The Rolex Submariner is one of the most recognisable and popular watches in the world, and like most Rolexes, needs no introduction. While there are certainly more expensive references out there, the reference 16610 lasted over 2 decades for a reason. Known for its reliability and everyday usability, the 16610 is perhaps the last Submariner reference that still had a ‘tool watch’ feel to it. You see, modern Rolexes are a lot shinier these days and allude more to a luxury audience than a professional one. I guess it’s what happens when your watches are so high quality and you brand your product so well.
Regardless, there is a reason why the Submariner is so popular. With its black aluminium bezel, its chunky oyster case and its matte black dial with large luminous plots, it has been the ultimate tool watch since its inception in the 50’s.