Rolex has had many interesting collaborations and themes when it comes to their collection some being received more than other. One of the most successful collections is the Oyster Submariner, a watch that is specially designed for divers, a watch that celebrates Rolex’s passion for the water world.
The Rolex Submariner was originally a diver’s watch. So like any other diver’s watch it has a pretty sportive, casual appearance. Still, a Rolex is a Rolex and it can bend, change or reinvent any fashion and style rule. This being said, it is only obvious why Rolex could pull off adding diamonds on the dial of a divers watch such as the Submariner. And so was born the Rolex Submariner with diamond hour markers. As an overall impression, it looks incredibly good. At least, I am a big fan of this daring design and I have always wanted to own one.
The deep sea blue color of the dial and bezel are amazing. And this remarkable color is so well enhanced by the gold of the minutes indexes and by the white luminescent hour markers. Additionally, the gold writing on the dial and the gold 2.5X magnifying date complete the authentic look of the watch. I was surprised to discover the small Rolex crown laser etched in the crystal at the 6 o’clock position. This is an authenticity marking that only good replicas have.
The first thing I noticed about it was the clear and beautiful shine of the crystal. As on all good fakes, a real sapphire crystal is used to cover the face of the watch. The dial is perfectly replicated. It has that brushed champagne look with golden outlined hour markers, and white and gold hands. All around the inside of the dial there is engraved the word “ROLEX”, a well know mark of authenticity. At the outside there is the blue bezel with gold indexes. This beautiful bezel turns only counter-clockwise and it clicks 120 times when making a full circle. This is just like the original bezel functions.
The belt is also spot on with the three piece linked pattern being exactly the same as on the original. Like the original Submariner, the replica is finished in a polished stainless steel that will increase its aesthetic value as well as its durability.