First unveiled in 1954, the Rolex Submariner has become an iconic luxury timepiece, famous for its high resistance to water and corrosion. Part of the British company’s Oyster Perpetual line, the Submariner is an excellent timepiece created for divers with a passion for style and good taste.
For the adventurous type, this watch is a rare gem, as it can withstand high water pressures, being able to function perfectly fine at 1,000 feet (300 meters) deep. Testers have gone so far as to dive 25 percent deeper than the established limit, making sure that they had left no room for error. The bold new model was an instant success, being the first Rolex to take over the underwater world.
Soon enough, James Bond himself started wearing it in his dangerous missions: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, and George Lazenby all wore Submariners on their memorable secret service adventures. The classic allure of the original design has been slightly modified in time, but it is still immediately recognizable in every new model.
More modern examples feature a classy ceramic bezel which sometimes contrast with, other times complements the rest of the design. With a satisfyingly high number of color and material combinations, there is a Submariner for everyone. Even though the watch was specifically designed for diving, classy men will feel perfectly comfortable wearing it with a tuxedo as well, thanks to its timeless elegance.
As with all highly popular items, numerous counterfeits have also invaded the watch market over the years, so a vigilant eye and a little expert advice are always recommended when purchasing a Rolex Submariner. Especially if you’ve got your heart set on a more luxurious, 18kt gold version.
With prices that range from $8,000 and $30,000, buying a brand new piece can be a bit difficult, but there are also numerous pre-owned ones that you can add to your collection and still feel perfectly proud about. After all, a Rolex is more than a luxury timepiece – it is an investment.