Rolex is known to have its own in-house foundry, where the brand exclusively melts 18-carat yellow, white and Everose gold alloys with the help of experienced casters. Also crucial is the indication “18 carats”, which refers to the actual gold content of the final gold alloy. Rolex mainly uses 18-carat gold for its watches, which has a purity of 750 ‰ (thousandths) of pure gold, that is, the remaining 25% consists of other elements such as silver, copper, platinum or palladium, depending on the alloy you want to achieve. Gold watches are heavy, but not all the weight can be traced back to the shiny precious metal.
Components such as sapphire crystal, dial or caliber should, of course, be excluded from the equation, although François-Paul Journe would disagree with the latter. In a solid gold Rolex, the case and its case back, bracelet and bezel are therefore the most important components. At the end of the day, all that counts is what the customer is willing to pay, and in the case of gold Rolex watches, it's quite a lot. I miss that kind of dating these days ???? I feel like watch brands used to have a lot more balls in their day, now everything is vanilla and love, peace and harmony.
Although I didn't know the exact numbers, of course, I think it's safe to say that everyone knew that the value of a Rolex is not the result of its raw materials. Although I am surprised by that huge difference. I really like the Rolex brand watch, but I don't have the money to buy it because it has a higher price ????☹️ How can I be part of your community? A few years ago we met with an Italian watch manufacturer capable of manufacturing high quality watch bracelets and links. We see your products as a solution to a decades-old problem.
The quality is much better than what you can find anywhere online. We can still see the differences with a genuine Rolex link, but these differences are not so obvious. They fit well, they look authentic, the screws are almost indistinguishable. All the links and bracelets we sell are made by this company.
These links cost more than what you normally find on eBay, but they're definitely worth it. For example, a full gold Rolex Sky-Dweller weighs considerably more than a full gold Rolex Day-Date. If you only compare a gold Rolex watch to the same stainless steel watch, it's obvious that the price increase of a gold watch is dramatically higher than the real cost of gold itself. Authentic links are currently available directly from Rolex, but they are not easy to obtain (even for an authorized retailer) and they come at a high price.
When it comes to two-tone Rolex watches (a combination of gold and steel), you'll find that there isn't a huge amount of gold. However, the difference of almost 30,000 EUR between the value of the material and the current list price of a Gold Day-Date is surprising. But what you should also keep in mind is that whatever material a Rolex is made of, Rolex charges a considerable premium on the cost of that material, not limited to gold. In addition, the price of gold fluctuates considerably more than the price of steel, which can make it a little unpredictable.
This means that the crows are made of solid gold, but the center is machined, to accommodate a stainless steel sleeve, with steel wires. If you compare a stainless steel Rolex to a full gold Rolex, you will notice that the price varies drastically. The parts of a Rolex watch that contain the most gold are the case and the bracelet, and this is something you will notice when you put a full gold Rolex watch on your wrist. One thing you should know about gold and stainless steel watches is that the multiplier on the cost of raw material doesn't work when it comes to comparing SS to gold.
In the two-tone models, there is an average of 15-23 grams of 18K gold in total with all the original links of the bracelet. .