After people had conquered the air they started underwater exploring. Naturally, they needed watches that could be used underwater. The need for special time measurement instruments was especially great since divers must stay within certain time limits to avoid decompression problems.
The first luxury watch of this kind, the Rolex Submariner, was introduced by Rolex at the Basel Watch Fair in 1954. It was the first in the line of Rolex Submariner watches that turned out very popular, and not only with underwater explorers but also with those who have never tried diving. Nowadays, the watches from the Rolex Submariner line are among the most recognizable timepieces in the world.
The watches have become part of the legend of James Bond. The famous spy has worn the Rolex Submariner in eleven movies. The timepieces have also successfully withstood numerous expeditions, both on land in the Antarctic and at sea.
The Rolex Submariner watches have all the features necessary for diving. They are water-resistant and, what is very important for diver’s watches, pressure-resistant to 300 meters. Such water-resistance is achieved thanks to the patented Triplock winding crown. The dial of the timepieces is surrounded by a unidirectional rotating bezel, used to mark the elapsed time. The bezel moves only one way, counter-clockwise, so that if it moves accidentally, it can only rotate in the direction increasing the elapsed time, thus making the dive safer.
The timepieces from the Rolex Submariner line also feature luminous dials with large markers, clearly visible underwater. The 40mm case is combined with a stainless steel bracelet with a double locking deployment clasp, ensuring that the watch will not accidentally fall down.
The famous brand name and the half-century history of the Rolex Submariner watches have to be paid for, and paid high. The timepieces are sold for over five thousand dollars. Naturally enough, only a few privileged ones among all those who want to become owners of a Rolex Submariner can afford it. Nevertheless, one should not despair and abandon the dream of wearing this watch on the wrist. Those with less money at their disposal can purchase a replica Rolex Submariner.
The replica Rolex Submariner watches resemble the genuine ones down to the smallest detail. Hardly anyone can distinguish the replicas that even weigh as much as the original watches from the real thing. Unfortunately, they cannot be worn while swimming – the replicas can only withstand the splashes of water. But this is compensated by a low price – the fake Rolex Submariner timepieces cost over forty times less than the genuine watches. Powered by a quartz movement, the replica timepieces also are more accurate than the real ones – however reliable the mechanical movement driving the luxury timepieces is, it is still less accurate than the quartz one.
Purchasing a replica Rolex Submariner watch, one gets a legendary watch without emptying one's purse.