The stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner is back, but with an upgraded movement and without a date display. Yes, Rolex has finally decided to offer a brand-new reiteration of this classic watch, and fans have already shown their love for the new version. This is not the only upgrade in this watch. The entire series offers massive upgrades, such as precious metals for construction, new date displays, etc. However, this model is at the center of everything. It also offers a brand new case diameter, which is 41mm, integrates a new movement (3230) and has a slightly wider bracelet. Let's explore the different updates that Rolex has released.
What Can You Expect from The Upgraded Rolex Submariner Ref. 124060 Watch?
One of the biggest changes in this watch is the new case size compared to its ancestors. This will be the first time that audiences will see a 41mm Submariner from Rolex. In the past, Rolex only went as highest 40mm for their Submariner collection.
Other than that, you can expect slimmer lugs and changes in the bezel size as well. This offers a sleeker and slimmer look to the watch. It also resembles vintage subs rather than immediate predecessors, which a lot of people were missing and wanting back. Also the movement now features an in house 3230 movement. Here are other topmost elements of this watch.
Upgraded 41mm Case
Rolex has used the patented Oystersteel material for Ref. 124060. This is one of the first improvements that you will notice. The overall case diameter is also 41mm, so you can expect this watch to be bigger than any other Submariners. Another important update is the lack of the traditional “super case” with enhanced lugs. Now, you will find slimmer lugs. These subtle changes in the proportions of different elements offer a sleeker look to the watch.
The Ceramic Bezel and Dial
You may not find any significant changes in the dial or bezel. You will find a black lacquer dial color and luminous circles as markers around the dial. Since this is a Submariner, you will see a powerful lume around the dial and the bezel. This lume offers maximum legibility. However, you will see that Rolex has decided to cut the date display from the dial. Now, you will only find hour markers and silver-white hands ticking around the dial.
The New 3230 Movement
This new Rolex Submariner release features a brand new movement, the 3230 and it bumps the power reserve up to a nice and healthy 70 hour reserve vs the older 48 hour amount in the 3130. It also features Rolex's proprietary Chronenergy escapement that allows this watch to be even more reliable in the future.
The bracelet is also identical to its ancestors. The traditional 3-link Rolex Oyster bracelet is here to offer a sporty look to the watch. The bracelet is brushed on flat surfaces, whereas you will see fine polish on the sides. The Oysterlock folding clasp and Glidelock will offer maximum adjustability for people with different wrist sizes.
What Is the Bottom Line Here?
The Rolex Submariner Ref. 124060 is an amazing iteration for the Submariner collection from Rolex. If you are a fan of Subs and have already found your favorite watch, it is time to head over to DaLuca Straps for an equally brilliant watch strap.
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