Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date New 41mm Models

In addition to their new generation Oyster Perpetual Submariner watch, Rolex is also unveiling seven new generation models of its Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watch.

These new Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date models feature a redesigned, slightly larger 41 mm case and a remodelled bracelet. These timepieces are equipped with calibre 3235, offering both time and date functions, and used in the Submariner range for the first time. Like all Rolex watches, the Submariner Date watches carry the Superlative Chronometer certification.

The collection now offers seven new references:

  • Reference 126610LV: Oystersteel version with a Green Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial
  • Reference 126610LN: Oystersteel version with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial
  • Reference 126619LB: 18 ct White gold version with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial
  • Reference 126613LB: Yellow Rolesor version with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a Royal blue dial
  • Reference 126613LN: Yellow Rolesor version with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial
  • Reference 126618LB: 18 ct Yellow gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a Royal blue dial
  • Reference 126618LN: 18 ct Yellow gold version with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial

The new Submariner Date watch features a unidirectional rotatable bezel with Cerachrom insert in black, blue or green. The watches are available in Oystersteel, 18 ct white gold, 18 ct yellow gold and yellow Rolesor (combining Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold) versions.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Green Cerachrom bezel and a black dial, 41mm, Reference 126610LV
Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Green Cerachrom bezel and a black dial, 41mm, Reference 126610LV

The Submariner Date Oystersteel variants come with a black dial and features Green or Black Cerachrom bezel inserts. The 18 ct White gold version has a blue Cerachrom bezel insert and a black dial. Two yellow Rolesor versions are available: First one features a royal blue dial with a a blue Cerachrom bezel insert. The second version features a black dial and a black Cerachrom insert bezel.

The first 18 ct Yellow gold version features a royal blue dial with a blue Cerachrom bezel insert where as the second version comes with a black dial and a Black Cerachrom bezel insert.

The Submariner Date watch boasts clean and unambiguous dial that ensures quick reading of time. The hour and minute hands, clearly differentiated in size and shape, and the hour markers in simple geometric forms – triangles, circles and rectangles – enable instant and reliable reading.

The Submariner Date watches also feature a Chromalight display: the hands and hour markers are coated or filled with a luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue glow in dark conditions. On the bezel, the triangular zero-marker is also visible in darkness thanks to a capsule containing the same luminescent material.

The unidirectional rotatable bezel is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert in black, green or blue ceramic that allows divers to confidently monitor their dive times. The moulded, recessed graduations and numerals are coated with platinum or yellow gold via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition). The bezel’s knurled edge offers excellent grip, to comfortably set dive time even when wearing gloves.

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct yellow gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial (Reference 126618LB)
The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct yellow gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial (Reference 126618LB)

The Oyster case has a water resistance of 300 metres (1,000 feet). Its middle case is crafted from a solid block of Oystersteel, a particularly corrosion-resistant alloy, or from 18 ct gold. The case back, edged with fine fluting, is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement.

The Triplock winding crown, fitted with a triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case and is protected by an integral crown guard. The scratchproof sapphire glass features a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date.

The engine behind the new Submariner Date watches is the calibre 3235, a new-generation self-winding movement entirely developed and manufactured by Rolex. With 14 patents, this exceptional in-house movement offers fundamental gains in terms of precision, power reserve, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, convenience and reliability. It incorporates the new Chronergy escapement patented by Rolex, which combines high energy efficiency with great dependability. Made of nickel-phosphorus, it is also insensitive to magnetic interference.

The movement is fitted with an optimized blue Parachrom hairspring, manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive paramagnetic alloy that makes it up to 10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.

The blue Parachrom hairspring is equipped with a Rolex overcoil, ensuring the calibres’ regularity in any position. The oscillator is fitted on the Rolex designed and -patented high-performance Paraflex shock absorbers, increasing the movements’ shock resistance. Equipped with a self-winding module via a Perpetual rotor, the movement provides an impressive power reserve of approximately 70 hours.

These versions of the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date are fitted with an Oyster bracelet. The Oyster bracelet on these new versions is equipped with a Rolex-designed and -patented Oysterlock folding safety clasp, which prevents accidental opening. It also features the Rolex Glidelock extension system, designed and patented by the brand.

This particularly inventive mechanism comprises a rack located under the clasp cover and a toothed sliding link that locks into the chosen notch. The Rolex Glidelock on the Oyster bracelet has 10 notches of approximately 2 mm, allowing the length of the bracelet to be adjusted easily, and without tools, up to some 20 mm.

On the yellow Rolesor versions of the Submariner Date, the bezel, winding crown and centre links of the bracelet are in 18 ct yellow gold, while the case and outer links of the bracelet are in Oystersteel.

On the 18 ct gold versions of the new Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date, the Oyster bracelet includes ceramic inserts inside the links to enhance its flexibility and longevity. In addition, a concealed attachment system ensures seamless visual continuity between the bracelet and case.

Like all Rolex watches, the new Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date watches covered by the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015. The precision of a Rolex Superlative Chronometer is of the order of −2 /+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer. The Superlative Chronometer status is symbolized by the green seal that comes with every Rolex watch and is coupled with an international five-year guarantee.

Technical details

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Green Cerachrom bezel and a black dial, 41mm, Reference 126610LV

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Green Cerachrom bezel and a black dial, 41mm, Reference 126610LV

References
Case reference: 126610 LV
Bracelet reference: 97JB00

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: Oystersteel, unidirectional rotatable bezel with 60-minute graduated monobloc Cerachrom insert in green ceramic; moulded, recessed graduations and numerals coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition); first 15 minutes graduated minute-by-minute; capsule in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in Oystersteel, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 300 metres (1,000 feet)

Dial
Black lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Oystersteel, satin finish with polished edges
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 20 mm in increments of approx. 2 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Yellow Rolesor with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial, 41mm, Reference 126613LB

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Yellow Rolesor with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial, 41mm, Reference 126613LB

References
Case reference: 126613 LB
Bracelet reference: 97JA03

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold (yellow Rolesor)
Middle case: Oystersteel, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: 18 ct yellow gold, unidirectional rotatable bezel with 60-minute graduated monobloc Cerachrom insert in blue ceramic; moulded, recessed graduations and numerals coated with yellow gold via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition); first 15 minutes graduated minute-by-minute; capsule in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Case back: Oystersteel, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct yellow gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire crystal; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 300 metres (1,000 feet)

Dial
Royal blue, gloss, sunray fnish
Hour markers in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct yellow gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
Polished centre links in 18 ct yellow gold, satin-finished outer links in Oystersteel with polished edges (yellow Rolesor)
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 20 mm in increments of approx. 2 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct White gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial, 41mm, Reference 126619LB

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct White gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a Black dial, 41mm, Reference 126619LB

References
Case reference: 126619 LB
Bracelet reference: 97JA09

Case
Oyster (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown)
Integral crown guard
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: 18 ct white gold
Middle case: 18 ct white gold, satin finish with polished sides
Bezel: 18 ct white gold, unidirectional rotatable bezel with 60-minute graduated monobloc Cerachrom insert in blue ceramic; moulded, recessed graduations and numerals coated with platinum via PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition); first 15 minutes graduated minute-by-minute; capsule in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Case back; 18 ct white gold, solid, screw-down with fine fluting
Winding crown: Triplock in 18 ct white gold, screw-down, triple waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire; Cyclops lens over the date with double anti-reflective coating
Waterproofness: 300 metres (1,000 feet)

Dial
Black lacquer
Hour markers in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)
Hands in 18 ct white gold, highly legible Chromalight (long-lasting luminescence, blue glow)

Bracelet
Oyster, three-piece solid links
18 ct white gold, polished centre links, satin-finished outer links with polished edges, ceramic inserts
Oysterlock folding safety clasp
Rolex Glidelock extension system (approx. 20 mm in increments of approx. 2 mm)

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial (Reference 126610LN)

Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Oystersteel with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial (Reference 126610LN)

Case
Oyster, 41 mm, Oystersteel
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Oystersteel
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: Oystersteel
Clasp: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Dial
Black
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct yellow gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial (Reference 126618LB)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct yellow gold with a Blue Cerachrom bezel and a royal blue dial (Reference 126618LB)

Case
Oyster, 41 mm, yellow gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in gold
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Clasp: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Dial
Royal blue
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct yellow gold with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial (Reference 126618LN)

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18 ct yellow gold with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial (Reference 126618LN)

Case
Oyster, 41 mm, yellow gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in gold
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Material: 18 ct yellow gold
Clasp: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Dial
Black
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Model: The Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Yellow Rolesor with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial, Reference 126613LN

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in Yellow Rolesor with a Black Cerachrom bezel and a black dial, Reference 126613LN

Case
Oyster, 41 mm, Oystersteel and yellow gold
Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown
Diameter: 41 mm
Material: Yellow Rolesor – combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold
Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in gold
Winding crown: Screw-down, Twinlock double waterproofness system
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire, Cyclops lens over the date
Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet

Bracelet
Oyster, flat three-piece links
Yellow Rolesor – combination of Oystersteel and 18 ct yellow gold
Clasp: Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system

Dial
Black
Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence

Certification
Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Guarantee
International five-year guarantee

Movement Specifications

Movement
Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor
Precision: −2 /+2 sec/day, after casing
Jewelling: 31 rubies
Power reserve: Approximately 70 hours

Oscillator
• Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
• Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring
• Rolex overcoil
• Large balance wheel with variable inertia
• High-precision regulating via four gold Microstella nuts
• Traversing balance bridge
• High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers

Escapement
• Chronergy with optimized energy efficiency
• Paramagnetic nickel-phosphorus pallet fork and escape wheel

Functions
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Instantaneous date at 3 o’clock with secure rapid-setting
Stop-seconds for exact time setting