Spotlight on: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner
The first Rolex Submariner was unveiled to the public in 1953 and was instantly a classic. Part of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual line the Submariner was designed as a divers watch and is known for its resistance to water. To aide divers the Submariner utilizes a bezel that allows the wearer to monitor their time underwater. Since the bezel can only rotate counterclockwise it prevents any accidental bezel movement from causing the diver to spend too much time underwater. Waterproof up to a maximum depth of 1,000 feet it has famously been worn by explorers, divers, anthropologists, actors, politicians and even James Bond.
As a part of Rolex’s Perpetual line the Submariner has a self-winding mechanism which allows the watch to be powered by the wearer’s everyday wrist movements. Every movement of the arm and wrist generates energy which is stored in the mainspring and can allow the watch to continue to function with no movement for up to 2 days.