At a single glance

At a single glance

At a single glance. The anatomy of a Rolex, part 2

This is the Cyclops lens from Rolex. Introduced in 1953 to ease the legibility of the date, this curved lens set on the crystal at 3 o’clock, above the window, has become one of their most emblematic features.

At first sight, it may not seem very technical. Yet it has been improved ceaselessly, from its composition to its shape, to achieve utmost efficiency. Today, it is made from a virtually scratchproof sapphire crystal and benefits from a double anti-reflective coating. This lens immediately catches the eye. As it should, bringing the date into clear focus. Easily. At a single glance.

Credit to Rolex for the content of this article.

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