Today we’re looking at this beauty. The Rolex Submariner 116613BKSO. First, let’s talk about Rolex. Rolex is ranked as one of the most powerful global brands. In Forbes recent list in 2014 it came 72nd in the world. Rolex produces about 2,000 watches per day, making it the largest single luxury watch brand.
Rolex was founded in London, England in 1905 by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf. Later in 1919 they moved their base of operations to Geneva in Switzerland.
Originally the company was called ‘Wilsdorf and Davis’. Their main commercial actually was actually importing Hermann Aegler’s Swiss movements to England. Then they would go on to place the movements into high quality watch case created by Dennison and others.
Let’s talk about the 116613BKSO.
This luxury Swiss made Rolex has a stainless steel case with a steel and 18kt yellow gold oyster bracelet. The case features an 18kt unidirectional rotating bezel, with a ceramic black top ring. The dial features the standard luminous dot hour markers, and luminous hands. This is seen in many Rolex models. There is a date display at the 3 o’clock positional. The watch also has a scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass.
The case diameter is 40mm with a thickness of 12.5mm. The bracelet is 8 inches in length and 20mm in width. The clasp for the watch is a fold over with safety clasp.
This Rolex has a water resistance to 300 meters / 1000 feet. To find out more information on water resistance please visit this wiki page.
This Rolex has a very nice classic Swiss style. You can also purchase it in a few different variations, all steel, different two tones. Worth checking out all the options before you make your purchase. I love the way the black dials compliments the light use of 18kt gold. I’m not a fan of overly flashy watches. So wouldn’t want too much gold myself. I feel this watch uses a sensible amount.
We give the Rolex Submariner 116613BKSO a 4.7 out of 5. As much as we love the watch. Here at ‘The Watch Blog’ we do include affordability for our readers in the ratings.
If you do wish to purchase this watch, you can do so on Amazon. Amazon offers a lot of protection for buyers, so when making a purchase of this size it’s safer to go with someone of their size.
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