Celebrities Who Wear Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner, launched in 1954, was created by Rolex for the diving community. Today, it’s arguably the world’s most recognizable timepiece, and is on every watch lover’s wish list – whether they dive or not.
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It’s no different in the world of high profile athletes, actors, musicians and tastemakers. The Rolex Submariner is a staple in their watch collections, with some of them owning several models.
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Here’s our report of who wears what, when it comes to the Rolex Submariner:
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Vintage
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Rolex Submariner 5513 as seen on David Beckham
Other fans: Orlando Bloom, Steve McQueen
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For Rolex Submariner purists, nothing beats the classic stainless steel and black Rolex Submariner. The Submariner 5512 and 5513 are the ancestors of today’s stainless steel Submariners, because they epitomize the original Submariner – no date complication, stainless steel with an acrylic crystal, and with crown guards. The 5513 was also famously worn by Steve McQueen, and by Sean Connery and Roger Moore as James Bond.
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Yellow Gold
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Rolex Submariner Yellow Gold Black Dial 16618 as seen on Justin Theroux
Other fans: Sly Stallone, Mark Wahlberg, Luke Wilson
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Rolex has produced several solid yellow gold versions of the Submariner – the ref 16808 with a nipple dial, the ref 16618 of the 90s, and the current ref 16618. The contrast between the all-gold construction, and the black dial and bezel, sure ups the ante of the diver watch in the looks department, and gives it a more luxurious feel.
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White Gold
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Rolex Submariner White Gold 116619 as seen on Ellen DeGeneres
Other fans: John Mayer, Jack Black
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A tool watch made entirely of 18k white gold? Only Rolex can think of that. The Rolex Submariner ref 116619, or “The Smurf” also comes with a bright blue dial and bezel, and the Sub’s characteristic luminous markers and Mercedes hands. It may be odd for an ultra-luxurious watch to be used for diving, but the Smurf can do it, and do it well.
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Rolesor Black
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Rolex Submariner Steel Yellow Gold 16613 as seen on Nick Jonas
Other fans: Brad Pitt, Cara Delevigne
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If an all-gold Submariner is too grandiose for your taste, you can get the best of both worlds with a Rolesor, or a two-tone stainless steel and 18k yellow gold model. Two-tone timepieces are a hit with younger crowd, who like a hint of warmth on an understated watch. Just take your cue from Nick Jonas.
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Hulk
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Rolex Submariner Hulk 116610LV as seen on Robert Downey Jr 
Other fans: Matt Le Blanc, Slash of Guns N Roses
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Over the years, the Rolex Submariner has seen incredible upgrades, and the Rolex Hulk – with a green dial and bezel, showcases many of them. Apart from its very regal color, it also features the highly coveted Cerachrom bezel, and larger Chromalight hour markers and hands. A modern, unorthodox watch for those who want a watch that’s out-of-the-box.

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Rolesor Blue
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Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Steel Yellow Gold 116613 as seen on Queen Latifah
Other fans: Musicians Rita Ora, Wiz Khalifa
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If you’re into two-tone models but want a pop of color, the Submariner ref 116613 in blue would be perfect for you. The blue dial and bezel, and 18k yellow gold combination, adds a glow to the functional and robust design of the Rolex Submariner. A great choice for someone who wants a highly functional watch that commands attention.
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PHOTO CREDITS: David Beckham from Victoria Beckham’s Instagram account / Justin Theroux and Queen Latifah from their personal Instagram accounts / Ellen De Generes by Ellen DeGeneres (Rugsinsider.com) licensed by CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons / Robert Downey Jr by Edgar Meritano [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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