The Rolex Submariner is arguably the most sort after, recognized and most copied dive watch of the 20th (and 21st) century. Since it was first introduced in 1953 at Basel, The Rolex Submariner No date is a pioneer in the scuba diving era. It was the first watch to be 100 meters water-resistant. Over the Rolex Submariner History, The Submariner has went through more enhancements than many other watches in the history books, the Submariner still retains its iconic look that is still very faithful to the original.
With almost over 60 years span of the Rolex Submariner, taste and technology advances evolve and the market responds appropriately. While I am not a vintage purist, I believe that Rolex (including other watches) still make incredible watches today.
The Rolex Submariner Reference 114060 was introduced at the Basel World 2012, it is also often known as the Rolex Submariner No Date (although some may mix up with Rolex Submariner date. Ref: 116610). But what is different about the New Submariner from 14060? Well, it has to do with the redesigned case, a new bezel, and a new bracelet. Other features like the dial and movement are worth mentioning too.
First, let’s review on the Rolex Submariner Case:
The Submariner has the perfect case dimension of 40mm wide that looks good on both small and large wrist alike. The middle case is built from a solid block of 904L stainless steel and measures 47mm lug to lug, with 13mm thickness. Different from most watches that use the 316L standard steel, 904L steel is an improve version with special chemical resistance and improved corrosion. Since this is the ‘ultimate dive watch’, we foresee that the 904L could potentially extend the lifespan of the watch by lessening any tarnishing that will arise from the reaction of sea salt.
Then, the Rolex Submariner no date review on the bezel:
The aluminum rotating bezel on Rolex 114060 is replaced with ceramic, which is actually scratch-resistant, fade-resistant, and corrosion-resistant compound patented by Rolex called Cerachrom. It is not only known to be more durable, the Ceramic bezel is also shinier than aluminum and has a nicer brilliance to it.
Next, the Rolex Submariner no date review on the Dial:
It is the most vintage dive watch dial in existence. The symmetry is simply of the easy to read face, with the high contrast, high legibility of the Rolex Submariner is simply stunning. However, if you have a no-date submariner made about five years ago prior to 114060, this isn’t a change for you.
And, the Rolex Submariner no date review on Movement:
The Submariner 114060 uses a very reliable 3130 movement with a power reserve of up to 48 hours. Rolex movement these days are made by blue Parachrom hairspring. Parachrom hairspring is made using a special alloy that makes the watch more accurate by lessening the effects of temperature, shocks and magnetism.
Finally, the Rolex Submariner no date review on the bracelet:
This bracelet is versatile and maybe a ‘best-in-class’ bracelet. It has a new-generation OYSTER-LOCK safety clasp and glide lock extension system. Underneath the clasp cover, this patented system enables adjustments of the bracelet length in 2mm for up to 20mm increment – without the use of any tools. This flexibility allows divers to easily wear the watch over a diving suit of up to 3mm thick and provides additional comfort in any situation.
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