The Rolex Submariner
Our featured product this month is the Rolex Submariner.
The Rolex Submariner in Stainless Steel. Probably one of the most iconic watches ever made…
The two seen here are among the latest to be added to our selection. Available in-store and online at Rebecca’s Jewellers.
Find out more about them here: – Rolex Submariner in Stainless steel
So what makes the Submariner Special?
Part of a Rolex dive watches appeal is it’s remarkable depth rating and unbeatable design. Waterproof down to a depth of 300 m (1,000 ft). The Submariner has many other features that make them ideal and fit for the purpose of diving. The stainless steel ‘Oyster Flip-lock Bracelet’ has a hidden feature at the back of the clasp. This enables the length of the bracelet to be quickly extended to be worn over a divers suit. The Submariner has a graduated, black, unidirectional rotating bezel. Divers can then monitor their diving time and decompression stops accurately. The fact of adjustment in one direction is a safety feature. Meaning the decompression time cannot be accidentally shortened. The Oyster case has large shoulders extending either side of the trip-lock winding crown to protect it.
The Submariner has become a status symbol and is ever popular. Probably due to the fact that (aside from diving), it is equally ‘at home’ worn with casual apparel or accompanied by a suit. Dare we mention the fact that one an earlier (non date) version of the Submariner as worn by Sean Connery was featured in Doctor No – the first 007 movie. Indeed the Submariner made numerous subsequent appearances in many of the Bond flicks. Just another reason for its enduring popularity.
Pictured above are two older A & Z series watches – 16610 & 16610T models. Produced prior to 2010, these models were discontinued… These were then replaced by the Submariner Date 116610. Differing slightly, the newer version has ‘chunkier’ shoulders and is equipped with a ceramic bezel inlay. Whilst the new model is highly prized, older models are still held in great esteem. They are highly sought after by collectors and connoisseurs. They make a great investment… Being deleted, their value can only increase over time. Certainly the Submariner is a watch to cherish and look after.