The Submariner has a splendid history that began in 1953 when Rolex decided to create a revolutionary diver’s watch never seen before. Equipped with an outstanding automatic movement and encapsulated by the legendary waterproofed Oyster case, the Submariner offers extreme precision at depths of up to 100 meters. After 60 years on continuous innovations, current Submariner designs preserve many of the classic aesthetic details of the first Submariner because its style and beauty are truly timeless.
Rolex Submariner is a watch that exudes style and elegance. Even though it looks simple, it has an understated sophistication that allows a smooth transition between your everyday companion and a sturdy sports watch. Its technical specifications emphasize its role as a superior wristwatch with modern connotations. The 40 mm diameter case comes with a large crown guard and a scratch proof sapphire crystal, a unidirectional bezel and a 2.5x magnifying lens over the date display. The color options for the dial, bezel, case and band also vary greatly turning the Submariner into a very modern and stylish accessory.
One of the most intriguing Rolex models is the one with reference 16613 which was actually introduced at BaselWorld just three decades after the Submariner’s debut. Launched in 1983, the Rolex Submariner 16613 came with a very appealing aesthetic particularity. It was made from steel and gold, offering an extra touch of luxury and refinement. Another particularity of the 16613 is that it comes with a bold colored bezel and most often with a champagne dial or a diamonds setting. They even came up with a distinctive name to mark its overstated aesthetic details. A Rolex 16613 with a champagne or silver dial and diamonds markers is called a Serti dial. And believe me, it doesn’t get more extravagant and sophisticated than the Submariner 16613 Serti dial.
This being said, I think you can understand why I just had to have my very own Rolex Submariner Silver Serti replica watch. Serti is actually the French term for “setting”. In this case, it is a diamonds setting. Two-tone Rolex knockoffs are among my favorite timepieces and I just love the affordable yet luxurious allure they have due to their steel and gold finish. So it is really to surprise that I bought myself a Rolex Submariner replica watch with the notorious Serti dial. I am a huge fan of contrasts so I chose the silver dial to emphasize the two tone band. If you are curious to know my thoughts on this replica watch continue reading my review.
The case of the Submariner 16613 Silver Serti measures 40 mm and it is the essence of Rolex’s genius craftsmanship. Constructed from a solid block of stainless steel and decorated with 18 ct yellow gold strips between the 6 and 12 o’clock and the bracelet, it strikes as an elegant yet sturdy case. And let’s not forget that it can be submerged up to depths of 300 meters without compromising its inner mechanism. This superior water resistance is ensured by the triple lock innovation that is integrated into the winding crown system. To complement its sleek design, the case is adorned with a scratch resistant sapphire crystal that has a 2.5X Cyclops lens at the 3 o’clock position, over the date window. Basically, everything about this watch screams extraordinary. Of course, I am aware that my replica isn’t and couldn’t be as extraordinary as the real watch, but it still is a very good watch. The case has the same size as the genuine one, it comes with the big crown guards, a correctly designed winding crown and the glass is scratch proof sapphire crystal with the 2.5X magnifying lens. It basically has everything it needs for being a very authentic looking imitation Rolex case.
The bezel of the 16613 Rolex Submariner is bold and modern. It impresses with its deep blue and yellow gold color combo. The background of the bezel is a stunning matte blue whereas the markers and indexes are yellow gold color. And at the 12 o’clock position has a luminescent white dot over a yellow gold triangle. Even though, the bezel of my replica watch looks pretty good, I am not very impressed with it. It has that beautiful blue color as the genuine watch has, but the yellow gold on the markers and indexes is not the same. On my replica it is in a lighter and fader shade of yellow gold that under bright light has a very intense white reflection. Luckily, it has a couple of things right- it rotates unidirectional as the real one does and it makes the same retching sound when you turn it.
The Silver Serti dial is simply stunning. The matte silver iridescent dial plate is elegantly decorated with 8 round diamonds markers at 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 and 11 o’clock while at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock there are 3 bluish sapphire markers. To top this exquisite dial design gold and white luminescent hands have been added. At first glance, my replica appears to be identical to the original timepiece, but when you take a closer look you see that even though the markers are very nice, the 3 bluish sapphire markers aren’t actually sapphire. These appear to be blue coated with a gold outline. If you look closely and if you know a thing or two about these watches then you will find this detail really frustrating.
The authentic Rolex Submariner Serti dial is equipped with a 3135 Manufacture Rolex automatic movement that has a +2/-2 second per day precision and a 48 hours power reserve. With a bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor and a Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring, the watch ensures the following functions: centre hour, minute and seconds hands, instantaneous date with rapid setting and stop-seconds for precise time setting. It is the best diver’s watch out there. No questions about it. Naturally, my replica isn’t equipped with the same type of movement. Instead, it comes with a 21 jewels Japanese automatic movement. It keeps pretty accurate time and the power reserve holds up for about a day or so. This is quite nice for a replica.
The Submariner 16613 comes with an Oyster, flat three-piece links bracelet manufactured from a combination of Oyster steel and 18 ct yellow gold. It is both stylish and sturdy, without compromising comfort. And to complete its flawlessness it also comes with a 18 ct yellow gold folding Oyster safety clasp with a Glidelock extension system. It sounds pretty neat, isn’t it? Well, my replica doesn’t have all those fancy stuff, but it does manage to look nice and legit. It is constructed from a very resistant stainless steel and has that shiny beautiful 18 ct gold middle which is actually gold plated, not full gold. And the clasp has all the correct design details and markings.
Overall, my Rolex Submariner 16613 Silver Serti replica is quite nice and it serves it purpose. It comes with a very good Japanese automatic movement; it has a nicely designed dial and bezel, correct size and markings. It looks and feels authentic, even though it has a few minor flaws. But to the untrained eye it is a just a beautiful timepiece that works nicely.