The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is one of the most popular lines of luxury watches in the world. Being designed by the leading brand in the field, this watch is appreciated for its style as well as for its perfect build. The name pretty much says it all, the Rolex Submariner is a luxury watch designed to withstand huge depths in diving and has an incredible water resistance. Aside from this flawless design, it has one of the most classic styles found today and, as most Rolex watches, it is appreciated as an important status symbol.
It was first introduced to the public in 1954 although there were Submariner models that went into production one year before. The `54 Submariner had a distinct feature that will mark the rest of the line, the Mercedes hands. While other Rolex watches might have used this style for the hands, most people associate it with the Submariner line. Over the years, some changes were made to the looks of the model but nothing too significant that would alter its classical beauty. For example, in the early 60s, Rolex added shoulders to the crown side which will protect the setting mechanism. Despite the fact that it was a watch designed for diving and many people from the military as well as professional divers were using it for this purpose, by the late 60s, it had become popular amongst regular consumers. It is now regarded as a fashion statement due to the prestige of the brand and the history of the watch; the fact that it can withstand a great water pressure is not always the main factor. There are currently seven models available for the public.
The Rolex Submariner has also been put to the test countless times; it was part of the Moana expedition where it was used for over 1000 dives at sea. It has also seen amazing temperatures of minus 45 degrees Celsius in the Antarctic as well as other extreme scenarios where it behaved perfectly.
It is safe to say that the Rolex Submariner is a complete watch; not only does it have a gorgeous classic design, but it also has a perfect movement and a water resistance that would impress anyone.