Rolex is introducing calibre 3255, a new-generation mechanical movement with 14 patents, which sets new standards of performance for the core characteristics of a watch movement: precision, power reserve, reliability, resistance to shocks and magnetism, as well as the ease and convenience of its adjustment.
Calibre 3255’s criteria for precision in everyday wear are twice as exacting as those for an officially certified chronometer. It incorporates the new Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel‑phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, which is also up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks. Thanks to a new barrel architecture and the escapement’s superior efficiency, the power reserve of calibre 3255 extends to three days. This means the watch will easily continue to run from Friday evening into Monday afternoon even if not worn or wound.
What are the best ways to spot a fake Rolex watch?
1. The cheapest fakes are easy to spot because of their quartz dial movements. The second hand stutters along inside the counterfeit watch, whereas a real Rolex has a smooth second hand movement. If you’re still unsure about the difference between a “stuttering” second hand and a “smooth” one, listen closely — there should not be a ticking noise coming from a true Rolex.
2. The second way to spot a fake is by the heft of the watch. Fake Rolex watches are generally lighter, whereas an authentic Rolex is made of their own in house high-quality metals, and will weigh significantly more.
3. Next, take a look at the crown on the side. Usually, fake Rolex watches have rather basic crown to move the minute and hour hands. But a true Rolex will have a finely-crafted winder with engravings and grooves that are a work of art.
4. Last but not least, the cyclops lens on the face of the true Rolex will magnify the date. It’s hard to replicate, so most counterfeit timepieces will skip this step and the date will appear the same size.
Most of all ALWAYS remember: If it seems to good to be true it is!
A reinterpretation of the classic Rolex, the Datejust II is presented in a version entirely in steel with a smooth bezel.
Discover more about the Datejust II on http://www.rolex.com/watches/datejust…
In 1960, Lieutenant Don Walsh of the US Navy and Swiss oceanographer Jacques Piccard navigated the Trieste bathyscaphe into the Mariana Trench. They accomplished a feat so incredible that it forever raised the bar for deep-ocean exploration.
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Inside the Rolex Submariner, a demonstration of the intricacies of the Rolex calibre 3135. Watchfinder Head Watchmaker Tony Williams shows you how this famous movement is taken apart and reassembled.
A History of the Rolex Submariner:
First revealed to the public in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was a diving watch for everyone. Appealing to both professional and hobby divers, the Submariner set the standard for the category, its affordability and practicality unmatched. Rolex also developed non-chronometer versions of the Submariner that were even more affordable, costing roughly two weeks’ pay at the time.
As the Submariner gained credibility, it was adopted by professional organisations such as COMEX, the deep-sea diving contractor, and the British Ministry of Defence. The civilian model also evolved, growing a date complication, and then an updated dial with white gold markers. Then, in 2010, the Submariner had its biggest change yet to become the 116610 LN, a chunkier, sportier, more high tech watch that brought Rolex into the 21st century.
The Rolex Submariner is one of the most instantly recognisable watches ever made, and continues to be one of the most popular, too.
The Rolex Farr 40 World Championship represents one-design racing at its most competitive. The 2013 edition, held in Newport, Rhode Island, saw 15 top-notch teams from eight countries compete in 10 high adrenaline races over four days for the title of champion. Meet the racers and uncover the action behind this challenging test of seamanship and sailing skill. Find out more on YouTube channel.
The Oyster Perpetual Yacht-Master II embodies the intensity of the greatest regattas. Equipped with an exclusive programmable countdown with a mechanical memory, its impressive size, evocative power and sleek design directly echo the Maxi Yachts built to brave the oceans. Both elegant and rugged, it is the first Professional watch in the Oyster collection to be available in Everose Rolesor.