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The Rolex Submariner Ref 126613LB: A Rolesor Watch for the New Era
Rolex has released many distinct references in the decades since the Submariner line started in 1953. From all-gold variants to models with vibrantly colored watch faces like the "Bluesy" variation, Rolex continued to produce unique additions to this long-lasting collection. One of the newest steel dive watch references to hit the market is the Ref 126613LB. This Rolesor watch is a fresh take on an old classic, combining vintage design elements with the durability of modern Submariners.
The Two-Toned Rolex Submariner Watch Case
The Ref 126613LB is not the first two-tone, or Rolesor, watch. It continues a legacy of flashy timepieces utilizing stainless steel and 18-karat yellow gold. This gold and steel dive watch has several gold elements like others that came before it. The material appears on the crown, bezel, dial, and bracelet. The bracelet offers the most noticeable use of gold, replacing the center link of the classic Oyster design with a strip of gold.
What makes the Ref 126613LB different from other Rolesor Submariners is its size. This watch is part of a series that uses a brand-new 41-millimeter case design.
It's not just the diameter that's different. Rolex made subtle changes to the lugs, crown guards, and more. The result is a slimmer profile while maintaining the Maxi dial and Maxi case look.
Submariner in Bluesy
The Ref 126613LB gold and steel dive watch in the "Bluesy" colorway is popular among collectors looking for something other than the signature black and steel look. The Maxi dial has a blue background complete with gold accents. Large lumes line the perimeter of the face to represent hour marks. They also have a gold outline.
This particular model is a Submariner Date. The date complication sits at the 3 o'clock position and features a magnifying Cyclops lens on top of the sapphire crystal.
Surrounding the face is another pop of blue. Rolex used the 18-karat yellow gold to craft the unidirectional bezel. It also features Rolex's ceramic inlay, called Cerachrom.
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