People will subconsciously think of the famous Daytona watch when talking about Rolex and chronographs. In addition, other timepieces of this brand are also interesting, such as the Rolex Ref. 3525 World War II chronograph that this article will introduce to you.
Rolex launched the Ref. 3525 chronograph in 1939 and continued to produce it until 1945. Ref.3525 is equipped with Valjoux 23-column wheel movement and is one of the first Rolex chronographs fitted with an Oyster case. This was a watch that Allied prisoners of war could order, a service offered by many Swiss watch brands during World War II, but Rolex was particularly famous for it. Prisoners of war could order watches by letter and receive them in the prison camps where they were held. The purchase price of the watch will be repaid at the war’s end. This move by Rolex proves the brand’s trust in Allied prisoners of war (mainly British prisoners).
Although Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex, was born in Germany, he moved to the UK at the age of 24, where he laid the foundation for Rolex to become the most famous watchmaking brand in the world. This experience has played an essential role in Rolex’s development. The provision of watch-ordering services by Allied prisoners of war and their refusal to sell watches to the Nazi army had a significant influence. Rolex replica watches.
At 35 mm in diameter, this timepiece is slightly petite by today’s standards. Despite the integrated tachymeter and distance measurement functions, the watch remains straightforward to read. This is thanks to the ingenious design of the dial and the reasonable layout of each dial. The hands also play a vital role. After being filled with radium material, they can be easily read even at night.
This is a rare Rolex Ref. 3525 chronograph. The total production of the stainless steel model is estimated to be only 200 pieces, and the watch even comes with an original stainless steel bracelet. In November 2016, this watch was sold by Phillips for 62,500 Swiss francs (estimated at 50,000 to 80,000 Swiss francs). Given its rare and rare characteristics, the transaction price is very affordable. Rolex replicas for sale.
Engine: Rolex Calibre 7750/Mingzhu Engine
Case Color: Silver-tone
Band Length: 19cm
Case Thickness: 16mm