Launched in 1953, the Submariner was the first divers’ wristwatch waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet). This was the second great breakthrough in the technical mastery of waterproofness, following the invention of the Oyster, the world’s first waterproof wristwatch, in 1926. In watchmaking, the Submariner represented a historic turning point; it set the standard for divers’ watches. Today, the Submariner is waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet).
MODEL CASE: Oyster, 41 mm, Oystersteel
OYSTER ARCHITECTURE: Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
BEZEL: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
WINDING CROWN: Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system
CRYSTAL: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
WATER RESISTANCE: Waterproof to 300 meters / 1,000 feet
MOVEMENT: Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
CALIBRE: 3235, Manufacture Rolex
PRECISION: 2/+2 sec/day, after casing
FUNCTIONS: Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting. Stop-seconds for precise time setting
OSCILLATOR: Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
WINDING: Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
POWER RESERVE: Approximately 70 hours
BRACELET: Oyster, flat three-piece links
BRACELET MATERIAL: Oystersteel
CLASP: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system
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