Sean Connery’s Rolex Submariner Could Follow The Same Path As The Paul Newman Daytona UK

A few weeks ago, famed Scottish actor Sean Connery passed away at the age of 90. Connery was best-known for his role as the original James Bond, a role that would go on to define not just his career but an entire film franchise. However, Connery can also be credited with the popularity of one of the world’s most iconic watches, the perfect fake Rolex Submariner.

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Now, if you’re a Bond fan, you’re probably well aware that Connery wore the Submariner. But what you might not know is that it was never supposed to be that way. As a matter of fact, in the Ian Fleming novels, Bond wears a quality fake Rolex Oyster, not a Submariner. This makes sense, if you think about it. Bond is a spy, and the Oyster is a formal, but understated watch. The Submariner is eye-catching. Not only that, but in the early 1960s, tool watches had not yet caught on as a fashion trend. The Submariner was a rare watch, used only by actual divers.

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But on the first day of filming, someone in the props department had failed to get a watch for Connery. Director Terence Young was willing to settle for a Rolex, any Rolex, and someone on the beach was wearing a Submariner. A legend was born, and while Bond has worn Seikos in the 80s, Agent 007 has returned to the Submariner again and again.

The original Bond Submariner sold for $567,000 in 2018. That’s pretty impressive, but its value is likely to increase in the future. What might we expect? If we’re going to make any comparisons, let’s look at the most expensive watch ever sold: the 1:1 best replica Paul Newman Rolex Daytona.

New Proportions Of Perfect Fake Rolex Submariner Case/Bracelet UK

First, the case. Yes, it is larger, but only by a small margin. To be fair, the extra one millimetre in diameter in rather hard to perceive. There’s not much to complain about here, and even though I’m personally a strong advocate of smaller watches, the increased size is certainly not a deal-breaker and won’t change my mind about this new model. In fact, I’d even go as far as saying that the 2020 quality replica Rolex Submariner feels a bit more compact on the wrist than the previous 116610.

The reason for that is the updated proportions. The lugs are thinner, more tapered and more “pointy”, bringing a lighter look to the case and, for the pleasure of many enthusiasts, reminiscent of the older 5-digit references. Combined with the wider bracelet, this rebalances the watch and virtually makes it (a bit) less present and less bulky. My main complaint about the previous references – the 2008-2020 generation – was the squarish shape of the “super case”. Now that this is gone, I can see a slight dosage of elegance back in the game. Lug-to-lug dimensions and thickness, even though not yet properly measured, felt almost identical to the previous references, so no major issues here.

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The bezel is still made of glossy ceramic with a platinum PVD-coated 60-minute scale and is, as usual, a pleasure to use. The rotation on 120 clicks is both firm to engage and smooth to actuate, with the usual high-end feel that Rolex is known for. The dial has been very subtly updated, as the hour Mercedes hand is now wider and slightly shorter. The minute hand has been increased in length and now touches the minute track. Other than that, no major evolution and the signature Submariner look is always present.

Once again, there are some changes in proportions, though. The increased size of the watch benefits the dial opening it up to make the watch more modern, or at least, less cluttered. The whole face of the watch has been rebalanced (once again, we’re talking minor updates…) but this is perceptible on the wrist.