Renewed in 2020, the Rolex Submariner Two-Tone model family creates an unrivaled combination by adding practicality to its features that set the standards in the categories of sportiness and elegance. For the Rolex Submariner, we can say that it is one of the most iconic watch models ever, setting the standards of watchmaking in many categories since its first day on the market in the mid-’50s. Think about a watch that can blend in with all your outfits, from a tuxedo to a swimsuit. Let it accompany your every activity, from a formal reception to your most adventurous moments. Let it be your most meaningful accessory, regardless of your age, profession, life vision, and all other characteristics that define you. Therefore, Submariner is known as an unrivaled model not only among diver models but also in the entire world of watches. Rolex offers its customers three main options for many of its models: stainless steel, Two-Tone (stainless steel / 18K gold), and solid 18K gold. For Submariner, the situation has been no different for years. Today, the two models that we put under the spotlight, 126613 LB & LN, are two of the watches that best represent the delicate balance that the brand has established between usability and appeal. The 126613 model has two different dial and bezel options with LB and LN reference extensions. While the LB model features a blue dial with a brushed pattern from the center to the periphery and a blue Cerachrom bezel made of ceramic, the LN model features a mirror-like shiny and smooth black dial and a black Cerachrom bezel made of ceramic. The differences between watches with two different reference numbers are just these features. The rest of the visual and technical details are the same on both models. The watches come with a 41mm case diameter after the last update. In some details positioned around the main case made of Oystersteel (Grado 904L) stainless steel, 18K yellow gold is used. These details include the bezel, crown, indexes on the dial, and hands. On the other hand, the middle links of the bracelets and the folding clasps are also made of 18K yellow gold. Chromalight phosphor material, which glows in blue in the dark, is applied to the indices, hands, and the dot placed at 12 on the bezel. Sapphire crystal has a cyclops at 3 o’clock, corresponding to the top of the date window and providing 2.5 times magnification. The waterproof value of the model is stated as 300 meters with the screw back cover and the 18K yellow gold Triplock screwed crown. The watches beat with the brand’s new-generation movement, the automatic Caliber 3235. The caliber, which offers an extraordinary accuracy of ± 2/day, measured after it is placed in the case, operates at a frequency of 4Hz (28800vph) and provides a power reserve of 70 hours. Both models feature a stainless steel/18K yellow gold Oyster style bracelet, redesigned following the updated case sizes, and the Glidelock folding clasp that allows adjustment of the wrist even on the diving suit.
When it comes to watches, Rolex is known for making some of the most iconic timepieces in history. For example, Sean Connery’s Submariner in the James Bond franchise, Christian Bale’s Datejust in American Psycho, and Alec Baldwin’s Day-Date President in Glengarry Glen Ross. It is almost as if every Rolex piece is a superstar of its own.
The first blue Rolex Submariner, the Submariner Date Ref. 116613LB, immediately made waves upon its initial release with its luxurious, memorable design. It was quickly nicknamed the Rolex Bluesy and rose to become one of the most popular, talked-about dive models in the watch community. In 2020, the brand followed up with a new and improved version of the Rolex Bluesy: the Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 126613LB.
Equipped with cutting-edge innovation and continuing the tradition of blue Submariners, the Submariner Date Ref. 126613LB is the newest darling of the Rolex catalog. For today’s article, we will be reviewing this modern Bluesy. We shall be taking a close look at everything it has to offer, including its specifications, price, and the improvements that it comes with compared to the Submariner Date Ref. 116613LB. Without further ado, let us get to know this gorgeous Rolex Bluesy Ref. 126613LB piece.