2021 Rolex Submariner No Date ref. 124060 – full set
The 20th century marks the century of constant competition for achievements, the main questions of the time were: who will be the first man on the moon, who will go to the deepest seas, who will climb the highest mountains? Expeditions were led worldwide to be the first to accomplish these challenges.
Rolex, faithful to its principles and always in search of performance, has known how to associate itself with great historical events. In the 1960s, oil companies had already begun to turn to offshore exploitation. At the time, scuba diving was in the midst of a technical revolution with the use of gas mixtures that allowed the human limits to be pushed even further.
Presented in 1953, the Submariner is the first watch guaranteed to be waterproof to a depth of 100 meters. An important step in the race to waterproofness, where Rolex had already illustrated itself in 1927, when Mercedes Gleitze swam across the English Channel equipped with an Oyster.
Popularized by Sean Connery in James Bond 007 vs. Dr. No, the “Sub” is also adopted by NATO forces. Water-resistant to 300 meters since 1989, it boasts a simple display, enhanced with chromalight, a luminescent material that emits a blue glow in the dark. The unidirectional rotating bezel with 60-minute graduation is fitted with a Cerachrom disc, a patented, ultra-resistant ceramic.
Case enlarged by 1 millimeter (41mm), horns refined as on the vintage references, Oyster bracelet slightly revisited and enriched with a safety clasp to avoid any involuntary opening, addition of a patented rack and pinion system to adjust it without tools …
The indexes and hands are in white gold and the bezel in ceramic. Finally, the watch also houses the new Rolex Calibre 3230 movement with a 70-hour power reserve.
You will wear on your wrist a beautiful watch fruit of years of Rolex expertise that has never ceased to improve its eponymous model for the benefit of an almost unparalleled quest for performance.
BrandRolex CaseUnpolished, new old stock
ModelSubmariner No date
Case materialStainless Steel
MovementAutomatic 3230 (Certified COSC)
BraceletStainless Oyster steel
CaseUnpolished, new old stock