Interesting Facts About The Incredible Rolex Watches

Published: 06th April 2011
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Interesting Facts About Rolex Watches

A Rolex watch is the symbol of high-class in timepieces. But what amount do you know about the Rolex time pieces? One of the most typical bits of trivia about Rolex is that it is the most replicated watch in the entire world. Often you will get a watch with "Rollex" on it, or "Made in China" etched on it - both of which are positive signs that it is a fake. But here are some other little-known particulars about Rolex Wrist watches:

1. Rolex made the first waterproof watches.
2. A real Rolex has an etching on the inside of the crystal at the 6:00 position.
3. Rolex is a privately-owned company. Much of their profits are donated to charity.
4. They have a lot more than 1,000 patents in horology (the science of measuring time).
5. Rolex makes 800,000 watches per year, and they sell every wrist watchesthey make.
6. There is a letter in front of their serial numbers on every time pieces made since 1987. This letter indicates the year that the wrist watches was produced. A quick search on the Web can produce the list if you are curious as to which letter corresponds with which year.
7. Rolex makes some of the most accurate watches in all the world. Each watch's chronometer is independently and professionally certified.
8. They are the first watches to be awarded a Class 'A' precision certificate in 1914. Previously, the award was only given to marine instruments.
9. Rolex pioneered the self-winding watch movement, and patented it. This eliminates the need for the watch owner to need to hand-wind the luxury watches.
10. Rolex also created the first wrist watches with the date on the dial, and the first watch to display two different time zones at the same accurate time.
11. The Rolex Institute recognizes and awards serious contributions in the arts, science, culture, and educational institutions.
12. They rely on four thousand watchmakers in over one thousand countries.

Did you know any of these facts about Rolex watches?

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