The legendary Submariner Date is one of the most successful models to leave the factory of Genevan luxury watch manufacturer Rolex. The Swiss brand introduced the current ref. 126610 in 2020. The model is the second generation Submariner to feature a Cerachrom bezel.
Unlike its predecessor, which measures 40 mm across, the 126610 has a diameter of 41 mm. The lug width, like the case, also increased with the new model, from 20 to 21 mm. In return, the once bulky lugs of the Maxi Case have been slimmed down, which gives the watch an overall more discreet look on the wrist.
As with all Rolex sports watches, the case and bracelet of the Submariner Date 126610 are made of the especially corrosion-resistant stainless steel 904L, which Rolex calls Oystersteel. Other attributes include the Maxi Dial, which has been used by Rolex since 2010 and features large hands and indices, as well as the luminescent material Chromalight, which glows blue in the dark. Like all modern Submariner variants, the watch is water-resistant to 300 m (30 bar, 984 ft).
Except for its green Cerachrom bezel, ref. 126610LV (LV = Lunette Verte, i.e., green bezel) is technically identical to ref. 126610LN (LN = Lunette Noire, black bezel). Collectors and Rolex fans call the green variant "Kermit," the nickname given to the first Submariner Date with a green bezel (ref. 16610LV), which Rolex released back in 2003.
The 126610 is powered by the chronometer-certified Rolex caliber 3235 introduced in 2016.
Reasons to Buy a Rolex Submariner Date 126610
- Robust ceramic bezel in black or green
- 41-mm Oystersteel case
- In-house, chronometer-certified caliber 3235
- Glidelock clasp, adjustable in 2-mm increments
- Excellent financial performance