The Rolexes, the artifacts.

Today we’re talking about: the “artifacts” of Rolex. These interesting souvenirs replica rolex watches¬†of the brand are rare, and even fetch high prices on certain fish. Owning them is a sign of Rolex fans everywhere. This is a rare opportunity to explain their origins.

A group photo of four "artifacts" that together are said to cost the equivalent of a Rolex Gramatimer.
A group photo of four “artifacts” that together are said to cost the equivalent of a Rolex Gramatimer.

This keychain is very exquisitely crafted and has a mirror finish on the back, so it can be used directly as a mirror. It is a gift for the media and VIPs of the 2018 Rolex Basel New Arrivals China Preview and the 50th Anniversary of the Sea Messenger model national tour. How can you tell if it’s a Rolex Triple Clasp Lock Waterproof Crown shape? The three dots beneath the crown represent the triple locking mechanism of the crown, which is equivalent to the smallest submarine hatch.

The Rolex Green Mooncake is very famous. It was launched as a media and VIP gift to commemorate the unveiling of the Rolex China Display Center, also known as the Rolex World, in September 2011. It was the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival, which gave it its nickname, the Green Mooncake. The Rolex World – World opened from 2011 to 2018, so the Green Moon Pie continued to be released for seven years, with a profound impact and popularity.

A keychain inspired by the shape of Rolex's famous triple-lock waterproof crown
A keychain inspired by the shape of Rolex’s famous triple-lock waterproof crown

The Ice Crust Mooncake survives in far lesser numbers than the Green Mooncake. The Ice Crust Mooncake was only released for one year, a few days to be exact. It commemorates the opening of the new Rolex showroom at Baselworld in 2013, a gift available to all Rolex-registered press and dealers who went to Baselworld that year. In other words, it was not given to those who arrived at Basel, but to those who were invited to the Rolex showroom and were able to listen to the presentation of the new product.

The ice-skinned mooncake is considerably larger than the green one, with a relief Rolex showroom on the front and a slightly sloping front, probably to make it easier for the owner to admire the design as a paperweight. The alloy large crown is very heavy, does not respond to magnets, and at first many friends thought it was copper. But later on, by measuring its density, it was indeed not copper,buy replica watches so we had to call it “Alloy Tiara”. The Alloy Crown was a gift from the 2009 Rolex “Coronet Forever” exhibition in Beijing, where 2,000 VIP guests from around the world were invited, which means there are around 2,000 of them in existence.

All three Rolexes feature triple-lock water-resistant crowns.
All three Rolexes feature triple-lock water-resistant crowns.

What was the “Coronet Forever” exhibition like? It is more than just a watch exhibition with high-tech displays such as sound and light. “The Coronet Forever is more like the centenary of Rolex. Eleven years on, the Coronet Forever exhibition remains a benchmark for mono-brand watch exhibitions.

Rolex gifts have been seen by Kang: sunglasses, folders, ballpoint pens, auctioned leather, spoons and forks, luggage tags, blankets, T-shirts, ties, golf balls, fans, chocolates, perfume….

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