The main specs of Rolex Submariner Date Watch 18kt Yellow Gold 116618BLSO are: 300 meters water resistant, 18kt yellow gold, sapphire crystal, automatic movement.
Released in 2009, the Rolex Submariner 116618LB is a luxury automatic watch built from 18ct yellow gold. Actually, it’s a two in one item: a jewelry (the case and bracelet are built from gold and also there is incorporated a sapphire crystal) and a watch (actually a very precise one, that is built by the most known manufacturer in the world: Rolex). The manufacturer uses only 18 ct gold, an alloy composed of 75% of pure gold and the right mixture of elements including the copper required to produce 18 ct yellow gold. Special formulas ensure a very long durability and a glowing sheen for generations.
Precision, robustness and reliability are three main pillars that define the movement of internal components of a Submariner watch. However, trying to define in words the inside world of a Rolex watch is impossible. There is included almost the entire history of Rolex watches, even in the recent released models: from the self-winding mechanism with a Perpetual rotor invented in 1931 by Rolex to the blue parachrom hairspring (known as the guardian of time), or from the balance wheel with variable inertia to a refined finishing.
Even if it’s very well known that a Rolex Submariner watch is a very good partner at high depths in the water world, but also in the business world and aristocratic class, I think this model is not recommended to be used too frequently in diving because the watch can get fine scratches very easy (don’t forget that the 116618BLSO model is almost entirely made from yellow gold). This is rather a jewelry than a diving watch, and considering this Rolex Submariner price you should take care of it in the right required conditions.
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Rolex Submariner 116618LB (BLSO) specs:
– Rolex manufacturer;
– round shape;
– automatic display;
– 18kt gold band material;
– gold band color;
– analog dial type;
– blue dial color;
– luminous hands;
– dot hour markers;
– 40 mm case diameter;
– 14 mm case thickness;
– 300 meters / 1000 feet water resistance;
– sapphire crystal;
– solid case back;
– unidirectional rotating bezel material (18kt yellow gold with blue color);
– cerachrom bezel;
– automatic movement;
– 15.84 ounces (weight).