Rolex knows a thing or two about icons. Some say that if the brand had only produced the Rolex Submariner, there is a good chance it would still be as highly regarded among its peers as it is today.
Why? Because the Rolex Submariner is more than just a blueprint for the ideal dive replica rolex daytona watches. It is a pioneer in the field of perfection. Its aesthetics have changed over the years, tweaked here and there, and improved to suit tastes and trends, but only slightly. The core of this watch has never deviated. That’s simply because it never needed to. Rolex got it right the first time and was smart enough to know a winning combination when he saw one.
The material design of a watch is one thing, but its colour is another. While Rolex was safe with the Submariner format, it was more than happy to experiment with colour. Perhaps the most successful (non-black) dial Rolex has ever produced is its sunburst blue dial. The Blue Submariner has existed in Rolex’s catalogue since the early seventies and has long been a collector’s favourite due to the fresh aesthetic it brings to the brand’s iconic dive watches. Since 2023, the price of pre-owned blue Rolex Submariner watches has skyrocketed – and the longer you look, the easier it is to see why.
If you don’t have a replica luxury watches in hand or pictures to browse, one way to identify a blue Submariner is to look at the reference number. The letters “LB” stand for “lunette bleu” or “blue bezel” in French.
Submarines with blue bezels usually have matching blue dials as well, but not always. For example, some vintage and older blue submarines were equipped with a champagne or silver “Serti” dial, the name given to Rolex dials with diamond (and other precious stone) hour markers. Vintage blue submarines with Serti dials have blue sapphires at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock, and diamonds at the rest of the time (except for 3 o’clock, which is where the date window is located).