Collection: Rolex Submariner Watches

The Rolex Submariner is a diver’s watch that has become an emblematic, all-around timepiece. A pillar of any serious watch collection, this wristwatch is just as adored on land as in water. Rolex has set the standard in the luxury market with this one - and we’re not just talking about the underwater space. Come face-to-face with the allure. Shop used Rolex Submariners for sale at Trilogy.

The history of the Rolex Submariner

Launched in 1953, the Rolex Submariner led the world of diver’s watches thanks to pioneering features like the graduated rotatable bezel and a luminescent display for readability even in murky waters.

It was brought to life to conquer depths that other timepieces hadn’t dared to venture. The debut Submariner (generally accepted to be the Ref. 6204) was waterproof to a depth of 100 metres.

The line has evolved technically and by design since its inception, with updates like a growing case and iterations of the dials and markers. 

Today, every modern Rolex Submariner for sale can reach depths of 300 metres - a far cry from the Rolex Sky-Dweller that’s made for pilots and world travellers.

The most valuable Rolex Submariners for sale

If you’re looking for a pre-owned Rolex Submariner, it’s good to know which models are the most in demand. Right now, that includes versions with a “Big Crown”- 6200, 6538, A/6538 and 5510. 

One of the most popular versions is the Rolex Submariner 16610. Collectors love it for its appearance and versatility. It’s just at home at a black tie event as it is on a scuba dive.

The most expensive used Rolex Submariner sold at an auction was a Ref. 6538 with an “Explorer-style” dial. It picked up $1,068,500 in 2018.

Rolex Submariners in culture and the media

The Submariner has built a cultural relevance beyond the expectations of the early days, when it was a purpose-built diving tool. That’s mostly because it went on to become 007’s diving tool.

It got plenty of airtime on James Bond films, with him wearing the watch a total of eight times - pairing it with everything from wetsuits to tuxedos. 

You might also have spotted a Rolex Submariner in Hollywood hits such as Apocalypse Now, Jaws, Titanic and The President’s Man.  

FAQs about Rolex Submariner watches

How much is a Rolex Submariner in the UK?

A true symbol of luxury and adventure, every pre-owned Rolex Submariner for sale carries a pretty price tag. The actual cost will depend on the model, year and condition. As a general guide, we see prices between around £9000 and £20,000 for used Rolex Submariners. Just keep in mind that this can differ greatly for certain models.

How many Rolex Submariners are made each year?

Rolex doesn’t reveal the exact number of Rolex Submariners it makes each year, but estimates believe it falls between 100,000 and 150,000.


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