Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rolex Makes the Most Popular Watches in the World

There is no second thought to the fact that Rolex is truly a symbol of class and elegance in the global watch market. It has given the world some truly luxurious watches which continue to capture the hearts of millions of people across the globe. People feel extremely proud to own a Rolex. This goodwill has been earned over the years through innovation and supreme expertise in making every single watch. Most of the watches made by Rolex are popular and set a benchmark for others. However, one of the watches that is an example of true craftsmanship is Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust was introduced in the year 1945. It was the first wristwatch to feature a date display, clearly visible with a special magnifying Cyclops lens. It is self-winding and waterproof to 100 metres/330 feet. The features that make it popular come from its process of manufacturing as described below.

The Oyster case, made from solid ingot of 18k gold or stainless steel takes around 163 detailed steps and a year long process to manufacture.

Before the movement is even installed, the case temporarily receives its crystal, crown and case back so that it can be pressure-proof tested.

A special tank called a Mariotte meter uses high-tech electronics and vacuum air pressure to test the watch at its guaranteed depth.

The movement also has to successfully pass chronometer testing; only then can it return for final assembly.

After the Oyster case passes the pressure-proof test, it is disassembled and the process of housing the movement begins. First, the movement assembly is placed inside the case and it is fitted with the screw and the winding crown. This is a vital link in the Oyster chain, as it helps to maintain the hermetic seal against moisture and dust.

The crown goes through about 35 minutely precise operations.

The case receives its crystal once the movement assembly is in place. The crystal cut from a laboratory grown synthetic sapphire is sliced, shaped and polished to perfection. It helps to protect your Oyster Rolex from scratches.

The crystal is attached to the Oyster assembly with a zytel washer and then the bezel is fitted to complete the hermetic seal.

The seal of the crystal is so designed that the excessive pressure that builds up when submerged at depth, actually increases the effectiveness of the seal.

Finally, the auto-winding Rotor mechanism is installed and tested for effectiveness.

The entire process of manufacturing a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust is complete only with a final round of pressure-proof testing, timing reliability testing and random durability testing. Some other popular Oyster Rolex models are Oyster Perpetual that features smoother lines and an enhanced dial and Oyster Perpetual Day-Date.

Rolex is a big brand in the world,it can provide you with the toppest quality and design watches,such as Rolex Air-King,Datejust,GMT,Yacht-Master and Submariner.Also there are some top grade watches in the world,such as Richard Mille,Bell&Ross,U-Boat,Breitling and A.Lange&Sohne.


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