From the typical Datejust to the classic Cellini, and from sporty Submariner to complex Sky-Dweller, all the Rolex models are of the most recognizable elements. It is exactly the iconic components that constitute a unique Rolex watch. When you know more about each part of Rolex, you will like it better, meanwhile, knowing it better will help you distinguish the real Rolex from cheap replica timepiece.
- Oyster case
The world’s first waterproof wristwatch was mounted with the Oyster case, which was patented by Rolex in 1926. The bezel, caseback and crown have been fastened onto the integrated case by the screw, which ensures that the Rolex watches could be water resistant to 100 meters at least. The professional watches such as Submariner and black dial copy Rolex Sea-Dweller are water resistant to 300 meters even 3,900 meters.
The crown plays a key role in guaranteeing the completely waterproofness. As the crown interacts directly with the movement, Rolex recognized that the screw-in crown should be protected well. At present, all the Oyster models have been equipped with Twinlock crown or Triplock crown. Triplock crowns have often been seen on Submariner or Sea-Dweller which were created for professional divers.
- Oyster bracelet
Oyster bracelet is the symbolic and basic strap of Rolex which was released in 1930s. Oysterflex strap is also a patented strap of Rolex which looks just like a rubber strap but is with much robustness. The Rolex imitation watch with rose gold case looks more dynamic with the distinctive Oysterflex strap.
The fluted bezel is another symbolic feature of Rolex while some watches have been equipped with smooth bezel.
- Cyclops lens
The Cyclops lens was patented by Rolex in 1950s and it was firstly used in the models of Datejust. Although it was common in nowadays, however, at that time, it was the breaking innovative.
- 904 L steel
As the pioneer of 904 L stainless steel, Rolex chooses it instead of 315 steel for that 904 L offers greater resistance to the durability and corrosion.