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Rolex Submariner - The watch that unlocked the deep

The Submariner is a line of sports watches designed for diving and underwater use manufactured by the Swiss luxury watchmaker Rolex. The timepiece was first released in 1953 and made history as the first wristwatch to function under depths of 100 meters. Rolex is no stranger to the world of waterproofing technology as they produced the world's first water-resistant watch, the Oyster, in 1926. The Rolex Submariner is one of the watchmaker's most popular lines with collectors due to its technical achievements and classic design. Have a piece of watchmaking history in your collection with the Rolex Submariner.


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The Submariner had its roots in Rolex's previous foray into water-proofing technology with the Oyster wristwatch, which was released in 1926. The idea for the Submariner came from a board member of Rolex, Rene-Paul Jeanneret, who was a passionate diver. He suggested developing a watch that was suitable for diving, and an elegant timepiece for everyday use. The team at Rolex released the first Submarine model in 1953 and the watch has been loved and worn by thousands of Rolex fanatics ever since.

By the time the Submariner was available for purchase, it had passed numerous field tests that proving the watch could withstand even the most adverse of conditions, above and below water. The first line of Rolex Submariner had three models in the line, the Submariner 6200, the Submariner 6204, and the Submariner 6205. Despite having debuted over 60 years ago, the Rolex Submariner's core design has remained faithful to the original 1953 wristwatch.

Since 1953, the Submariner's technology has been updated, improving the water resistance and movement functionality of the watch. In 2003, Rolex celebrated the Submariner's 50th birthday by releasing the limited-edition Submariner-Date Anniversary Edition. The Submariner is a favorite with both divers and watch-lovers alike, as it is the perfect marriage between cutting-edge horological technology and the quintessential Rolex style. Own the watch that unlocked the deep with the Rolex Submariner.