In this article, we will review what’s probably one of the most important new watches of 2020, the brand new Rolex Submariner 41-millimeter reference 124060.
Rolex Submariner is undoubtedly among the most iconic and replicated watches of the industry, a watch that most people, not only watch enthusiasts know and recognize, a watch that has become a modern icon of design.
Born in 1953, the Rolex Submariner has become a reference for dive watches, and since its introduction, the whole concept behind it has remained very consistent.
This year Rolex is launching multiple new models in the collection including numerous versions with dates and of course the no-date version.
With its classic black on black scheme and steel case, the new submariner 41 millimeter is more of an evolution than the revolution.
At first, it will be hard to spot the differences with the older version, but the devil is in the details, and indeed most elements have been updated, changed, or redesigned.
Starting with the case, the diameter has evolved from 40 millimeters in the past to now 41 millimeters, but there is more as the proportions have changed.
The lugs are now more tapered than before, slightly slimmer making the case more elegant
The crown guards have been reworked too. The lug width has moved from 20 millimeters in the previous version to now 21 millimeters.
Small updates for sure, but altogether it gives the watch a better balance and it doesn’t feature the super case anymore.
The water resistance is still rated at 300 meters, thanks to the triplock screw-down crown. Regarding the dial and bezel of the new Rolex Submariner 41 millimeter, no major evolution can be seen, as the dial is still black lacquered with white gold indexes and hands.
Of course the Submariner is still a Sub and keeps all the iconic elements such as the Mercedes hands and the combination of rectangular, triangular, and round hour markers, all filled with Rolex’s own Chromalight luminescent material.
The unidirectional bezel retains its black Cerachrom insert with a 60-minute scale.
All numerals and markers are coated with platinum.
The bezel operates as usual, super smoothly with 120 clicks.
To fit with the rest of the case of this new Sub, the oyster bracelet has also been proportioned, being one millimeter wider, including the clasp. It keeps its sturdy and practical oyster clasp with Gridlock extension system, allowing to fine adjust up to 20 millimeters.
The major evolution to be found on the Sub 41 millimeter is mechanical, as it now features the latest generation of Rolex movement, the new caliber 3230, an automatic chronometer with hours minutes, and seconds. Equipped with the modern chronergy escapement it has a comfortable power reserve of 70 hours and anti-magnetic properties. The new Rolex submariner 41 millimeter will be priced at 7 700 swiss francs and will soon be available at retailers.
If paying this amount for a timepiece is out of your budget, stay tuned, we are working on mastering the manufacture of this new model.