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5 Interesting Facts you don’t know about Rolex Watches

1) The Swiss Company was started in London

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The company started in 1905 in England by Hans Wilsdorf and his English brother in law Alfred Davis. Soon after 3 years, the partners decided to shift to Switzerland because that’s where the majority of skilled watch makers were.

 

2) Rolex Watches Weren’t Expensive Until The 1980’s

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In 1981 a Rolex watch would cost $900 but within less than ten years the price had jumped to $2350 for the same model with little changes.

3) Rolex Uses The Best Materials For Their Watches

 

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Rolex uses a much more expensive grade called 904L, while most watches are made with a metal grade known as 316L,  which features higher levels of nickel and chromium. Due to this better quality material Rolex watches have much better resistance to pitting which effects salt water divers and also has polishes better than other steels giving it a smoother and more luxury appearance.

 

4) Most Expensive Rolex Watch Sold For $1.16 Million

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An extremely rare Rolex watch set a record for being the most expensive Rolex watch in the world. The stainless steel chronograph Rolex was built in 1942 and sold for a whopping astonishing $1.16 million at Christie’s Important Watches sale in Geneva

 

5) Every Rolex Watch is Still Made By Hand

hand-made-rolexAlthough some people think it is a myth, every Rolex watch is still carefully made by hand. Even though some machines are used in the build the important stuff is all done by Swiss fingers.

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