1996 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 14060)
The Ref. 14060 Rolex Submariner was introduced in 1990 as the new and improved version of its long-running predecessor, the legendary 5513. The 14060 featured a number of improvements from the 5513, including an increased depth rating to 300m or 1000 ft, a sapphire crystal, a 904L stainless steel case, and the upgraded cal. 3000 Rolex movement. We believe the 14060 was designed with the purest in mind with a simple, no-nonsense design, and retaining a lot of the aesthetics and elements that make the earlier no-date Submariners so desirable and great.
The earlier 14060 Submariner examples feature tritium lume dials, which have become very desirable due to the vintage appeal and wonderful lume coloration changes that can happen. The tritium dials were replaced in 1999/1999 with super-luminova, making for a small 8-year production cycle for these Tritium 14060 models. The 14060 continued in production until 1999 when it was replaced by the 14060M reference.
The 14060 is, for many, the perfect cross between old and new. With modern advancements and a more classic design, the 14060 Rolex Submariner is a versatile wristwatch for pretty much every situation.
|Dial||Black (WG Surrounds)|
|Bracelet||Rolex 93150 Oyster W/ 501B End Pieces|
The strong and symmetrical case has been lightly polished in the past and displays light signs of honest use. The original bezel insert is in excellent condition showing only minimal signs of use and retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock marker which has aged to an ivory patina and features a hairline crack. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 501B end pieces retains 11 links that show light stretch from use.
The glossy black dial is in impressive condition and has taken on a light texture that has a charming aesthetic in the sunlight. The tritium lume plots remain bright white with no patina and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely, with a slight patina towards the center of the hand stack, and exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch just received a complete service and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.