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Hands-On: The New Rolex Submariner (VIDEO)
A Story Of Evolution

In this week’s hands-on video review, we talk about the new 41mm Submariner introduced just a few months ago. This is the latest and greatest iteration of what is arguably the most iconic divers watch in the known universe. While we are looking at the one with the blue bezel here – Reference 126619LB – what we discuss in this video also applies to pretty much all the other submariners with a date complication including the standard black bezel Sub (126610LN).

The rather fancy Smurf we are looking at is in white gold. If you enjoy a splash of color on your Sub but are not ready to splurge on a precious metal Submariner, then have a look at reference 126610LV in standard steel with a green insert.


  • I Calibre 3235, Manufacture Rolex, Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding. Features Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspringHairspring The hairspring is a thin spring in a mechanical watch movement that is connected to the balance wheel. The balance wheel oscillates back and forth at a consistent rate, and the hairspring helps regulate these oscillations. The hairspring works by applying a restoring force to the balance wheel, which helps to keep the balance wheel oscillating at a consistent rate. The hairspring is also known as a balance spring. [Learn More]. High-performance Paraflex shock absorbers
  • Precision 2/+2 sec/day, after casing
  • Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting
  • Power reserveRéserve de marche Also known as Power Reserve. A watch's power reserve refers to the amount of time a mechanical watch can run without being wound. The power reserve of a mechanical watch can vary depending on the size of the mainspring, the efficiency of the gear train, and the rate at which the mainspring releases energy. If a watch has a Power Reserve 'complication' it simply means that the status of the power reserve can be seen on the watch itself (either on the dial or movement side of the watch). [Learn More] of approximately 70 hours
  • Case:
    • Diameter 41mm on paper (40.5mm seems more accurate)
    • Height 12mm
    • Lug to lug 47.6mm
    • Lug width 21mm
    • Oyster architecture, monobloc middle case, screw down case back and winding crownCrown The knob on the outside of the watch that you typically use to either wind the mainspring or set the time [Learn More]. Triplock triple waterproofness system
    • Waterproof to 300 meters
  • Sapphire crystal now features anti-reflective coating applied to the back of the sapphire crystal
  • Bezel: Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum

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