ROLEX OYSTER SUBMARINER
Ever since Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1954, it became an icon, and an important piece in any watch collection. Oyster line of watches has been born in 1926, when Hans Wilsdorf, the founder of Rolex filed the patent for a waterproof case. It became famous a year later, when Hans gave Mercedes Gleitze a Rolex Oyster to wear when she attempted to swim across the English Channel.
The Rolex Submariner has been around since 1954 and it underwent several changes over time. One of the base model in the collection is a “No-Date” Submariner and it is also the closest model to the original Submariner in the “modern” collection, as it is the only timepiece in the collection that does not come with the date function.
It is rather timeless in its appearance, and its simple design is great to pair with any attire. The 40mm stainless steel case is slightly different in its shape, it’s design became more square, with thicker and larger lugs. Another the most obvious differentiating point, is the new bezel. The 114060 is fitted with a ceramic bezel insert. This is unlike its predecessor, which comes with an aluminum bezel insert. The new ceramic bezel insert is much more scratch resistant, and it provides a nice shine under certain lighting conditions. In addition, the engraving on the insert gives it some depth and texture interest.
Finally, there were some changes made to the dial as well. The 114060 features bigger indices, which are filled with blue Chromalight. The markers are surrounded by 18K white gold frame, which provides greater legibility, especially if the user is wearing the watch for diving purposes. Every Rolex dial is designed and manufactured in-house, largely by hand to ensure perfection.
The timepiece is powered by Rolex’s Calibre 3130 – a self-winding mechanical movement that features only the time-keeping function. The movement boasts a power reserve of approximately 48 hours, and it is Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified. Comparing to its predecessor, the movement had undergone some upgrades as well. One of the most obvious one lies in its oscillator – in which it is now fitted with the Blue Parachrom hairspring, offering greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations. Its architecture, in common with all Oyster watch movements, makes it singularly reliable.
|CASE & DIAL|
|MODEL CASE||Oyster, 40 mm, Oystersteel|
|OYSTER ARCHITECTURE||Monobloc middle case, screw-down case back and winding crown|
|BEZEL||Unidirectional rotatable 60-minute graduated, scratch-resistant Cerachrom insert in ceramic, numerals and graduations coated in platinum|
|WINDING CROWN||Screw-down, Triplock triple waterproofness system|
|WATER-RESISTANCE||Waterproof to 300 metres / 1,000 feet|
|DETAILS||Highly legible Chromalight display with long-lasting blue luminescence|
|MOVEMENT||Perpetual, mechanical, self-winding|
|CALIBRE||3130, Manufacture Rolex|
|PRECISION||-2/+2 sec/day, after casing|
|FUNCTIONS||Centre hour, minute and seconds hands. Stop-seconds for precise time setting|
|OSCILLATOR||Paramagnetic blue Parachrom hairspring|
|WINDING||Bidirectional self-winding via Perpetual rotor|
|POWER RESERVE||Approximately 48 hours|
|BRACELET||Oyster, flat three-piece links|
|CLASP||Folding Oysterlock safety clasp with Rolex Glidelock extension system|
|CERTIFICATION||Superlative Chronometer (COSC + Rolex certification after casing)|
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