The Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1953, with the vision of creating a robust and capable dive watch that’s also elegant enough for everyday wear.
The 5-digit Rolex Submariner ref 16610 came to market in the 1980’s, bringing together the classic design of vintage Submariners with a water resistance of up to 1,000 feet. This previous generation Submariner offers an older style case with tapered lugs, which is sought after by those who want a slimmer fit.
In 2010, Rolex upgraded the stainless steel Submariner ref 116610 with a modern aesthetic. It featured a Super Case with broader lugs and an overall beefier look, a Maxi Dial with larger hands and markers and a Cerachrom bezel for resistance to scratching and fading.
Both renditions of the stainless steel, 40mm Rolex Submariner are still highly sought after, even more so now with the introduction of the new 2020 Rolex Submariner with a 41mm case.