The Rolex Submariner is one of Rolex’s most iconic watches, and indeed, one of the most iconic watches of all time. It distinctive styling and unmistakable bezel have seen it become a much-imitated classic, and one of the most desirable watches in the world. Initially designed as a high-performance professional divers watch, the Submariner today has found admirers in all spheres of life.
Launched in 1953, the Rolex Submariner is the archetypal diver’s watch. It pairs a robust design bearing the timeless style of Rolex with the functionality needed for underwater professionals. When first launched, the Submariner could reach a maximum water resistance of 330 feet. Now, the Oyster case ensures that the watch is waterproof to a depth of 1,000 feet. Whilst today’s Rolex Submariners use state of the art technology for high-precision and accuracy, they maintain the classic style of the earlier models. The modern-day Rolex Submariner models have been subtly redesigned with yellow and white gold options.
Many subtle variations of the Submariner exist, but they are all instantly recognisable by the watches chunky lugs and bezel. Most popular in Oystersteel, the Submariner is also available in Oystersteel and gold, yellow gold, and white gold. The bezel and dial are usually in black (with popular references including the 116610LN and 16610LN) or blue, although green variants – namely the ‘Hulk’ and ‘Kermit’ – attract significant interest.
The Oyster bracelet is equipped with safety clasps to prevent accidental opening, and a Rolex Glidelock allows for fine adjustments without the need for tools. The Rolex Sea-Dweller, a sibling of the Submariner, was released in 1967 and offers superior water resistance of up to 4,000 feet.
Second-Hand & Pre-Owned Rolex Submariner
Blowers Jewellers buy and sell a wide range of second-hand Submariner watches, available with 0% finance. All our watches our expertly checked to maintain the highest standard possible. Browse our range of pre-owned Rolex Submariner watches online. All our watches are physically in stock at our Kingston upon Hull boutique, and can also be viewed by appointment at our London office in Mayfair.