Everything You Need To Know About Rolex Submariner
The Rolex Submariner story began in the early 1950s director Rene P. Jeanneret, also an amateur diver encouraged the company to develop a sports watch for scuba divers.
Rolex Submariner story
The Rolex Submariner story began in the early 1950s director Rene P. Jeanneret, also an amateur diver encouraged the company to develop a sports watch for scuba divers. Then, in 1953, Rolex launched their new 6200 model timepiece as Auguste Piccard and his son Jacques attempted a world diving record.
Not only was the pair successful going to a new world record depth of 10,335 feet below the ocean’s surface, but the Submariner survived too. Later that year, Rolex ensured that a famous oceanographer was always wearing the Submariner in the academy awarded film, ‘The Silent World.’
Then in 1954, Rolex formally launched Submariner model 6204 which was water resistant that could resist depths of 200 meters (or 660 feet): something no other watch company had been able to achieve. However, in the 1960s, the Submariner would become very popular, when SeanConnery wore the Submariner in several James Bond 007 films.
The Rolex Submariner
Submariner was perfect for diving and had a rotating bezel which keeps track of airtime for when divers are submerged. Over the years, Rolex has made only minor changes to its classic Submariner such as thinning out the crown guard and adding even more innovations such as a helium escape valve, a 31-jewel movement, extra luminescent hour markers, sapphire glass, a date feature and an even greater depth rating (300 meters of 1,000 feet).
In the 1970’s the Submariner transformed into a more colorful timepiece. The first Submariners were all crafted in silver steel with black faces, but the more contemporary Submariner watches became available in yellow gold (or two tones) and even bright blue faces.
In 2004, Rolex launched its green face (or LV as in “lunette Verde”) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Submariner. Through the years, the Submariner has retained its rugged sporty appeal while at the same time being sophisticated enough to wear at board meetings.