These facts about Rolex watches will surprise you
Rolex is The King of luxury watches and is the most sought-after and well-recognized brand. The word ‘Rolex’ is synonymous with wealth, class, precision, and luxury. The brand was founded in 1905 and established itself as one of the most powerful brands in a short time.
Rolex watches are not just fancy timepieces. Both science and craft contribute to their making. As the saying goes – Rolex is the only watch that matters.
Rolex brand has been around for more than a century. Let us see how this brand evolved and how it gained so much fame and desirability. Listed below are some interesting facts about the Rolex watches.
Rolex Watches are Handcrafted
- The experienced watchmakers in Switzerland make all Rolex watches with their own hands. No machinery is involved in their making. On average each watch takes about a year to make. Watchmakers dedicate their time and energy to make sure that the watches meet the highest standards of quality and finesse.
Rolex watches are one of its kind because of all the dedication which goes into their making. Unlike ordinary watches, they are not mass-produced. This is why they are unique and highly desirable.
Popular with the Revolutionaries
- Rolex is immensely popular with celebrities, athletes, and other influential people. From the likes of David Beckham to The Kardashians, all celebrities have been found sporting Rolex timepieces. But did you know that revolutionaries such as Fidel Castro and Che Guevara were Rolex fans as well?
On multiple occasions, Castro was snapped sporting a Rolex GMT-Master Reference 1675, Rolex Datejust, Rolex GMT-Master Reference 6542 etc. Likewise, Che Guevara has been pictured flaunting off Rolex Espresso GMT Reference 1675. Fidel was such a fan of these watches, that at one time he wore Rolex Day-Date on one wrist and Rolex Submariner on the other.
Manufactured Using Most Expensive Steel
- The Rolex watches are made of premium quality materials. The brand uses the most expensive variant of stainless steel which is 904L. It is high-quality steel which is resistant to rust and corrosion. Rust resistance makes Rolex watches excellent for swimmers and divers.
Most other brands of luxury watches use 316L grade of stainless steel. 904L grade is exclusive to Rolex watches only.
Use of In-House Manufactured Gold
Rolex takes pride in using one-of-its-kind and in-house manufactured materials for its watches. They manufacture gold themselves in an in-house foundry. This gives the brand control over gold’s production and quality. Rolex is the only brand of luxury watches that owns an in-house foundry and manufactures its own gold.
Rolex has Touched the Deepest Point in The Ocean
- Rolex has seen both the heights and the depths. In 2012, Canadian filmmaker and environmentalist James Cameron descended into the Mariana Trench. At that time, he was wearing the Rolex Deepsea Challenge.
The company guarantees that this luxury timepiece can withstand a depth of 12,000 meters or 39,370 feet. The integrity of the watch was proven as it kept displaying time accurately during the seven hours journey of James Cameron.
Rolex’s Popularity Skyrocketed During World War II
- Due to its high precision and durability, Rolex was quite popular among British soldiers during World War II. Members of the British Royal Air Force wore Rolex watches. When a British pilot was captured by Nazi soldiers, the watches were taken off the soldiers before throwing them into imprisonment. Rolex watches were equally popular among the Allied and Axis forces.
Rolex capitalized on this popularity and offered replacement watches to British soldiers who had lost their original watches in the war.
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