Rolex launches the new generation of the Submariner and Submariner Date, which exemplify the historical links between Rolex and the world of diving. Both timepieces feature a slightly larger, redesigned 41mm case (highlighted by light reflections on the case sides and lugs) mounted on a modified bracelet.
The new generation of 41mm wide Rolex Submariners with the updated 3235 caliber also includes a number of precious metal variants. These include the 18-karat white gold reference number 126619, as well as the two 18-karat yellow gold references 126618LB (blue dial and bezel) and 126618LN (black dial and black bezel). For the most part, the new Submariner watches aren’t even though the cases, bracelets, and dials are new, and the Rolex Submariner universe is substantially new-that is, Rolex hasn’t offered an 18-karat gold Submariner blue to blue version lately. The 126618LB is a welcome novelty for those who lack this in their collection.
Blue-dial Submariner fans are also interested in the 126613LB Rolesor (two-tone steel and gold), but the Submariner has a new role in all gold watches (the “pricey” model costs nearly The new Submariner watches with black and blue dials are available this year in either the 126618 or 126613 model. The biggest news about the Rolex Submariner is that the case size has been slightly increased from 40mm to 41mm wide. In addition, aesthetic adjustments to the dial and case bring the Submariner back to the look of the previous generation before the “maxi dial” Submariner look. We see that the 126618 has thinner lugs and a smaller hour-marker.
Rolex is now equipping the Submariner with a self-winding caliber 3235 with an instant date window for adjustment. The movement runs at 4Hz and has a power reserve of 70 hours and is COSC certified and has the highest class (Rolex in-house tested) chronograph certification.