The Rolex Submariner Ref. 114060

Therolex submariner replica is arguably the most recognized and definitely most copied dive watch there is. It was originally introduced in 1953 as a commercial diver’s watch during the pioneering era for scuba diving, was the first watch to be water-resistant to 100 metres and has fueled the huge popularity that has developed for this style of watch. Rolex has over the years made many improvements to the Submariner but retains a design that is still very faithful to the original. Today’s Rolex Submariner could be seen as the quintessential dive watch and has become replica watches’s most popular watch with the steel versions in particular being the most popular versions of this model.

The Reference 114060 is one of the newest generation Submariner models often referred to as the Rolex and with its clean dial is the purest example of the Submariner.Rolex Submariner Ref. 114060 – Case.The Submariner’s case measures 40mm in diameter which is not too large or small and a size that no doubt suits a broad spectrum of the population. It features Rolex’s impressive alternating brushed and polished finishing applied to most of the case which helps to add a subtle refined look to its utilitarian design. The middle case is constructed from a solid block of a corrosive-resistant 904L steel, most steel watches use the 316L standard. The 904L type has improved corrosion and special chemical resistance, something that will be appreciated by those intending on using the Submariner for its intended purpose of diving since it will lessen any tarnishing that will occur from the effects of salt water and help it to stay looking good for longer.

The case has, over the years gone from its original groundbreaking 100m rating to the current 300m one and features a hermetically sealed caseback. Further bolstering the Submariner’s arsenal against the penetration of water is their patented TRIPLOCK triple waterproofness system which is fitted to the crown and screws securely down in a manner Rolex describes as similar to a submarine hatch.

The rotating bezel on earlier Submariners used to have an aluminum insert with the minute indicators printed on it, but this model, like the 2010 Submariner and the GMT-Master II has a bezel of Cerachom.Cerachom is Rolex’s proprietary form of ceramic and is much more durable, it is not only completely resistant to fading and corrosion but also virtually scratchproof.