A Closer Look at the Yellow Gold Rolex Submariner Ref. 126618

June 30th, 2021

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Rolex introduced a new generation of Submariner watches for 2020. The new collection included 41mm Submariner watches equipped with the latest 3235 movement and some precious metal versions.

There is an 18ct white gold Reference 126619 and two 18ct yellow gold models – Reference 126618LB and Reference 126618LN. Interestingly, Rolex has only offered the Submariner Date models in 18ct gold.

We will here take a closer look at the classic combination of the yellow gold Rolex Submariner Date Reference 126618LB featuring a blue bezel and dial. Continue reading below.

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The Rolex Submariner Date 41

Rolex launched two yellow gold Submariner models in 2020, and the Reference 126618LB is the blue-on-blue version. The Submariner 126618LB features a 41mm yellow gold case, a broader bracelet and thinner lugs. Moreover, this yellow gold Submariner runs on the new in-house Calibre 3235.

The most significant evolution of the iconic Submariner collection in 2020 was the increased case size – from 40mm to 41mm.

Apart from this, the case and dial on the new Submariner generation reflect the previous generation Submariner aesthetics.

However, the Rolex Submariner Reference 126618LB comes with blue ceramic Cerachrom bezel inserts.

The New Generation Movement

The Rolex Submariner 126618LB sports the new generation Calibre 3235 movement with an instantly adjustable date aperture. However, the movement offers a power reserve of 70 hours.

And this is dramatically more than the previous Calibre 3135 movement’s 48 hours’ power reserve. Moreover, the Rolex Calibre 3235 is both Superlative and COSC Chronometer certified. Now:

This new in-house movement features a more efficient and durable Chronergy Escapement.

Rolex’s patented Chronergy Escapement provides higher energy efficiency and more excellent reliability.

Moreover, it offers resistance to magnetic fields.

Nonetheless, Rolex offered the Calibre 3235 the first time to the Submariner collection. However, this movement has powered many other upgraded Rolex watches. The list includes the Datejust 36, Datejust 41, the Sea-Dweller 43, the Deepsea and the Yacht-Master 42. Moreover, the Calibre 3235 ensures the precision of -2/+2 seconds per day.

Overall, the new Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 126618LB has occupied the top position in the list of gold Rolex watches today. Featuring a 41mm yellow gold case, blue dial and a blue bezel, this Submariner is a must-have Rolex watch in modern collectors’ collection.

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