O Y S T E R P E R P E T U A L s u b m a r i n e r
O Y S T E R P E R P E T U A L s u b m a r i n e r
The archetype of the diver’s watch, the Oyster Perpetual SUBMARINER presented at Baselworld
2012 sports a new look to complement its iconic personality. With its subtly redesigned case and its new
bezel and bracelet both benefitting from recent Rolex innovations, this latest generation SUBMARINER
is firmly in line with the tradition of the historic model launched in 1953. It sets new standards in terms
of robustness, legibility and reliability, strengthening its status as a watch of action with timeless allure.
Ceramic bezel and long-lasting luminescent display
The unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated bezel of this new SUBMARINER is equipped with a
black CERACHROM insert made of virtually scratchproof, non-fading, corrosion-resistant ceramic. The
graduations are coated via a PVD process with a thin layer of platinum. The sleek black dial harbours large
CHROMALIGHT hour markers and hands filled with luminescent material that emits a long-lasting blue
glow. This exclusive display offers exceptional legibility in the dark.
The OYSTER case, symbol of waterproofness
The SUBMARINER’s 40 mm OYSTER case, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 300 metres (1,000 feet),
is a paragon of robustness. The middle case is crafted from a solid block of particularly corrosion-resistant
904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex
watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system,
screws down securely against the case in a manner akin to a submarine’s hatch. It is protected by a crown
guard that is an integral part of the middle case. The crystal is made of virtually scratchproof synthetic
sapphire. The waterproof OYSTER case ensures optimal protection for the SUBMARINER’s high-precision
Calibre 3130, a superlative chronometer
The new SUBMARINER is equipped with calibre 3130, a self-winding mechanical movement entirely de­vel­
oped and manufactured by Rolex. Like all PERPETUAL movements, the 3130 is a certified Swiss chron­
ometer, a designation reserved for high-precision watches that have successfully passed the Swiss Official
Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests. Its architecture, like that of all OYSTER watch movements,
makes it singularly precise and reliable. The oscillator, the true heart of the watch, has a blue PARACHROM
hairspring patented and manufactured by Rolex in an exclusive alloy. Insensitive to magnetic fields, the
PARACHROM hairspring offers great stability when exposed to temperature variations and remains up to
10 times more precise than a traditional hairspring in case of shocks.
The OYSTERLOCK clasp, functional and secure
This SUBMARINER is fitted with a solid-link OYSTER bracelet in 904L steel. It features a new-generation
OYSTERLOCK safety clasp and GLIDELOCK extension system. The ingenious patented system, located
beneath the clasp cover, allows fine adjustments of the bracelet length in 2 mm increments for a total of
approximately 20 mm – without using any tools. This allows the watch to be worn over a diving suit up to
3 mm thick and provides additional comfort in any circumstance.
O Y S T E R P E R P E T U A L s u b m a r i n e r
R EF ER EN C E (C A S E – B R AC EL E T ): 114 0 6 0 – 9 72 0 0
OYSTER (monobloc middle case, screw-down case back
and winding crown)
40 mm
904L stainless steel superalloy, satin and polished finish
Case back
Bezel Screw-down with Rolex fluting
Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated
Black CERACHROM insert with engraved numerals coated
with platinum via magnetron sputtering
CHROMALIGHT capsule (long-lasting luminescence) at 12 o’clock
Winding crown
Screw-down, TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system
Crown guard
Integral part of the middle case
Crystal Waterproofness
Scratch-resistant synthetic sapphire
300 metres (1,000 feet)
Calibre3130, Manufacture Rolex
Mechanical movement with bidirectional self-winding
via PERPETUAL rotor
Officially certified Swiss chronometer (COSC)
Centre hour, minute and seconds hands
Stop-seconds for precise time setting
Frequency: 28,800 beats/hour (4 Hz)
Paramagnetic blue PARACHROM hairspring
Breguet overcoil
Large balance wheel with variable inertia
High-precision regulating via four gold MICROSTELLA nuts
Traversing balance bridge
31 rubies
Power reserve
Approximately 48 hours
Hour markers
Black lacquer
Highly legible CHROMALIGHT appliques (long-lasting luminescence)
in 18 ct white gold
CHROMALIGHT hands in 18 ct white gold
OYSTER, three-piece solid links
904L stainless steel superalloy, satin finished, polished edges
Folding OYSTERLOCK safety clasp
GLIDELOCK extension system (20 mm in increments of 2 mm)
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