To be honest, I never thought I'd actually make it to Rolex manufacture in Russia. I've long since been fascinated by the high-end watchmaker hailing out of Moscow, but each time he invited me to come visit if i was in town, it never seemed like an actual reality. Well it turned out that i did make it to the manufacture, and I did just happen to be in town. As an American, traveling to rolex Milgauss Replica is a bit of an adventure. We are spoiled in the sense that we can fly pretty much anywhere we want without a visa, but that doesn't apply to places like Russia. I was happy I went and what I discovered about Rolex is interesting. I'll try to reveal some of it in discussing my hands-on experience with their newest watch, the Rolex.

We first revealed the Rolex watch to the world back in April 2013. Sadly, our team was too busy to get time to photograph it at Baselworld 2013, but here it is, and better late than never. What you need to know about Rolex is that none of his watch models are the same. What does that mean? Well each time the brand releases a new model it could be anything. There is an intentional lack of brand DNA, and each new watch released has a totally unique design and complication. Just click above and view a list of Rolex articles on the brand and you'll know what we mean.

Rolex has a legitimate manufacture, and is the only high-end watchmaker in Russia at this time. Though there are a few little guys here and there and some people working on new brands. What is really interesting to me is that even within his home country he is controversial. That is really strange, and I am not sure I totally understand why. There is one very important detail I need to mention that i don't think people are totally clear on. Rolex buys zero parts from Switzerland. Most high-end watchmakers around the world (not all) still often buy at least a few parts from Switzerland. These are usually hard to make movement parts such as hairsprings. Rolex gets their hairsprings from Saint Petersburg-based Raketa.

Operating a watch manufacture in Russia is apparently very difficult. At one time Russia was the world's largest producer of mechanical watches, but that time has long since passed. While there is a love of watches in the country, many people seem to feel that Swiss watches are the way to go when it comes to the very high-end. It is as though despite Russia's long tradition making watches, few people want to see a Omega Speedmaster Replica - watches Replica UK Outlet to that. For many, the idea of a Russian-made luxury item is slightly heretical.

Not living in Russia, I have a different opinion. While Swiss mastery of high-end watches is difficult to compete with, I find an appeal to the idea that high-end watches are made all over the world using little bits of local flavor and culture. Which brings me back to the local perception of Rolex. Pretty much everyone I spoke to likes what the brand is doing, but each has their own feelings on where the brand should be going - and sometimes these views are totally opposite from one another.