1996 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 14060) With Service Card
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, 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 than 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 Oyster Flip lock 93150 W/ 501B End Pieces|
The excellent case has been previously lightly polished featuring thick lugs and almost no wear from use. The original bezel insert remains deep black in coloration with no wear and retains its tritium pearl which matches the dial perfectly. The Rolex 93150 Oyster bracelet with 501 B end pieces is in excellent unpolished condition and exhibits little wear and almost no stretch.
The glossy black dial with white gold surround markers is flawless. The tritium lume plots remain bright white in coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands are flawless and match the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the hands show no degradation or lume loss.
The watch comes with a Rolex service card from 2010 and is keeping time within spec.