Modern Rolex Submariner Black Dial
Rolex has always been an innovator. While it wasn’t the first luxury watch company to develop diving watches, many would say it was the first brand to perfect diving watches. The replica Rolex submariner itself has evolved over the years to provide such a strut unidirectional chronograph and triple lock waterproof crown. Many versions of the Submariner are available, including several metal options, dial and bezel colors, and movement. But none is as iconic as the black dial Rolex submarine.
The Submariner is the most exciting collection of watches because many dial changes are available online. It is not unheard of for a collector to have a particular type of dial-in mind when buying a Submariner watch. To better understand how we understand the modern black dial submarine, we must first explore its incredible history.
The first submarines to come to market in the 1950s featured a simple gold-plated dial topped with a pencil-shaped pointer that read “Rolex oyster Submariner forever. “Now the iconic Mercedes hand is coming soon. Next, the dial was added with a depth rating and “officially certified chronometer” text, which increased the depth rating from 100 meters to 200 meters, as reflected in the updated text on the dial indicating greater water resistance.
Over the next few years, the case’s exterior and internal dynamics changed a lot. During this time, there were many subtle changes in the text on the dial, and also witnessed the transition from glossy dial to matte part, which is also the production process of ref. 5513. This version of the fake Rolex submariner saw great success and was in production until the late 1980s. Several changes to the dial, including the font type and size of the glowing area, make it an exciting watch to look for in the second-hand Rolex market.
The next major upgrade occurred in the 1960s and was numbered 1680. The much-loved old Submariner was the first to feature a date display. The ref. 1680, an early ref. 1680, also had the submarine’s name in red, just above the depth level, earning it the nickname “red submarine” among collectors. In the 1980s, with the introduction of the transition ref. 16800, the depth level was increased to 300 m.
This brief history brings us to the present Submariner generation. The Oystersteel ref. 116610 with black dial and bezel is the prototype for the modern version of the contemporary dive watch, with its striking color display, larger platinum bezel Maxi hour mark, and date aperture highlighted on the 3-hour mark.