It was due to happen sooner or later, and the only guess was “when”. After introducing its cerachrom ceramic bezel on the new GMT-Master II in 2006, Rolex applied the same technology to the Deep Sea, a new development released in 2008. This year, the brand finally unveiled the revamped version of it legendary diving watch, the Submariner, featuring a cerachrom bezel and a laser-engraved inner ring.
Besides the obvious technical upgrade, it seems Rolex has paid careful attention to the choice of materials and decorations. The new watch elements such as the atom-blasted ceramic bezel and the inner laser-engraved conical ring both require highly sohpisticated tools. This characteristic turns the task of replicating them into a difficult and expensive one. This blogs strongly dissaproves of fakes and replicas, and it is comforting for the watch collector to see Rolex put a lot of efforts in making their products hard to fake.