Rolex Submariner 14060

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We think ‘vintage’ does not necessarily have something to do with age. Rather it’s all about aesthetics. In our opinion, this Submariner is a perfect example of a modern vintage watch because - even though, it has sapphire crystal, a new caliber and other modern aspects - it has largely maintained the iconic design from the past. 

This is why we think you could argue that the reference 14060, that was launched in 1990, is the best of both worlds. It succeeded the iconic reference 5513, which is according to many aficionados a pure Submariner thanks to its ‘no-date dial’. What is more, the bezel is still made from aluminium unlike the modern Submariners’ bezels that have ceramic bezels. Furthermore, this example dates back to 1993 and therefore, still has a tritium index. As you’ll probably know, aluminium and tritium have the tendency to fade, discolour and develop patina overtime. Finally, the 14060 still has a slender case with elegant lugs, which is in contrast to the new maxi case. The 14060 we can offer you is in great condition. The case, which houses the automatic caliber 3000, measures 40 mm in diameter, barely has any scratches and still has sharp edges. We think this watch is the perfect, sportive alternative of (or complementary watch for) a Datejust. 

Introduction

Rolex SubmarinerIn 1953, Rolex introduced one of the world’s first wrist watches geared specifically towards divers: the Submariner. Rolex had to confront a number of challenges when designing its first dive watch. The watch obviously had to withstand significant amounts of pressure and had to accurately measure time spent underwater, which the first Submariner achieved by featuring a 330ft/100m depth rating and a rotating diving bezel. It also had to be easily legible in conditions of reduced visibility yet aesthetically pleasing. Hence, the Sub’s iconic large white hour markers and Mercedes hands set against a contrasting black dial. The Submariner is the most iconic and desirable luxury watch of all time and has been adopted by luminaries such as Jacques Cousteau, Che Guevara, and none other than James Bond. Our favorite Bond, Sean Connery, wore a Big Crown Sub (early reference of the Submariner with a big crown and without crown guards) in the 1962 classic ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’.

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Packages are generally dispatched within 2 days after receipt of payment and are shipped within the Netherlands by Registered Mail through the Dutch carrier PostNL and for other countries by Fedex. Consult us if you prefer another method of shipping. For most destinations tracking is available.