Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3000
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : July 1997
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 13mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 20mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Paperwork
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Rolex paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, with 11 links total. The watch is from July 1997 and is in worn condition with signs of wear, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
Here we have a 1997 Rolex Submariner 14060 "2-Liner", the 40mm stainless steel Oyster case curves over your wrist with drilled tapered lug, polished and brushed surfaces transition with a crisp edge, and a lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 13mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. On the right side is a signed Rolex screw-down crown. the crown guards are part of the case which gives it strength. The unidirectional black aluminium divers bezel holds a sapphire crystal above a black dial, applied white-gold disc and baton indexes are infilled with Tritium marking the hours. The Mercedes's hands are complemented by a lollipop counterbalanced sweeping second-hand infilled with Tritium, at 12 o’clock a Rolex crown with the text was precisely applied. At 6 o’clock we have the 2 lines “Submariner” 1000ft=300m. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back. inside an automatic Rolex Cal. 3000, 27 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, first introduced by Rolex in 1990. The watch comes fitted on its original Rolex 20mm stainless steel Oyster bracelet with a flip-lock safety clasp and the watch comes with its original Rolex paperwork.
If the timing was different this Submariner would likely not be making it to the website and instead would be comfortably sat on my wrist, even more so with the fact it is a birth year for me! The 14060 is one of my favourite 5-digit Rolex references, the lack of date and slightly thinner proportions make it incredibly comfortable and versatile on the wrist, easily a one-watch collection if such a thing exists!
In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which are installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released the Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.