We had said that 2020 would be the year of the Submariner revolution and, although COVID-19 tried to overturn Rolex's plans, expectations were fully respected. From September 1, 2020, in fact, the old range of Submariners will be released in production giving way to the new one that brings with it several changes. As it has now accustomed us to do, Rolex novelties never distort the design and essence of the watch but improve it and refine it constantly.
I refer you to thearticle by Matteo Bega to know what were the technical innovations introduced, while in this article we will review the entire new Collection of Rolex Submariners dividing it by material and reporting the differences with the previous configurations.
There are two references and three possible configurations for the new Submariner in Oystersteel steel.
As for the No-Date model, the reference 124060 takes the place of the previous 114060 and retains the only presence of black dial and bezel. The sale price increases by 200 euros and is positioned at 7,750 €.
The Date model, on the other hand, switches from reference 116610 to 126610, preserving the LN (Lunette Noir) or LV (Lunette Vert) versions for the ghiere but imposing only one choice for the dial, in black. Listino's price also increases in this case by 200 euros from 8,550€ to 8,750€ for the reference 126610LN and from 8,950€ to 9,150€ for the 126610LN.
YELLOW GOLD-STEEL (ROLESOR)
The Oystersteel and yellow gold steel versions, called Rolesor, remain perfectly consistent with the previous ones. In fact, it will be possible to purchase the reference 126613LB with soleil finish dial and blue bezel or the 126613LN with black dial and bezel. The sale price, again, increases by 200€ and goes from 13,500€ to 13,700€ for both configurations.
As far as yellow gold versions are concerned, the same considerations apply as for bi-material versions. The configurations available, in fact, are identical to those we already know, namely soleil finished dial and blue bezel for reference 126618LB or black dial and bezel for the 126618LN.
The increase in the price list, on the other hand, is much more substantial on this material and is equal to 1200€. This goes from 34,200€ for the reference 116618LN/LB to 35,400€ for the 126618LN/LB.
The other real novelty in terms of configuration introduced in the new Submariner collection concerns the white gold model, called in "smurf" jargon because of the shade of blue used for the ring and dial along with the opacity of the dial itself.
The new reference 126619LB maintains the blue ring that has always distinguished this version but introduces the black dial already present on other references. The increase in the list price is consistent with what has been seen for the yellow gold versions and goes from 36,800€ for the reference 116619LB to 38,000€ for the new 126619LB.