The Rolex Submariner at Jannik's Sinner wrist
The tennis revelation 2023, who lead Italy's team to win the Davis Cup, is Jannik Sinner. Sinner, 22, is from South Tyrol, an area in northern Italy bordering Austria, where people also speak German.
Sinner has been a Rolex global ambassador since 2020, and among his favorite models, also seen on his wrist on the tennis courts, is the Rolex Submariner, one of the icons of the world-famous Swiss brand.
Launched in 1953, the Rolex Submariner is the first divers' wristwatch to be waterproof to a depth of 100 meters (330 feet) – now 300 meters (1,000 feet). Its major features, such as the graduated rotatable bezel, the luminescent display, the large hands, and the hour markers, have been a driving force in the creation of the long line of Rolex divers' watches which followed.
The Submariner is an iconic watch whose renown now extends beyond the professional world it was first designed for.
Picture from Sinner IG profile
A true divers' watch by design
As an underwater survival tool, this watch's design comes totally from the practical needs of divers. Since 1953, the Submariner has evolved technically and aesthetically as it has been endowed with features to improve overall functionality. The first watch was a pioneer and its subsequent versions have continued to set the benchmark for divers' watches.
The Rolex Submariner: monitor diving time
The Submariner's unidirectional rotatable bezel is vital to the watch's functionality. Its engraved 60-minute graduation allows divers to monitor their time underwater. Manufactured by Rolex from a hard, corrosion-resistant ceramic, the Cerachrom bezel insert is virtually scratchproof, and its color is resistant to ultraviolet rays, seawater, or water that is chlorinated. In addition, thanks to its chemical composition, the high-tech ceramic is inert and cannot corrode.
The Rolex Submariner, thus, is perfect also for a tennis player like Jannik Sinner.
Triple waterproofness system
The Submariner's Oyster case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 300 meters (1,000 feet), provides the movement with optimal protection from water and dust. The Triplock winding crown screws down securely against the case, ensuring watertight security.
Chromalight display: legible and functional
The Chromalight display is an innovation that improves visibility in dark environments, an essential feature for divers. The hands, the hour markers, and the capsule on the bezel, feature an innovative luminescent material, emitting a blue glow.
Hour markers in simple shapes – triangle, circle, rectangle – and broad hour and minute hands enable instant and reliable reading to prevent any risk of confusion underwater.
Unidirectional rotatable bezel
The Submariner's unidirectional rotatable bezel has knurled edges that offer excellent grip when setting the dive time. It rotates notch by notch, accompanied by distinctive clicks. Thanks to the embedded Chromalight capsule on the zero marker, one can also use the bezel easily in dark underwater environments.
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