The Rolex Submariner is the world’s most recognizable Rolex. Perhaps it was the mystique behind James Bond’s chosen timepiece, or the fact that the Oyster Perpetual Submariner was the first timepiece capable of submerging to 100 meters. The Rolex Submariner, released in 1954 became the first diver’s watch – a tool watch of the highest caliber.
However, Rolex never rested on its success, and continued to develop the Submariner – adding a cyclops lens over the date window, and creating increasing water resistance to 1000 feet in the Submariner, and 12,800 feet of resistance in the Sea-Dweller models.
The Submariner has seen subtle changes over the years. Rolex added a Sapphire crystal to add scratch resistance to its already robust case. The case is built out of solid materials – the classic stainless steel, yellow gold, white gold, and two-tone gold. The timepiece comes in both a model with a date window and a no-date option. The no-date submariner only comes in stainless steel.
The above Rolex Submariner is a classic green bezel Sub, aptly named the “Hulk” after the Marvel comic superhero. This Submariner comes with a black dial, but Rolex also makes a matching green dial model as well.
The Rolex Submariner above is built with a combination of a stunning blue bezel with a two tone yellow gold and stainless steel case. It has a blue dial, making the white luminous hour markers pop with dazzling contrast. The hour markers on this Submariner are surrounded by 18 karat yellow gold. In most Submariners the markers are protected from bleeding with stainless steel. The blue Rubber B watchband completes the package on this timeless timepiece.
Rubber B has designed 3 different model bands for the Submariner. It has the standard bracelet that supports the original Rolex deployant buckle. It has a standard 316L Stainless Steel Tang buckle band. And Rubber B also pioneered the stunning Velcro clasp with Gore-Tenara Marine Threed and a Titanium insert for strength.
All Rubber B bands are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. The Tang Series and the Classic Series each have a wide variety of color options. All three bands are made with Blocked Engineering for a tight fit to the Submariner case. For more information, visit our Rolex Submariner page here.