The Basic Materials of Rolex

Materials of Rolex are displayed below :


– OYSTERSTEEL (Performance fit for extremes)

A Rolex watch has to work perfectly and maintain its beauty even in the hardest or harshest environments. Therefore, Rolex uses Oystersteel, a specific steel alloy brand. This material belongs to the family of 904L steel, which is particularly resistant to corrosion and acquires exceptional gloss when polished. 904L steels are commonly used in high technology and in chemical and aerospace industries.

– GOLD (The source of the shine)


Gold Rolex watches possess a truly attractive and beautiful glow, born of years of experience in perfecting the use of the most precious of metals. Only by controlling the whole process can guarantee a Rolex unparalleled lovely shining and enchanting lustre on their watch cases and bracelets alike. Rolex exclusively uses 18 ct Gold, a 750 ‰ (thousandths) of pure gold alloy, more exactly the correct mixture of elements including silver and copper necessary to produce different types of gold 18 ct: Everose (Rolex’s exclusive pink gold alloy), Yellow and White.

– PLATINUM (And then there was light)

Rare and precious, considered to be the noblest and luxurious metals, platinum is striking for its silvery whiteness and vibrant luminosity. Over time it has become the latest prestigious metal, with the ability to display gemstones like no other material. Rolex uses 950 platinum, an alloy with 950 ‰ (thousandths) of platinum generally combined with ruthenium. This allows the metal to be strong enough to be employed in watch cases, whereas maintaining its legendary shine and brilliance.

– ROLESOR (A meeting of metals)

Conducive meeting of two metals in one Rolex watch, which are gold and steel, with its contrasting colors and light, subtly balanced in harmony. The concept of how Rolesor has become a genuine Rolex signature is simple: the bezel, winding crown and center bracelet links are made of 18 ct Everose (Rolex’s exclusive pink gold alloy) or yellow gold; along with the Oystersteel middle case and outer links of the bracelet.

– PRECIOUS STONES (Gem-set purity)

Through its unique luster and extreme care in their environment, high quality precious stones or gemstones selected by the Rolex watches endow gem-set watches with unsurpassed prestige.

– CERACHROM (Unfading beauty)

Rolex developed and patented this for specific professional models to make sure the beauty and functionality even after it was exposed or displayed to extreme conditions. Made of very hard ceramic material, it is virtually impervious to scratches, and its color is affected by the ultraviolet rays of the sun.

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