Luxury watch fans know that Rolex is the gold standard when it comes to watches. Rolex has been producing some of the finest timepieces globally, and its reputation for quality and precision is unrivaled. Here’s everything you need to know about Rolex watches!
Rolex is a Swiss watch company
Rolex is a Swiss watch company that was founded in 1905. The Rolex Watch Company is the only remaining luxury watchmaker entirely independently owned and operated. Rolex continues to remain highly secretive about their operations–to this day, we don’t know how they make some of their watches! Even if you were an authorized dealer of Rolex, you would not have complete access to all of their manufacturing steps due to strict confidentiality agreements.
There are more than 30 different lines of Rolexes
Here’s just a snapshot list of some of the most popular types: Rolex oyster perpetual, GMT Master II, Sea-Dweller, Cellini. These are the most known.
Rolex watches are expensive
Rolexes won’t be cheap! Although there are some great deals to be found, most Rolex models will cost around $5,000 or higher, but you get what you pay for.
Every Rolex is water-resistant
It was once said that “You don’t own a watch; you own a Rolex.” This is because no other company has mastered durability and reliability. No other watch brand can take the heat faster than your average Rolex–imagine taking one into hot springs or while diving in shallow water? You know that it’ll still work just fine when you get back!
There are three types of movements: Automatic (self-winding), Quartz, and Chronograph
Automatic watches require no battery! These wind themselves using the friction from your wrist movement while you wear it. The same type of movement comes equipped in all Rolex watches.
On the other hand, Quartz watches require a battery change every so often (about once every 1-2 years), but your alternative would be to wind up an automatic watch about ten times/day or more to keep it running! Even though quartz movements are not as prestigious as automatic ones, they’re still extremely accurate.
Finally, there’s the chronograph function that can time events with precision down to fractions of a second–perfect for keeping track of your best lap times during races!
Rolexes can be extremely old!
The oldest watch in existence was made by Rolex–a pocket watch dating back to 1913. This opened up decades worth of possibilities for Rolex collectors who could now purchase vintage models at affordable prices. These classic beauties include small second hands, Arabic numerals, domed crystals, and more!
Rolexes come in two different sizes: 34mm or 36mm
This small difference may seem trivial, but this is the most important part of the watch shopping experience for some. Some people love wearing larger watches while others prefer only having to glance down at their wrist instead of craning their neck–if you plan on purchasing a Rolex, it’s best to ask yourself which size will fit your wrist better! Plus, there are many accessories you can buy to make up for your sizing needs, like extra silicone/rubber bands or metal links that will help attach one sized watch band to another.
A ton of celebrities own Rolexes! Everyone from Snoop Dogg to Angelina Jolie is a proud owner.
Even if you’re not interested in Rolexes for yourself, they make great gifts! They’re classy, timeless, and extremely durable–no one will ever question your choice of gift when you give them a Rolex. You know it’s top-quality after all!