Most people know Rolex watches as glamorous status symbols and this is the main reason they purchase one but this brand can offer some of the most amazing timepieces that can withstand extreme conditions and even welcome them. The amazing thing is that despite being very resistant, they still manage to look amazing and keep with the Rolex theme of making status symbols for the elite.
One of the main things is water resistance. Every luxury watch brand has a special model or collection that is designed to withstand great water pressure. These watches are created for professional divers and when it comes to Rolex, we have the Submariner. The original model was the first to withstand water pressure of up to 100 m; the modern version can go as deep as 11,000 m and it also resisted temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius. This is one of the icons from the industry and has a very sturdy build.
After conquering the deep seas, the sky is the limit and a common problem that pilots used to have is the different time zones. Having two time zones is essential and Rolex GMT Master was the first to offer this feature in 1954. The new model can basically offer three different time zones thanks to the adjustable hand and rotating bezel. Everything can be done without changing the minute or base hour hands. Rolex watches are not just appreciated for their looks but also for the heritage behind every model.
Extreme speed with precision can also be found with Rolex watches, more exactly, the Rolex Daytona. This model is meant to offer a precise reading and it is named after the 24 hour endurance race at Daytona which Rolex has been a sponsor at for a long time. This chronograph is an amazing piece of engineering and one of the most valued timepieces due to the first limited edition series that started cult status.
The Rolex Explorer as featured on Horologue website is also created for extreme conditions such as climbing Mount Everest and it is very resistant to scratches, damage and temperature. It is a watch designed to take on dirty environments and continue working perfectly in some of the roughest terrains in the world.
There you have it, a list of models made by Rolex that go far deeper than the way they look. Each of them is meant to take on an extreme environment and do it with style.