Rolex 126618LB Overview
When it comes to dive watches, only one can reign supreme. Not only is the Rolex Submariner definitely the most iconic dive watch in world history but it also might be the most recognizable watch in the world. Since the birth of the Rolex Submariner, it has taken on many different looks all while maintaining its original DNA. This particular Rolex Submariner reference, 126618LB, has a date window, blue ceramic bezel, blue dial, and oyster bracelet. That isn’t everything though. Housed in the Rolex Submariner 126618LB yellow gold 3235 in-house calibre movement.
2020 was the year that the Rolex Submariner collection got a massive overhaul which included new case and bracelet dimensions but most notably a new movement. We’ll cover the movement briefly in this article but if you’d like a more in-depth article, please read our 3230 & 3235 calibre reviews.
For a full review of the 2020 New Rolex Submariner please check out our article.
Until recently Rolex was falling behind to brands like Omega with their new Master Chronometer Co-Axial movements but with the introduction of the 3235 Rolex seems to be back up top. The Rolex Submariner 126618LB in-house calibre 3235 has a power reserve of 70 hours, -2/+2 seconds per day accuracy (COSC), bi-directional winding rotor, paramagnetic blue parachrom hairspring, and has a predicted service interval of ~10 years.
Where Rolex stepped up its game was with the anti-magnetic strength of the movement. We are constantly surrounded by appliances that can interfere with a movement’s accuracy and now the Rolex Submariner 126618LB doesn’t need to worry about it.
The Rolex Submariner 126618LB is equipped with the famous Oyster bracelet and oyster clasp. Being made up of yellow gold, perfectly defined dimensions, and sturdy clasp, you would be hard pressed to find a better bracelet out there other than the Jubilee.
|Movement||Perpetual self-winding mechanical movement|
|Precision||-2/+2 seconds per day (COSC Certified)|
|Functions||Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Instantaneous date with rapid setting|
|Oscillator||Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring|
|Power Reserve||70 hours|
How Much Does The Rolex Submariner 126618LB Cost
The Rolex Submariner 126618LB costs $37,950 at MSRP and can cost as much as $45,000 on the pre-owned market. It’s no secret that the Rolex Submariner might be the most in-demand watch and the 126618LB plays a role in that. With that being said the 126618LB is very difficult to find at authorized dealers and can have a waitlist of a year or more.
Where To Buy A Rolex Submariner 126618LB
Since the Rolex Submariner 126618LB is difficult to find in stores, most buyers are resorting to trusted online sellers to get them the 126618LB in good condition. There is a premium to going this route but for many it might be their only chance to get this watch. You’ll have to decide if the premium is worth it and if you truly love the 126618LB. It is worth noting that the 126618LB holds its value tremendously well so if you do purchase online and end up wanting something different, you shouldn’t have many issues getting your investment back.