The Rolex Company was founded in London, the United Kingdom in 1905 and later in 1919 the base of the company’s operation was moved to Geneva, Switzerland. Ever since the Swiss luxury watchmaker company was formed and throughout the years it has had an enormous growth internationally. This point was very much emphasized according to a list released by Forbes in 2016 of The World’s Most Valuable Brands, Rolex was ranked NO.69 on the list.
It is estimated that about 2,000 watches are produced per day by this single leading brand of luxury watch. You will be able to choose from a range of models available and of course they tend to differ in terms of features and price. Consequently, here is a comparison of the 3 popular Rolex watches which are Rolex Daytona, Rolex Datejust and Rolex Submariner.
Known modestly as the “Daytona”, the model has been really embraced in the motor sports world and that is because of being reliable in performance. There are various versions or models of the Rolex Daytona. The 3 new versions are available in an array of precious metals which are Everose gold, 18ct yellow and white gold. The new versions of the Rolex Daytona are fitted on the innovative “elastic polymer” Oyster flex bracelet.
A metal blade is used to reinforce the bracelet. The bracelet is not only visually appealing but also comfortable and reliable. Furthermore, the versions of the Rolex Daytona watch have cerachrom bezel that was patented by Rolex. It is in black ceramic and offers a number of advantages including the fact that the UV rays cannot affect the color, it is corrosion resistant and of course it is virtually scratch-resistant.
The latest versions are not only better in terms of the technology implemented in design but also draw a great deal of inspiration from this renowned chronograph heritage. For example, the black bezel the watch is furnished with is reminiscent of the model released in 1965 that had incorporated a black color Plexiglass bezel insert.
To ensure that the watch is comfortable on the wrist, like all Rolex watches, it has a Superlative Chronometer certification. This certification was redefined in 2015 by Rolex. Moreover, the case of the “Daytona” is waterproof up to a depth of 330 feet. This allows the high precision movement of the Daytona not to be troubled.
The Datejust is among the top most watches renowned and recognizable in the market and in a great way carries the endurance and the success of the Rolex brand. That is even with the ever changing fashion environment and the small improvements incorporated; the new versions of the watch are still functionally and aesthetically pleasing like the original model.
The self-winding chronometer timepiece was originally unveiled in 1945 in observing the company’s 40th anniversary. When the wristwatch was released it was the first of its kind in being able to automatically change date function. We know in the present day that feature will be taken for granted.
Rolex Datejust is kept in an Oyster case which is waterproof and as I had pointed out earlier is another great innovation by the company.
As well, the Datejust is available in the jubilee and the oyster which are regarded as stylish and enduring bracelets by Rolex. Various variations of the bracelets have been made especially for the ladies. The Rolex Datejust 41 version released in 2016 goes to show that Rolex products are still steeped in the rich tradition. While most watches have smaller sizes nowadays, the current 36 mm Datejust size is still being advertised by Rolex and many traditionalists seem to be in agreement in that maintaining the size is one great way of celebrating the classic Rolex standard.
This model is also considered a classic watch among other watches and therefore very popular. Because of the watch’s popularity, don’t be surprised if you see or buy a counterfeited watch and for that reason it is important that you buy your timepiece in legit stores.
The model was first released in 1953 and over the subsequent years other versions have also been released. As the name of the watch might suggest, the watch is designed specifically for the sporting enthusiasts who love diving.
One of the main features of the Rolex Submariner is the Rolesor trademarked in 1933 as a name which simply refers to a combination of Gold and steel. While steel is known for being reliable because of its sheer strength. Gold on the other side is in demand for its polish and nobility. The Rolesor feature remains among the popular feature of the Oyster collection to date.
The second main model feature is the blue dial. The blue dial incorporated in Rolex watch increases the readability of the watch and also remains a great way to identify the watch. To ensure that the Rolex dial is perfect, they are designed and produced in-house and that is largely done by handicraft. Additionally, the hour markers are made from 18 ct gold for the purpose of preventing possible tarnishing.
The Oyster bracelet is also another important feature of the watch. The bracelet is both a combination of form and function. Not only does the technology implemented to make the bracelet comfortable and robust but it also makes it visually appealing. The Oyster lock clasp incorporated in the watch serves to thwart accidental opening.
And the last key feature is the rotatable bezel (unidirectional). There are the engraved 60-minute graduations important for divers to precisely and also safely monitor time for diving and the decompression stops. The cerachrom bezel insert that is manufactured by Rolex is virtually scratch-resistant. The bezel also has a knurled edge which promotes excellent grip even with gloves when under water.
In conclusion, having seen the various features offered by these three types of Rolex watches you will understand why the watches are considered a classic and are in great demand. It is important to stress that when you are looking to buy any of the watches, it is advisable that you look for a legit watch seller and if you are selling look for a trusted watch buyer. That is important in that you will be able to get high quality men watches and also at the right price. Replica Rolex watches are often cheaper and in the long run they are costly as they are not durable, don’t come with a warranty and may require constant repairs.