Let’s imagine a cast that you know nothing about the replica watches. Even though you couldn’t tell an Audemars Piguet from a cuckoo clock, I guess that you would still be one watch you could confidently identify as a Rolex at first glance. Maybe you would know the model name, but the Submariner’s no-nonsense, timeless design is so emblematic, it couldn’t possibly be associated with anyone else.
The replica Rolex Submariner one of the most iconic timepieces ever invented after the releasing in 1954. Its six-decade journey has taken it from being the last word in essential equipment for professional divers to the ultimate symbol of robust refinement and understated luxury.
Sure, it had to be. When it was first dreamt up, it was conceived as the definitive diver’s watch. Rolex’s then director, Rene-Paul Jeanneret, was a keen amateur diver and he enlisted the help of legendary underwater pioneer Jacques Cousteau to test his new ‘tool watch’—and the great adventurer wore an early prototype extensively in his Oscar award-winning movie The Silent World.
Today, the Submariner is even hardier. The waterproof rating has risen up to 300m, and the in-house movement comes with Rolex’s own Parachrom hairspring, making the Sub ten times more shock resistant than conventional watches.
After strengthen its water resistance from the original’s 200m, the Submariner further cemented its reputation as the essential partner for hardcore professional divers when it pioneered the Helium Escape Valve (HEV). It was designed to release built up helium molecules that seep into the case during prolonged commercial dives at great depths, the HEV became a critical safety feature when it was introduced in the 1960s.
If there was ever a watch that could be called as “go anywhere, do anything,” it’s the Submariner. It manages to be both sporty enough to match with jeans and t-shirt and classy enough to look perfectly at home under a tuxedo sleeve. There’s no hint of bling with a Sub—even with the more flamboyantly colored special editions in green and blue. All in all, it’s tasteful.
Without any surprising, the Submariner has become highly collectible for true aficionados, and they enjoy the best resale value on the market. Of course, you don’t have to have pockets quite that deep to be able to make a wise investment in a Submariner. The durability of the design and the manufacturing means they really are watches you can pass down to successive generations.
So the Submariner is well functional. It packs a host of technical innovations inside a bombproof case. It pairs with anything, it’s a great investment and it is waterproof far beyond the depths mere mortals will ever take it.
While, let’s stop kidding ourselves—we still haven’t touched on the most serious reason it’s become the one of the most iconic watch ever made.
Since Rolex replica watch holds the dubious distinction of being the most counterfeited watch brand on earth, with the Submariner making up the majority of the fakes that flood the market from China and elsewhere, the sincerest form of flattery comes from other genuine watchmakers.