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2020 Rolex Submariner Predictions

Once considered the most important annual trade show in the watch industry, Baselworld has suffered in recent years as many exhibitors have jumped ship. However, some of the top players, including Rolex, still showed off their new tricks here this year. While Rolex is notoriously secretive, no one outside the organization knows what new fake watches the company will release this year, but checking past patterns and predicting future releases is always an interesting activity for collectors.  rolex rolex-078760
The Submariner collection is long due for a new movement. The Datejust, Yacht-Master, and Sea-Dweller are all decorated with the latest in-house Caliber 3235 time/date movement, which was introduced in 2015. On the other hand, the Submariner Date still relies on the Caliber 3135 movement – which made its debut in 1988!
So it’s not a stretch to think that Rolex will roll out a fresh crop of Submariner Date models fitted with the new-generation Caliber 3235 movement. The company may even release a new time only sport version of the dateless submarine, although that’s probably something we won’t see for at least the next few years. If we look to the past for patterns, Rolex will probably announce white gold and yellow gold Submariner models at Baselworld 2020 and wait until Baselworld 2021 to launch two-tone and steel editions.
It’s known to all that gem-set Rolex replica watches – especially sports models like the Daytona “Rainbow” with a colorful sapphire bezel and the GMT-Master II with a sapphire/ruby/diamond bezel designed to mimic the “Pepsi” have had amazing success in recent years, worn by celebrities and coveted by collectors. While there are already some lavish gem-set Submariner models out there such as the ref. 116659SABR, these are ultra-exclusive models that are not even publicized by the brand.
Rolex unveiled its flagship diving watch in 1953, which means that the Submariner will celebrate its 70th anniversary in 2023. Rolex replica typically releases new references to commemorate milestone anniversaries, and the brand has been known to use green components for some commemorative models, including the 50th Anniversary Submariner ref. 16610LV “Kermit” with its green bezel insert.
In the past, Rolex offered diamond-encrusted dials as an option for solid gold dials and diamond-encrusted two-color subs. These are often referred to as “Serti dials” among collectors. Therefore, given the current trend for precious gems on Rolex sports watches, we wouldn’t be shocked if we saw the return of the Submariner with Serti dials for Baselworld 2020.