24 Jan '16, 1pm

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 23: Rolex Submariner: Since we covered the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, a wa...

Vintage Eye for the Modern Guy, Part 23: Rolex Submariner: Since we covered the Tudor Heritage Black Bay, a wa...

Since we covered the Tudor Heritage Black Bay , a watch heavily influenced by historical Tudor dive watches, last week, I thought it would be appropriate this week to take a look at Rolex’s modern diver: the Submariner. This incredibly iconic watch — championed by Sean Connery’s James Bond and boardroom executives alike — was launched in 1953 and available to consumers in 1954, drawing near-instantaneous critical acclaim. With a classic case, luminescent dial, and a depth rating to at least 100 meters depending on the reference, the Rolex Submariner achieved what the brand had hoped for: combine the contemporary elegance and luxury of Rolex with the versatility and utility of a sportswatch. The series was able to reach this goal for a variety of reasons. First, it is often considered the very first modern diving watch; although many watches before it were water resistant —...

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