Friday, April 28, 2017

SUBMARINER: Timepiece Of Inner Space




SUBMARINER

Timepiece Of Inner Space


I have been working on another update to my coverage of Rolex's all-new SEA-DWELLER, which is part of Chapter 19, in my story named "The Complete History Of The Rolex Submariner & SEA-DWELLER: Rolex Conquest Of The Ocean." The photos below are of a Rolex Submariner brochure from the early 1970s, that fascinatingly refers to the Rolex Submariner as "Timepiece of inner space." Inner Space is an antithetical metaphor to Outer Space.



If you look closely at the inside of the Rolex brochure pictured below, you will notice it features a classic stainless steel Single-Red Rolex Date Submariner [Reference 1680] with Maxi Markers. Notice it does NOT feature solid end links, but the yellow gold version next to it does feature solid end links (SEL). Also notice the yellow gold Rolex Submariner dial features "Nipple" Indices, which feature matching yellow gold surrounds, and are much smaller than the classic "Maxi" Indices, which are also commonly referred to as "Maxi Markers." Modern Submariner indices, or markers, evolved from these models, so today the 2017 Submariner has Maxi Markers, with white gold surrounds. 




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