Why Are Rolex Watches So Expensive?
If you asked people what they thought the best watch in the world is, most of them would probably assure you that it’s a Rolex. The most influential people in the history of humankind have been spotted wearing a Rolex on their wrist. Well let’s go further and ask people about the price of this wonder watch very expensive will be the most common reply but is there any reason why this brand cost so much? We will try to explain to you why Rolex is so special.
Some people believe that they’d have to sell their leg to buy a Rolex watch, but in fact, the price of the least expensive models such as the Oyster Perpetual ladies watch starts at $4,000, as for the mythical Submariner that James Bond once owned you can find one for $6,500.
Sure there are certain watches that can cost up to $70,000, but even at a price of several thousand dollars, Rolex watches are excellent value for the money. If you care for them they will serve you for up to 20 years, and if you care for them really really well – you’ll have a lifetime partnership.
Rolex iss in a world of its own, respected and valued all over the globe. There’s much mystery behind the manufacturing process of this brand. At Rolex there’s a strict rule of no photos, so nobody knows for sure how many watches of each model are produced, but there are some cool facts that we do know.
Rolex has its own scientific laboratory and a research and development department. To be precise, Rolex has several perfectly equipped professional laboratories in different locations. In these labs, specialists research on how to make new watches and how to make their manufacturing process more efficient. For its watches, Rolex uses 904L steel that is particularly difficult to machine. This steel is also more expensive than most other types, though it’s undoubtedly better looking. No other watch manufacturer uses this kind of steel, which makes the Rolex watch so unique. We also use this kind of steel in the manufacturing of our Swiss grade replica Rolex watches. This material is more corrosion and rust resistant and it’s also harder than other types of steel.
Rolex has its own foundry on the premises, an in-house foundry owned by Rolex that makes its own gold that is later used for manufacturing watches. Rolex has several steel suppliers, but platinum and gold are made on their premises. This makes Rolex the only watch producer that produces its own gold in its own foundry.
Rolex watches are assembled by hand. Since Rolex is pretty secretive about the topic of watch production it’s a common misconception that their watches are built by machines. There’s some element of truth in this statement, as machines are used at some stages of the process, but there’s more to it. Rolex has some of the finest and most sophisticated watchmaking machinery in the world. It’s used for filing, cataloging, and incredibly delicate processes. At the same time, most of the machines are operated by people. On top of that people assemble everything from bracelets to movements.
Rolex can put Fort Knox to shame. It shouldn’t surprise you that Rolex is crazy about security. It’s no wonder, with all those precious metals and watches worth many thousands of dollars lying around. If you decide to try and gain entry, be prepared for numerous James Bond style safety checks. You’ll find a small army of gemologists.
Rolex has high standards for the materials that are used for manufacturing their watches. The same goes for the precious stones they use: rubies, diamonds, and emeralds adorn Rolex watches. That’s why there’s a whole Gemological department that buys, tests and sets precious stones in Rolex watches. One interesting source revealed that out of the twenty million diamonds, Rolex gemologist has tested over the years, only two turned out to be fake. They need one year to produce one Rolex watch. Yes, the production of one single watch takes Rolex a whopping 365 days. The reason for such a long production time is the fact that almost all of the parts are made from materials prepared in-house.
Also, once all the parts of a Rolex watch are ready, workers assemble them mostly by hand, and each watch is tested individually. Since the brand produces about 1 million watches a year, you can imagine how efficient this process must be. When you get to know such details you stop wondering why you have to pay a fortune for a seemingly simple watch.
There is no need to pay that incredible amount of money, you can find Rolex clones on our website for a much more affordable price!