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“Probably the only diver’s watch you can wear with a tuxedo.” The Rolex Submariner, originally designed as the quintessential divers’ watch, has become probably the world’s best-known and best-selling luxury Swiss sports watch of all time (it’s definitely one of the most counterfeited). Genuine Submariners are now a definitive statement piece for everyone from businessmen to professional athletes and Hollywood stars. It’s a watch with mass-market appeal, but that doesn’t detract from its quality—rather, it underlines the precision design work that has made it such an icon. The Birth of a Classic The Submariner’s development resulted from a challenge to legendary Rolex founder and president, Hans Wilsdorf from board member René-Paul Jeanneret. Jeanneret was a keen diver and friend of famed underwater explorer, Jacques-Yves Cousteau. He felt that current diver’s watches in t...