Rolex produced the very first Submariner in 1953 with this model ref. 6204 watch. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner would go on to not only become one of the most iconic timepieces in the world, but also one of the most heavily emulated, desired, and studied. The Rolex Submariner was the first diver’s watch from Rolex and followed a legacy that started in 1926 when Rolex released its first water-resistant watch, the Oyster.
Rolex really began its life in making dive watches with Panerai. True enough, early Panerai watches contain Rolex Submariner James Bond Replica movements, and for a while in the 1930s, the Swiss and Italian companies worked together on military dive watches based on Panerai asking Rolex to help it produce timepieces for the Italian Navy. Rolex learned from this experience but it was not until the 1950s that Rolex would release its own dive watch. The original Rolex Submariner began a long era of experimentation and improvement. The original ref. 6204 was produced for a year or less, and even that same year a few other versions of the Rolex Submariner were being produced or planned. In fact, for most of its early life, the Rolex Submariner went through an intense series of not only evolutionary steps, but also design experimentation. This has led to an extremely rich area for collectors because so many versions existed early on in the model’s history.
Among the ironies of all Rolex Submariner K Series Year Replica is the bits most popular to see fans are not the bits that Rolex sells the maximum of. Ask a “watch man” what the greatest Rolex watch is and most of us will point to something in the “Oyster Professional” collection, such as a Submariner or even GMT-Master (amongst others). Ask Rolex where a lot of the earnings comes from, and they will tell you something completely different. From a business perspective, Rolex will reveal that Datejusts, notably women’s models with diamonds, are the most well-known products in their collection.So yes, watch lovers and “the general public” have different watch tastes. That is something I have known for a long time, and possibly something that I will explore more later on. Having said that, brands such as Rolex, Omega, and TAG Heuer – that do not strictly survive on earnings from watch lovers – yet continue to offer a huge assortment of watches that greatly appeal to people. And when there’s one watch I can think of that equally appeals to the watch enthusiast and also the general public, it is the famed Rolex Submariner.Last year I wrote a review of the Rolex Submariner watch here. 114060 (the version in this article) as well as the ref. 116610. What is the difference between these two models? The date. The ref 116610 is technically referred to as the Submariner Date, but since it is the more popular of both models, frequently it’s just known as the Submariner, while the ref. 114060 is referred to as the Submariner “No Date” (which, like I said, isn’t an official name).
Today in 2013 the Rolex Submariner is sized at 40mm wide, which is no larger than medium by most watch standards. The original 1953 Rolex Submariner was just 37mm wide. It was also water resistant to just 100 meters. Rolex quickly increased that to near 200 meters and today the Rolex Submariner is known by everyone to be water resistant to 300 meters. As a dive watch, the original Rolex Submariner has a rotating dive-style timing bezel as well as the iconic case shape that has more or less been represented by all the Rolex Submariner models that came after it.
Aside from the very different dial text compared to most other Rolex Submariner D Replica Submariner models, the most notable difference is the lack of “Mercedes Benz star” style hour hand. A key element of the Rolex Submariner is the distinct hour hand, designed as such to look different than the minute hand for easy under-water reading. Rolex didn’t get to that until a bit later. The hour markers on the original Rolex Submariner persist today, but Rolex experimented with various versions soon after the ref. 6204 was released. Another interesting design feature is the gold-toned hands and hour markers, which persisted on various Rolex Submariner models through the 1950s.
Given that the Rolex Submariner Dimensions Replica Submariner is such an iconic and popular watch today, it is interesting to see how it all started. The full history of the Rolex Submariner, why Rolex produced it, how they marketed it, and the many versions that followed is the subject for several books. So we’ll end this article with that, and if you happen to find one of these ultra-rare Rolex Submariner watches, consider yourself incredibly lucky. rolex.com