This is undoubtedly the holy grail for many lovers of luxury watches, the Rolex Submariner has since its first presentation at the Swiss watch fair in 1953 spark passions! Designed for diving, the “Sub '”, as fans of the crown brand like to call it, has become in less than half a century the must-have for all watch lovers wishing to have a superb compromise between sporty and elegant watch.

Today we are going to try to make you discover the Rolex Submariner in a new light, to try to shed light on what you may not yet know about this extraordinary watch!

Rolex Submariner 2020, the latest

Rolex is offering us in 2020 a new version of its professional diver's watch par excellence, the famous Rolex Submariner! A slightly enlarged case to 41 mm in diameter (refined lugs and enlarged strap), and two versions, with or without date window, appear. Price of the 2020 Rolex Submariner, from 7,650 euros for the undated version up to 37,400 euros for the Submariner Date version in white gold.

James Bond initially chose the Rolex Submariner!

Today we are all used to seeing with each new James Bond opus the latest Omega Seamaster (juicy advertising contract obliges) but during the first episode of the British secret agent in 1962 in "James Bond 007 against Dr No in 1962 ”, Sean Connery wore a Rolex Submariner Oyster Perpetual ref 6538 on his wrist. James also enjoyed wearing this watch for several years as you can see here ...

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The most expensive Submariner is worth over half a million $!

Sold in May 2017 at Christie’s for nearly $ 634,000, the Rolex Submariner ref 1680 is the most expensive Submariner in history! A prototype model in white gold existing in only 3 copies… A material not used for a Rolex Submariner before 2014. An extraordinary watch which, unsurprisingly, ranks among the most expensive Rolex of all time!

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The Submariner is the first watch waterproof to 100 m!

In 1926, Hans Wilsdorf, founder of Rolex presented the Rolex Oyster, the world's first waterproof watch, which proved its worth on the wrist of Mercedes Gleitze during its swim across the Channel a year later. The year 1953 marked another thunderclap in the world of scuba diving with the appearance of the Rolex Submariner, the world's first watch to be water-resistant to 100 meters! Perfect readability, impeccable water resistance, rotating bezel… the model becomes the benchmark for diving watches and is quickly adopted by professionals, but also diving enthusiasts. The models now presented by the brand display a water resistance to 300 meters.

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Price of the Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is arguably not the cheapest model of the brand, but from a budget of around 6,000 to 7,000 euros, the dream can become possible and you can imagine buying a second-hand Rolex Submariner model… For this price range do not perhaps expect the latest Basel model or collection models, but you can further expand the community of model lovers and you too will wrist a real mythical watch!

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If there were to be only one at Rolex, it would be the Submariner

This is the motto of many enthusiasts of the Geneva brand, the Submariner alone unites the spirit of the Swiss brand: robustness, functionality & aesthetics ... A real condensed innovation, the Rolex Submariner is still today the one of the most iconic diving watches in the world and its success does not seem about to be denied!

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Rolex hulk

Like the Rolex Pepsi or the Rolex Batman, the Rolex Hulk is one of the Rolex watches which, as its nickname suggests, has sparked a certain appeal among fans of the brand. The Rolex Hulk is the ultimate green Rolex Submariner, a flagship color of the Geneva brand but which takes it off the beaten track… Muscular look, emblematic model, the Rolex Hulk is certainly one of the models whose price may well be continue to climb over the years.

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They adopted the Rolex Submariner

To finish this top 5 things to know about the Rolex Submariner, a little bonus to help you discover the celebrities who are fans of this exceptional timepiece, its timeless aesthetic is certainly not for nothing… Brad Pitt, Steve McQueen , Eva Longoria… beautiful people! To see more, go to the Top 100 Rolex Stars!

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