Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Boring BaselWorld 2010: New Submarin

BaselWorld 2010 Submariner Switchup
New Submariner Before & After Bezel Swaps
[116610 LV, with 116610 LN]

I am going to cover the Basel introductions today, but the first thing that popped into my design mind was that the new all green Submariner could be better with the black bezel and visa versa.

Who knows, maybe the all green Submariner will grow on me, but the good news is that if you purchase an all new LV (Green) Submariner and an all new black version, you will come up with, what at least in my design-mind is a big improvement and I illustrated them below.


The next two photos are of the two all-new stainless steel Rolex Submariner models Rolex introduced today at BaselWorld in Switzerland. The first has an all-black bezel insert and matching black dial.

The next watch is the all-new stainless steel Rolex Submariner with a green ceramic bezel and matching green dial.


So my idea is to swap the bezels and put the black bezel insert on the green dial watch and visa versa. I think it looks way cooler this way!!! It kind of reminds me of the yellow gold 50th anniversary GMT-Master with the black bezel and green dial.

To my way of thinking, this black and green combo looks way better than the green on green, because the green on green has a brushed finish on the dial with a solid green finish on the ceramic bezel insert which kind of clash and don't match. I also think this version looks really, really aquatic in a Jacques Cousteau 1950s retro-kind-of-way. I love how the green gold dial ads so much depth and dimension compared to the standard black dial. I think this combo takes the stainless steel Rolex Submariner to a whole new level of coolness.

This next version below puts the green ceramic bezel insert on the black dial which essentially turns it into a Supercase 50th Anniversary Submariner, which I think looks really cool!!! Who knows? Maybe Rolex will offer these great color combos as options!?!