Sunday, October 05, 2008

The White Gold Rolex Submariner Is Now Available...

The all new Rolex Submariner has come to market and here are photos of it:

This all new sub has a Supercase, maxi markers with fat hands and a ceramic blue dial.

It appears as if the crystal is flush with the bezel and no longer sits up proudly above the bezel. This translates into a more finished, streamlined look.

The all new Submariner in white gold as pictured, has a blue dial and blue bezel that is made from ceramic material. The ceramic material makes it extremely sturdy and scratch proof like the synthetic sapphire crystal.

This is the first time in history that Rolex has ever made a white gold Rolex Submariner.

The new Submariner has the glidelock clasp just like the DEEP-SEA SEA DWELLER. This is great news because it appears as if this will be the new standard on all Sport Rolex watches as they are introduced in the future.

The highly innovative new glidelock clasp allows the wearer to adjust the size of the clasp, while the watch is on the wrist and requires no tools. This is also great for authorized dealers because typically when you go to a dealer they keep all their Rolex watches with all the links in them, which means if you try it on you don't really get to see how it will look on your wrist because the bracelet is way too big.

The glidelock allows you to adjust the watch up to 1.5 links in length.

It seems logical that next year or the year after at Basel, Rolex will introduce the all new stainless steel Submariner, and assuming it follows the design language of the white gold Submariner pictured above, it should be an absolute winner!!!

Podcast Interview with Sheldon Smith...

Sheldon Smith Podcast

On Jake's Rolex Watch Blog we have done three different kinds of Podcasts interviews to date:

• Historical
• Famous People who wear Rolex
• Rolex Book Authors
• Rolex Watch Talk (New)

We now have a fourth type of Rolex Podcast which is really almost like Rolex Radio Talk. In this podcast interview with Sheldon Smith we talk about Sheldon's superb Rolex Information and Tidbit website located at

Sheldon Smith is one of the more famous members in the online Rolex community and it's amazing how much he knows about Rolex. In this new type of podcast we simply talk about whatever is on our mind and that is what makes it like Rolex Radio. (Running Time 2:33:08)

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Podcast Show Notes

Here are images we discussed of a Rolex GMT Master [Reference 1675] with a transparent showcase back Rolex custom made for a customer in 1962: