The logo at the beginning of Rolex is a palm with five fingers spread to show that the brand’s watch entirely crafted by craftsmanship. Later, it gradually evolved into the current crown to show its dominance in the field of watches. It shows Rolex’s emperor spirit in watchmaking.
The same colossal work is the same. Today, the glorious and abnormal Rolex has a common starting point. In the prevalence of pocket watches in the early 20th century, Rolex founder Hans Wilsdorf began to enter the Swiss watch manufacturing industry.
At that time, the wristwatch just regarded as the jewelry that women liked, and the output value was tiny. Still, Hans Wilsdorf convinced that the wristwatch was equally beautiful, accurate, and useful. Same as what he believed, the present watch is full of controversy. However, Rolex has always been popular with successful people for its dangerous, useful, and unobtrusive style.
Rolex watches are also the only Swiss brand that has not been sold since its inception and still controlled by the Wilsdorf Foundation’s founder. Rolex is still a “useful school” without the chaos and style of big brands.
The Oyster case has set an important milestone in the history of Rolex and watchmaking. Rolex founded this style in 1926. It equipped with a patented rotatable outer ring system, bottom cover, and middle case crown. It is the world’s first waterproof watch case. This perfect and elegant case is not only a sign of consolidation and waterproof function but also an ideal fusion of shape and function. Whether it is 904L stainless steel, 18ct yellow gold or 950 platinum style, it is the same in the mall.
What are the characteristics of the planning concept of the Rolex Oyster case can divide into the following parts:
The sealed structure of the case ensures that all Oyster watches have a waterproof depth of at least 100 meters (330 feet), while the Rolex Deepsea watch designed for divers can waterproof to 3,900 meters (12,800 feet).
The middle part of the Oyster case (the central part of the case) made of 904L stainless steel, 18ct gold, or platinum. It is made by printing and machining, consolidating the use, and becoming the backbone of other components. Crown shoulder pads on the side; these shoulder pads are an essential part of the middle case.
Screw-in bottom cover
The Oyster case back is screwed tightly into the middle case to make it fully sealed. The typical triangular pit pattern of this case back derived from the Oyster watch of 1926, and only authorized Rolex watchmakers can install the movement with specific things.
Waterproof winding crown
The crown, composed of nearly ten parts, is screwed tightly into the case, a small skill creation. It is the role of Rolex in the history of watchmaking to create a waterproof crown, completely blocking the external harmful substances, maintaining the seal inside the watch internationally.
Rolex double-buckle locks and triple-buckle crowns are provided with two or three sealing areas to seal the doors of a submarine such as waterproof.
Small window convex lens
Rolex’s patented enlarged mirror in 1953 expanded the date of the Datejust classic. The visible symbol of Rolex watch replica, Yuanwang, is also easy to identify. The same is made of blue crystal to prevent scratches and installed on the crystal surface. With a double anti-reflective coating to ensure precise reading date. This small detail shows Rolex’s caution.
For Rolex, the shape and function often closely connected, especially the outer ring indispensable in the visible Oyster watch. Over the years, numerous fixed or rotating outer rings have introduced, bringing new functions to different types of watches, such as diving time, second time zone, 24-hour display, and speed scale. The raw material of the outer ring also ranges from stainless steel to tempered ceramics.
The triangular pit pattern of the original Oyster outer ring has a practical use: These pit patterns help tighten the outer ring on the case and ensure the watch’s waterproof function. The bottom cover’s pit pattern is also based on the same considerations, and screwed to the case orientation with a specific Rolex. However, to this day, the triangular pit pattern has become an aesthetic planning element and one of the actual Rolex characteristics.
Rolex’s classic Oyster case plan has inherited since its birth, although there have some fine-tuning in some details. However, the overall strategy has not changed.