Know What Letters Mean in Rolex Reference Numbers?

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Know What Letters Mean in Rolex Reference Numbers?

Post by koimaster » June 21st 2022, 2:05pm

If you don’t, here’s a super-quick guide.

The letters are short for French words, and if you ever took basic French at school and remember how to say a handful of colors, you’re in luck.

Black = Noir
Blue = Bleu
Green = Vert
Red = Rouge
Chocolate (aka brown) = Chocolat
Here are some other handy vocab words:
Bezel = Lunette
Crystal = Glace

So, if you see the following letters in Rolex reference numbers, this is what it translates to:

Daytona 116500LN = Lunette Noir = Black Bezel
Submariner 126613LB = Lunette Bleu = Blue Bezel
Submariner 126610LV = Lunette Verte = Green Bezel
GMT-Master II 126719BLRO = Bleu Rouge = Blue Red
GMT-Master II 126710BLNR = Bleu Noir = Blue Black
GMT-Master II 126711CHNR- = Chocolate Noir = Brown Black
GMT-Master II 126720VTNR = Vert Noir = Green Black
Milgauss 116400GV = Glace Verte = Green Crystal
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