DFTS Rolex Raffle
Rolex Timepieces – Courtesy of Haltom’s Fine Jewelers
This Event was on Feb 29, 2020 – See You Next Year!
Two Raffle Ticket Choices:
Mens Rolex 36 mm Retail Value: $5400
Ladies Rolex 31 mm Retail Value: $4950
has donated two Rolex Timepieces for the DFTS 2020 Raffle!
- Rolex Timepieces for the Raffle: Oyster Perpetual.
- Mens Rolex 36 mm Retail Value: $5400
- Ladies Rolex 31 mm Retail Value: $4950
- Raffle Ticket Cost: $100 each – or – 3 tickets for $250.
- Only 300 tickets for each model will be sold.
- Raffle Terms: Haltom’s Fine Jewelers is the Authorized Raffle Merchant. Raffle winner, within two weeks of winning the raffle, may exchange the Rolex for a timepiece of equal or greater value (if Rolex has not been sized or worn). The Dancing for the Stars Raffle Drawing will be held on February 29, 2020 at our Dancing for the Stars event. Raffle winners do not need to be present to win. Raffle winners not present will be notified by email.
History of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Rolex is more than a world class maker of fine hand assembled timepieces. Rolex has a history and mystique. Rolex owners are a world-wide phenomenon united by love of timeless craftsmanship.
For over a century, Rolex watches have accompanied explorers and achievers around the world: from the top of the highest mountains to the deepest reaches of the ocean. Today, Rolex makes a unique and lasting contribution to global culture, science and exploration.
In 1926, Rolex invented and released the first truly waterproof case, which was called the “Oyster.” The name was chosen by the one of the owners – after trying to pry open a really stubborn oyster shell (true story).
The “Perpetual” part came in 1933, when Rolex introduced the first reliable self-winding (automatic) watch – and called it the Oyster Perpetual. Automatic watches do not require a battery; they wind themselves as a result of natural body movements. The workmanship required to create a Rolex perpetual movement is truly remarkable.
“Oyster” means waterproof, and “perpetual” means it self winding or automatic. The Rolex Oyster timepiece has a 100m water resistant sports watchcase. From starting to shape the parts of the case – to testing a completed watch for accuracy – the process of creating a hand assembled Rolex timepiece takes around one year.
Sponsor of the DFTS Feb 29, 2020 Rolex Raffle:
Haltom’s Fine Jewelers
Haltom’s Jewelers of Texas is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jewelers, allowed to sell and maintain Rolex watches. With the necessary skills, technical know-how and special equipment, we guarantee the authenticity of each and every part of your Rolex.
Haltom’s gives back to our community in many ways. Our corporate giving includes schools, churches, synagogues, hospitals, the fine arts and needy women and children in our area. Our employees have also banded together to raise money and support needy children. Some of our favorite charities are Susan G. Komen, the Tarrant Area Food Bank, the Cliburn, Healing Wings AIDS Foundation and Patriot Paws.
We realize that our strength for the past 125 years has been our private and local ownership. Although we constantly strive to change and better our organization, equipment, structure, programs and merchandise, there is one thing at Haltom’s that will not change – our independent ownership and our choice to stay and work only in the greater Tarrant county area.
We are proud to be in the Fort Worth area! We want to continue to grow by being the best jeweler in our hometown.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
Oystersteel – Rolex uses Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, superalloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
White Dial – The dial is the distinctive face of a Rolex watch, the feature most responsible for its identity and readability. Characterized by hour markers fashioned from 18 ct gold to prevent tarnishing, every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.
The Oyster Bracelet – The Oyster bracelet is a perfect alchemy of form and function, aesthetics and technology. First introduced in the late 1930s, this particularly robust and comfortable metal bracelet with its broad, flat three-piece links remains the most universal bracelet in the Oyster collection. For the Oyster Perpetual models the Oyster bracelet is fitted with an Oysterclasp.
3132 Movement – This model is equipped with calibre 3132, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. It features a Parachrom hairspring and Paraflex shock absorbers, offering greater resistance to shocks and to extreme conditions. Like all Rolex Perpetual movements, the 3132 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
Tried and Tested – Few companies have been so consistently identified with the pursuit of excellence, the quest for the absolute, the discovery of original approaches and innovative solutions. Rolex watches have proved themselves from the start in the most extreme conditions imaginable – from the depths of the deepest oceans to the summits of the highest mountains, in the air and on the race track. And to ensure that all Rolex watches can live up to these high expectations, every single one is tested to extremes before it is allowed to leave the Rolex site.