The quintessential divers’ watch, the absolute reference in its genre, the Submariner has expanded its horizons far beyond the element of its birth in 1953, while denying nothing of its aquatic origins.
At Baselworld 2008, Rolex unveiled a new version of the Submariner, with a subtly redesigned case. After the yellow and white gold models launched last year, Rolex now presents a Yellow Rolesor Submariner Date (reference 116613).
In this new version, the 904L steel case is mounted with a 18K yellow gold unidirectional rotatable bezel equipped with a 120-notch anti-reverse click system and fitted with a Cerachrom insert, which is extremely hard, and corrosion resistant.
Its mechanical self-winding movement (calibre 3135) equipped with a Perpetual rotor and Parachrom hairspring pledges increased chronometric precision and reliability. Parachrom is a material 10 times more resistant to shocks and is insensitive to magnetic fields. Like every Rolex movement, the Submariner Date’s movement is certified by the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC).
The new-generation Submariner Date offers exceptional legibility thanks to hour markers and hands coated with luminescent Chromalight.
Unveiled by Rolex at Baselworld 2009, the Yellow Rolesor Submariner Date (reference 116613) features an Oyster bracelet in 904L steel and 18K yellow gold.
This new model’s Oyster bracelet is fitted with the Rolex Glidelock clasp. Designed, developed and patented by Rolex, this extension system allows the bracelet to be lengthened – without the need for tools – by approximately 20 mm in increments of 2 mm, for the watch to be worn over a diving suit up to 3 mm thick.
Rolex launched two versions of the new Yellow Rolesor Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watch. The first variant (reference 116613LB-0001) features a blue dial and a blue Cerachrom bezel-insert with yellow gold details. The second model (reference 116613LN-0001) has a black dial and a black Cerachrom bezel-insert with yellow gold details.
Model: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date Yellow Rolesor Version (reference 116613)
Reference 116613LB-0001: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date with 904L steel case, 18K yellow gold bezel with blue Cerachrom insert, 18K yellow gold crown, Blue dial and Oyster bracelet in 904L steel and 18K yellow gold.
Reference 116613LN-0001: Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date with 904L steel case, 18K yellow gold bezel with black Cerachrom insert, 18K yellow gold crown, Black dial and Oyster bracelet in 904L steel and 18K yellow gold.
Self-winding: Perpetual rotor
Power reserve: 48 hours
Date: Instantaneous change
Oscillator Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 beats/hour), Parachrom hairspring with a Breguet overcoil
Chronometer: COSC certification
Diameter: 40 mm
Materials: Yellow Rolesor
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel with Cerachrom insert, shoulders to protect the crown
Waterproofness: 300 m (1,000 ft)
Winding crown: Triplock
Crystal: Sapphire, Cyclops lens with anti-reflective coating
Oyster with Rolex Glidelock clasp