The Rolex Submariner is the most famous dive watch in the world. It’s arguably the world’s best-known timepiece. It’s a tough and durable tool watch, and it’s a symbol of luxury all at once. Today, we study the Oyster Perpetual Submariner Date in 18KT white gold with a cerachrom bezel insert in blue ceramic and a black dial. It features a unidirectional rotatable bezel and solid-link oyster bracelet.
Most readers will be familiar with the previous iteration of this watch, the “Smurf”. The “Smurf” had a matching blue dial that seemed to convey that the watch was heavy and luxurious. This Iteration is a bit more subtle and seems slightly sportier. Additionally, this watch introduced a new case size, which featured thinner lugs, which I think make for a more balanced watch.
There was a bit of controversy surrounding the release of the 41mm Submariner, of course, stemming from the fact that Rolex’s most instantly recognizable timepiece had crossed the 40mm Rubicon. Additionally, this version featured slimmer lugs than the previous version of the Submariner.
To the untrained eye, this timepiece may appear to be made of steel. As with the "Smurf," the white gold Oyster bracelet has links featuring a brushed finish to the outer links and a contrasting polished finish on the central links.
What do you think? Do you prefer the 126619LB over the "Smerf"? Is white gold worth the additional cost for a Submariner? We would love to hear from you below in the comments section.