The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic dive watches of all time. It’s no wonder such a sought-after item is so popular amongst celebrities. In this article, you can learn more about what attracts celebs to this exquisite timepiece.
Why is the Rolex Submariner so popular?
When looking at the used market, the submariner is a sporty Rolex with a plethora of colour and finish choices. It was also the first James Bond watch. In the film “Dr. No,” James Bond wears a Rolex Submariner Reference 6538. It is said to have come from actor Sean Connery’s personal collection. It’s been worn by many famous people over the years.
New Rolex Submariner Models in 2021
Since the Submariner is the most iconic Rolex watch, the company always tries to bring something new to the now classic design. This year, the Swiss watch manufacturer has opted to go back to its roots in terms of aesthetics.
First off, there are the Oystersteel models. These watches are made from the company’s own proprietary steel alloy material, and Rolex boasts about the fine quality and durability of its steel watches.
For the classic Rolex Submariner model with a black dial and no date, the company has given it an upgrade. Another popular model over the past couple of years was the Rolex Submariner with green dial, nicknamed the “Hulk”, inspired by the Marvel super hero of the same name.
Recently, Rolex has revamped the submariner, with a new shade of green bezel and black dial. There are also some entirely new additions to the Submariner family.
The Submariner Date has been introduced with a blue bezel and black dial. The body of the watch is made out of white gold. Alongside this model, the company has also launched the Blusey, with a yellow gold body, and blue details.
Besides the new models and their exquisite and fresh designs, the technology in the case back that makes the clock tick has also been upgraded. Rolex has introduced their calibre 3230 and 3235 movements into the Submariner line for the first time.
All of these new additions will surely give new life to the evergreen Submariner model, which boasts a prominent place in popular culture due to its showcase both on the big screen and on the red carpet. Over the years, many famous celebrities and movie stars have worn the classic Submariner model on their wrist. Here is a list of just a few of those big names.
Tom Hardy’s Rolex Submariner in Stainless Steel
Tom Hardy is a well-known actor who has appeared in blockbuster films such as Inception, Mad Max: Fury Road, and The Dark Knight Rises. He is often seen wearing a Rolex watch in public or during interviews.
Off-screen, Tom Hardy is recognised for his fashionable ways, often posing in men’s publications such as GQ, Esquire, among others. If you look carefully at his wrist, you’ll probably see a Rolex watch, as he has quite a few in his set. His Submariner of preference is a traditional stainless steel Submariner ref. 116610LN with a black ceramic bezel and a black dial. A stainless steel and black Submariner combo is absolutely unparalleled.
Jack Black’s Rolex Submariner White Gold Watch
Jack Black has been charming crowds for years as an actor, performer, guitarist, and music producer. Jack Black, a highly dedicated celebrity, has been appearing on television shows to promote his new film, The House With a Clock in Its Walls, as well as his performance with his comedy rock band, Tenacious D.
At his appearances, it was impossible not to spot a very unusual Submariner on Jack Black’s wrist: an 18k white gold Submariner ref. 116619 with a blue Cerachrom ceramic bezel and a contrasting blue dial. The watch is often referred to as the “Rolex Smurf,” and although the name is amusing, make no mistake: this is an extremely expensive sports watch.
Mark Wahlberg’s Rolex Submariner in Gold
Mark Wahlberg is no stranger to being synonymous with the Swiss luxury watch company since he has one of the most extensive collections of Rolex watches of any celebrity. He also adds to it on a regular basis with new Daytona, GMT-Master II, and Day-Date versions.
Mark Wahlberg has been spotted sporting at least two separate Submariner watches, each in yellow gold. He has the yellow gold 116618LN with a black ceramic bezel and a black dial, as well as the yellow gold 116613LB with a blue bezel and dial.
Rolex also made many solid yellow gold Submariner models, including the ref 16808 with a nipple dial, the ref 16618 from the 1990s, and the original ref 16618. The comparison between the all-gold design and the black dial and bezel raises the value of the diver watch’s appearance and gives it a more comfortable feel.