Oyster, 40 mm, white goldModels availability
A blue ceramic bezel with a blue dial on a Submariner is reserved for a watch that incorporates precious metal: Rolesor, a combination of Oystersteel and 18 kt yellow gold, or a Submariner in solid 18k yellow gold or solid 18k white gold. The dial’s luminescent Chromalight display is an innovation that improved visibility in dark environments, an essential feature for divers. Hour markers in simple shapes – triangles, circles, rectangles – and broad hour and minute hands enable instant and reliable reading to prevent any risk of confusion underwater.
The Submariner's rotatable bezel is a key functionality of the watch. Its engraved 60-minute graduations allow a diver to accurately and safely monitor diving time and decompression stops.
By operating its own exclusive foundry, Rolex has the unrivalled ability to cast the highest quality 18 kt gold alloys. According to the proportion of silver, copper, platinum or palladium added, different types of 18 kt gold are obtained: yellow, pink or white. They are made with only the purest metals and meticulously inspected in an in-house laboratory with state-of-the-art equipment, before the gold is formed and shaped with the same painstaking attention to quality. Rolex's commitment to excellence begins at the source.
All Rolex watches are assembled by hand with the utmost care to ensure exceptional quality. Such high standards naturally restrict Rolex production capacity and, at times, the demand for Rolex watches outpaces this capacity.
Therefore, the availability of certain models may be limited. New Rolex watches are exclusively sold by Official Rolex Jeweler, who receive regular deliveries and independently manage the allocation and sales of watches to customers.
James & Sons Fine Jewelers is proud to be part of the worldwide network of Official Rolex Jeweler and can provide information on the availability of Rolex watches.
The Rolex Submariner’s robust and functional design swiftly became iconic. With their subtly redesigned Oyster case, distinctive dial with large luminescent hour markers, graduated rotatable Cerachrom bezel and solid-link Oyster bracelet, the latest generation Submariner and Submariner Date are firmly in line with the original model launched in 1953.