Sell Your Rolex Submariner
SeRolex first introduced the Submariner in 1953 as a diving watch that was built to weather the corrosive effects of water damage. Since being introduced the popularity of the Submariner has skyrocketed and it is now known as an essential luxury sports watch. Over the years Rolex has released several special edition models of the Submariner yet each watch always features the same defining characteristics; waterproof to a maximum depth of 300m with a patented Triplock system waterproof crown that the company compares to the strength and reliability of a submarine’s hatch. The first watches in this line featured pencil-straight hands, instead of the distinctive cathedral or mercedes shaped hands that are now associated with the Submariner but the next generations brought out by Rolex featured improved movement and different sizing options such as a large or small crown as well as the renown Mercedes shaped hands. The unidirectional bezel allows for more accurate timekeeping, which is crucial for any diver relying on their watch for timing decompression stops. These pieces are built to withstand anything, be it wind, water, extreme temperatures or the latest fashion trends, and those who wear a submariner know they can rely on these robust time piece to never let them down: be it during a decompression stop for a dive or making sure you are on time for a meeting, the submariner is a timeless piece that transcends generation with unrivaled luxury. Trusted by professionals, this watch has withstood the test of sub-zero temperatures on arctic expeditions and up to thousands of dives for deep-sea exploration and research. Over the past 50 years Rolex has constantly re-invented the Submariner with improved water resistance, new movement, and other small cosmetic changes.
The first model of the Submariner to be released was 6204 and 6205 in 1953 followed by the 6536 small crown and 6538 oversize crown in subsequent years, which began to more closely resemble the Submariner we see today. In 2003, Rolex celebrated the Submariner’s 50th anniversary by launching the Rolex Submariner-Date anniversary edition 116610 LV, with distinguishing features such as the green bezel and Maxi dial. In 2008, a new case from the GMT II was introduced for the Submariner-Date, featuring heavier lugs and crownguard; a cerachrome bezel and updated clasp. And in 2012 Rolex debuted an updated Submariner 114060 with newer “Maxi Case” with “Chromalight” hour markers, ceramic bezel, blue Parachrom hairspring and bracelet with “Glidelock” extension system. Other special edition models have been introduced along the way by Rolex including the Submariner Date 116610LN, and the two tone Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold Submariner Date 116613LB.
The Submariner family has a tremendous array of options for the metal of the watch including not only Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold, or white gold but also combinations of precious metal including the two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold. The case of the Submariner is made from a solid block of stainless steel or 18K gold, all made in the Rolex foundry where they are closed and sealed with exclusive Rolex watchmaker’s tools to ensure utmost water resistance. The Submariner features Cerachrom bezel which is an extremely durable ceramic material that Rolex began manufacturing the Submariner collection with in 2005.
The exclusive Cerachrom bezel insert and monobloc bezel have excellent anti-corrosion properties and keep their vibrant colours over time. They are virtually scratchproof, and are unaffected by exposure to sunlight as well as to chlorinated or sea water. In 2010 Rolex introduced a stunning new version of the Submariner Date with a green Cerachrom insert. The bezel is manufactured with a mix of metal oxides in exclusive proportions developed by in-house engineers. The Bracelet of the watch is held by patented Rolex Glidelock fine adjustment system allowing divers to adjust the length of their bracelet for a secure and comfortable fit over a diving suit.
The most renown character to wear a Rolex Submariner onscreen was the famous British spy James Bond who wore a vintage model in the movies sporting a big crown, and silver gilt dials, making it easily recognizable and therefore allowing it to take off in popularity.
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