The brand to bear the crown is back with novelties! The last time they revamped their iconic dive watch was in 2012, but now eight years down the line upgrades have arrived. As in typical Rolex fashion most modifications are merely incremental tweaks, but they are introducing a new caliber movement. Let’s take a look at the new “Rolex Submariner No-Date” iN 2020.
For starters the Submariner is now available with a 41mm sized steel case, made up of a monobloc middle case with a solid screw-down case back. Mounted to the case is a unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel, fitted with a black Cerachrom insert in ceramic, plus numerals and graduations coated in platinum.
There are very subtle, but noticeable differences between this new 2020 and its previous iterations. It was designed with slimmer lugs that manage to resemble older vintage models, a detail that allows a more harmoniously bracelet connection. Rolex has not provided any official measurements, but side-by-side comparisons seem to reveal proportional modifications.
It comes equipped with a screw-down setting crown, equipped with a waterproofness system. The movement is capable of bidirectional self-winding via the perpetual rotor. All topped by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. Water-resistance on this watch can reach up to 300 meters (1,000 feet).
Time is exhibited on a black dial with the classic mix of: circles, rectangles, and triangles as index markers circling around.
One of the main innovations on this 2020 edition is a luminescent Chromalight display that has significantly improved visibility in dark environments.
This new bright blue lume is an essential feature for true divers, which may intend to actually make this “Submariner” live up to its name.
The broad steel hour and minute hands further aim at providing a reliable read, that can prevent any risk of confusion underwater, while divers attempt to effectively time their maneuvers.
Rolex Submariner No-Date
The new “Rolex Submariner No-Date” (Ref#: 124060) is powered by the new in-house self-winding mechanical movement, caliber 3230 with 31 jewels and 28,800 vph. It is based on the 3235, which debuted at Baselworld 2015 and featured a date display. This movement has been issued both the COSC and Rolex certification. It comes equipped with: hacking seconds, a Chronergy escapement, Paramagnetic pallet fork and escape wheel. Power reserve can last up to 70 hours, when fully wound.
Mounted to this watch is a steel Oyster bracelet, while secured to the wrist by an Oysterlock folding clasp with a Glidelock extension system. This in production timepiece is available starting September 2nd, 2020 . For more up to date information visit the official Rolex website here.