Rolex Submariner Watches
All About Rolex Submariner Watches
When speaking of a luxury sports watch, the Rolex Submariner would probably be one of the first ones many people would think of. Launched in 1953, Rolex Submariner is considered as one of the world’s best luxury diver watches. It has not only set the benchmark for the dive watches, but only for overall sports watches in many aspects.
Holding up the heritage of the brand, Rolex Submariner is one of the most recognisable Rolex watches. As a mainstay lineup of Rolex sports watches, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner delivers exceptional quality and functionality. The collection houses numerous masterpieces that are deeply loved by the watch collectors over the globe, such as the famous Rolex Batman and Rolex Hulk. Its high popularity is still growing in the market.
As a member of Rolex sports watches, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is designed for diving and is renowned for its exceptional resistance to water and corrosion. Considered "a classic among sports watches" the Rolex Submariner is no doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history.
The Rolex Submariner has aptly served as an iconic Rolex diver watch. It is the first watch ever to be truly waterproof to depths of 100m. Besides, it was equipped with a rotatable bezel for the divers to easily read their time underwater. These nowadays-standard features were the groundbreaking inventions that the Submariner has brought to the industry.
The Rolex Submariner was officially showcased at the Basel Watch Fair in 1954. Actually there are earlier Submariner pieces that came to production in late 1953 with the stamp on the inside caseback.
The Rolex reference 6200 was the very first watch that indicated "Submariner" marking on the dial. In this way, some watch lovers considered that the 6200 was the first Submariner, while Submariner reference 6204 was the first official release as a Rolex Submariner watch.
Actually, there is still an ongoing debate on which Submariner reference came first, the 6200 or the 6204. Although the 6204 was officially made available to the people in 1954, many Rolex collectors favoured reference 6200. It featured a thicker case and a large 8mm crown so that even when the divers were wearing thick gloves, they could still easily handle it.
The Submariner possesses some unique features and characteristics that are highly admired. The first one, of course, should be its outstanding waterproof of 300 meters depth. (Its earlier models were thinner and water-resistant to 200 meters) Its case was well built from a solid block of Rolex’s famous 904L stainless steel which is corrosion resistant. This robust Oyster case came with a triplock system waterproof crown, which features a triple gasket system. Besides, its unidirectional bezel allows the wearer to memorize and track the immersion time.
For the newer models of the Submariner No Date and Submariner Date (since late 2008), a distinctive imprint of "ROLEX ROLEX ROLEX" and a serial number are engraved on the "inner bezel" of the watch. To further emphasize the authenticity, a minuscule laser-etched Rolex Crown is also placed at the bottom of the crystal in line with the 12 o'clock mark.
Due to the COVID-19, the new generations of the Rolex Submariner were released in September 2020 instead of in the usual Baselworld in March.
Rolex has made a number of modifications on the Role Submariner 2020 models to address the comments from the Rolex community. For example the case of the new 2020 Submariner 126610 has been changed from 41mm to 40mm with a slimmer profile. Its movement is also updated to a newer Calibre 3235 movement.
The Submariner watches are available in various metals including Rolex 904L steel and 18k gold. In this way, the Rolex Submariner price range spans thousands of dollars. Its stainless steel versions are most affordable while 18k gold ones the most expensive ones, while the two-tone Rolesor models are falling in between. The prices also vary in different regions, from different sellers.
Before walking into any store, you may do some research on the network using keywords like "Rolex Submariner price new" to get a rough idea of its price. You can also do the search with the region you are located such as “Rolex Submariner price Singapore” to find out the approximate Rolex Submariner price in your region.
Actually many Rolex Submariner models are amongst the most popular Rolex watches. Let's take a quick view at some of the Submariner references:
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LV
The Rolex Submariner 116610LV Hulk is one of most sought-after Rolexes that has always been in high demand. This 40 mm Oyster steel watch is fitted with a green Cerachrom bezel. The dial of this Rolex Submariner green watch features a sunburst finished green dial with bold markers in 18K white gold. And due to its refined case and the all green profile, this watch has earned a lovely nickname Rolex Hulk which is now well known over the globe.
Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN
The Rolex Submariner black model 116610LN is considered a true modern classic among the Rolex lovers. Featuring the classic black dial and the matching black Cerachrom bezel, the watch delivers the feeling of professional and timeless design. Its hour markers are also filled with 18 ct gold in order to prevent it from tarnishing. This Rolex Submariner 116610 LN is equipped with the Rolex in-house calibre 3135 which is COSC certified for superb precision.
Rolex Submariner 114060
This 114060 Submariner Rolex watch is usually referred to as the Rolex Submariner No Date since it is the only Submariner model that does not feature a date window. It is considered as the base and entry model in the collection. This Rolex 114060 comes with a bolder design, with thicker and larger lugs, giving the watch an even sportier appearance.
The Rolex Submariner has evolved to be one of the best dive watches ever since its first launch. This versatile collection offers numerous updated models with its best advancements and designs. No matter you are a diver or not, you can always opt for any Rolex Submariner watches to suit your style.