What defines a truly luxurious lifestyle? While many people would say this question is a bit on the subjective side, the reality is that there is a close connection between sailing, yachts, and golf and the lifestyle of the truly uberrich. What better way to honour the special place the sea, its salty spray, its wide vistas, and never ending possibilities in the hearts of truly successful people than a mechanical homage courtesy of one of the most recognized and respected names in the world of high luxury timepieces, Rolex? Rolex is one brand that is so well-established and respected that it almost doesn’t need an introduction. From diamond-studded models to minimalist stainless steel models, Rolex never fails to remind watch connoisseurs of its primacy in the world of luxury watches regardless of the designs its label graces. With the Rolex brand, you are assured a certain level of luxury, quality, and, of course, excellence. This is precisely why Rolex’ version of the classic Submariner or maritime design is so intriguing.
Overview & My Thoughts
The Men’s Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch is nothing more than Rolex’ rendition of classic outdoor time pieces for the maritime sporting set. Let’s face it, appealing to the time piece needs of the yachting set is one of the oldest and more common activities of luxury watch brands the world over. However, with the Men’s Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch, Rolex continues to work its magic. It doesn’t just launch a ‘me too’ product but goes on to thoroughly dominate it. Considering Rolex’ pedigree for solid winning watch designs, this should not come as a surprise. Indeed, it should be expected. When Rolex targets a particular watch niche, it rarely misses. With the Men’s Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch, Rolex definitely manages to pull the biggest fish out of the water. This watch embodies all the classic elements of a maritime sports luxury watch while taking the formula to a much higher level. All its details reek of elegance, sophistication, and class while evoking the fond memories of the sea. Still, it is apparent that this watch is not the type of watch you wear while fishing. It only evokes the memory of the sea-it isn’t actually a watch you should wear out in the ocean. This seeming contradiction is what makes it so intriguing.
Rolex Submariner Chronometer Style: Luxury watch with outdoors elements
You don’t have to be a big fan of postmodernist irony to get the exquisite juxtaposition of this time piece. It has the name, positioning, and design hints of an outdoors watch, but, at its core, it is firmly a luxury time piece. Some would say this is pretension but pretension and ‘Rolex’ rarely go together. There’s something else at work here-a reference play where Rolex pays homage to the submariner and maritime watches in general while remaining firmly in the country club. Well-played.
Movement Type: 31 jewels automatic
The mark of a truly luxurious watch is no other than the almost magical power of a self-winding watch. The Swiss mastered this mechanism a long time ago and Rolex takes that artistry and wizardry to a whole new and higher level with the Men’s Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch’s 31 jewels automatic movement system.
Submariner Special Features: Design
Rolex’ homage to the sporting maritime life is rich, clear, and quite tongue in cheek. Far from a joke watch, Rolex manages to produce a high quality submariner maritime watch without actually producing a waterproof or water resistant watch. This playful design highlights this venerable watch label’s creativity.
If you are looking for a luxury watch that hints of an active life out on the waves of the sea without actually venturing out of the boardroom or 4-star restaurant, check out Men’s Rolex Oyster Precision Submariner Chronometer Stainless Steel Watch. It comes with the impeccable Rolex attention to detail and quality without losing a playful sense of irony. All throughout, its luxury brand power shines through.