If you own a Rolex watch, it can say many things about you – that you’re successful, that you’re stylish, that you know what you want and how to get it – but what do the markings on the watch actually mean? Do you know what your Rolex dial is telling you? Here’s a brief look at the meaning behind the markings and some of the different dials you can get these days.
What Your Dial Is Telling You
If you’re lucky enough to already own a Rolex, take a look at the dial now. It is something you look at every day and yet you probably don’t know what it actually means (while some aspects are obvious, others are not). So what does it mean? The information on the dial actually tells the story of the watch. For example, the ‘Rolex’ name and the five pointed crown at the top of the dial clearly shows that it is a genuine Rolex, with its well-known symbol that screams wealth, royalty, and success. The second line often states ‘Oyster Perpetual.
Another thing you may have noticed on the dial of your watch is the writing ‘Superlative Chronometer’ and ‘Officially Certified.’ This means that your timepiece has been certified by COSC for accuracy. Many Swiss watches carry this certification, but as a company, Rolex submits the highest number of watches for COSC certification over anyone else in the world; this tells you just how well-made your watch is. Lastly, your watch should have the words ‘Swiss’ or ‘Swiss Made’ (or something similar) at the bottom of the dial. Under Swiss law, this means that the watch’s movement is Swiss, that the movement is cased into a watch in Switzerland and that the final inspection of the watch is carried out in Switzerland. Basically, it means that your watch is Swiss through and through.’ This means that your watch is automatically and perpetually wound by using an oscillating weight inside the watch. If the watch were manual, the word ‘perpetual’ would not be present. The original idea of the automatic watch was to keep the timepiece safe and secure (dust-proof and water-proof), and the automatic winding means that the watch can remain sealed, without the need to manually open it and wind it yourself. If your watch has an automatic date mechanism, the dial will say ‘Oyster Perpetual Date.’ The dial will also sport the model name, either above or below the hands.
So Which Rolex Dial Should You Go For?
If you don’t already own a Rolex watch, it may come as a surprise to see just how many models are available these days, each with their own unique look. Many of them have very distinctive dials, such as the Rolex Date 15200. This watch has a beautiful salmon/pink dial with index hour markers, along with a polished steel domed bezel and steel oyster bracelet with concealed clasp. If you’re looking for a more masculine-looking watch, the Rolex GMT Master LL 16710 could be the one for you. This watch has a striking black dial with applied luminous hour markers, as well as a third red hand for a second time zone, a steel oyster lock bracelet, and a black and red bezel. On the other hand, the Rolex Daytona 116520, with its white dial, stainless steel case and oyster bracelet, is stunning as well as extremely practical – it comes with scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It is also worth noting that all of these watches are water resistant up to 100 metres.
Get Your Hands On A Beautiful Rolex Today
We could talk about Rolex watches all day long, but when it comes to actually buying one, some people can get cold feet because of the price. What you have to remember is that buying a Rolex watch can be looked at as a kind of investment; these watches are so durable and reliable that they’ll last you years and years. You’ll more than likely never have to buy another watch, and the joy you’ll get out of wearing a watch this stylish and glamorous is more than worth the money. Still, if the idea of a brand new Rolex is completely out of your price range, there is another way. Buying second-hand or pre-owned watches means that you can still get the top quality timepiece, but with a potential saving of thousands of pounds. A site like Second Time Round offers a wide range of wristwatches at great prices, so you don’t have to give up on your Rolex dream at all. Take a look today at the many watches they have available.