One of the most recognisable Rolex watches, the Submariner was the first watch to stay waterproof up to 330 feet. It was immediately popular on its release in 1954 and although new editions have been released – its aesthetic remains close to the iconic 1950s design.
Solid, clean and masculine, modern designs feature a distinctive ceramic bezel and solid bracelet complete with folding clasp.
The Submariner is as practical as it is handsome and a multi-directional bezel allows divers to monitor diving time and depth. It’s designed to be operated safely with gloves even when underwater. Submariners have also been some of the most sought-after vintage Rolex designs, with a rare model selling for more than half a million dollars in Geneva in 2017.
FAMOUS SUBMARINER WEARERS:
Che Guevara, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr.
HOW MUCH CAN YOU EXPECT TO SPEND?
New Rolex Submariners start at £5450 while pre-owned models can be found for around £4500 – making them a very attractive option. Desirable and high-end models can easily stretch into tens of thousands of pounds.