Introduced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was the first diving watch water-resistant to 100m. The watch came fitted with a rotating 60-minute timing bezel to help divers keep track of how long they've spent underwater, and the dial was furnished with plenty of luminous material to ensure readability in the murkiest of waters. While the first Submariner was fashioned in stainless steel and paired with a black bezel and black time-only dial, Rolex eventually expanded to include a Submariner Date model, available in a variety of metals and colorways. Specs, features, and materials have, of course, improved over the last six-plus decades - yet, the fundamental design blueprint is still very much there.
Through its long and eventful life, one awash in fascinating detail and rich with cultural significance, the Rolex Submariner has evolved to become an essential milestone for any serious watch collection – in either its modern incarnation or one of its many hyper-popular vintage examples.
MODEL: Submariner 124060
CASE DIAMETER: 41MM
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