The Rolex Submariner is one of Rolex`s oldest watch designs. It was the first time piece to be water proof up to 100 meters of depth. Now, with vast improvements to design, it is water proof up to 300 meters of depth making this the perfect watch for the style conscious diver.
The Submariner is all about diving safety and that is why this watch was designed with a bevel that only turns counterclockwise. This ensures that the diver knows exactly how long he has been under. There is no chance of confusion. Plus, the bevel is made of a supremely hard ceramic material that is virtually indestructible. The watch will not scratch or malfunction while under the water.
Another safety feature is the submarine tight trip lock winding crown. The casing needs to stay intact so that the watch can be preserved while under immense pressure, so the winding crown had to be designed accordingly. There are eight moving parts to the winding crown that allow you to wind the watch while underwater while keeping the water out of the case. The crown seals down as tight as a submarine hatch when you are done winding the watch.
Rolex has sealed the Submariner with an immense amount of energy - Five Newton Tons. The case back is virtually indestructible and only Rolex retailers have the tools to open the time piece. The inside of the case is under pressure and this allows the mechanisms to move about freely without being disturbed by bumps and bangs.
The metal wrist band is a concern for divers. After all, a diver must put on a wet suit in order to dive properly. The suit can be cumbersome but the metal band of the watch is designed to expand with the suit. It easily ratchets out to a length of 20 millimeters without the use of any special tools. This ensures that the diver can fit the piece over his wet suit.
Of course the Submariner comes with the classic Rolex look. The 40 mm watch face comes in a variety of different colors and each make the watch visually stunning. You can choose gloss black on silver or oyster green on platinum. Each watch prominently displays the Rolex brand name and the watch face is easy to read; even underwater. The Rolex Submariner is the ultimate men`s watch. It is the ultimate in functionality with a recognizably masculine aesthetic.