- All Rolex watches are handmade.
It takes about a year to make a Rolex watch. Their wrist watches are carefully manufactured in Switzerland. Rolex watches receive all the attention and dedication necessary to meet the brand’s rigorous standards. Practically everything consists of necessary internal materials. Once all parts of a Rolex watch have been completed, they are usually assembled by hand and independently tested. The process of quality assurance is very intense.
- Each Rolex undergoes a pressure test before leaving the factory.
Being at the forefront of water resistance technology requires a variety of steps. Each Rolex is located in a sensitive pressure chamber to detect if the case is leaking air. When a medical grade optical sensor detects condensation or water ingress, the clock is discarded.
- Rolex uses the world’s most expensive stainless steel, also known as 904L.
Other high-end brands use a stainless steel screen (known as 316L) in their designs, but the 904L is exclusive to Rolex. Steel is much more expensive and resists rust, corrosion and pitting, a real problem for saltwater divers.
- The most expensive Rolex sold for $ 17.75 million.
Known for its Hollywood descent, the 1968 reference 6239 Daytona stainless steel and leather is one of the most iconic Rolex models. He sold nearly $18 million in October 2017 at the first auction of Phillips in New York.
- An internal foundry makes all the gold in Rolex watches.
Rolex makes his gold. Because they control the production and processing of their gold, they can guarantee not only the quality but also the look of these excellent materials. Rolex is the only watchmaker who makes his gold or even a real foundry in the company.
- The Rolex headquarters surpasses any high-security prison.
Rolex has a value of $1million in Everose gold bars. You cannot blame them for having employee fingerprint scanners, trunk doors, iris scanners, and unmarked armoured vehicles to move Rolex parts from one place to another.
- Nobody knows what Rolex means.
Watchmakers believe that the name comes from the French term ‘Horlogerie Exquise, which means an exquisite watch. But the founder of Rolex, Hans Wilsdorf, admitted that the name Rolex was chosen because he wanted a short and well-presented word on a clock and could speak in any language. He also thought that the name sounded like the sound of a clock when it hurt itself.
- On his Roman numerals, Rolex still uses IIII instead of IV.
IIII is known as the “four-year watchmaker” and is a question of aesthetic and symmetrical visual balance.
- Rolex watches have entered the ocean.
As James Cameron descended into Mariana Trench in 2012, wore a Rolex Deepsea Challenge that was waterproof to a depth of 12,000 meters (39,370 feet). The clock kept the perfect time during the 7-hour underwater trip.