Macro Monday: Rolex Vintage Submariner Red Triangle
This week we have an Atom Moore macro of the Rolex Vintage Submariner red triangle. Launched in 1953, the Submariner is a classic Rolex design and served as the company’s prototypical diving watch. It became iconic when it was worn by Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No, the first film where he played the famous spy. The Red Triangle model, released in 1956, was named so for having a red triangle at the 12 position. This model could withstand depths of up to 200 meters.
Like the standard Submariner models, this simple three-hand black dial has guilt round, baton, and triangle indexes. It features a gilt chapter ring dial and gilt hands. The signature stainless steel Oyster case is 38mm and the Brevet crown is 8mm. The Radium lume gives a warm, cream coloration. It’s sleek, it’s stylish, it makes you look a little bit like James Bond. What’s not to love?