The Rolex Submariner – a classic among wristwatches
First introduced to the world in 1954, the Rolex Submariner became one of the most iconic wristwatches manufactured by Rolex, blending a sporty style with elegance and amazing diving capabilities.
Part of the Swiss watchmaker’s Oyster Perpetual line, the beautiful Submariner was specifically designed for people with an active lifestyle, featuring a water proof technology meant to endure depths of the ocean of up to 1,000 feet (or 300 meters) and it was even tested to go 25 percent deeper.
It was the first water-resistant timepiece designed by Rolex and back in the 50s it was even donned by James Bond, when Sean Connery played the role of the British super spy 007. Over time, the Rolex Submariner went through just a couple of minor upgrades, keeping its classy timeless design that’s instantly recognized wherever you see it.
The new family of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner, 116610LV, has been unveiled just a couple of years ago, featuring a chic ceramic bezel and vastly improved movements, with the same aesthetically pleasing design which stood the test of time.
As Rolex best describes it, this iconic timepiece is probably the only divers’ watch that could be worn with a tuxedo, available in all sorts of interesting combinations, with different dial colors and several versions, going from stainless steel to two tone and luxurious 18k gold versions.
The iconic Rolex Submariner is powered by a perpetual, mechanical and self winding 3130 caliber movement, that’s as close to perfection as it gets. That’s why this incredible watch is one of the most popular wristwatches in the world right now, with prices ranging from $8,000 to well over $30,000 for the lovely 18k gold versions.
If you’re a dedicated Rolex aficionado and can’t afford it brand new, you could always go for a pre-owned Rolex Submariner, which might save you thousands, boasting the same timeless design and amazing features. It’s a watch that will complement anyone’s style and one of the few timepieces that will prove to be a valuable investment.