A model that needs no introduction is the Rolex Submariner with its iconic and classic design that has stood the test of time since its launch in 1953.
This Rolex Submariner No date reference 114060 offers a perfectly symmetrical and simple dial, it uses the reliable caliber 3130 featuring a parachrom hairspring and a power reserve of 48 hours.
Rated to a depth of 300 metres, the middle case is crafted from a solid block of a corrosive-resistant 904L steel. The fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool exclusive to Rolex watchmakers. The winding crown, fitted with the patented TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system, screws down securely against the case in a manner akin to a submarine’s hatch. It is protected by a crown guard that is an integral part of the middle case.
Like the Submariner of 2010 and the GMT-Master II, this no-date Sub has a bezel of Cerachom, which is virtually scratchproof and completely resistant to fading and corrosion. The graduations in the bezel are actually PVD coated with platinum, and the dial and hands are filled with Chromalight to emit a long-lasting blue glow.
This is the last year of the maxi case and does wear large for its 40mm size, given the wide lugs. It wears more like a 42mm case. Once on the watch is extremely comfortable, something you would expect from Rolex at this point after many years of perfecting this model. The bracelet wraps perfectly around your wrist even for someone with wrists as small as mine, my favourite feature on the bracelet is the Glidelock system that easily adjusts the bracelet a few millimetres without having to use any tools, something that comes in very handy especially if working between different temperatures.
If you are looking for the ultimate no-nonsense watch that represents everything Rolex stands for this could be a very good option.