One of Everest’s favorite watches of all time is the Rolex Submariner 116619LB. In fact some would call it the holy grail watch. With a price tag around $35,000 at a Rolex Authorized Dealer, it is one of the more expensive watches from Rolex. In 2008, Rolex release the 116619 at Baselworld. The beautiful blue ceramic bezel and blue dial set this watch off from the others in the Rolex lineup. If you have ever seen a Rolex 116619 in person, you know that the white gold on the blue stands out in the crowd. In addition, the polished solid center links and the beautifully made clasp also help this timepiece be distinguished in the wild.
The watch is also heavier than its stainless steel brothers in the Rolex Submariner class. While this watch is smaller than the Rolex Deep Sea Dweller, we would tend to guess it is comparable in its weight due to the white gold. Yet, the wear ability of the watch is not compromised. The case uses the classic Rolex triple waterproof crow system exactly like the other Rolex Subariners. Rolex also added the maxi dial markers to the 116619LB as it did with the release of the Rolex Submariner Ceramic stainless steel version as well (Ref. 116610). With previous Rolex Submariners the SuperLuminova showed green. Now with the Rolex Submariner Ceramic, the SuperLuminova gives off a bright blue as on the Rolex Deep Sea Dweller and the new Rolex Explorer 42mm. The bright blue shows perfectly at night and in dark areas. The watch uses the Glidelock Clasp system from Rolex, which allows for easy adjustment without the use of any tools. This glidelock also takes the place of the diver’s extension that was on previous Rolex models. This watch is crafted in the Rolex factory right next to the others and with its 18k white gold. It is even more refined and a little dressier than its brothers and sisters. Just know that if you want to wear you this timepiece down to a 1000ft, you will still look like great like a million bucks.
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