What does every watch have in common? Yes, they are Rolex watches, but Rolex is best known for something else; there is a fluted border. The teeth formed around the surface of the watch have very special uses.
When I first started to notice my appreciation of the watch, I also began to notice how I did not care about Rolex watches. Since then, my taste has developed, and Rolex enjoys a great deal of space. However, some models are not suitable for me. Most of these models are equipped with recessed baffles.
The purpose of this article is to discuss what is the bezel of the bezel, why there is one, and how they find a place on the watch. Fluting is a technology used in glass blowing and jewelry making. The idea is to have a tooth, corrugation, groove, or channel surface with a highly polished surface. It stems from the concept of gem cutting, which attempts to create as many symmetrical and even surfaces as possible to refract light. The more light that is refracted, the brighter the surface looks, especially when moving in the light. Basically when people are holding diamonds or precious stones, they will try to evaluate it by judging the flash you see. Is this a good value assessment? Maybe. Psychologically, we are drawn to shiny objects. I don’t know why, but you can’t deny it. Maybe it has some biological evolutionary features, but the bottom line is that we like our wealth metrics and in many cases are very shiny.
Slotted bezels, such as Rolex, actually double the flat polished surface area available on the bezel. Not only does a larger surface allow light refraction, but it also allows light from different angles to be reflected at the same time. So what am I talking about? The full focus of the Rolex, Datejust, Day-Date, Turnograph or other model groove bezel is just to make the watch look more shiny. What shines more is to increase your perception of value, and even more brilliantly turn your watch into a piece of jewelry. This is not a problem that Rolex watches really did tell time in real time, but they actually have this alternative flash function.
In fact, Rolex has always placed a grooved border around the Rolex watch. Almost as with other watch companies, they have been copying Rolex and placing a slotted border on their watches. Due to the need to polish highly polished metals (steel or gold), only the elaborate grooved borders provide the most luster.
I was not interested in the grooved border during the enthusiasm of the budding watch, which is related to the fact that the few fluted borders contribute to the viewing function, and that only many people think that it looks like the aesthetic part of the watch. At that time, although I did not completely fall in love with the slotted borders, I was impressed by their staying power. Although you may not love the Rolex watches that embody this look, you will never think they are inappropriate. For whatever reason, the power of grooved bezels has lasted for generations and goes beyond many types of styles and looks. Is it watch jewelry? It certainly can, it can be a tool, or any combination between them. So now that you know more about what you may have seen thousands of times, you never really thought about it.