The Rolex Submariner is the most preferred timepiece by diving enthusiasts around the world. It was launched in 1953 and is recognized as the first wristwatch that was fully waterproof up to a depth of 100 meters (330ft). The ability to maintain accurate time under such conditions cemented this wristwatch as a necessary part of diving equipment. By providing accuracy, form, and luxury, the Rolex Submariner set a high standard for diving watches today. Rolex Submariner watches prices range from $7,500 to $8,550.
Distinctive features of the Rolex Submariner
• Its Oyster case
The Submariner is one of the classic watches in the Rolex Oyster Collection. It is equipped with an Oyster case which was invented by Rolex engineers in 1926. The case allows this timepiece to stay waterproof up to a depth of 300 meters (1,000 feet). This stainless steel or yellow gold case also provides protection from pressure, dust, and shock. This feature of submariner watches is one of the reasons for the substantial Rolex submariner prices.
• A Triplock Winding Crown
The Rolex Submariner is fitted with a special facility that is known as the Triplock Winding Crown. It allows the crown to screw firmly against the case. This ensures a completely watertight compartment inside the watch as demonstrated by Rolex SA.
• The bezel
A unique and noticeable feature on Rolex submariner watches is the unidirectional rotatable bezel. It is marked so as to set the dive time. Its knurled edges allow easy manipulation of the bezel. It also has a Chromalight capsule on the Zero marker. This feature on the bezel insert helps the watch to be used effectively in dark, underwater conditions.
• The Oysterlock
This is a special clasp on the oyster perpetual submariner bracelet. The Oysterlock safety clasp prevents the bracelet from getting opened accidentally. This class is combined with a Glidelock extension system. By manipulating this feature, you can adjust the tightness of the oyster bracelet on your own with no need for extra tools. This enables the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner to be worn over a diving suit easily.
• Automatic self-winding movement
A steel Rolex Submariner does not require regular winding. This is because it is equipped with a tailor-made self-winding mechanism that manipulates the time and submariner date. This feature is made and manufactured entirely in-house by Rolex. Furthermore, this timepiece is equipped with a blue Parachrom hairspring. It provides extended precision of the mechanical movements in the face of shocks and changes in temperature.
The Submariner is one of the most iconic Rolex watches today. It is sporty, classic and built to last. After being made tougher and more heavy duty, it was relaunched as the sea dweller. This new model has a price range of $12,350. By wearing and using a gold Rolex Submariner, you can confidently explore the deep!