What are the features of Rolex’s classic Oyster case design? How can it be passed on for so many years? The Oyster case is an essential milestone in the history of Rolex and even contemporary replica watch. Invented by Rolex in 1926 and equipped with a patented backspin outer ring system, bottom cover, and middle case, the crown was the world’s first waterproof case for wristwatches.
This perfect proportion, and elegant shape of the case, is not only a symbol of solid and waterproof performance but also in the shape and function of clever integration, whether 904L stainless steel, 18ct gold, or 950 platinum style are also popular in the market, oyster type case has become a classic Rolex, which is why Rolex is famous for a long time!
What are the characteristics of the design concept of the Rolex oyster watchcase and Xiaobian together to learn, generally speaking, can be divided into the following parts:
The sealed case ensures that all Oyster fake watches are waterproof to at least 100 meters (330 feet), and the Rolex Deepsea, designed for divers, is impervious to 3,900 meters (12,800 feet).
Structure of layers
The middle part of the Oyster case (the middle part of the case) is made of 904L stainless steel, 18ct gold or platinum, made by printing and machining. It is durable and has become the backbone of other components. Some professional models are equipped with side crown shoulder guards, which are essential to the middle case.
Screw in the bottom cover
The oyster bottom is tightly screwed into the middle case, so it is fully sealed. The distinctive pit pattern on the bottom is derived from the 1926 Oyster replica watch. Only authorized Rolex watchmakers can assemble the movement with specific tools.
Waterproof upper chain crown
The crown, made up of nearly ten pieces that screw tightly into the case, is a small technical masterpiece. It is the first waterproof crown in the history of Rolex watchmaking, completely isolated from external harmful substances, protecting the sealed world inside the table. The Rolex double – and triple-lock crowns are set with two or three sealing zones, filling and waterproofing a submarine hatch.
Small window convex lens
The Rolex magnifying glass, patented in 1953, magnifies Datejust classic dates. The Rolex watch’s distinctive logo is easy to recognize from afar. Also made of scratch-proof blue crystal and mounted on the crystal mirror. With double anti-reflective coating, ensure that the reading date is doubly apparent. This small detail shows the rigor of Rolex.
For Rolex, shape, and function are often closely linked, especially the indispensable outer ring in the vivid image of the oyster replica watch. Over the years, various fixed or rotating outer rings have been introduced, bringing new features to different styles of watches, such as dive time, second-time zone, 24-hour display, and speed scale. The material of the outer ring also varies from fine steel to tempered ceramic.
The original oyster-type outer triangle pit pattern has a practical use: these pit patterns help the external ring screw fixed on the case to ensure the waterproof performance of the replica watch. The pit-patterned design of the bottom cover is based on the same considerations and is fastened to the topic with a specific Rolex tool. Today, however, the pit has become an aesthetic design element and one of the actual Rolex characteristics.
Since its birth, Rolex's classic oyster case design has been passed down to this day, although some details have been fine-tuned. But the overall design has stayed the same.