The Rolex Submariner is what we commonly call “Water Ghost.” As the most well-known series in recent years, its popularity has long been out of the circle, and it has even become a cultural phenomenon, so its aura has overshadowed its own brother series. Many new watch friends will encounter confusion about a watch that uses the outer ring design. It is difficult to distinguish between the “Water Ghost” and the Sea-Dweller, Yacht-Master, and even GMT. Let us take a look at the Water Ghost today. How is it different from his “brothers”?
Because the reputation of “Water Ghost” is so loud that some cousins even forgot the official name of the series. The Submariner, released in 1953, uses an oyster case design. Although there is a debate with Blancpain Fifty Fathoms on “who is the world’s first diving watch,” it is undeniable that the Submariner has become a benchmark product for modern diving watches. , its influence is undoubtedly massive.
Ref.126610LV and Ref.116610LV
What attracts the most attention is that the “Green Water Ghost” Ref.126610lv has returned from the “green disk and green circle” to the “black disk and green circle,” which is also consistent with the design of the early models of the series.
The Submariner also has a “twin brother,” the Sea-Dweller, and at first glance, they are very similar. The Sea-Dweller is positioned as a more professional diving watch. It has a helium exhaust valve based on the Submariner and a higher water resistance level. The performance is constantly refreshed from the 610-meter water resistance of the early Ref.1665 series to the 1220-meter water resistance of the current Ref.126600.
Ref.126600 was released in 2017. As the 50th anniversary model of the series, the most eye-catching feature is that the “SEA-DWELLER” on the dial returns to the red font of the earlier version. This design is also called “Single Red” by players. At the same time, Ref.126600 uses the same magnifying glass calendar window as the Submariner and the movement is replaced with the latest Cal.3235 movement. This is the first time Rolex has equipped this movement in a sports watch.
Deep dive (DEEP SEA)
Another unique model in the sea-dweller type is the deep diving type (DEEP SEA), commonly known as the “ghost king.” The latest generation of deep diving, Ref.126660, has an astonishing ultra-high waterproof depth of 3900 meters, more than ten times that of ordinary “water ghosts.” It is worth noting that the Deep Dive is not an independent series; it belongs to the Sea-Dweller, which can be understood as the top model of the Sea-Dweller.
As a “King of Ghosts,” it is necessary to reflect the style of a king in design: Ref.126660 has a diameter of 44 mm, which is the largest diameter of a Rolex replica round watch at present, and the thickness of 17.5 mm is full of weight when worn. Different from ordinary sea-dwellers, the “King of Ghosts” does not have a magnifying glass calendar window, and there is a layer of words on the outside of the dial, with the words ORIGINAL GAS ESCAPE VALVE on the top and RING LOCK SYSTEM patented technology on the bottom. In addition to black, there is also a gradient blue dial color, officially called D-blue, to choose from. Franck muller replica.
As the name suggests, the Yacht-Master is a watch designed for gentlemen on yachts, so the choice of material is no longer limited to 904L steel. The main difference between the Yacht-Master and the “Water Ghost” is that more precious metals are used, and the outer ring can rotate in both directions. The scale and numbers on the outer ring are slightly raised, which is three-dimensional. Since the product positioning is not a professional diving watch, the Yacht-Master only has a waterproof depth of 100 meters, but it is still more than enough for daily use.
Greenwich-Master II (GMT-Master II)
Like the Yacht-Master, the Greenwich Type II is water resistant to 100 meters. The name of the series comes from the abbreviation of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Its most prominent feature is the function of dual time. The dial is equipped with a GMT needle for indicating the second time zone. In addition, it uses 24 o’clock Roman numerals. The outer ring of the design is also quite different from the above models.
The color scheme of the Greenwich-type outer ring is vibrant. In addition to the well-known “Coke Ring,” “Blue and Black (Inter Milan) Ring,” and “Shas Ring,” there are also various precious metal and diamond-encrusted versions. Therefore, compared with other ‘brothers’ with outer rings, the Greenwich type has higher recognition.
Ref.126600 and 126610LV
Although “Water Ghost,” Sea Envoy, Yacht, and GMT all use the rotatable outer ring design, the positioning and functions of the products are not the same. “Water Ghost” and Sea-Dweller are professional diving watches, and practicality and water resistance are the priority; Yacht-Master has a wide choice of watch diameters, and the addition of precious metal materials adds a touch of low-key luxury; GMT function is quiet. The practical, brightly colored two-tone bezel is more suitable for everyday wear. As for how to choose between the water ghost and its “brothers,” it is necessary to combine personal preferences and actual prices.
Band Length: 18cm
Case Thickness: 15mm
Engine: Rolex Calibre 2836/2813
Case Color: Silver-tone