First released in 1953, the Submariner is Rolex’s most popular dive watch for excellent reason. In the Submariner, Rolex created a sleek, refined model that’s equally as functional as it is fashionable. The fact that its design has remained largely unchanged over 60 years is testament to the timeless style of the model. Buying a Rolex Submariner watch means owning a true icon among Rolex models. Here, we have a comprehensive selection of exceptional used Rolex Submariner watches for sale, from the iconic black colorway to special variations, like the Kermit.
In the 1950s and 60s, sport watches were increasing in popularity and competition among watchmakers to create the best dive watch was fierce. In 1953, Rolex set out on a mission to develop a tool watch that was both practical and stylish. The result was the Submariner.
The power of the Submariner’s performance was impressive, but part of its magic is in its design, which has only seen minor adjustments since its initial release. The idea of a tool watch that was equally functional and fashionable is what inspired the Submariner. However, it wasn’t until the late 1960s that the model solidified its place as more than just a diver’s tool. The Reference 1680 introduced the option for a date function with Cyclops lens, which gave the model more mass appeal.
Since then, the Submariner has become the flagship model of the Rolex brand and continues to set the standard. There’s a reason it’s withstood the test of time for over 60 years. It seamlessly integrates the capabilities of a dive watch with a classic design that’s perfect for everyday wear.
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