Rolex, the mere mention of the name takes us to the world of luxurious and dependable watches. Touted to be one of the most valuable brands in the world, Rolex was founded in 1905 by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf. Driven totally by their passion, the brand has set a benchmark in the world of horology. The Oyster wristwatch, the Datejust, the Submariner, the Day-Date are some of the most popular and revolutionary watches of all time. A favourite amongst entrepreneurs, celebrities and the most influential people in the world, Rolex is the only watch brand that produces 2,000 watches every day. The company is now owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation.
Rolex Submariner (Ref 116610LV)
As the name suggests, the Submariner is a diver’s watch. Ever since its inception in 1953, it has remained a classic favourite among Rolex lovers. A part of the Oyster Perpetual line, the Submariner Date easily catches one’s eye given its robust and functional looks.
The oyster case is designed with a distinctive green dial and luminescent hour markers with a Chromalight display that provides luminosity up to eight hours. The 40mm unidirectional rotatable bezel with 60-minute graduations coated in platinum is the key functionality of the watch. Made exclusively by Rolex and known as the Cerachrom bezel, it’s crafted out of a hard, corrosion resistant ceramic. If you take a closer look, you’ll realise that the bezel is knurled on the edges. This helps provide excellent grip under water, even if you are wearing gloves while diving. The movement of the watch is another feather in the cap of Rolex. The Calibre 3135, a self-winding mechanical movement is developed and created entirely by Rolex and is a certified Superlative Chronometer. Fitted with a Parachrom hairspring and offering great resistance to shocks and temperature variations, the Calibre 3135 movement provides accuracy in timekeeping.
Wrapped in Rolex’s signature oyster bracelet made of 904L steel, the Submariner is equipped with an Oysterlock clasp (to prevent accidental opening) and Glidelock technology (to allow adjustments without using any tools). With umpteen useful features and a Triplock winding crown that ensures water resistance to the depths of 1,o00 feet, this is truly a watch lover’s treasure.