The new model of Oyster Perpetual SUBMARINER sports a redesigned case and its new bezel and bracelet both benefitting from recent Rolex innovation. While paying honour to the historic model launched in 1953, this new model sets new standards in terms of robustness, legibility and reliability.
The unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel of this new SUBMARINER is equipped with a black CERACHROM insert made of virtually scratchproof, non-fading, corrosion-resistant ceramic. The graduations are coated via a PVD process with a thin layer of platinum. The sleek black dial harbours large CHROMALIGHT hour markers and hands filled with luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow. This exclusive display offers exceptional legibility in the dark.
The SUBMARINER’s 40 mm OYSTER case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet), is a paragon of robustness. The middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case in a manner akin to a submarine’s hatch. It is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof synthetic sapphire. The waterproof OYSTER case ensures optimal protection for the SUBMARINER’s high-precision movement.
The new SUBMARINER is equipped with calibre 3130, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. Like all PERPETUAL movements, the 3130 is a certified Swiss chronometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, like that of all OYSTER watch movements, makes it singularly precise and reliable. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue PARACHROM hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the PARACHROM hairspring offers great stability when exposed to temperature variations and remains up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.
This SUBMARINER is fitted with a solid-link OYSTER bracelet in 904L steel. It features a new-generation OYSTERLOCK safety clasp and GLIDELOCK extension system. The ingenious patented system, located beneath the clasp cover, allows fine adjustments of the bracelet length in 2 mm increments for a total of approximately 20 mm – without using any tools. This allows the watch to be worn over a diving suit up to 3 mm thick and provides additional comfort in any circumstance.
Model: Oyster Perpetual SUBMARINER
REFERENCE (CASE – BRACELET): 114060 – 97200
Type: OYSTER (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Diameter: 40 mm
Material: 904L stainless steel superalloy, satin and polished finish
Case back: Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated
Black: CERACHROM insert with engraved numerals coated with platinum via magnetron sputtering CHROMALIGHT capsule (long-lasting luminescence) at 12 o’clock
Winding crown: Screw-down, TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system
Crown guard: Integral part of the middle case
Crystal: Scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire
Waterproofness: 300 metres (1,000 feet)
Calibre 3130, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via PERPETUAL rotor
Precision Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold MICROSTELLA nuts
Traversing balance bridge
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 48 hours
Colour: Black lacquer
Hour markers: highly legible CHROMALIGHT appliques (long-lasting luminescence) in 18 ct white gold
Hands: CHROMALIGHT hands in 18 ct white gold
Type: OYSTER, three-piece solid links
Material: 904L stainless steel superalloy, satin finished, polished edges
Clasp: Folding OYSTERLOCK safety clasp, GLIDELOCK extension system (20 mm in increments of 2 mm)