The Rolex Submariner, launched in 1953, revolutionized the world of diving watches. Its pioneering design featured a water-resistant Oyster case, a rotating bezel to measure dive times, and luminescent markers for underwater legibility. Over the decades, Rolex has continuously improved the Submariner, enhancing its water resistance, introducing the iconic “Mercedes” hour hand, and utilizing various materials from stainless steel to precious metals. The watch’s robustness and precision have made it a favorite among professional divers, adventurers, and watch aficionados alike. Its cultural impact is substantial, with appearances in films, endorsements by celebrities, and its status as a collector’s gem.
The Rolex Submariner is one of the most recognizable watches on the market. Often looked at as a grail watch these aluminum insert versions from the 90’s have skyrocketed in value and collectability in recent years. The 16610 was first released in 1987 you could argue this watch is now vintage and modern. Perfect for the collector who likes vintage but with robust reliability. This example is in superb condition even retaining its original box, papers and service history. For those who like a full set, this is the one!
Interesting Fact “The Submariner went into production in 1953”
Dial Colour: Black
Case Material: Steel
Case Diameter (mm): 40mm
Strap: Stainless Steel Bracelet 93150
Movement: Automatic 3135
Water Resistance: 300m
Stock No: RLX049
The watch comes with the original box, papers, service card and a two year guarantee