Why Are Rolex Watches So Expensive?

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  • Published on Aug 21, 2018
  • If you asked people what they thought the best watch in the world was, most of them would probably assure you that it's a Rolex. But is there any reason why this brand costs so much? Watch this video to find it out the truth about Rolex and some unexpected facts about the most expensive things in the world.
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    How much does a Rolex watch cost 0:57
    Why is Rolex so expensive:
    Rolex has its own scientific laboratory. 1:50
    For its watches, Rolex uses steel that is particularly difficult to machine. 2:09
    Rolex has its own foundry on the premises. 2:28
    Rolex watches are assembled by hand. 2:47
    Rolex can put Fort Knox to shame. 3:20
    You'll find a small army of gemologists at Rolex. 3:38
    They need one year to produce one Rolex watch. 4:08
    Other super-expensive things:
    Huia bird feathers for $10,000 each 4:57
    Parking spots in Manhattan for $1 million 5:16
    A gold-plated Bugatti Veyron for $10 million 5:42
    A magnetic floating bed for $1.6 million 6:02
    A crystal piano for $3.2 million 6:31
    A building named “Antilia" costs approximately $2 billion. 6:49
    History Supreme Yacht for $4.5 billion 7:57
    #rolexwatch #exepnsivewatch
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    BANGKOK, THAILAND - JULY 14, 2018: Rolex Submariner watch is equipped with a ceramic bezel: By doublep4556/Shutterstock.com, www.shutterstock.com/ru/image-photo/bangkok-thailand-july-14-2018-rolex-1134005660?src=wNsOK2PO5frGzNBBOHaopQ-4-27
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    SUMMARY
    -The price of the least expensive models, such as the Oyster Perpetual ladies' watch, starts at $4,000.
    -Rolex has several perfectly equipped professional laboratories in different locations.
    -Their material is more corrosion and rust resistant, and it’s also harder than other types of steel.
    -An in-house foundry owned by Rolex makes its own gold, which is later used for manufacturing watches.
    -Most of their machines are operated by people. On top of that, people assemble everything from bracelets to movements.
    -If you decide to try and gain entry, be prepared for numerous James Bond-style safety checks.
    -There's a whole gemological department that buys, tests, and sets precious stones in Rolex watches.
    -To produce one single watch, Rolex needs a whopping 365 days.
    -The huia bird is an extinct animal, and perhaps that's the reason why a single feather of this creature was sold to an anonymous buyer for a whopping $10,000.
    -A parking spot in Manhattan can turn out to be 6 times more expensive than the average American house.
    -You can use your private parking spot to park your gold-plated Bugatti Veyron, which costs $10 million and is also found on our chart of the most extravagant things in the world.
    -A magnetic system keeps the bed floating in the air, and the bed won't fall - even if a dozen people try to check its stability. This piece of furniture can bear more than 2,000 lb.
    -The most expensive piano in the world is made completely of crystal. In Beijing, the piano was used during the opening of the Olympic Games.
    -A 27-story building is a home where an Indian billionaire and his family live. 600 people work full-time in the house to keep it in working order.
    -The most expensive yacht in the world is made exclusively of gold and platinum. It's decorated with several fascinating statues that have real dinosaur bones in their composition.
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  • BRIGHT SIDE
    BRIGHT SIDE  Year ago +262

    Hey guys! What would you buy if you were a billionaire?

    • Weird Science
      Weird Science 8 days ago +1

      A sight that would never let an 1di0t like you post videos ever

    • UberGirl Paula
      UberGirl Paula 26 days ago

      I’d rescue all the wild horses, help the homeless, rescue more horses, cats and dogs. Maybe buy more Bitcoin. Buy a fleet of black Cadillac’s and take over UBER. Give all the nice UBER guys jobs and all the trolls can keep on trolling 😲

    • Chris 09
      Chris 09 Month ago

      Omega

    • Anthony Espiritu
      Anthony Espiritu Month ago

      I Just Gonna Buy Some Rolex And Will give To Poor People But I Will Keep The Others...

  • Praveen A
    Praveen A Day ago

    So this is where apple got the idea of selling at high prices

  • Frank Rizzo
    Frank Rizzo 6 days ago

    Martin Luther King wore a fake Rolex, a black people couldn't buy them back in the day. Rolex is all about the white privilege.

  • Benny Lynge
    Benny Lynge 10 days ago

    what abouy the most expencicis Guitar.. And why

  • Justin Khai
    Justin Khai 10 days ago +1

    Why are Rolex watches so expensive?
    patek Philippe and jaeger-lecoultre - HOLD our watches! ha ha

  • Gecko
    Gecko 12 days ago +1

    60% Rolex, 40% remaining are Non Rolex trash video.

  • john smith
    john smith 14 days ago

    I'll take the money and run

  • Tony Rab
    Tony Rab 16 days ago +4

    You forgot that the enormous advertising campaign that rolex does all the time (referring to tennis, f1 etc) finally ends up to addect the client's wallet...So the price is so expensive not only due to the constraction but also due to the marketing.

  • Bina Rizvi
    Bina Rizvi 16 days ago +1

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  • giles brown
    giles brown 19 days ago

    Because Rolex hold back their most iconic sports models to inflate the price of them

  • Mr Red
    Mr Red 21 day ago +1

    Plot twist...actually rolex made in china..

  • Doom Father TM
    Doom Father TM 23 days ago

    They are so expensive because they hicked the price up, that's it. They could sell their watches at 50% off and still make a good profit

  • Muhammad Asrar
    Muhammad Asrar 24 days ago

    To be honest my favourite watch is Richard Mille watches

  • UberGirl Paula
    UberGirl Paula 26 days ago

    This video popped up a year later. So, did any of you get rich?
    How is your life today? 09/18/2019 (Wednesday)

  • UberGirl Paula
    UberGirl Paula 26 days ago

    I’ve had my Rolex for years.

  • Shan Iqbal Adviser
    Shan Iqbal Adviser 28 days ago

    2 Billion House,
    4.5 Billion Yacht

    Whether he is Ambani or Malaysian man you are gonna die and who will take care of it ? Poor people are suffering from food and these can afford these things woo..

    • kilometers edgelord
      kilometers edgelord 28 days ago

      Ehem, it's their money not yours and you have no right to tell people to spend or not spend on something.

  • Nick P
    Nick P Month ago

    The crazy thing isn't how expensive they are, it's how hard they are to buy.
    The casual Rolex observer, or someone wishing to save and buy one, might have a shock when they finally ring the doorbell of that prestigious Rolex dealer. Maybe you think you can get a cheeky discount for cash, or get treated like a rock star for wanting to buy one. Actually ... you probably won't be allowed to buy one. Won't be allowed on a waiting list, and will probably walk away empty handed.
    A no-date Submariner is less than £6k. A GMT Pepsi or Batman is under £8k. The super-cool Daytona is about 10k. And you have pretty much zero chance of even seeing one outside of RU-clip, let alone buying one. With waiting lists of perhaps 3-5 years, most authorised dealers won't even add you to their list these days.

  • vondenballs
    vondenballs Month ago

    I grew up across from the factory in Geneva. When I left Geneva in 2007 I bought one. Paid $ 4,700 for a GMT. Now it sells for $ 14,000! That's BS. Actually mine is now in its box and my daily wear is a Seiko because it's accurate and runs on solar. Besides, the cogs inside the Rolex are made in China. As an instrument, because a watch is basically an instrument, it's just an expensive brick, a show off. Mine was late 5 minutes per week. If you want real accuracy, go Omega. I bought the chrono 20 years ago, never serviced it and it runs to the minute on a one month basis.

  • YouTube Lemon
    YouTube Lemon Month ago

    That green watch there (Rolex Hulk) is not cheap at all same with the Daytona. Those are around 10k dollars and up.

  • The Boss
    The Boss Month ago

    I would never want any of these expensive things in my life... if I needed money for anything, it’s too make sure my mum stays healthy, my siblings go to school everyday and I can set up simple businesses to take care of my family

    • Rolando De Leon
      Rolando De Leon Month ago

      Ask big!! Ask God for bigger things like if it was your birthday

  • christopher sanders

    If I was a billionaire I would like to hire an army to protect the amazon rain forest. As an item I would have my own smartphone that is made with the best technology camera processor but 20% smaller than topical models.

  • Robert Nelson
    Robert Nelson Month ago +1

    God creates time, man creates watches.

    • Locutus D'Borg
      Locutus D'Borg Month ago

      God and watches are a human invention. But only god is imaginary.

  • Rob Fulano
    Rob Fulano Month ago +1

    I have a Certina from the fifties which I wear regularly. In fact most swiss watches Will work for decades, not just Rolex.

  • matt jones
    matt jones Month ago +3

    my g shock has lasted just as long

  • Ahmed Alwahaibi
    Ahmed Alwahaibi Month ago

    It's only for wasting your money, silly.

  • Thapa’s Vlog
    Thapa’s Vlog Month ago

    Wow I wanna buy but so expensive sir anyway Thanks 🙏 for your information 🙏🙏👏❤️❤️

  • anshu rishu Kumar
    anshu rishu Kumar Month ago +1

    Does any body who had comment has the rolick watches

  • Michael Goggin
    Michael Goggin Month ago +2

    Rolex is AWESOME.

  • mahmudul haque abesh

    none of 'em
    cus i'll just get mad out of joy😂

  • The Hoople Bard
    The Hoople Bard Month ago

    I would take the boat, I like to fish

  • Ernesto Marquez
    Ernesto Marquez Month ago

    G shock is tougher and reliable

  • Isaac Reemtsma
    Isaac Reemtsma Month ago

    I wouldn't really considered expensive if you can make a profit by selling

  • TrumpCorp.
    TrumpCorp. Month ago

    Theme drifted away..

  • Kpop King
    Kpop King 2 months ago

    Please do Patek Philippe and why is it super expensive.

  • It's Time
    It's Time 2 months ago

    Already grossly outdated

  • rohil tiwarekar
    rohil tiwarekar 2 months ago

    (Rolex) It still doesn't make sense to buy one of these. Other than good looking watch, rolex watches do not have much complications. For an instance a Longines Master collection watch has more complications than a rolex does and are way affordable. 👎

  • William Hill
    William Hill 2 months ago

    Great Video, Rolex doesn't put that much more in their manufacturing process than it's competitors but the market it effectively. The steel they use is purchased from vendors, Omega creates it's own proprietary steel which is a patented mix of porcelain, titanium, gold, and other precious metals, other companies do the same, IWC, Maurice LeCroix etc. Really, Rolex holds production to a fixed level and simply increases the price while marketing and opening new markets, manufacturing costs remained fixed. Rolex does provide stellar customer service and high customer satisfaction levels but their retail partners generally do not enjoy the experience. Recently there have been 5 year waiting lists for "Less Reliable, New Customers." The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWFN) published a report last December, 2018. The report reviewed 15 large Swiss Watch Manufacturers Environmental Citizenship operations, Rolex got the lowest rating possible rating, along with the Swatch Group, Specifically Tissot, Hamilton and Longines. The areas of concern were the lack of transparency for the sourcing of precious metals and mined materials, (gemstones) that are routine acquired from organizations that have records for excess pollution of the soil, water and geological layer segments. I can understand Tissot because they give the customer a lot of value for the price, but Rolex and Omega are hard to accept considering that IWC, Citizen, and Seiko (Epson) are routinely sited as stellar Environmental Steward Corporations.

  • Vaishnavi Panchal
    Vaishnavi Panchal 2 months ago

    The crystal piano.

  • Fabien
    Fabien 2 months ago

    Rolex’s 904L steel is softer than 316L used on most other luxury brands (Omega, etc...), so more likely to scratch. However, it has more Alloy elements making it more corrosion resistant.

  • S Thomas
    S Thomas 2 months ago +5

    Rolex are defenetly not the best. It is omega and patek phillp.

    • S Thomas
      S Thomas Month ago

      Fare enough MG.

    • Michael Goggin
      Michael Goggin Month ago +1

      Rolex is way better than Omega but not Patek Philip

    • S Thomas
      S Thomas 2 months ago

      I GOT A LIKE YEAH...no.

  • Big Dollarz
    Big Dollarz 2 months ago +1

    You can buy 10 tissots and 10 citizens for the price of 1 rolex

  • Philip Fong
    Philip Fong 2 months ago

    The last one is fake, the richest Malaysian entrepreneur is famous for his wealth distribution and would not waste the money on ridiculous luxury.

  • clockbait
    clockbait 2 months ago

    Terrible video

  • Akshat Pandey 0fficial
    Akshat Pandey 0fficial 2 months ago

    You can never say it value for money

  • Roei Asdolo
    Roei Asdolo 2 months ago

    Rolex? Oh that watch brand that the price is so high because of its popularity? Like if u agree

  • Nintendo thoif
    Nintendo thoif 2 months ago

    Wait till pirates sees that yacht

  • Luap Ajavran
    Luap Ajavran 2 months ago

    I would rather enjoy Relax while watching time.

  • Vanathi Ravichadran
    Vanathi Ravichadran 2 months ago +1

    I would buy the U.S.A and INDIA

  • udin737
    udin737 2 months ago

    Rolex is for flippers. Omega is for professionals. 😁

  • udin737
    udin737 2 months ago

    False. Not all Rolex watches takes 365 days to produce.

  • Razak Kalik
    Razak Kalik 2 months ago

    Err by hand? Rolex have 2,800 employees and they produce between 800,000 to 1 million watches a year..
    A lange and sohne polished and decorated each watch movement by hand and each watch is assembled and taken apart and reassembled (by hand) ..
    Each watch will have to go through six weeks of quality control check...
    Only it's casing uses machine and the rest by hand..
    Yet you claimed rolex is assembled by hand... I didn't know rolex hired 2,800 super human!
    On another note, rolex is pricing it's mass produce watch to the level of A lange and sohne..
    A wannabe haute horology?

  • Canon Yeo
    Canon Yeo 2 months ago

    Because they're handmade in limited numbers with innovative mechanisms?

  • Canon Yeo
    Canon Yeo 2 months ago

    Because they are handmade in limited numbers?

  • boi dats Tight
    boi dats Tight 2 months ago +1

    yall in comment section forgetting about A Langa & sohne

  • Matchy Matchy
    Matchy Matchy 2 months ago

    Really nothing up to its price tag. All these niche items are made just to steal the money out of the rich and unaware people.

  • Nikifor Naumov
    Nikifor Naumov 2 months ago

    mai dad has 1

  • Johannes Xoagub
    Johannes Xoagub 3 months ago

    Ask Patek Phillipe 😂

  • Benjamin McMullan
    Benjamin McMullan 3 months ago +1

    I'd rather use a phone for the time. It has WAAY MORE impressive technology than any Rolex and is a fraction of the price. Plus, it doesn't clutter up your wrist. Not to mention, you can play video games and watch RU-clip on it.
    As a thought experiment, what would a king from the dark ages spend more on, given the choice: a 2019 Rolex, or a 2019 smart phone? There's your true value.

  • Max Bowen
    Max Bowen 3 months ago +8

    I have a 1979 date-just they last forever

  • Omkar Sharma
    Omkar Sharma 3 months ago

    I want all things