For almost a century, Rolex has been making state of the art watches. It has built a reputation throughout the world for not only making dependable luxury watches but for also building timepieces that are accurate and attractive as well. The brand has received many awards and certificates throughout the years for its impressive collections. Rolex makes timepiece that range from small to over-sized ones such as the Deep-Sea Challenge watch. Whether for air or deep sea, Rolex has been making functional and durable watches for aviators, divers, and everyone else in between for years.
Over five decades ago, Rolex successfully created and tested the first new and upgraded waterproof watch called “Deep Sea Special” to a depth of 10,336 feet that Jacques Piccard and Lt. Don Walsh wore on their journey to the deepest part of North Pacific Ocean. Now Rolex is introducing a new addition to their collection with the Rolex Deep-Sea Challenge watch. This watch accompanied movie director James Cameron on his latest deep sea expedition to the bottom and deep part of Pacific Ocean. Cameron made this solo descent in submarine called Deep-Sea Challenger and took 2 hours to reach the bottom and another 4 hours to explore the Ocean floor. This waterproof watch has been built as part of an effort to help deep sea exploration, and this particular project was partially funded by Rolex.
The Rolex Deep-Sea Challenge is an experimental diving watch certified waterproof for up to 12000 meters (39,370 ft.) and has set a new record for deepest diving watch. It has been built to withstand the extreme pressures found in the deep parts of the earth. The watch is very big and in this expedition, the watch was strapped to one of the submarines robotic arms. It has a 51.4 millimeter wide and 28.5 millimeter thick case. This case is made of 904L steel and able to resist extreme conditions and circumstances. The back of the case is in titanium and the bezel insert is ceramic with platinum colored numerals. This Rolex can resist up to 13.6 tons of pressure, which is essential when making such a deep descent. This watch’s dial has a blue Chromalight lume, which lasts a long time and is beneficial in the murky conditions at the bottom of the ocean.
Currently, the watch has not been made available in any commercial capacity, but it sure is a fascinating watch to contemplate having. It is commendable that Rolex continues to be part scientific exploration and researches. It will be interesting to see future endeavors Rolex will take part in.
Rolex has done it again. The Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller watch unleashes with a revolutionary design that will please global travelers with its dual time zone capability and its ease of use.
As part of its Oyster Collection, Rolex has designed the Sky-Dweller with perfection in mind. It reeks of sophistication and new technology that will have watch lovers drooling. The new 9001 caliber created and produced by Rolex, makes itself known with the officially certified Swiss chronometer. The 9001 has a total of 380 components and is a completely new self-winding mechanical movement. In fact, Rolex filed four new patents for this original beauty of a timepiece.
The Sky-Dweller comes in three gorgeous colors of white gold, yellow gold or Everose gold. The local time zone is read by the traditional means of the center hour, minute and seconds hands. If traveling, the watch owner’s reference or home time can be read by a rotating disc located in the middle of the dial. There is a fixed inverted red triangle located under the local 12 o’clock position that points to the chosen reference time. It is a 24-hour display which shows even numbers two through twenty-four, with markers in between, to help the wearer differentiate daytime from nighttime. This is extremely helpful in determining the appropriate time to make that call back home.
This technological masterpiece also comes with a reference to the month and day. The day is displayed at the local three o’clock position with a magnification bubble to enlarge its size. The months are displayed by apertures placed above the local time zone numbers with January starting at the 1 o’clock position and then commencing to the right around the dial. The current month shows a contrasting color within the aperture.
The technology behind the annual calendar system, called Saros, a Greek term to designate an astronomical cycle of alignment patterns between the Sun, the Earth and the Moon, is genius. The gears and wheels represent these three planetary bodies and are made to handle the irregular occurrence of 30- and 31-day months. Two gear ratios and four gear wheels were added to the Sky-Dweller for this purpose.
Rolex made sure the ease of use was indeed kept simple. The Sky-Dweller has a Ring Command bezel that operates the three functions which are of course, the date, local time or reference time. Just a turn of the bezel selects the function which can be adjusted in the appropriate direction using the winding crown.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Sky-Dweller is a complete work of art. The expertise, design, craftsmanship and quality that went into this timepiece is a master performance. You can be sure this watch will stand the test of time and provide the owner with the elegance and prestige that is the reputation of a Rolex.
When one hears the words “replica luxury watch” the first thing the generally pops into mind is a comical image of a shady guy in a trench coat trying to sell a replica Rolex on the street. But it is not necessarily a laughing matter; these illegal copies of authentic watches cause an estimated one billion dollars of losses each year to the watch industry. The Swiss Customs Service estimates that up to 40 million counterfeit watches are put into circulation every year. So with each purchase of a counterfeit watch, consumers are not only hurting the legitimate watch industry, but also slowing the global economy, as well as participating in criminal activities.
The most common fakes are made to resemble watches made by Rolex and Brietling, big names in the luxury watch industry. But there is also a huge replica watch market for the popular brands Chanel and Gucci. About half of these counterfeits are made in China and sold to tourists. However, a fair amount are made in America and moved across the country to be sold out of car trunks along with fake purses and wallets. Many websites online actually boast the authentic look of their fake watches, and insist their product is better and more reliable than other replicas.
There are two main types of counterfeits on the market, one is by trademark violation and the other is by design violation. A trademark violation watch will copy the brand name or symbols of a legitimate watch. It also includes any false claims like “Water/Shock Resistant” or claiming to be made of gold, silver, or any other precious metals. Oftentimes, replica watches will have a few legitimate parts, such a leather straps or gold buckles to fool potential customers. A design violation is when a counterfeit is designed to look like an original, such as using the same model as a Rolex or Audemars. Both of these types of counterfeits are illegal and production can result in jail time.
As Valentine’s Day approaches, and many feel their purses tightening, the temptation to wow your significant other with what they think is a genuine Chanel or Bvlgari watch is probably quite hard to resist. The risk factor, however, is not truly worth the gain. Especially if your girlfriend finds out that Gucci watch she has been showing off is a fake! Best to stick with a modest but classy watch for Valentine’s this year.
Rolex used to be the preferred watch of famed fictional spy, James Bond. That is, until 1995, when the character (then played by Pierce Brosnan) began sporting Omega watches instead. Now, 17 years and six films later, Omega has introduced a special limited edition piece to celebrate 50 years of 007 films.
The Fiftieth Anniversary piece has a couple of notable differences from the Omegas that avid fans have become accustomed to seeing on Brosnan and Daniel Craig; the face is a monogrammed black instead of blue and it bears some interesting details commemorating the milestone event.
While the watch – a redesign of the Seamaster Diver 300M – doesn’t shoot lasers, double as a communication device or contain any secret compartments, (I know, I’m disappointed too.) it does boast some pretty cool features. Water resistant up to more than 650 feet, it contains a helium escape valve that allows gas to escape during decompression and a self-winding movement with “revolutionary,” certified escapement providing exceptional durability and performance for those action-packed, high-speed-chase kind of days.
This limited edition watch comes in two sizes: 11,007 pieces of the men’s 41 mm size and 3,007 of the smaller women’s 36.25mm size will be made available. Both watches have stainless steel cases and diving-time scales in chromium nitride – with the ‘50’ highlighted in red. The black dials are lacquered and monogrammed with the familiar 007 logo, and a special coating on the hour markers and minute hand make it easy to read in most conditions. As a nice touch, the smaller watch even has a diamond marking the 7 o’clock position.
The back of the watch is pretty cool too. The swirly gun barrel effect seen at the beginning of Bond films surrounds a visible rotor that looks like the back end of a bullet and is inscribed with the words “James Bond” and “50 Years.”
The watch is expected to go on sale at an Omega boutique store in Dubai next month, although a firm date has not been set. Even priced at $5,308 for the smaller watch and $5,041 for the men’s, there may not be many left by the time the next Bond movie premieres this coming fall.
“Skyfall,” starring Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Judy Dench comes out on November 9 and, according to IMDb, Bond’s loyalty to M (Dench) will be tested when her past comes back to haunt her. One wonders if he’ll be wearing this watch in the movie (isn’t that kind of like wearing the band’s shirt to the show?) but, whichever Omega is on 007’s arm, we know he’ll look good.
Written by: Mike Demertzis
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