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Rolex Submariner Ref. 14060M
The Rolex Submariner is an icon – a quintessential piece in any watch collection. Ever since it was introduced in 1954, the dive watch has been a mainstay in Rolex’s stable
Prior to the launch of the Submariner, Rolex had already been known to produce watches that are water-resistant. Since the early 1930s, Rolex produced a line of watches called the Oyster. Hans Wilsdorf – the founder of Rolex – filed the patent for a waterproof case in 1926. The Oyster was made famous a year later, when Hans gave Mercedes Gleitze a Rolex Oyster to wear the Rolex Oyster when she attempted to swim across the English Channel.
In 1989/1990 the 5513 was followed up by 14060, a very clean looking watch. Equipped with the caliber 3000. also called ‘two-lines’. Then in 1999 it was updated to ref. 14060M. M stands for ‘modified’. The movement changed from caliber 3000 to 3130. Changes between 3000 and 3130? A full balance bridge was introduced against the balance cock of the 3000, a larger balance wheel and Breguet overcoil against a flat overcoil of the caliber 3000. The number of jewels also went up from 27 to 31.
This Submariner is from the year 2007, which was the first year Rolex used the new rehaut ring with engraved serial number. Among Rolex enthusiasts, the engraved rehaut is more valued compared to the models form before 2007 which don’t have any engravings in the innner-ring. The engraved serial number in the rehaut is recognized as an additional feature to check on the authenticity of these watches and therefore its worth the extra value to many. The ‘old’ submariners with this ring were only produced for 3 years and are really desireable.
This piece is in great condition and comes with its original box. Ready for the next adventure!
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