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Rolex Submariner Date

Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
$35,750* - Reference 116618LB

  • Reference 116618LB
  • Model Case Oyster, 40 mm, yellow gold
  • Bezel Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in gold
  • Water-Resistance Waterproof to 300 meters / 1,000 feet
  • Movement Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding
  • Caliber 3135, Manufacture Rolex
  • Power Reserve Approximately 48 hours
  • Bracelet Oyster, flat three-piece links
  • Dial Blue
  • Certification Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)

Unidirectional Rotatable Bezel

The Submariner's rotatable bezel is a key functionality of the watch. Its engraved 60-minute graduations allow a diver to accurately and safely monitor diving time and decompression stops.

Blue Ceramic Bezel with a Blue Dial

A blue ceramic bezel with a blue dial on a Submariner is reserved for a watch that incorporates precious metal: Rolesor, a combination of Oystersteel and 18 kt yellow gold, or a Submariner in solid 18k yellow gold or solid 18k white gold. The dial’s luminescent Chromalight display is an innovation that improved visibility in dark environments, an essential feature for divers. Hour markers in simple shapes – triangles, circles, rectangles – and broad hour and minute hands enable instant and reliable reading to prevent any risk of confusion underwater.

18 kt yellow gold

By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 kt gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 kt gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.

MODEL AVAILABILITY

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Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jewelers, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.

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Rolex SubmarinerThe Archetype of the Divers' Watch

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