The Rolex Submariner is the must-have timepiece for any diver. Although Rolex designed it with scuba divers in mind, its excellent utility and distinctive but timeless style have won many enthusiasts outside of the sport. It’s fair to call it the best, most incredible, most famous, and most iconic sports watch ever made for various reasons.
While the company designed Submariner’s original tool watch in stainless steel, it is now available in various metals and colors while maintaining its core design.
Top Models Of Submariners To Buy
· Ref: 16610 Black Bezel
The Submariner 16610 is the model that has made the brand famous. Due to its widespread appeal, this model of Rolex is a prime target for imitators. Starting in 1989, the manufacture of the Rolex Submariner 16610 continued until 2010. The Rolex Oyster band, which comes standard on every Submariner 16610, is also made of stainless steel. The sapphire crystal of the Submariner 16610 prevents scratches from damaging the watch’s 40mm black dial, which has luminous watch hands and white gold circular hour markers. It has a unidirectional rotating time-lapse diver’s bezel, a date display, and automatic movement.
· Submariner Ref 5512
The ref. 5512, released in 1959, was another wonderful classic Submariner that remained in production until 1980. The newer version has a larger case size of 40 mm and more authentic tool watch details (crown guards).
Finding the most valuable versions requires research and the advice of an expert. The earlier variants with gilded dials are distinct from the later versions with matte black dials. Gilt dial watches are more expensive, but only if they are in excellent shape.
· Submariner Ref: 16800
Three design features debuted on the Rolex Submariner 16800 references and are still present in the current models. The first modification is the swap to sapphire crystals from acrylic, which are far less fragile. They also made the spinning bezels unidirectional (only turning counter-clockwise) to avoid accidental manipulation when submerged. The Submariner’s resistance to water increases to 300 meters, which is the maximum possible. It is a mix of stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, making it the first Rolex Submariner model available in this material combination.
Investing in timepieces is never simple, and you should never anticipate a quick return on your money. In addition to keeping track of your watch’s worth, I recommend wearing it often to remind yourself why the Rolex Submariner is the most sought-after diving watch worldwide.