Rolex materials – Oystersteel
A Rolex watch must remain functional and maintain its beauty even in the harshest environments. That is why Rolex has chosen to use 904L steel, a highly corrosion-resistant alloy, for the cases of its steel watches, rather than the standard steel generally used in watchmaking. In 1985, Rolex became the first watchmaking brand to pioneer the use of 904L for the cases of all its steel watches.
Rolex materials – 18 ct Gold
The radiance of the gold used for Rolex watches comes from art not chance. Creating 18-ct gold, white or Everose gold, cast and formed in accordance with the strictest quality criteria in order provides a peerless, handsome lustre for watch cases and bracelets.
Rolex gold is like no other. It is made of only the purest metals, meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment. These metals are made according to jealously guarded formulas to produce the 18 ct yellow, white and Everose gold specific to Rolex. A process that draws on a magical combination of the four basic elements: fire, air, water and matter extracted from the earth.
To preserve the beauty of its pink gold watches, Rolex created and patented a new alloy that it casts in its own foundry: Everose gold. Its characteristic pink hue is attributed to the exclusive composition of the alloy – a Rolex secret – which allows it to maintain its pink colour over time, unlike other pink golds that tend to fade.
Rolex materials – Rolesor
The name Rolesor was patented by Rolex in 1933, and has become one of the distinctive elements marking the brand’s watches, a true Rolex signature.
Rolesor, an auspicious meeting of two metals: one, noble and precious, attractive for its lustre and stability; the other, highly resistant, known for its strength and reliability. All of these qualities perfectly mirror the elegance and performance that come together in a Rolex watch.
Rolex materials – Platinum
Rare and precious, considered the noblest of metals, platinum is striking for its silvery whiteness and its vibrant luminosity. Rolex always uses 950 platinum, carefully crafted in-house, to perfectly match the prestige of the watch. At Rolex, platinum is above all used for the Day-Date model, the most prestigious watch in the Oyster collection. The practised eye immediately recognizes a Day-Date or Daytona with an ice blue dial as a platinum model. Platinum is also used for the graduated bezel and dial of the Rolesium version of the Yacht-Master and for the bezel of the 18 ct white gold Yacht-Master II.
Rolex materials – Precious stones
Whether for diamonds, sapphires, rubies or emeralds, Rolex masters the art of gem-setting. To adorn its timepieces with the most striking gemstones, the brand has its own in-house gemmologists and gem-setters. Gemmologists are responsible for examining and selecting the gem-stones received, retaining only those that meet Rolex’s extremely stringent quality criteria. The stones then pass into the hands of the gem-setters, who are tasked with placing and fixing each stone to best reveal its beauty, colour and sparkle.
WE INVITE YOU TO VISIT OUR BOUTIQUE IN ZAGREB, AT FRANE PETRIĆA 7, TO DISCOVER ROLEX COLLECTION.
Mamić boutique in Zagreb is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Retailers, allowed to sell and maintain Rolex watches. We certify the authenticity of your new Rolex and back its five-year international guarantee with necessary skills, technical know-how and special equipment.
Contact us to book an appointment with our dedicated staff, who can help you make the choice that will last a lifetime.