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Unique Characteristics of a Rolex Watch

Posted by admin on May 21, 2014

Rolex.jpgA Rolex watch is a wise investment. It’s an incredibly well made piece of machinery that will last you a lifetime, and it will retain or even gain value as the years go on. The intricate design of a Rolex watch means that they have many unique features, which are useful to know if you are thinking of purchasing one.


The Manufacturing Process

A Rolex watch takes about a year to make, with nearly everything created in-house at one of the company’s 4 state-of-the-art manufacture locations in Switzerland. Each component of a single watch goes through a rigorous testing process to make sure they do not leave factory unless they are perfect.
The Movement

Each Rolex movement is made up of hundreds of carefully manufactured components, coming together to form something which guarantees long-term high performance. After undergoing an intricate “exacting” process, the Rolex movement becomes a certified Swiss chronometer. 
The Date Magnification

All Rolex Watches with a date function, apart from the Seadweller models, feature a bubble magnification, called the Cyclops. Positioned over the date display of the watch, the Cyclops magnifies the aperture at a magnification of 2.5 times. You won’t find this particular magnification on any other watch; most Rolex imitations with only magnify 1.5 times.
The Stainless Steel

You may or may not know that stainless steel comes in various grades and types. Most watches are made from a type called 316L, but Rolex uses 904L – a type of steel that, as far as we know, no one else uses.
The Oyster Case

Rolex’s unique watch case, the Oyster case, boasts excellence in both form and function, and promises to be robust and waterproof whether constructed in steel, gold or platinum. The Oyster case was invented in 1926 and was the world’s first waterproof case for a wristwatch.
The Watch Case Back

The back of a Rolex watch case is smooth, rather than engraved with designs or logos, although the inside is engraved with a model number. The only exceptions for this are the Rolex Sea Dweller, Milgauss case backs, and any Rolex ladies watches produced before 1990.
The Triplock Crown Seal
Some of the Rolex sports watches including the Sea-Dweller, Submariner and Daytona watches feature something called the Triplock winding crown seal. This is an extra seal in the threads of the winding crown’s tube, and can be viewed when the winding crown is unscrewed. 
We hope this has led you to discover something new about the unique features of a Rolex watch. If you’d like to find out more about what makes Rolex watches so special, chat to the experts at Cuttings!