A-list celebrity and all-around nice guy, Keanu Reeves, is no stranger when it comes to spoiling his production crew with extravagant thank you gifts – and his latest team gifts are a batch of matching Rolex Submariner watches. He famously gave each of the Matrix stuntmen Harley Davidson motorcycles. When it came time to negotiate his payday for the second and third installments of the mind-bending sci-fi film, he insisted on giving a large portion of his back-end salary to the costume and special effects crew as a way of acknowledging how pivotal they were to the film’s success. After all was said and done, it’s estimated that amount totaled around $75 million, or $1 million for each team member.
His generosity doesn’t end there, either. Reeves has donated millions to multiple causes since finding fame and fortune, preferring to share his wealth rather than keep it for himself. It’s all without any major fanfare or accolades either, which only makes us like him more.
That’s why we weren’t surprised in the least to hear of Keanu’s most recent act of generosity following the production of John Wick 4 – the latest installment of the successful action-packed franchise. Once again, each member of the stunt crew received a very lavish gift. This time, it was a brand-new stainless steel Rolex Submariner reference 126610LN.
Most excellent, indeed.
Rolex Submariner Ref. 126610LN
Submariner 126610LN Key Features:
– Year of Introduction: 2020
– Reference Number: 126610LN
– Case Size: 41mm
– Materials: Oystersteel (904L Stainless Steel)
– Dial: Black w/ Luminous Hour Markers
– Luminous Material: Chromalight
– Bezel: Unidirectional, Black Cerachrom Insert w/ 60-Minute Scale
– Crystal: Sapphire (Flat w/ Cyclops Lens)
– Movement: Rolex Caliber 3235
– Strap/Bracelet: Oyster Bracelet (Stainless Steel)
– Approx. Price (USD): $9,150 (Retail); $15,000 – $17,000 (Pre-Owned)
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About The Rolex Submariner 126610LN
Rolex set the luxury watch industry abuzz when they announced the first 41mm Submariner in 2020, replacing the long-running Submariner with a 40mm case diameter. While the collection features all the usual metal finishes, two-tone and all gold included, it’s the stainless steel ref. 126610 that most horology enthusiasts are after. It has since become one of the hottest, and most sought-after dive watches on the market (particularly the green bezel ref. 126610LV). Additionally, the Submariner 126610 is sold out worldwide and nearly impossible to purchase at retail, making Keanu’s gift even more impressive.
The appeal of the stainless steel Submariner dates to the model’s early years of production when it first appeared on the wrist of James Bond in Dr. No. Since that time, the stainless steel Submariner with a black dial and bezel has become synonymous with cool, refined dive watch style. The reference 126610LN does not disappoint, featuring a contemporary take on the steel Submariner with a black ceramic bezel and matching black Maxi dial topped with Chromalight hour markers and Mercedes hands. The newer-model Submariner ref. 126610LN also employs the next-generation cal. 3235 movement with a longer power reserve and, of course, a larger 41mm case size.
Engravings For The “The John Wick Five”
What makes Keanu’s Submariner watches even more special are the personalized engravings on the case back reading, “The John Wick Five – Thank you – Keanu – JW4 – 2021.” “The John Wick five” is in reference to Reeves and the four stuntmen involved with the film, Dave Camarillo, Li Qiang, Jeremy Marinas, and Bruce Lee Concepcion, while “JW4” seems to refer to the movie itself.
Images of the watch and these engravings have already made their way to the recipients’ social media pages since they were gifted by Reeves last week, and we can’t say we blame them. If we received a coveted Rolex Submariner 126610LN from the nicest actor in the world, we’d be excited too.
How To Buy The Keanu Reeves Submariner
The Submariner 126610 is completely sold out on the retail level. Unless you have a connection with an authorized dealer like Keanu does, chances are that you’ll have to wait years to purchase one for retail price. Luckily, watches in excellent pre-owned condition have already made their way to the secondary market, and we have the Submariner 126610LN in stock right now!