Launched in 1953 the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner has become one of the most world renowned timepieces. The Sub was the first divers’ watch to be certified to be waterproof to a depth of 330 feet. The Oyster was the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, but the waterproofness system created the first diver’s tool timepiece, setting both the standard and a turning point for a world of divers’ watches to be developed.
Current model Submariners are available with or without the date aperture. The original Oystersteel model is still available and a standard for men’s timepieces. However, Rolex has added Rolesor (steel and yellow gold combination), all yellow gold models, and models with different and colorful dials such as the green “hulk” submariner. The new Submariners don a Triplock triple waterproofness system that supports a water depth of 1000 feet. If that is not enough waterproofness depth, Rolex also has its Deep-Sea models that can go much deeper.
Another enhancement that has made Rolex Submariner’s leaders in the diver’s timepiece is the Rolex Glidelock clasp, allowing for a secure and comfortable fit over diving suits. The Glidelock clasp allows the band to expand in 2 mm increments. However, the fliplock extension links can increase the band to an additional 26 mm.
The Submariner has a 40mm case and is powered by a 3135 caliber self-winding movement with a 48 hour power reserve. This caliber is developed and manufactured entirely by Rolex. Certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute, it proudly displays its “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” on the dial under the Submariner name.
Rubber B has developed 3 different style bands for the Rolex Submariner with 3 different clasps. The first band supports the deployant buckle provided by Rolex. The second band has a tang buckle provided by Rubber B made out of 316L steel. The third band is a unique Velcro® Alfatex® closure utilizing a titanium insert for maximum strength and durability.
All Rubber B bands are made from all natural vulcanized rubber and are made in Switzerland. The straps are engineered to fit Rolex Submariner Ceramic, featuring a solid insert for Blocked Integration to the watch case. For more information, visit our page here.