
1989
Selected as powerful small/medium business by Small & Medium Business Corporation
1989
Received Outstanding Industrial Design Awards (10 models)
1990s
1991
Chairman Mr. Ok inaugurated as 8th chairman of Bucheon Chamber of Commerce
1995
Made distributor agreement with Seiko Japan for wall/desk clocks
1997
Launched “Raffaello” a premium watch & jewelry brand in domestic/overseas markets
2000s
2000
Acquired ISO 9001 Certificate (Watch design, production, sales and services)
2000
Selected as best partner by LG Home Shopping (In watch category)
2001
Named as top 100 companies and the best partner in watch category for two consecutive years by LG Home Shopping
2002
Received Hit Online Product Award for the 1st half of 2002 (from Maeil Economy and Korea JoongAng Daily)
2003
Received the First Brand Award from the Korea Economic Daily for first half of 2003
2003
Received Best Company Award from Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
2003
Received Best Brand Award from Naeway News
2003
Received Consumers’ Trusted Company Award from the Korea Economic Daily
2003
Official supplier of 16th Korean President’s Watch for Choeng Wa Dae (President’s House)
2004
Received the First Brand Award from the Korea Economic Daily for consecutive years
2005
Received Korean Consumers’ Trusted Company Award
2005
Received the First Brand Award from Korea Economic Daily for 3 consecutive years
2005
Selected as Promising Exporting Small/Medium Company
2008
Official supplier of 17th Korean President’s Watch for Choeng Wa Dae (President’s House)
2010s
2011
Changed company name from Rolens Watch Industries to Rolens Co., Ltd.
Present
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Craftsmanship

Rolens persists watch production in Korea over 60 years
pursuing perfect quality.


Products made with inherited craftsmanship provide
ever lasting value.