The Submariner model went into production in 1953. Rolex created a professional diver’s watch with an automatic movement with a water resistance of 100 meters thanks to the screw-down crown system called Twinlock. Throughout the next years, the Submariner was updated with improved water resistance, new movements, and numerous small cosmetic changes.
The history of Rolex goes back to 1905 where Hans Wilsdorf & Alfred Davis started to produce watches. In 1908 the registered the name Rolex, this is where the it all started. The quality of the watches quickly became known. In 1926 the started with the first waterproof watch ever made. Step by step, Rolex introduced new models that meet the highest specifications.