Launched in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). This was the second great breakthrough in the technical mastery of waterproofness, following the invention of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, in 1926. In watchmaking, the Submariner represented a historic turning point; it set the standard for divers’ watches. Today, the Submariner is waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet).
- Model: Submariner 16610T
- Year: 2008
- Features: Automatic movement with date, sapphire crystal, water proof screw-down crown
- Case: Stainless steel (40mm)
- Dial color: Black
- Bracelet: Stainless steel Oysterlock bracelet with Fliplock clasp
For over a century, Rolex watches have accompanied explorers and achievers around the world, from the top of the highest mountains to the deepest reaches of the ocean.
Today, Rolex is present at the most prestigious events in golf, sailing, tennis, motorsport, and at equestrian tournaments. Rolex makes a unique and lasting contribution to global culture, science and exploration.
The Essence of the Oyster
Watches in the Oyster Perpetual range are direct descendants of the original Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, on which Rolex has built its reputation since 1926. These watches benefit from all the fundamental features of the Oyster Perpetual collection – excellent chronometric precision, a waterproof Oyster case, and self-winding of the movement via a Perpetual rotor. Displaying hours, minutes and seconds, made exclusively of Oystersteel and featuring a sophisticated finish, these are chronometer wristwatches in their purest form. The anti-reflective coating applied to the back of the sapphire crystal on the new generation Oyster Perpetual ensures optimal legibility of the dial.
About Orlando Jewelers
Attention to detail encompasses all aspects of each collection, right down to the beautifully crafted pouch that comes with each Orlando Jewelers order. Our relationship with our customers doesn’t end when that box is opened. Exceptional quality continues for the life of the piece. Each piece is completed with a high polish so the recipient can enjoy it at every age—and every stage—of their life. Orlando Jewelers is proudly a 100% United States-based owned and operated company.