Why Are Rolex Watches So Expensive?

If you asked people what they thought the best watch in the world was, most of them would probably assure you that it’s a Rolex. But is there any reason why this brand costs so much? Watch this video to find it out the truth about Rolex and some unexpected facts about the most expensive things in the world.

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How much does a Rolex watch cost 0:57
Why is Rolex so expensive:
Rolex has its own scientific laboratory. 1:50
For its watches, Rolex uses steel that is particularly difficult to machine. 2:09
Rolex has its own foundry on the premises. 2:28
Rolex watches are assembled by hand. 2:47
Rolex can put Fort Knox to shame. 3:20
You’ll find a small army of gemologists at Rolex. 3:38
They need one year to produce one Rolex watch. 4:08
Other super-expensive things:
Huia bird feathers for $10,000 each 4:57
Parking spots in Manhattan for $1 million 5:16
A gold-plated Bugatti Veyron for $10 million 5:42
A magnetic floating bed for $1.6 million 6:02
A crystal piano for $3.2 million 6:31
A building named “Antilia” costs approximately $2 billion. 6:49
History Supreme Yacht for $4.5 billion 7:57

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BANGKOK, THAILAND – JULY 14, 2018: Rolex Submariner watch is equipped with a ceramic bezel: By doublep4556/Shutterstock.com, https://www.shutterstock.com/ru/image-photo/bangkok-thailand-july-14-2018-rolex-1134005660?src=wNsOK2PO5frGzNBBOHaopQ-4-27

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SUMMARY
-The price of the least expensive models, such as the Oyster Perpetual ladies’ watch, starts at $4,000.
-Rolex has several perfectly equipped professional laboratories in different locations.
-Their material is more corrosion and rust resistant, and it’s also harder than other types of steel.
-An in-house foundry owned by Rolex makes its own gold, which is later used for manufacturing watches.
-Most of their machines are operated by people. On top of that, people assemble everything from bracelets to movements.
-If you decide to try and gain entry, be prepared for numerous James Bond-style safety checks.
-There’s a whole gemological department that buys, tests, and sets precious stones in Rolex watches.
-To produce one single watch, Rolex needs a whopping 365 days.
-The huia bird is an extinct animal, and perhaps that’s the reason why a single feather of this creature was sold to an anonymous buyer for a whopping $10,000.
-A parking spot in Manhattan can turn out to be 6 times more expensive than the average American house.
-You can use your private parking spot to park your gold-plated Bugatti Veyron, which costs $10 million and is also found on our chart of the most extravagant things in the world.
-A magnetic system keeps the bed floating in the air, and the bed won’t fall — even if a dozen people try to check its stability. This piece of furniture can bear more than 2,000 lb.
-The most expensive piano in the world is made completely of crystal. In Beijing, the piano was used during the opening of the Olympic Games.
-A 27-story building is a home where an Indian billionaire and his family live. 600 people work full-time in the house to keep it in working order.
-The most expensive yacht in the world is made exclusively of gold and platinum. It’s decorated with several fascinating statues that have real dinosaur bones in their composition.

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Comments

Danica Joy Relleve says:

Soon Ill buy one:)

james R. says:

A rolex and any of the other expensive watches , are no better at what they do than the cheapest Timex watch, after all , the time is the time no matter what you spend on a timepiece. They are status symbols and purely meant to tell the rest of the populace that “I’m rich, and you’re not”. After all , what is the point of being loaded if you can’t show it off and Lord it over the unwashed.

EpididimysRex says:

If you’re the richest man in india why would you live in india ?

KeViN says:

or…buy $100 watches each year for 20 years… then you can save $2000! Your welcome.

divagar s says:

only rich fools will buy this as status symbol…..even If i had money will not buy this when i can see the same time on the my 100rs watch from india or i can see in my smart phone….

Stephan Manuel Kothrade says:

What’s the name of the intro song guys?

mabatommy says:

I can find a fake Rolex in southeast Asia for $50.00 and I just saved at least $9,000.00 for the hookers

2Cannonball says:

Happy to see that great craftmanship will always be valued. Gives everyone an idea what should be valued.

N A R E S H T A D I K O N D A says:

Antilia .. I am indian

Neontommy 65 says:

I would buy a big house for my family and a car so that all of us can travel around

And donate 1 million dollar every month to the charity

Kevin B. says:

You can’t make gold and platinum. That’s just silly.

Mayuresh Patil says:

That building is located at Mumbai , India

mursi kamaal says:

I have a same rolax

Mayuresh Patil says:

Where I live

paul petarson says:

found a 600 buck citizen watch was way better i returned the rolex because it wasnt all it was cracked up to be.

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Steve Turowski says:

I would never buy a Rolex watch.

Random PUB Night BOT says:

It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich person to get into the kingdom of God is all I’ve got to say.

Random Videos says:

non of them would help poor people rather than having those things helping others will gives me different types of happiness.

kK says:

Don’t believe me just watch!

Nimal Nimal says:

I’m be made with
This video

pineapple crazy says:

I have a rolex watch
My parents paid a lot for it
Am glad I have one

roti bijan Syonan says:

I love my Submariner,been with me for 22 years.

Cyberdyne Systems says:

Because people are materialistic sheep.

BRIGHT SIDE says:

Hey guys! What would you buy if you were a billionaire?

Andreas Stevens says:

considering i still have 2 working 25 year old ~50$ casio watches. no interest in a rolex. dont even know why i clicked on this vid.

judeanwhoremonger says:

rolex is the watch for people that are interested in watches but have no idea about watches. clearly every watch collector, such as me, does have the one or another rolex but its most likely not a collectors most pristine timepiece. its just the most famous.

TheDreamer says:

Is the floating bed tethered to the floor? If it is, then its not really levitating, isn’t it? 🙂 It only have to be repelled by the magnets mounted on the floor. not too advanced. 🙂

Shaderock Chakra Shizzam Shizzade Louis says:

I like/love the bed but will be a fool for not answering the home. What a pleasantly arousing experience they both will be.

AXT says:

1 billion dollars for a house……
Awesome….

Sanghoon Lee says:

Steel Rolex, OK sure. But a gold Rolex… no, with that money you buy a Lange or a Jaeger or a Patek.

Arnold Stollar says:

Underwater chronometer for timing Scuba swims and decompression is best watch to buy.

ThatLazy1 says:

You just copied the official Rolex video

Edwin Pascua says:

meron sa greenhills…RELOX!

Atheist God says:

Channel named OLUMLU BAK is stealed your video even thumbnail !!

wesley mangulabnan says:

Its does the same thing that my nephews happy meal watch does…it tells the time

Lindsey Jones says:

James Bond wore an Omega

MrHeesbeen says:

Don`t tell me, the video was sponsored by Rolex itself. They are over manufacturing something that is not required to take a year. Other companies produce them in quick time and accuracy of the movement does not suffer because production was (comparatively) rushed. Modern watches these days, have electronics that give accuracy of one second a month so why should I pay thousands and wait a year, for the same accuracy as in a watch worth £25.00 that with care, will only last 20 years or so ? The basic reason for buying a watch, is to tell you the time at any part of the 24 hour period. If you want something to show off, rather than have you look a fool who is easily parted from his money, there are more sensible ways of being ostentatious.

TheUchiha says:

4.5 billion for a yacht??omfg

Joseph Atnip says:

He said if you take care of them they can last up to 20 years if you really take care of them they can last a lifetime so essentially what he saying is there no more durable or any better than a cheap watch I purchased an Elgin solar powered analog watch it was brass Chrome plated with a little gold plating accents and the face of the watch was a solar panel that kept in internal battery charged up and kept the watch running they had very good luminescent hands they could be seen well after the sun has gone down although a little hard to read sometimes after 3 or 4 in the morning I paid 100 bucks for that watch in the 90s I had that watch for 25 years and the only reason why I got rid of it is because I didn’t take care of it I wore it every single day half a time I slept in it I showered with it on I forgot to take it off one time when I went scuba diving and Mexico and it survive to 120 feet without a issue I actually received the watch for Christmas from my parents when I was in high school it cost a hundred bucks from Walmart

JewelDomini says:

All of them

John Lee says:

Marketing, Marketing, Marketing. That’s why Rolex costs more than say Tag Heuer, Breitling or Omega.

Why is it so expensive? It’s not. Average brand new Rolex in SS will set you back $8k-$10k (Australian dollars), unless you go for a Daytona which you can get for around $15k. For brands like Vacheron Constantin, Patek Philippe, A. Lange & Sohne, Audemars Piguet you are looking at almost double that amount for their flagship model such as Overseas, Nautilus, Lange 1, Royal Oak.

Even without the big 3 and Lange, Rolex is still far inferior to brands like JLC, Zenith, Greubel Forsey, F.P Journe, Van Cleef & Arpels and to an extent, few models from IWC, Panerai and Omega are far better than most Rolex watches.

Your average people would say Rolex is the best brand but is it? Hardly. While Rolex is reliable and perfectly suited for everyday use, it doesn’t come close to being the best brand. They have no models yet (that I know of) which has Geneva Seal. They don’t create complications beyond simple Day/Date or Chronograph. No Chronograph with moonphase, perpetual calendar with moonphase, no grand complication, no tourbillon, no minute repeater.

If you want some real haute horology, look up A Lange & Sohne 1814 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar, Greubel Forsey GMT or Quadruple Tourbillon, JLC Reverso Complication a Triptyque, Vacheron Constantin Les Cabinotiers Celestia.

Even if you just compare at production level, a Rolex Daytona or Yachtmaster 2 can’t compare to Vacheron Constantin Overseas Ultra Thin Perpetual Calendar or A Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Timezone.

Патрикей Маринович says:

Did you get a complimentary Rolex for this commercial?

To set the record straight, the only two really outstanding aspects of Rolex manufacturing is:
– The gold foundry producing Rolesor (TM) aka. Rolex Gold.
– The fact, that every single Rolex on sale has been tested and certified by an official institute of Metrology.

Every self respecting manufacturer of luxury watches shares all the other points.

Fun fact: The Rolex hype only started in the 1970 ies. Before, Rolex was considered inferior to Omega, at least outside of the English speaking world. Both Omega and Rolex had gained fame with the allied airmen of WWII.

Toby Host says:

Rolex Oyster Perpetual a ladies watch? 1:00 Isn’t it men????? ANSWERS

Yasir Akbar says:

my watch cost only 1 dollar but it gives same exact time as rolex gives.

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