Originally developed as a sturdy diver’s watch, the Rolex Submariner Date 116610LN is an iconic sports model that was first introduced in 1953. The original model of the Rolex Submariner possessed a corrosion resistant stainless-steel bracelet, a waterproof Oyster case, and a diving depth of 100 metres.
The modern variation of the Oyster waterproof casing can now withstand depths of up to 300 metres to meet new diving demands. Equipped with scratch resistant cerachrome bezel and platinum graduations since 2008, the watch remains strong even under extreme situations. It’s Chromalight display guarantees to 8 hours of optimum visibility. While its reliability, usability, and quality does make it a function driven timepiece, it is also timeless and fashionable. A feat not every watchmaker has been able to achieve.
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Cerachrom bezel insert in black ceramic and a black dial with large luminescent hour markers. It features a unidirectional rotatable bezel and solid-link Oyster bracelet made from Oystersteel.
Oystersteel for its steel watch cases. Specially developed by the brand, Oystersteel belongs to the 904L steel family, alloys most commonly used in high-technology and in the aerospace and chemical industries, where maximum resistance to corrosion is essential. Oystersteel is extremely resistant, offers an exceptional finish once polished and maintains its beauty even in the harshest environments.
The latest generation Submariner and Submariner Date remain faithful to the original model launched in 1953. In watchmaking, the Submariner represented a historic turning point; it set the standard for divers’ watches.