Many of my friends who have loved watches for several years have jokingly said, “If I could only have one watch in this life, I would definitely choose Rolex,” which shows that, leaving aside the appearance and functionality, just Rolex this brand has occupied an irreplaceable position in the minds of many people, of course, “once and for all. “It has also become a motto for many people. Today’s watch house brings you the 2011 replica Rolex Submariner watches Calendar Type 116610LN, which was formerly known as the 16610LN, although there are not too many changes in the overall appearance, but the details of the modification can still reveal Rolex’s dedication to the pursuit of perfection techniques. Although the overall appearance has not changed much, the details of the watch still reveal Rolex’s dedication to perfection. I believe that through this article, we can feel the unique craftsmanship and rigorous brand spirit of this traditional century-old watchmaker.
The Rolex Submariner Calendar 116610LN, launched in 2011, is a continuation of the classic Rolex style, with minor changes that reflect the brand’s mastery of craftsmanship.
The Rolex Submariner Calendar Model 116610LN from the overall appearance is still the iconic Oyster case, the classic design of the Mercedes needle and magnifying glass calendar, 40 mm diameter, 12.5 mm thickness, water resistant to 300 meters. The case and bracelet are made of 904L stainless steel, and the weight of 151 grams makes it look smart and stable at the wrist.
The Rolex Submariner Date Model 116610LN is the predecessor of the 16610LN, and the differences between the two models can be seen visually in the diagram, first of all, the 116610LN’s shoulders are 1 to 2 mm larger than the 16610LN’s, while the overall angle of articulation becomes more fluid and natural.
The second very noticeable difference is that the 116610LN no longer has an aperture in the lugs.
The unidirectional anti-clockwise rotating ceramic bezel is incredibly stiff and tactile, the backlash-free gear bite is comparable to similar watches (such as the new Omega Seamaster or Panerai Dive), and the bezel is designed with 60 notches for a better grip on its rotation.
In terms of the overall style of the dial, the Mercedes-Benz hands, bubble readout and hour markers are still basically the same classic Rolex feel, especially the bubble, highlighting the perfect flatness of the 1.5 mm sapphire crystal, a marker that identifies the dive since 1970. However, there are slight changes compared to its predecessor, the 16610LN, with all the round and bar hour markers on the dial enlarged except for the inverted triangle at 12 o’clock to allow for a more intuitive reading of the time.
As shown in the display, the hour markers on the dial as well as the hands are covered with a luminescent layer that glows blue in the dark, and indeed the choice of colour is important. The different wavelengths of the sun’s rays are gradually absorbed as the water deepens, in the order of red, orange, yellow, green and finally blue-violet, which is why Rolex chose blue.
In 1953, Rolex invented the triple-lock winding crown, a design that would further enhance the water resistance of the watch, and after a number of technical innovations, the triple-lock mechanism is composed of ten different components that, once configured, simply need to be tightened to make the Oyster case completely airtight.
One of the most important improvements of the Rolex Submariner Calendar 116610LN bracelet is the completion of a miracle of a comfortable fit. Made from simple 904L steel, it has a considerable thickness.The Glidelock buckle allows the diver to time wearing a 3mm thick wetsuit and still tweak the strap. The special design allows the wearer to extend the strap by approximately 20mm without the aid of any tools and by 2mm per small section.
The Rolex Submariner Calendar 116610LN is powered by Rolex’s new generation 3135 self-winding movement with a diameter of 28.50 mm and a thickness of 6.00 mm, which vibrates at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour. The secret of the Rolex movement lies in the use of the Parachrome mechanism, a new device that helps protect the watch against magnetism, shock and heat, the three main enemies of the movement, and ensures that it keeps precise time, which I believe is essential.
In conclusion, the most visible changes to the Rolex Submariner Calendar 116610LN are the design of the shoulder pads, which give the watch a sportier look, and the subtle changes to the dial hour markers, which reflect the brand’s dedication. The Parachrome mechanism is also worth mentioning, as it makes the heart of the watch more resistant to interference. In addition to the performance modifications, the cosmetic changes will be mixed for Rolex lovers, which is normal. With Rolex’s solid market base and its technical equipment, I think the Rolex Submariner Calendar 116610LN has the edge.