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Old 8 March 2010, 03:10 PM   #61
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The way Rolex writes "Superlative Chronometer" and "Officially Certified" on two different lines, with no punctuation or connection between the two, implies that the two phrases are distinct. If the dial read "Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer", it would imply that it has been officially certified to be superlative. As it reads now, however, it essentially says: "This is a superlative chronometer." and "It has been officially certified."

Also, the name of the watch (submariner, GMT Master etc) is just above "Superlative Chronometer" -- it's essentially just as connected, and disconnected, to the COSC certification as the "Superlative Chronometer" phrase. It would clearly be incorrect to argue that the dial claims it be officially certified as a GMT Master, and it's similarly incorrect to argue that the dial claims it to be officially certified to be superlative.

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Old 9 March 2010, 08:06 PM   #62
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The way Rolex writes "Superlative Chronometer" and "Officially Certified" on two different lines, with no punctuation or connection between the two, implies that the two phrases are distinct. If the dial read "Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer", it would imply that it has been officially certified to be superlative. As it reads now, however, it essentially says: "This is a superlative chronometer." and "It has been officially certified."

Also, the name of the watch (submariner, GMT Master etc) is just above "Superlative Chronometer" -- it's essentially just as connected, and disconnected, to the COSC certification as the "Superlative Chronometer" phrase. It would clearly be incorrect to argue that the dial claims it be officially certified as a GMT Master, and it's similarly incorrect to argue that the dial claims it to be officially certified to be superlative.

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Old 10 March 2010, 05:38 PM   #63
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Rolex has stated that their use of "Superlative Chronometer" refers to their watches being regulated in-house to +5/-1 seconds per day - tighter tolerances than the COSC standard.
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Old 10 March 2010, 08:13 PM   #64
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Rolex has stated that their use of "Superlative Chronometer" refers to their watches being regulated in-house to +5/-1 seconds per day - tighter tolerances than the COSC standard.
Afraid thats just a Rolex myth all Swiss chronometers meet the same standards.And today most mechanical movements all brands and countries could pass the COSC test.
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Old 11 March 2010, 04:30 PM   #65
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Why do they publish this so-called myth then?
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Old 11 March 2010, 04:35 PM   #66
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I notice that on its Superocean Heritage line, Breitling uses "Chronometre'' followed by "Officiellement Certifie'' which in total is one word less than Rolex.
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Superlative is a superlative, and who doesn't like superlatives :)
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Why do they publish this so-called myth then?
Well myself have never found the spec you said quoted officially by Rolex.Now below is a link picture direct from the Rolex web,under there Superlative Chronometer a link to www.COSC.COM.

The first column applies to Rolex watches
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This is what Rolex has to say about the term "Superlative Chronograph Officially Certified."
SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER

The four simple words SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED engraved on the timepiece’s dial mean that the movement of this watch has endured 15 days and nights of testing by the COSC (Contrôle Officiel Suisse des Chronomètres), an independent not-for-profit association.

To receive COSC certification- a watch must demonstrate
extreme precision in a variety of positions and temperatures– the standard level of quality for every Rolex Chronometer.

http://www.rolex.com/sites/4/e-brochures/explorer.pdf
That may not explain everything, but that's what Rolex has to say about it.
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Check my sig, they should just make them "Superlativally Certified"
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I have a lady's Datejust Oyster Perpetual and there isn't a "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" stamp on it.. also is the back cap suppose to have printings?
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