Rolex new submariner watch

[Watch House Watch Tasting] Rolex released a new series of Submariner and Oyster Perpetual series on September 1, among which the most highly anticipated new watch is this new green water ghost model 126610lv Yes, the new watch changed the all-green color design of the previous model, but instead returned to the original 50th anniversary edition of 16610LV green water ghost green circle black plate, the watch house also took the shot in the first time For this new Rolex Submariner watch, we also found a 116610LV green water ghost of the previous generation for comparison. Let’s enjoy it together.

the new watches

the new watches

The Rolex Submariner watch originated from the background of the vigorous development of deep-sea exploration in the last century. Rolex, which launched a patented waterproof Oyster case in the 1920s, naturally shifted the focus of watchmaking to the research and development of diving watches. , Rolex aims to produce watches that meet the actual needs of divers, and began trials in the early 1950s. After numerous trials and technical innovations, it finally launched the first submersible water-resistant to 100 meters in 1953. Submariner watch, and then over time, the watch has been revised and updated many times, such as coating the end of the hour hand with luminous paint in order to distinguish the hour and minute hands, adding the crown shoulder, or improving the waterproof performance Up to 300 meters, Rolex’s iconic convex lens calendar display window has been added to the Submariner watch. Nowadays, the use of the Submariner is no longer limited to the ocean. With its excellent performance and design, this professional timepiece has become a classic watch that can be used both on land and under water, regardless of occasion, and is popular all over the world. Table friends sought after.

The left is the new 126610lv, the right is the old 116610LV

The left is the new 126610lv, the right is the old 116610LV

The size of the new Submariner series has been changed. The diameter of the watch has increased by 1 mm compared to the old 40 mm, and has become 41 mm in size. This new green water ghost still uses a whole piece of solid Oystersteel cast into a middle Oyster case, which is durable and extremely corrosion-resistant.

The other side of the watch is equipped with a screw-in crown. The top is engraved with the Rolex logo and the crown logo. The three points below represent the crown with a triple lock and triple waterproof system. The crown has a non-slip pit pattern for the wearer. Easy to adjust. The crown is firmly screwed to the case so that the watch can be water-resistant up to 300 meters. The change on this side of the case is the crown shoulder. Rolex adjusted the new shoulder shoulder to be narrower. This can be seen from the comparison chart, but it is not very obvious.

Due to the increase in size of the new Submariner series, the distance between the lugs has also become larger, from the original 19mm to 21mm, and the lug design has also become narrower. Although the overall size of the watch has increased by 1 mm, it is also due to Rolex’s modification of the size of the crown shoulder and the narrow design of the lugs. As far as I personally feel, the watch did not happen from the picture Obvious visual changes, only a slight difference can be seen. I also look forward to the opportunity to compare the changes between the new and old watches from the actual product.

Watch case

Watch case

After watching the changes in the case, let’s take a look at the outer ring. The green one-way rotating 60-minute scale outer ring of the new green water ghost is still made of ceramics. The ceramic material is very scratch-resistant and will not be affected by the environment. The die-cast scale and numbers on the outer ring are plated with platinum using PVD coating technology, and there is a “night pearl” in the 12 o’clock direction. The pit pattern design on the outer ring is conducive to divers who can easily adjust the diving time even if they wear gloves.

The left is the new 126610lv, the right is the old 116610LV

The left is the new 126610lv, the right is the old 116610LV

The new green water ghost uses a black plate design to restore the original color of the original green water ghost, but the black plate is also the most controversial part of the new release so far. Some watch friends feel that the all-green design is not good enough compared to the old model, and some watches You feel that the black and green color scheme has been released in 2003 for many years after the 50th anniversary of the first generation, and now this color scheme is more novel.

the watch case

the watch case

The other parts of the watch face have not been significantly changed, and the iconic Mercedes-Benz hands with round and rectangular hour markers are still classic and charming. The 3 o’clock position of the dial retains a double anti-reflective convex lens to enlarge the calendar display window, and a small crown is added under the rectangular time scale at 6 o’clock to represent the new movement used in the new watch.

 

the waterproof watch

the waterproof watch

It is very important for divers to accurately read underwater. It is a matter of life and death for them. Rolex has always done a very good job in this aspect. The overall dial is clear and easy to read. The time scales and hands of the watch are painted. Covered with Chromalight luminous paint, the picture shows the luminous effect of the watch, which emits long-lasting blue light in a dark environment.

the waterproof watches

the waterproof watches

Rolex is equipped with an Oyster-style three-cell solid link strap for the new green water ghost. The surface of the strap is frosted and polished, which is consistent with the effect of the case and highlights the integrity of the watch from the visual effect. One more point here, because the distance between the lugs of the new model has changed, the strap links have also been adjusted accordingly, which means that the links of the new model and the old model are not universal.

Watch chain

Watch chain

The bracelet is equipped with a folding Oyster-style safety clasp and is equipped with an extension system that gradually extends about 2 mm per grid, up to a maximum of about 20 mm. Under the screw-in Oystersteel caseback, it is also the biggest change in the new Submariner series except for the appearance. The new series of Submariner watches are equipped with Rolex’s new 32-series movement, this new green The water ghost is equipped with a Rolex 3235 self-winding mechanical perpetual movement core. The new movement has been greatly improved in terms of accuracy and reliability, power reserve, seismic and magnetic resistance, etc., especially the dynamic storage has been increased from the old model’s 48 hours to 70 hours , I reached the standard of a weekend watch. I went home on Friday to take the watch down and let it stand. I went out on Monday morning without any adjustments. This is my favorite place for the new movement.

Summary: In fact, for this most anticipated new watch, the mixed reviews from all walks of life are understandable, because personally, I also prefer the all-green color of the old model. I still I remember that when I was in school, I first saw the amazing feeling of the old green water ghost, which I did not feel on the new model, but I will also feel the new model because of seeing the black and green color scheme again after many years. It looks more novel. After all, the old green water ghosts are too popular and too common. Just like what I said above, to sum it up, turnips and vegetables have their own loves. I believe that the new green water ghost will also be sought after because of this novel texture, which is true from the current market popularity.