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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 114060
    Case No: 470D61A1
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 205mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by undated Rolex guarantee, instruction manual, product literature, hang tag, green card holder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Submariner is arguably the most iconic wristwatch ever produced by any manufacturer. Initially released in 1953, the Submariner was the world’s “go to” professional diver’s wristwatch, and today it has become “the” go to watch. Earliest examples of the Submariner featured a time only function with no date. However, in the late 1960s Rolex released their first ever Submariner reference with a date function via the ref. 1680.

    In modern times, Rolex has always continued to release examples of the classic “Black Sub” without a date. In 2010, Rolex introduced the upgraded ref. 114060 replacing its former ref. 14060, which enjoyed a production of over 20 years. While its aesthetics remain widely unchanged, the new ref. 114060 was the first “No Date” Submariner to feature a Cerachrom bezel. In 2020, Rolex discontinued the ref. 114060 and introduced the new ref. 124060 fitted with a new cal. 3235 and a larger case at 41mm diameter.

    The present “New Old Stock” example of the recently discontinued ref. 114060 is in unworn condition with all factory protective stickers intact and accompanied with Rolex’s new guarantee card.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 114060
A fine, attractive and "New Old Stock" stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$50,000 - 80,000 
€5,300-8,500
$6,400-10,300

Sold for HK$126,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021