Rolex watches have become insanely popular since their introduction in the first century. Rolex is known for its high-quality materials and designs. Hence, Rolex price (Rolex ราคา, which is the term in Thai) is high. The watch-making process of Rolex is not a mystery what they are a few interesting facts about Rolex that might fascinate you.
Rolex watches are made by hand. In today’s world, where even the smallest tasks are done by machinery, Rolex watches are completely handmade. It takes about a year to create a single watch, and that’s why the Rolex price is high.
Rolex watches are pressure tested. Rolex watches are known for their durability and versatility. They are placed in an air pressure chamber to check for causing leaks. If any water infiltration or condensation is found, the watch is not put up for sale.
Rolex headquarters are highly secure, even more than a high-security prison. Bar of gold worth £1,000,000 is stored there. Bank vault doors, iris scanners, unmarked armored trucks, and fingerprint scanners have been installed to prevent theft.
The stainless steel used by Rolex 904L is the most expensive in the entire world, and it is corrosion and rust-resistant, and it is one of the finest quality steel. This is how Rolex strives to give the best quality watches to its users.
Rolex watches use IIII instead of IV on Roman numerical dials. This is just for aesthetics and symmetrical visual balance.
Rolex watches have gone to the ocean’s deepest point, the Mariana trench. James Cameron wore a Rolex Deepsea Challenge watch when he dived into the Mariana Trench in 2012, guaranteed resistance to a depth of 12,000 meters (39,370 feet). Throughout the 7-hour underwater journey, the watch kept perfect time.
No one knows the real meaning of Rolex. The name stems from a French term Horlogerie exquise, which means exquisite clockwork. However, the founder of Rolex claimed that Rolex was chosen because he desired a short term that could be pronounced in every language and looked nice on the face of a watch. He also believed the name sounded similar to a watch’s sound when it’s wound.
Well, these were some little-known facts about Rolex watches. Rolex has grown a lot since it was introduced in the 90s. People prefer Rolex over other watches due to its versatility, durability and high quality it gives to the customers.