For hardcore Rolex followers altering something that’s not as configured by the manufacturing facility is a strict no-go. In any case, in case you ship your watch into an official Rolex Service Middle, the technicians there’ll substitute any non-original components with components meant to match the unique watch. I get it, a model has to guard its product integrity. I don’t assume Mario Batali would permit modifications to his Bucatini All’Amatriciana.
Effectively, there’s that viewpoint after which there’s the Everest Journal viewpoint. Our firm does promote aftermarket straps for Rolex watches. We’re all about modifications. Our motto is “Customise Your Rolex.”
So after we see one thing like the Rolex “Shark” Submariner mod, made well-known by classic skilled Eric Ku, we get excited. The official Shark mod is blue ceramic bezel insert from white gold Rolex Submariner reference 116619 and added to a no-date Submariner 114060.
Picture courtesy of Time & Tide
With the 2020 Rolex new model releases, the corporate now affords a 41mm Submariner Date with a blue bezel and black dial, which is similar to Ku’s Shark mod however with a date window, and clearly a special case and motion.
Picture courtesy of Rolex Journal
For most individuals, the hassle to get a metal Submariner with a black dial and blue bezel is only a matter of getting in effectively with a licensed vendor to get one retail value.
Ku himself instructed Time and Tide: “Nah, I don’t typically purchase the brand new novelties. Subs, I don’t actually purchase that usually to be sincere. I feel this one is essentially the most fashionable Sub I personal really, and I’m fairly proud of (the Shark mod), so I in all probability gained’t get one other one.”
However let’s admire the Shark mod and the spirit behind it. A part of the pastime of watch gathering is the hunt and there’s a satisfaction in realizing the fitting individuals to get a Rolex half by itself, whether or not it’s a Glidelock clasp or a spare 69200 Jubilee bracelet.
Moreover, in order for you a No-Date Sub with a blue bezel there’s no option to get one with out going the mod route. The Submariner (no date) is just accessible in a black dial with black bezel. So in order for you one thing particular and it makes you cheerful, go for it! In case you might be fearful about getting Rolex official servicing, don’t fear about it, particularly in case your watch is out of guarantee. There are many respected watchmakers who’re recognized to do a fair higher job than RSC.
If you need a simple mod to inject some coloration into your black Ceramic No-Date Submariner, head on over and decide your Curved Finish Rubber Strap from us at Everest here.