For over 50 years, Rolex Submariner has been the iconic diver’s watch. Due to its high popularity, the model has been reinterpreted in numerous colors, sizes and material combinations, every time bringing a well-dozed upgrade able to fascinate the entire watch world. Out of these many variations, one stands out due to its vibrant chromatics and luxurious details. This is the Submariner reference #116613 with a blue dial and diamonds markers. The splendid touches of extravagance and sophistication are ideally complemented by the resolutely sporty look of this adventurous timepiece.
This luxury Swiss made Rolex comes with a 40 mm stainless steel and 18 k yellow gold case that features the newer and larger lugs and crown guards. By increasing the dimensions of these elements, the brand created a sleeker and more distinctive shape for the watch. The thickness of the case is 12.5 mm allowing the 116613 Submariner to have presence and distinction on the wrist. The case back is manufactured from 904L stainless steel and it features the screw in system which along the triple lock yellow gold winding crown completely seals the watch and allows it to withstand pressure associated with water depths of 300 meters.
Rolex Submariner is all about legibility. This particularity is clear from the first moment you catch a glimpse of the dial. The bright blue dial casts iridescent shades of blue depending on how the light falls on its surface. As seen on many contemporary sports Rolex watches, the hour markers and hands used on this model are the ones of the patented Maxi-Dial. This means that the hour markers are larger and the hands are thicker. To increase the night and underwater legibility of the dial, the hands and the 6, 9 and 12 o’clock hour markers have been coated with SuperLuminova, a special luminescent material that glows with a blue light. The other hour markers are somehow uniquely extravagant for the Submariner collection. These are circular diamonds outlined by 18 k yellow gold. Their look is luxurious and sophisticated, bringing an understated distinction to the overall dial.
Above the stunning blue Submariner dial there is a scratch resistant sapphire crystal which at 3 o’clock features a 2.5X Cyclops lens that offers a better view of the date aperture and at 6 o’clock has the small laser etched crown logo. Around the exterior of the crystal there is the new and improved Cerachrom bezel in blue with 18 k yellow gold markers. This innovative patented Rolex bezel is more durable than any other ceramic bezel out there. Developed in 2005 by the brand, it has a diamond polished surface and 24 hours graduations that are coated with a thin layer of gold, thus making it impervious to scratches and ultraviolet rays. As any other Submariner bezel this too rotates only in one direction, counter clockwise. It does this so it can count elapsed time when diving without the risks of accidentally increasing the time instead of decreasing it.
The two-tone bracelet of the 116613 Submariner measures 20 cm in length and 20 mm in width. This part of the watch has also received some important improvements. The previous versions used to have hollow center links and a clasp that felt light weighted and poorly finished. Now, the newer two-tone model has an Oyster bracelet with solid center links that have been stunningly polished and the innovative Glidelock clasp. This new clasp is manufactured from a higher quality of stainless steel, has a superior finishing and is highly functional. It allows you to make fine adjustment so that the bracelet can be worn even over a diving suit- and all these without needing to use tools. You just slide its adjustment clasp’s pin backwards or forwards until the bracelet fits.
The new Submariner with two-tone band and blue dial comes with the Rolex Calibre 3135. This impressive automatic movement is fitted with 31 jewels and a Parachrom Bleu hairspring that offers maximum resistance to magnetic fields, shocks and temperature variations. It is one of the most appreciated modern self-winding calibres due to its remarkable reliability, precision and durability.
The Rolex Submariner 116613 is the luxury diving watch that can at any time compete with the most sophisticated dressy timepieces on the market. Its stunning blue dial, exquisite diamond hour markers, elegant combination of 18 k yellow gold and 904L stainless steel, functional qualities and outstanding automatic movement boost a unique style that is extremely chic and versatile.