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#9: The Forever Piece

While diamonds last forever, a Rolex certainly yields many more returns. Here, three things to know about the cult watchmaker, whose iconic timepieces do more than just last a lifetime.

1. Painstakingly made by hand, all of the Swiss manufacturer’s watches take approximately a year to craft.

2. Each watch is tested in a sensitive air-pressure chamber to determine faults, while a medical-grade optical sensor detects condensation or water infiltration.

3. Waterproof to a depth of 100 metres, Rolex’s timepieces remain a cult following among revered explorers, like Dr. Sylvia Earle, and director James Cameron, who descended into the Mariana Trench in 2012 with a Rolex Deepsea Challenge (waterproof to 12,000 meters).

Oyster Perpetual Explorer watch, Rolex

Discover more about Rolex at the ‘A Watch Born to Explore’ exhibition at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, Centre Court, from 13 to 23 February 2020.

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