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Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet

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Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Specifications

Display Type Analog
Clasp Fold-over-clasp-with-safety
Case material Stainless Steel
Case diameter 40 millimeters
Band Material Stainless and Solid Gold
Band width 20 millimeters
Band Color Steel & 18K Yellow Gold
Dial color Blue
Bezel material Unidirectional Rotating 18kt Yellow Gold
Bezel Function Unidirectional rotating; 18K Yellow Gold and Cera
Calendar Date display at the 3 o’clock position
Special features Screw down crown
Item weight 6.17 Ounces
Movement Mechanical (Automatic)
Water-resistant depth 300 Meters

Rolex watches are made using the finest materials and last a long time. These watches are lauded for their durability, strength, and quality. Even though each Rolex product line is in an upper pricing tier for watches, the company produces watches at different price points. Some of the most expensive Rolex watches have been sold at auction for prices well into the millions. Rolex produces around one-million watches per year.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial is a model found in the classic Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner line. This line was first offered in 1953. The Submariner is a sport watch built especially for underwater use. First introduced into the product line in 2009, sales for the Rolex Submariner Blue are continuously strong. This watch offers a unique aesthetic appeal with the bright royal blue dial and bezel paired with the dual-tone stainless steel and yellow gold.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial with stainless steel and gold solid link Oyster bracelet was given its blue dial to assist in the overall readability of the watch. Rolex Submariner Blue Dial comes with a 3135 caliber self-winding movement explicitly created by Rolex. It is a certified Swiss chronometer watch that has passed the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute COSC watch functioning tests.

The two-tone gold and royal blue bezel have 60 individual engravings to assist the diver. It is made with Cerachrom and ceramic to maximize the lifespan and maintain its appearance. Grooves are etched along with the outer parameter of the bezel for gripping the piece underwater with or without diving gloves.

Rolex Submariner Blue Dial comes with a sapphire crystal and cyclops date lens. The power reserve for this watch is up to 48 hours, and it contains bidirectional Perpetual rotor self-winding.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial movement

Before talking about the aesthetic beauty of the Submariner 115513LB, one of the things you need to see is the beauty of the movement on Rolex Submariner Blue Dial, the Rolex’s in-house caliber 3135, the 31 jewels automatic movement. Furnished with Rolex’s proprietary magnetic resistant Parachrom hairspring, this self-winding wrist bling will run for approximately 48 hours on a full wind.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial water-resistance level

While the Rolex Submariner Blue Dial does have a great water-resistance at 1000feet/300meters, which is great for scuba diving or board diving, you would need a different type of diver’s watch to go much deeper than that. The Rolexes that offer a greater level of water resistance include the Sea-Dweller at 4000feet or the Deep Sea at 12,800 feet or 3,900 meters. However, the good news is Rolex Submariner Blue Dial uses a screw-down crown with Rolex’s Triplock locking down the crown so things will be on lock-down.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial size

The  116613 is a 40mm watch which is an averagely sized watch. The trend for men’s watch sizes is growing and watch sizes, in general, are getting larger for both men and women.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial bracelet

The ref. 116613 is only produced on a flat three-piece link Oyster bracelet constructed from 904L stainless steel with solid 18K yellow gold links. Solid steel and gold end links and a machined Oysterlock safety clasp with a Glidelock wetsuit extension system offer a substantial hold on the wrist and tool-free adjustment that many older-model Submariners cannot match.

The bracelet is supple and will hug the wrist nicely when simultaneously providing a reliable hold over even the thickest wetsuits, thanks to the innovative Glidelock extension system. This feature allows the wearer to rapidly adjust the link of the bracelet, up to a total of 20mm in 2mm increments, on-the-fly to fit over the sleeve of virtually any diving suit.

The Rolex Submariner Blue Dial case

The newest generation of the Rolex Submariner Blue Dial is equipped with what avid collectors refer to as the “Super Case”. Despite its name, the case maintains a standard 40mm diameter but can credit its larger appearance on the wrist to the addition of a bigger crown guard and thicker lugs. A new “Maxi” dial with a larger luminous plot and the ceramic bezel also add to the overall larger stance of the case on the wrist.

The ref. 116613 presents the case in 904L-grade Oystersteel with an 18 karat yellow gold crown and bezel, a patented combination of metals that Rolex refers to as “Yellow Rolesor”. The time is either displayed on a black or blue dial with some references featuring a stunning, gem-set Serti dial. Newer examples of the ref. 116613 also feature Rolex Chromalight Lume, which many collectors seek for its stunning blue glow that lasts up to eight hours.

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Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet
Rolex Submariner Blue Dial Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Bracelet
The Rolex Submariner Blue dial Stainless Steel offers both the toughness of the 904L stainless steel that Rolex uses and the prestige of a gold watch simultaneously packed into just a single watch.
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PROS
  • Durable and well-made
  • Phenomenal color contrast
  • Long automatic winding times
CONS
  • Smaller watch
  • Cannot dive as deep as other Rolex watches