Rolex watches are all handmade, which is why it takes one-year for them to finish in a big way. As known for its water resistance, Rolex is surely pressure-testing every single watch they produced before leaving the plant. And even if the materials are made of stainless steel, luxurious watchmakers use the most expensive one in their designs, known as 904L, which is exclusive only to Rolex.
When it comes to gold, Rolex established their own in-house foundry that produces gold for their timepieces and it is said to be the only brand to do so. Because Rolex holds bars of Everose gold worth $1,000,000, the security is on the highest level outshining many high-level security prisons around the world. Fingerprint scanners for employees, iris scanners, bank vault doors, and unmarked armored trucks are on them. Here are a few of the Rolex watches that are of world-class quality.
Day-Date 36 (Yellow Gold)
The perpetual 18 ct yellow gold men’s President model or the Day-Date 36 is one of the Rolex watches that is really a Men’s watch but is actually unisex. Its 36 mm round case is made up of a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, Cyclops lens over the date, and money green dial. The semi-circular three-piece links President bracelet is made up of 18 ct yellow gold material and concealed folding Crownclasp. Mark of distinction can be seen in the fluted bezel of this watch, which was originally and purposely to screw the bezel to case ensuring water resistance. Its functions include center hour, minute, and seconds hands Instantaneous day and date in apertures, unrestricted rapid-setting, and stop-seconds for precise time setting. The oscillator is in paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring and high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers.
The American actress, singer, and producer, Ashley Tisdale, owns this kind of Rolex President watch. Also rappers Eminem and Jay-Z.
Rolex Deep-Sea (Oystersteel)
Professional watch, Rolex Deep-Sea in oystersteel with a black ceramic bezel and oyster bracelet, is one of the ultra-resistant diver’s timepieces masterminded by Rolex for extensive sea exploration. The black Cerachrom bezel insert was equipped by Rolex in a virtually scratch-proof ceramic with color resistance to ultraviolet rays. PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) with a slim layer of platinum is coated on the graduation.
The diver wearing this watch can precisely and safely monitor their dive and decompression times with the help of the 60-minute graduated, unidirectional rotatable bezel. Large Chromalight hour markers and hands, packed with a glowing substance that releases a long-lasting blue light for outstanding clarity in dark conditions, are featured in the sleek black dial.
The 44 mm oystersteel round case of this model comprises a domed, 5.5 mm-thick scratch-resistant sapphire with a waterproofness of up to 3,900 meters, a helium escape valve, and has a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. American actor, producer, model, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist, 43-year-old Ashton Kutcher, is also a Rolex timepiece collector with Rolex Deep-Sea as one of his collections.
Cosmograph Daytona (Oystersteel)
This oyster automatic Cosmograph Daytona in oystersteel with a blue dial and an oyster flat three-piece links bracelet features a stainless Cerachrom bezel with a tachymetric scale measuring average speeds of up to 400 miles per hour. The extremely durable bezel mostly is a product of basically high technology and sleek aesthetics combination offering multiple advantages such as corrosion-resistant, virtually scratchproof, and a really resistant color unaffected by UV rays, contrary to popular belief.
The case is made up of scratch-resistant sapphire, basically crystal and pretty white gold materials with a waterproofness of up to 100 meters in a major way. This chronograph watch literally was developed to be the ultimate timing tool for endurance racing drivers. English actor, Daniel Craig, famous for portraying James Bond, owns and was spotted wearing a White Gold Rolex Daytona Model.
This 44 mm oyster perpetual deepsea particularly watches in oystersteel with fairly black ceramic bezel and an oyster bracelet literally is one watch designed for deep-sea exploration. Its functions include center hour, minute, and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting and stop-seconds for precise time setting. Chef Gordon Ramsay and soccer superstar David Beckham were caught exchanging their Rolex Deep-Sea Dwellers.
A new model of 41 mm Submariner was released in 2020. It is an oyster perpetual professional watch with a black Cerachrom unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel and a black dial with large reflecting hour markers and a highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence. It has a water-resistance of up to 300 meters and a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. The oystersteel flat three-piece links bracelet is with a folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system.
Submariner is probably the most famous and iconic watch of the 19th century as few notable people are seen to be having this model on their wrist including Steve McQueen, Sean Connery (James Bond), Ernesto Che Guevara, Diego Maradona, Johnny Depp, and Al Pacino.
In A Nutshell
When Canadian director, James Cameron, came down into the Mariana Trench in 2012, he sported a Rolex Deepsea Challenge, which was guaranteed to have a water resistance of up to a depth of 12,000 meters. It turned out that the watch kept perfect time throughout the 7-hour underwater journey. It is why Rolex watches are not only known for being aesthetically elegant but also for the high-quality performance and endurance they possess, often during the adventurous moments of the wearers.