Rolex Rolex Submariner 114060 ROL 721
Rolex Submariner 114060
Mint condition Rolex Submariner 114060. It comes complete with all boxes and papers including warranty card showing it was purchased from David Robinson jewellers in Altrincham in 2017. This particular variation of the brand's diver pays homage to the earliest variations of the Rolex Submariner while bringing several modern upgrades. The Submariner didn't receive a date aperture until the mid 1960s with the model 1680. Every reference after that time included a jump date on the dial with the exception of the non date references 14060 and 114060. Collectors who prefer a cleaner, less cluttered dial will appreciate the design of the non date.
Case Stainless steel a wider "Super Case" 40 mm with engraved rehaut and serial number
Bezel Cerachrom ceramic unidirectional lapsed time divers bezel
Dial maxi dial with highly visible Chromalight luminous coating plots and hands
Crown, Triplock screw down crown
Crystal Scratch resistant sapphire with anti reflective coating
Bracelet Stainless steel Oyster with all links and Glidelock clasp
Presentation Complete with all boxes, papers, tags and bracelet links
Additional Product Details
Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.