Rabindra Dhungel, 12 september 2020. Just as a woman’s beauty is revealed in gold, silver, diamonds and pearls, so a man’s personality is said to be forgotten in a watch. This may be the reason why famous men from different parts of the world wear watches of which brand or model has become a topic of discussion.
Moreover, some brands of watches have become a matter of luxury, prestige and even prestige. The Rolex watch, ranked 64th on Forbes’ list of the world’s most important brands, is one such brand.
The Rolex watch, manufactured by a Swiss watch company called Rolex SA, was started in London in 1905. However, since 1919, the watch has been manufactured in Switzerland. The company, which is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation, does not pay corporate taxes. Because the owner of this watch company is not a for-profit company. Is the foundation. Who does not have to pay taxes.
There is also an interesting context for the establishment of this foundation. Hans Wilsdorf’s wife died in 1944. Hans had already founded the Rolex SA company. But after his wife’s death, he opened a foundation in his name and brought the company under the foundation.
The foundation spends 50 percent of Rolex SA’s profits on philanthropy, while the remaining 50 percent is invested in the company. It is a secret of what kind of charity the foundation does and where it does it. The foundation itself does not go public.
The company, which employs 2,000 people, still makes Rolex watches by hand. In other words, machines are not used to make Rolex watches. Not that it doesn’t happen. Even if some machines are used, the hands of the workers have to work hard.
The watch is placed at a depth of 300 meters and in a strong wind flow to check whether it is air and water proof before it becomes the adornment of the hands of rich men.
Similarly, Rolex is very aggressive in the use of metal. It uses a very expensive and high quality metal with high levels of chromium and nickel.
When the Rolex watch is taken to the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, and to the deepest part of the ocean, it does not slow down a second.
Sir Edmund Hillary wore the watch in 1953 when he reached the summit of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The watch was also taken by the US Navy in 1960 when it went to a depth of 36,798 feet in the ocean. In both places, the clock did not differ by a single second in time.
Another interesting fact about Rolex is that even the killer was once discovered because of it. A man named Albert Walker killed his partner. But he did not take his friend’s Rolex watch.
Walker’s biggest mistake was to kill his friend, but not covering his friend’s wristwatch to cover up the mistake was like giving up evidence. Two weeks after the killing of a friend, the only thing that could be identified in the body of the deceased was the same Rolex watch. Due to which the killer was found.
Famous footballer David Beckham, great golfer Tiger Woods, world share king Warren Buffett and other celebrities wear this luxury watch.
According to Ryan Haynes’s book Vintage Wristwatches, Rolex watches range in price from ५० 650 to ७५ 75,000.