Long known in Hollywood as being a very generous person, Keanu Reeves bought his stunt team personalized Rolex Submariners after the film for the upcoming John Wick 4 movie wrapped.
The specific model that Reeves bought for his stunt crew is the stainless steel Rolex “Submariner Date” Ref. 126610LN, which has the highly recognizable date cyclops magnifier over the date aperture at 3 o’clock, and a retail price that’s slightly higher than the Rolex “Submariner” without a date.
Featuring Rolex’s Oystersteel, which is 904L stainless steel, the current 41 mm Rolex Submariner Date (Ref. 126610LN) was released in 2020. All stainless steel Rolex Professional models, such as the Submariner, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, GMT-Master II, and Daytona are currently distributed in a way where you cannot walk into a Rolex store and just buy one unless you have a very good connection or past buying history with an Authorized Rolex Dealer.
The retail price of the Rolex Submariner Date (Ref. 126610LN) is $9,150. For the Submariner (Ref. 124060), without a date, the retail price is $8,100. And for a green bezel “Kermit” Submariner Date (Ref. 126610LV) the price goes up to $9,550.
On the secondary market, the resale value of a stainless steel Rolex sports model, in some cases, more than doubles. With the Rolex Submariner, the current value based on a cursory search of Chrono24.com is close to double the retail price. For the Submariner Date, it’s slightly under double — which is incredible considering it’s a new timepiece, not a pre-owned or vintage timepiece.
Keanu Reeves officially wore Carl F. Bucherer wristwatches in past John Wick movies, although considering this highly publicized purchase of Rolexes, Bucherer may be nixed as the official watch from the upcoming iteration of John Wick.
Excellently, Reeves had each caseback personalized “THE JOHN WICK FIVE” along with the stunt person’s name and “THANK YOU KEANU JW4 2021.”
John Wick 4 has a May 2022 release date, and John Wick 5 has already been given the green light. The original John Wick came out in 2014.