Want proverbial quality on a timepiece that's both diving tool and casual watch? The Submariner is the one for you!
- Sleek design with no flaws, great classic look, good legibility.
- High-quality stainless steel.
- All in all, a good investment that holds value over time.
- Slightly lower water resistance when compared to other Rolex models like the Deep Sea.
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Rolex. The name says it all. The company is basically a legend that sells status, high quality and of course, value. If you ever handled a Rolex watch you know that they do fantastic quality watches that are pretty much unmatched throughout the world. The Submariner model that I’m reviewing came out in 2012 and unofficially is also called the “No Date” since there is no small panel for the date on this version. The other Submariner with a date panel and a magnifier bubble over it is significantly more expensive and, in addition, a lot of people like the clean face over the bubble one.
The Submariner is one of the most popular Rolex products that demonstrated the power of perfecting an already great watch over time. By redesigning the old Submariner, Rolex made some interesting choices in order to come closer to perfection. In a nutshell, the 2012 Submariner was redesigned with a slightly bolder look and with a noticeably larger size and weight; coming at a 40 mm case diameter, 13 mm thickness, a kind of lightweight casing and now it features a ceramic bezel as opposed to the aluminum bezel in the earlier versions. Rolex claims that they have created the first water-tight case design that features the Oyster. What I can state is that, with the Oyster, they did manufacture the first water resistant watch. That is the reason why the “Oyster” label is all over Rolex watches.
Interestingly enough, Rolex uses a type of 18k white gold on the dial, hands and hour indicators. Although it was firstly created with the intent of being a tool, everybody knows that it is a luxury item today that only few can get their hands on.
The best part about this watch is that you can wear it with a swimsuit as well as with a Tuxedo. Either way, classy and sporty on land or a diving tool underwater, the Submariner is an unmatched companion. Although noticeably larger than the 2010 model, Rolex made a great combination of case thickness and diameter making it feel great on the wrist. Some may say that for a diver’s watch 40 mm is too small so they point to the Rolex Deep Sea which has a noticeably thicker case and, in general, a larger footprint. That is true if you prefer thicker watches with greater capabilities of withstanding water pressure of up to 12800 feet / 3900 m which is the case of the Rolex Deep Sea. However if you want one slightly more elegant diver’s watch that feels overall better on the wrist I would go with the Submariner hands down.
Finally, I think the watch speaks all for itself. The Submariner was never designed to be anything than an excellent looking divers watch with a great fit and easy to read dial. Considering that Rolex watches tend to hold value better than most other brands this can be considered an important criterion when deciding on the Submariner. Again, if you want top notch specs from a classy, and I would say luxury divers Rolex, this is definitely the best choice you can make.
We also reviewed some other luxury timepieces like the Omega Seamaster Professional, the Tissot Seastar Automatic, the Casio Oceanus OCW-1100 and the Rolex Yacht-Master 2 which you can check out by clicking on their names.
- 300 meters / 1000 feet water resistance
- Sapphire Crystal window that is shock and scratch resistant
- Unidirectional Rotating Bezel
- Incredibly high-quality stainless steel case and bracelet
- Oyster clasp, 40 mm case diameter and 13 mm thickness
- Rolex caliber 3130 automatic movement
Rolex Submariner 114060 Review
Read the full review at: http://www.gmtminusfive.com/rolex-submariner-114060-review.
Rolex Submariner 114060 Review
A mini review of the iconic Rolex Submariner No date. This is my first set of reviews so constructive comments welcome. I realize I left a lot of things out.