Difference between revisions of "Main Page"

From Encyc
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Line 2: Line 2:


==From today's featured article==
==From today's featured article==
[[File:P1010380.JPG|thumb|right|Rolex Yacht-Master]]
[[File:HMS Cornwallis broadside Suvla December 1915.jpg|thumb|right|HMS Cornwallis at Suvla Bay]]
The '''[[Rolex Yacht-Master]]''' is a sport watch made by [[Rolex]], first introduced in 1992 with the model 16628 in 18-carat yellow gold. In 1994, Rolex released a lady's model (69628) and a mid-size man's model (68628), which was the first time Rolex had ever issued a smaller professional size watch. In 1996, Rolex introduced two-tone (stainless steel and 18-carat yellow gold) to the lady's and mid-size line.
The '''[[Gallipoli Campaign]]''' was a series of battles during [[World War I]] that revolved around control of the [[Dardanelles]] strait leading from the [[Mediterranean Sea]] to the [[Sea of Marmara]].  [[France]] and [[Great Britain]], looking to find some way to win the war without incurring massive casualties on the Western Front, gambled that a naval attack on [[Constantinople]] could topple the [[Ottoman Empire]] and knock it out of the war, opening the [[Turkish straits]] and a year-round supply route to [[warm water port]]s in southern Russia, as well as ending the threat of Ottoman incursions in [[Iraq]], the [[Caucasus]], and the [[Suez Canal]] area.


In 1997, Rolex released the Yacht-Master in Rolesium, a term patented by Rolex in 1932 which gives the Yacht-Master a stainless steel and platinum construction; the bezel and dial are platinum, while the case, band, crown, etc. are stainless steel. This model is also known as the Platinum Yacht-Master.  
Conceived by [[Winston Churchill]], the Gallipoli campaign was an attempt to play to British advantages in technology and manufacturing.  The Entente powers enjoyed vast naval superiority but they were unable to turn it into a war winner.  Furthermore, some of the available ships were outdated and unsuitable for use against the [[Germany|Germans]], but could still fight and were considered expendable.  Steaming through the Dardanelles would be costly in terms of materiel, but sacrificing these obsolete ships was preferable and more humane than sending men to the Western Front. If successful, the campaign would have put Allied battleships within range of ConstantinopleIt would have cut the Ottomans off from their Asian territories and likely have forced them to seek peace terms.
 
In 1999, Rolex discontinued the two-tone model 68623, replacing it with the two-tone model 168623 in 2000The difference between the two models are in the upgraded movement in the 168623, and the heavier 18-carat gold links (the links in the 68623 are hollow).  


==Did you know ...==
==Did you know ...==

Revision as of 17:24, 14 February 2022

Encyc is a free wiki encyclopedia similar to Britannica, World Book, and the other great wiki, Wikipedia. Welcome, and we hope you enjoy our encyclopedia.

From today's featured article

HMS Cornwallis at Suvla Bay

The Gallipoli Campaign was a series of battles during World War I that revolved around control of the Dardanelles strait leading from the Mediterranean Sea to the Sea of Marmara. France and Great Britain, looking to find some way to win the war without incurring massive casualties on the Western Front, gambled that a naval attack on Constantinople could topple the Ottoman Empire and knock it out of the war, opening the Turkish straits and a year-round supply route to warm water ports in southern Russia, as well as ending the threat of Ottoman incursions in Iraq, the Caucasus, and the Suez Canal area.

Conceived by Winston Churchill, the Gallipoli campaign was an attempt to play to British advantages in technology and manufacturing. The Entente powers enjoyed vast naval superiority but they were unable to turn it into a war winner. Furthermore, some of the available ships were outdated and unsuitable for use against the Germans, but could still fight and were considered expendable. Steaming through the Dardanelles would be costly in terms of materiel, but sacrificing these obsolete ships was preferable and more humane than sending men to the Western Front. If successful, the campaign would have put Allied battleships within range of Constantinople. It would have cut the Ottomans off from their Asian territories and likely have forced them to seek peace terms.

Did you know ...

  • ... that Renegade Hardware is one of the most important record labels in the drum and bass music scene?
  • ... that stingrays are fish, sort of, with whip like tails that can sting, and they are sort of flattish?
  • ... that lulz is a word coined for Internet use?

About Encyc

Main article: Encyc:About

Encyc was established in 2008. :) We would like to thank all of our users for their contributions and support. We couldn't have done it without you. (block of cheese). We have two mascots. The Encyc sloth is named Pancake. The Encyc dolphin is named Butterfly.

Everyone is welcome to read and participate here. Please be aware that like most other wikis we make no guarantee of validity. Read our disclaimer before using this website.