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.
Fast forward a little. Rene-Paul Jeanneret, who was Hans’ right-hand man in Rolex, realised that diving is gaining traction in the 1950s. Coupled with Rolex producing tools watches such as the Explorer, Rene-Paul thought that it would be ideal for the brand to create a timepiece meant for diving. That, and coupled with the fact that he was a close friend to Jacques-Yves Consteau, had led the brand to create one of the most popular watches in the horological world.
The Rolex Submariner (Reference 114060), more commonly known as the “No-Date” Submariner, is often considered to be the base model in the collection. 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.
The model has been around since 1954 (or 1953, when it was still a prototype), the Submariner had undergone several changes over time. The latest iteration was launched in Baselworld 2012, with some aesthetic and mechanical modifications made to the line-up.
This piece is from 2013 and in excellent condition, with only some very light scuffing to the strap. Enquire for more details.
Model Number: 114060
Condition: (2) Excellent
Condition Detail:Excellent condition with full papers and boxes.