Top 6 Interesting Facts about Rolex Watch

Rolex becomes the most iconic watch that everyone admires. Maybe you found that everyone who is wearing Rolex is the one who believes in fashion. In fact, watches are the most magnificent accessories which could make you stand out! Because of how big Rolex is and how this brand influences the world in any aspect starting from lifestyle, sports like tennis, and golf, people give their full attention to this brand. To know further about Rolex here are the top 6 interesting facts that could make you adore this brand. 

Rolex watches are handmade


is every rolex handmade

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The first fact about Rolex could make you fall in love even more because every piece of Rolex watch is handmade. Those things made this Rolex special even more. It takes about a year to make one Rolex watch which is painstakingly made by hand in Switzerland. In fact, Rolex watches are given all the attention to ensure they meet the coveted brand’s strict standards. Rolex watches are made from base material in-house. If you are interested in Rolex watches, and once you receive the watch, those watches are completed, and mostly hand-assembled and independently tested. 

Rolex watches are using the most expensive stainless steel in the world


Another Rolex fact, they are using stainless steel grade 904L in their design. This makes Rolex different from other high-end watches that use stainless steel grade 316L. The stainless steel which is used by Rolex is the most expensive stainless steel and is resistant to rust, corrosion, and pitting — a real problem for saltwater divers. So, no wonder if the watches are looking so fine!

In-house foundry makes all the gold for Rolex watches

Rolex watch gold

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As mentioned before, Rolex watches are made from base material in-house. Also, Rolex makes their own gold. They control everything to ensure every piece of Rolex watches meets the brand’s standard. Gold made by Rolex are extraordinary materials and through the best quality control. Additionally, Rolex is the only watchmaker that makes their own gold or even has a real foundry in-house. 

There is no Rolex meaning

Some of you may have found that Rolex is derived from “hoROLogical EXcellence”. In fact, there is no actual meaning of this brand. However, one thing that sure, Hands Wilsdorf as the founder of Rolex is simply saying that he wanted a name that would be easily pronounced in various languages. 

Rolex watches have gone to the deepest point of the ocean

James Cameron is a filmmaker. His film, Titanic, won 11 Oscars, the most awards in the world, and Avatar holds the record for the highest-grossing film in history. Not only work as a filmmaker, James is also an explorer. James Cameron sported a Rolex Deepsea Challenge to Mariana Trench in 2012. That Rolex watch was guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 12,000 meters (39,370 feet). The watch kept perfect time throughout the 7 hours underwater journey.

Rolex uses IIII instead of IV on its Roman numeral dials


The last interesting fact is that Rolex uses IIII instead of IV on its Roman numeral dials. There is no clear explanation from the brand itself about it. But we found some assumptions saying that the IIII has been previously used on most watch and clock dials (sundials, too) which King Louis XIV decreed during his reign. Another assumption is that Rolex uses IIII instead of IV on its Roman numeral dials because they put full attention to aesthetics and symmetrical balance. So, which argument do you think fits Rolex well?

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