The Ref. 116613LN – also known as the Rolex Submariner in Bicolor (Oystersteel/18 carat yellow gold) with black a dial and bezel – was launched in 2009 together with the full gold Submariner in yellow gold. Particularly in recent years, since bicolour has become fashionable again, the Ref. 116613LN has become increasingly popular.
While the Rolex Submariner has always been an uncompromising diver's watch designed for professional diving, the material mix of the Rolex 116613LN gives the otherwise cool, sober Toolwatch a luxurious, avant-garde touch. This reference is perfect if you are looking for that special something for everyday use: While the stainless steel Submariners (Ref. 16610LN/116610LN) are quite often found in the wild, the Ref. 116613LN is still a tasteful and stylish rarity. At CHRONEXT, you will find the rare beatuy.
The Rolex 116613LN in detail
The reference numbers at Rolex follow a fixed scheme. From Ref. 116613LN, the following properties of the model can already be read:
- Six-digit reference: Since the beginning of the 2000s, Rolex has gradually converted its entire product portfolio to the six-digit reference numbers. These have a higher quality finish and use modern materials such as ceramic bezels instead of aluminium.
- The 11 at the beginning shows that the watch has calibre 3135. Calibre 3135 is one of the most advanced and proven Rolex calibres. For the newer generation of calibres, Rolex uses a 12 (depending on the model, also a 22).
- The 3 at the end shows that it is a bi-colour model made of Oystersteel (stainless steel) and yellow gold.
- LN stands for "lunette noir" and describes the colour of the bezel (as well as the dial).