Rolex has officially launched its new Submariner lineup, accounting for the first update to the brand's most famous watch in 12 years.
For 2020, the green “Hulk” Sub and the blue “Smurf” Sub have been replaced with an updated Cerachrom ceramic “Kermit” and blue ceramic-black dial white gold Sub. The new generation of the Oyster Perpetual Submariner features a 1mm increase in the case diameter and lug width.
The Submariner and Submariner Date feature a larger 41mm case attached to a remodeled bracelet. The Submariner is then outfitted with caliber 3230 movement, while the Submariner Date features caliber 3235, with time and date functions. Both self-winding mechanical movements are developed and manufactured by Rolex and have a power reserve of approximately 70 hours.
As the watch is made for diving, both the Submariner and Submariner Date come with a luminescent display on the dial that allows you to see more clearly in dark environments. The hands and hour markers emit an unmistakable blue glow in dark conditions.
Diving times can be monitored by using the unidirectional, rotatable bezel that is fitted with a 60-minute graduated Cerachrom insert, offered in black, green, and blue ceramic. The graduations and numerals are either coated with platinum or yellow gold.
Thanks to the Oyster case, the Submariner and Submariner Date are waterproof to 1,000 feet, as the middle case is made from a corrosion-resistant alloy known as Oystersteel or 18ct white gold. Only Rolex watchmakers can access the movement therein because the case back is screwed down with a special tool.
Prices for the updated Submariners range from $8,100 for the Black Dial Rolex Submariner with Black Bezel on an Oystersteel Bracelet to $39,650 for the Black Dial Rolex Submariner with Blue Bezel on a White Gold Bracelet . You can get a further look at the 2020 lineup on Rolex.com.