VALUE & RATING | Rolex Submariner

Rolex Submariner watch price increase

On this page you will find the price increase, value development, trend and the rating for the movement of the Rolex Submariner.

The watch is made of stainless steel with sapphire crystal and a stainless steel Oyster strap. The movement is a Rolex 3130 caliber, self-winding with a 48h power reserve.



Watch Case:

40mm, Stainless Steel


One-directional Rotatable


Sapphire Crystal

Case Bottom:

Stainless Steel


Stainless Steel Oyster

Water Resistant:


6.800 €
(RSP 2017)



Historic value development
of the Rolex Submariner


Trend development
Rolex Submariner


Information on the


This watch rated in
comparison to the market


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The value
of the Rolex Submariner has grown by 297% between 1994 and 2016, meaning it has more than tripled. In total the price increased by 5,000 € during this time. Over the last 10 years, the average growth has been 297 € per year. All in all, the growth is clearly above-average as compared to our watch portfolio consisting of over 260 selected luxury watches from well-known brands. The last price increase in 2016 amounted to 400 €. The price development implicates a strong gain in value of the Rolex Submariner.

You are able to determine growth-rates from the graph as shown by the following example:
A value of 110 in year X means a growth-rate of 10% as compared to the year of origin with the value 100 (110-100=10%).

3 year
5 year
10 year

The market achieved lower growth-rates than the Rolex Submariner over recent periods of time. However, the Submariner’s growth has slowed down during the last years.

about the table:
The yearly average presents an average yearly growth over the given period of time until 2016.

References of this brand with a comparable value development:


Resale Value


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A second-hand Rolex Submariner today is worth a multiple of the official sales price from back in 1994. Discounted over the last 22 years, the average annual gain in value amounts to 5.4%. The value of a new watch falls down to its market value after purchase. The retail sales price usually includes a relatively high retailer margin, which represents a markup to the market value of a watch. By purchasing a used Rolex Submariner at a price near its market value, you are able to achieve a higher rate of return. Therefore, it makes sense to invest in a second hand and well-maintained watch, ideally with original papers and box.

Find offers for pre-owned Rolex Submariner watches here Tip: Choose a dealer with certified watchmakers who guarantees the authenticity of his watches.

Trend Development

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The popularity of the Rolex Submariner has increased constantly over the last 5 years on Google. From beginning of 2012 until 2016 the worldwide search volume has increased by approximately 50%. At the end of the year, the Submariner usually shows an uplift that can be related to (pre-)Christmas sales.

The interest in the Rolex Submariner is spread globally. A large part of the search volume on Google originates from Asia, especially from Singapore and Hong Kong. Italy, Denmark and Sweden are following next in this ranking. Overall, the positive trend and widespread popularity clearly point to a rising demand in the Rolex Submariner.

Exemplary Illustration of
a mechanical movement

Rolex 3130 beats as caliber in the Submariner. This movement has been developed and manufactured by Rolex. It comes with a power reserve of 2 days. The number of jewels amounts to 31.


Rolex 3130


Self-winding Movement

In-house Movement:




Amount of Jewels:     31



Power Reserve:         48h



The amount of jewels serves as indicator for the complexity and the finishing of a movement.
Market average:
31 Jewels (Self-winding movements)
21 Jewels (Manual winding movements)

The power reserve provides an insight into the performance of movements.
Market average:
45 hours (Self-winding movements)
50 hours (Manual winding movements)

The growth of the Rolex Submariner accounts to the upper half of all price developments in our market portfolio from 1994 to 2016.

The resale value and the trend are both clearly positive.

The movement stands out in its power reserve as compared to other movements in our portfolio.

Please note:
A low rating does not implicate a bad quality of the movement.

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