Rolex is a universe of its own: respected; admired; valued; and known across the globe. However, it’s a well-known fact that Rolex watches can be very expensive. Why it costs so much? When we know more about Rolex, the more we know, the more we are convinced that owning a Rolex watch is worth our money.
Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in 1905 when many other watch brands were considered to be untrustworthy, and this was the year that the first wristwatch was launched. In 1914, Rolex earned an impressive “A” Precision Certificate, awarded for their watches’ precision and excellence by Kew Observatory and they have maintained this reputation ever since. In 1926, Rolex created the first waterproof watch and, in 1945, they invented the very first self-winding chronometer, which was innovative and exciting for its time. Rolex replica watches have been worn on mountain-climbing expeditions and for deep-sea diving, and their timepieces are renowned for being reliable in the harshest of conditions.
James Bond Watch
Rolex was the official timekeeper of the fictional secret British agent James Bond 007, in the early Bond movies of the 1960s, 1970s and occasionally in the 1980s as well. The Rolex Submariner is known to be the original James Bond watch (before Mr Bond switched to Omega), and Rolex Submariner has been used by Bond actors Sean Connery, Roger Moore and occasionally by Timothy Dalton.
904L Stainless Steel
Rolex uses the highest steel grade on the market – the 904L stainless steel alloy, which is primarily used in the chemical industries, in the aerospace industry, and in the world of high-technology. The 904L stainless steel alloy has a high corrosion resistance, and has good formability and weldability. It can resist temperatures of 450 degrees Celsius or 824 degrees Fahrenheit. The steel grade is meant to be used for the most demanding situations, and highly corrosive conditions. Few steel grades, if any, can match the 904L stainless steel alloy used by Rolex.
Purchasing a Rolex watch carries long-term benefits for the owner. Although the timepiece initially falls in value if purchased at retail, it steadily regains its value over time – eventually surpassing its initial price. A Rolex watch can become a solid investment for the person who purchases it with the intention of owning it for the long run. Rolex watches are also plentiful on the resale market. Pre-owned Rolex watches actually surpass the new Rolex market due to the tendency vintage Rolexes have of appreciating in value.