Stainless steel pre-owned gentleman’s 2006 Rolex Submariner 16610 automatic wrist watch, Black with luminescent hourly dot, baton and chevron markers, date aperture to three o’clock, Black rotating bezel, tonneau-shaped case fitted to a brushed finish Oyster bracelet with Oyster clasp.
- Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
- Black Dial
- Sapphire Crystal
- Rolex Calibre 3135 Automatic Movement
- Black Rotating Bezel
- Stainless Steel Case
- Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
- 12 links in Oyster Bracelet
- Oyster Folding Clasp with Diving Extension
- Supplied with original Rolex
Although Rolex had been making waterproof watches since the 1930’s with the Oyster series it wasn’t until 1954 when their first professional diver’s watch, the Submariner, was launched.
Once again this was a watch made by Rolex that was designed to carry out a specific job in a specific environment but ultimately remaining fashionable to wear.
This was a watch that could be worn by divers to a depth of 100 metres thanks to the newly-designed screw-down crown known as the ‘Twinlock’. The Deep Sea Research Institute in Cannes carried out extensive tests on the watch and verified the claims made by Rolex. In fact, the watch performed way beyond its stated capabilities and very quickly won the admiration it deserved from the diving community. And, of course, Commander James Bond used to wear one.
The rotating bezel was also a revolutionary design feature at its launch and now a diver could easily keep a record of his diving time. Rolex had spent a lot of time liaising with professional divers in the development of the watch which paid dividends in the final design. The Submariner set the template for all other watchmakers and has defined the look of the modern diving watch ever since.
The original Submariner may never be improved upon but it is often complemented with an alternative presentation for varying tastes. Bi-metal finishes, solid gold and many variants of the Submariner have appeared over the decades, some of them even acquiring their own popular nicknames such as Kermit, Hulk, Smurf and Bart Simpson.
Given the provenance of the design and whichever version you choose, the Submariner can rightly be described as the ultimate 'luxury sports watch'.
2006 ROLEX Submariner Date 16610 'NON HOLE'
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