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History of Rolex Oyster Professional Wristwatches

4 Oct

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Rolex Oyster Professional watches were introduced with the original Rolex Oyster watch from 1926. You will e find in thesReplica Rolex Reviews about the History of Rolex Oyster Professional watches. Majority of Rolex watches that are produced today use the brand’s Oyster case. With the introduction of Rolex Oyster watch in 1926, Rolex also pioneered the very first watch case that featured screw down crown, caseback and bezel which offered dust protection and water resistance. But the Professional collection was born in 1953.

The idea of the Rolex Oyster Professional today is the preservation of watch models that were initially made for professional use. That included timepiece for people engaged in flying, diving, automotive and sport racing, industrial and science work and also general planetary exploration. Rolex Oyster professional timepieces are more durable and utilitarian design in nature and also they have in various instances additional production or test procedure added to the manufacturing before they came out of the Rolex and reach to the consumer. In simple words, Royal Oyster Professional watch today are based on a historic model meant for professional usage and are manufactured with extra reliability and safety features as compared to Rolex’s more dress or casual models. In 1953 tow of the Rolex’s basic Oyster Professional timepiece were produced which were the Submariner and Explorer. The very same year Rolex experienced one of the most significant social achievements that marked how the brand would be perceived in future. Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary were the part of British expedition to successfully climb the Mount Everest for the very first time in history. No doubt it was one of the most amazing feats of human endurance and both leader Norgay and Edmund wore the Rolex Oyster Perpetual watch. The model is now familiar as iconic Rolex Explorer which was released in 1953. It was a message to the public was simply that the new Rolex Explorer was a special wristwatch for those people who are adventure lovers or involved in extreme lengths activities.

In 1953, Rolex also introduced the very first Submariner wristwatch which was the first ever timepiece in the world with water resistance up to 100 meters (330 feet). The Rolex Submariner was the evolution of the Rolex Oyster case in many ways and additionally it was further refined for water resistance. However the Oyster Professional term was not present in 1953 and the Explorer and Submariner were two watch designed for and mostly used by professional versus merely the common public. In-fact it was a golden age in the world of modern exploration as the pre-space race reign was about to explore extreme heights and great depths. After the release of models for deep diving and scientific exploration, Rolex decided to focus on wristwatches for physicist and pilots too. Aviations professionals are always lucky enough to enjoy the special attention of watch developers since the beginning of the fight in early twentieth century. However Rolex was late in this game with the introduction of first aviation themed watch in 1955 named Rolex GMT-Master. Rolex worked hard with commercial Pan American World Airways to produce a watch for their professional pilots. Rolex worked out on a successful formula in various ways. The reason for which many Rolex Oyster Professional watches look alike is that Rolex never tried to reinvent the wheel with every new timepiece but added new additional or different feature to their earlier generation wheel. Also this was the prime reason that GMT Master was very similar to the Submariner which was produce two years before it. Interestingly Submariner itself adopted the hands for the legendary Explorer. 24 hour scale bezel and 24 hour GMT hand made it different from other Rolex watches. The two tone blue and red bezel was also another unique feature of Rolex GMT-Master meant for AM/PM indicator. The feature was then known as the “Pepsi bezel” due the similarity of colors tones with the soft drink brand. Though there were some minor but significant changes, the Rolex GMT Master was similar to the Submariner in many ways. The situation was not so different in 1956 when Rolex produced its first scientific watch the Rolex Milgauss with the collaboration of CERN laboratory in Switzerland. The physicists desperately needed a magnetically shielded watch that was not exposed to the magnetic fields created around the particle accelerators. Rolex produced a timepiece for professional scientists the Milgauss with the resistance up to 1,000 Gauss due to the soft iron core which secured the movement. Rolex Tried something slightly more refined, yet still a professional timepiece. Though Milgauss had more or less existing Oyster case but the dial was mostly inspired from the original Rolex Oyster Perpetual models along with a lightning bolt seconds hand.

In 1963 Rolex introduced the Oyster Cosmograph which then became popular as Rolex Oyster Cosmograph Daytona. Though Rolex had been successfully producing the chronograph models for more than 30 years but this was the first genuine racing world-inspired chronograph timepiece. In-fact no one knows from where the name “Cosmograph” came from. Rolex added Daytona for more serious involvement in racing world and named the watch family after the popular racing in Florida. Daytona is different from other Rolex Oyster Perpetual collection due to the adoption of partially different case design of chronograph pushers. Screw-down pushers were not present in the original Daytona models but the collection became famous after the addition of features by Rolex like increased durability and water and dust resistance. In 1960 Rolex introduced the Deep Sea Special with a non-commercial concept specially for extreme diving. The watch had an extreme thick steel case with almost comical bulbous crystal. This was very useful for Rolex because it brought them most valuable knowledge about intense water resistance and the watch successfully travelled to 37, 800 feet. The production of Rolex Deep Sea Special allowed the Swiss Master to develop even more reliable version of the Rolex Submariner known as Sea-Dweller released in 1967. The watch was water resistant to 630 meter which was increased after sometime. In-fact it was Rolex Sea-Dweller that help Rolex to produce modern Deep-Sea and Submariner watches of today. In 1960s, Rolex had successfully released many prime models that would fall under the modern Rolex Oyster Professional umbrella. Though additional models would come later but each of these existed to build on timepieces and concepts that were released by Rolex from between 1953 and 1967. Rolex Yacht-Master released in 1992 and the Sky-Dweller from 2012 is the most recent models of Rolex Oyster Professional. GMT-Master ll and Explorer ll are pretty much the updated versions of existing collection.

In 1971, Explorer ll was released by Rolex with combination of allure from original Explorer with the GMT-Master. The watch featured a fixes bezel rather than a rotating 24 hour bezel but with an advantage of second time zone. This feature was not only meant for the explorer’s timepiece but also for the more reliable explorer’s watch meant for tough conditions like underground or polar exploration. The purpose of 24 hour hand on timepiece was to gave ability to explorers to differentiate between day and night rather than GMT hand which was meant for second time-zone. This feature was very hand especially in places where sun didn’t go down or deep caves where sunlight was unable to reach. Rolex Yacht-Master is probably the oddest one of all timepieces as it was not meant for strictly professional use. You can call it the child of times because in 1990s the mechanical watch industry was seriously investing in moving up-market. Sports watches were popular at that time so Rolex intended to produce a high quality and durable sports watch which can be used in sailing sports or pleasure. Yacht-Master models today have platinum or gold bezel rather than a steel one. In 2007 Yacht Master ll was released and was not in large number but the watch had more complicated movements than the previous one. The new version features a programmable countdown timer chronograph which is slightly adjusted by turning the bezel. Rolex Professional watches today are more or less known as their sports models. Both men and women wear most models but the Yacht-Master has only specific version for women with smaller-sized cases. There is no special list of production techniques, features or any tests that apply to the Rolex Oyster Professional watches according to Rolex but the cases used and tests performed are more rigorous than other timepieces produced by Rolex. The production of Rolex Oyster Professional watches can be more complicated than that or Rolex Oyster Daydate/just. For instance Milgauss has a case surrounded by magnetic field and Dea Sea has additional features like the Ringlock system for massive level of water resistance. Talking about the design of Rolex Oyster Professional sports timepieces, they have beefier cases and functions like crown guard for the protection of crown. All professionals do not use mechanical watches today but Rolex has invested in manufacturing the top quality professional use wristwatch possible. All Rolex Oyster Professional watches are highly tested in terms of water resistance. First the Rolex dive watches are tested in air chamber and then in actual compression chamber full of water. Interestingly Rolex indicates that their dive timepieces are tested to be able of withstanding 25% more than their mentioned water resistance level. The Rolex Deep Sea watches has its own special water testing chamber which is developed by Rolex with Comex. It is due to the reason that it tests such immense water pressure the test takes almost over an hour to complete.

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Top 5 Gold Watches

16 Apr

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Gold watch represents status and wealth in a best possible wrist fashion. These Replica watches Reviews will help you to know about the top five gold watches. Watch manufacturers use gold a case material for the practical reasons in a serious historic sense. As a metal, gold has some interesting properties from being easily machined to heavily tarnish- resistant which is perfectly polish-able. Mixing gold with other metals in order to produce alloys reveals the best beneficial properties of gold with the toughness of such metals. Most of the gold cased watches feature 14k or 18k gold. 18k gold watches are a recent phenomenon. It became popular in early 1980s, when gold price rose which allowed the watch makers to add extra gold and also increase the prices of gold watches.

Gold watches have interesting history in the business world. During the 20th century, the goal of many people was to work for many years at Watch Company and receive a gift of gold watch on the retirement. Gold watch worn by business people and professionals is an indicator of status and success. Gold watches have similar cultural and social valve, though the importance in the luxury watch industry has been changed due to various types of interesting materials. Indeed every fashion lover wants to own a classy gold watch across different cultures. Here is a list of top five gold watches that you will love to wear on your wrist.

1.    Rolex President

The genuine name of Rolex President is “Day-Date” but generally people call it as the President. The name President has been given to the watch because few United States Presidents wore Day-Date and thus the name stuck. Today, you can own the Rolex President in traditional 36mm wide size and also the modern 41mm wide size with the Day-Date ll models. All Rolex Day-Date (President) watches are available in precious metal gold cases along with variations on terms of their dials and diamonds decoration. The price of President Model’s like218235 starts from $37,550.

2.    Bulova Accu-Swiss Percheron 24k Gold

The Bulova Accu-Swiss “First Edition of the Joseph Bulova Collection” was introduced in 2014 and probably the least known brand in our top ten gold watches list. The watch features very interesting strap which is the combination of crocodile with titanium rivets along with black steel Milanese inner bracelet. Surely you don’t know that it is world’s first watch with 24k gold case (others contain 18k gold). The case of the watch is more than 99.99% pure gold which a gift to serious gold lovers is. Bulova developed a special forging process to make gold hard enough for the watch case material. The highly limited timepiece has a simple Swiss automatic movement and the price starts at $42,000.

3.    Omega Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph watch

Probably this is the world’s most iconic functional sports watch produced in all gold case and bracelet. This unique mixture communicates status and sensibility at the same time. There are various versions of Omega Speedmaster and most of them are available in 18k gold. The new Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial Chronograph model has few attractive features that include an in-house made Omega mechanical chronograph movement with 41.5mm wide case. This model is available in both 18k yellow and rose gold. The Speedmaster 57 Co-Axial models (ref 331.50.42.51.02.001) price starts from $36,000.

4.    Breguet Type XXll

This sports watch was originally meant for military pilots. Another modern and a bit large version is Type XXl and Type XXll with enchanting chocolate brown face perfectly matched to 18k rose-gold case. Breguet Type XXll contains a quality 10Hz operating chronograph movement which is rare with both matching bracelet and gold case. This elegant, masculine, sporty and timeless (ref 388oBR/Z2/RXV) is priced at $55,500.

5.    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41mm

The watch was first produced by the company in 1970s and the goal was to make it a high end steel sports watch with price of gold watch. The Royal Oak 41mm has been made with 18k gold and the price is $50, 500.

Things To Know About How Rolex Makes Watches- Part 2

10 Mar

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Rolex is known for producing unique and perfect luxury wristwatches. In this short informative article about Replica Rolex Reviews we will share information about how Rolex makes it watches. Rolex is the only brand that manufactures all parts and movements of its timepieces by itself. Do you know Rolex has its own science lab where the various tests are carried out by the manufacturers?

I think it’s not a surprising fact to know Rolex has its own internal Research and Development Department because of the things Rolex has done in the past years. In-fact Rolex has not one but many different types of well-equipped professional science laboratories at their various facilities. The labs are not made from mere research of new watches and other things bout also to search and develop more efficient and effective manufacturing techniques. That’s why Rolex is known as an extremely competent and an organized manufacturing Swiss company for luxury timepieces.

Rolex laboratories are diver and amazing or perhaps have the most interesting chemistry lab. The lab is full of tubes and breakers that carry gases and liquids. The Rolex Company always hires the highly trained scientists. The lab is used by the company to research and develop lubricants and oils for the use in machines during the manufacturing procedure. Rolex has also the room equipped with various gas spectrometers and multiple electron microscopes. They have the ability to take a perfect close look at specific metals and other manufacturing materials to investigate the effects of manufacturing and machining techniques. Such large areas are extremely impressive and attractive which are used on the regular basis for serious remedies or prevent possible problems.

The modern scientific labs are meant for the specific purpose of testing watches by Rolex. The most interesting part of the labs is the stress test room. In this special room, bracelets, watch movements and cases undergo simulated wear and abuse on robots and other custom made machines. It would be true to assume that Rolex design watch that can last for lifetime. Take a look at any timepiece of Rolex from Daytona to Submariner and from GMT Master to Yacht-Master, every wristwatch is a true example of perfect experiments. It’s really easy to wear a watch and mark comment about it but the struggles to perfection which is found in Rolex wristwatches are really admirable that one can’t find in other Swiss watch brands.

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