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Rolex Submariner No Date 124060 Unworn New July 2022.

Reference 124060.

New watch, never used with his own box and documents.

Official warranty by Rolex.

Date of Purchase: July 2022.

  • Brand.  ROLEX.

  • Model. SUBMARINER (2022).
  • Reference. 124060.
  • Year watch. 2022.
  • Material. STEEL.
  • Movement. AUTOMATIC.
  • Diameter. 41 mm.
  • Bezel. STEEL.
  • Sphere. BLACK.
  • Glass. ZAFIRO.

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The Complete History of the Rolex Submariner Watch.

There is a long list of adjectives you will come across when reading anything about the Rolex Submariner - and they are nearly. always preceded by the word 'most' (or another superlative of the author's choosing). It can reasonably be described as the most iconic. most recognizable, most influential, most emulated, and most important sports watch of all time. Add to that the dubious honor of also being the most counterfeited. and you have a pretty impressive spread.

Introduced in 1953.

the Rolex Submariner was the first diving watch water-resistant to 100m. The watch came fitted with a rotating 60-minute. timing bezel to help divers keep track of how long they've spent underwater. and the dial was furnished with plenty of luminous material to ensure readability in the murkiest of waters. While the first Submariner was fashioned in stainless steel and paired with a black bezel and black time-only dial. Rolex eventually expanded to include a Submariner Date model, available in a variety of metals and colorways. Specs, features, and materials have. of course, improved over the last six-plus decades - yet, the fundamental design blueprint is still very much there.

Through its long and eventful life.

one awash in fascinating detail and rich with cultural significance. the Rolex Submariner has evolved to become an essential milestone for any serious watch collection. in either its modern incarnation or one of its many hyper-popular vintage examples. But how did it all originally come into being? Below. we trace the creation and progression of the dive watch to end all dive watches.

Rolex Submariner History.

Today, just as Rolex itself has transcended the notion of being merely a watchmaker and has evolved into. the ultimate illustration of attainment and luxury. so too has the Submariner moved to a higher plane. The Rolex Submariner is now just a watch in the same way that The Beatles were just a band. Yes, technically, but everything that has come after has (in some way) been shaped by it, and its. cultural relevance far transcends what Rolex could have ever possibly imagined when it first. created its original dive watch.

Even for a Rolex, a brand famous for how. little it changes its designs over the years, the Submariner is one of the least visually altered models in the company’s history. Nearly every fundamental physical. element from the first reference is to be found on the very latest model. with only the internal movements going through any sort of radical overhaul. In terms of its core blueprint, it has certainly evolved over the years but it has been a slow and measured approach that has been the. very definition of evolutionary rather than revolutionary. That is the benefit. of getting things right the first time.

Submariner Timeline.

  • 1953 – Rolex introduces the Submariner dive watch.
  • 1959 – Case increases to 40mm and crown-guards are added.
  • 1967 – Switch from gilt to matte dials.
  • 1969 – Rolex introduces the Submariner Date; first gold Submariner.
  • 1979 – First sapphire crystal on a Submariner watch.
  • 1984 – Switch from matte to gloss dials with white gold markers; first two-tone Submariner.
  • 1988 – Switch form 316L to 904L stainless steel for the Submariner
  • 2003 – First Submariner with a green bezel (ref. 16610LV)
  • 2010 – Cerachrom bezel and Super Case design introduced.
  • 2020 – Case increases to 41mm and lugs get redesigned.
  • Rolex Submariner History 14060 No-Date

Before The Rolex Submariner.

Rolex's relationship with the sea goes back long before the first Submariner surfaced. The company had been tackling the challenge. of waterproofing its watches almost from the formation of the brand at the turn of the 20th century, finally coming up with the famed Oyster case in 1926. This innovation turned the wristwatch into something. that could truly be worn all-day, every day and throughout a wide variety. of different demanding conditions.

The Rolex Oyster case and the self-winding Perpetual movement that it perfected in 1931, transformed. both the utility and, crucially, the image of the wristwatch. They could now legitimately be seen as a male accessory, whereas before they had been worn solely. by aristocratic ladies and were largely viewed as fragile and woefully inaccurate pieces that were little more than jewelry.

Rolex's twin innovations.

saw to it that the new breed of wristwatch was robust. and convenient enough for men to wear and effectively sounded the death knell of the ubiquitous pocket watch, which was traditionally the way. a gentleman told the time for centuries. In fact, the two inventions were so ahead. of their time they still form the backbone for the vast majority of the brand’s. output today, nearly one hundred years later.

A Purpose-Built Dive Watch.

Rolex's two key technologies also found their most effective home to date in the brand's first fully-fledged dive watch. The idea for the Submariner was hit upon by the company's then-Public Relations Director, René-Paul Jeanneret sometime in the early '50s. A passionate diver himself. it was Jeanneret who was responsible for much of the work. in formulating the tool watch concept - the idea that a watch could do far more than merely display the time.

This concept led to a mass of legendary names all being released within a few years of each other. including the earliest references of the Explorer, GMT-Master, Milgauss. Turn-O-Graph, and (a little later) the Daytona, all ushering in the first true 'golden age' for Rolex. However, above all these was the Submariner.

The idea of diving for recreation was still very much in its infancy.

and was built on technology developed during the recently concluded Second World War. A French naval officer and underwater pioneer named Jacques Cousteau, together with associate Emile Gagnan. a compressed gas engineer, had designed and built the first Aqua-Lung in 1942. A step up from the pure oxygen rebreathers used by military divers, which delivered a continuous airflow, the Aqua-Lung supplied-air only on demand, greatly increasing the amount of time. the user could remain submerged. It was Cousteau’s remarkable films of the undersea world that helped cause the explosion in popularity of Scuba diving. and as a close personal friend of Jeanneret, he was also enlisted to consult on what was needed to make the perfect dive watch.

Rolex Submariner History 126610LN Black Bezel.

Reaching New Depths

In September of 1953, a specially designed Rolex dive watch was attached to the outside of Swiss scientist Auguste Piccard’s Bathyscaphe. diving to a depth of 3131.8 meters. before returning to the surface in perfect running order without any signs of water ingress.

The following month, a lengthy testing report from the Institute for Deep Sea Research in Cannes documented 132 successful. dives over the course of a 5 month period ranging from 12 to 60 meters in depth. Numerous dives were taken with the crown pulled out to the time setting position, and yet not once were there signs of water ingress, whereas the report states that other watches submitted for testing from other brands all wound up suffering failures along the way.

To conclude their test session.

the watch was tethered to a cord and lowered to 120 meters below the surface for over an hour and still. even 20 meters past its rated resistance, no signs of leakage were detected.

Vintage Rolex Submariner History 6204.

The First Rolex Submariner

Despite its position as the most famous dive watch in the world, the Rolex Submariner was not, as is occasionally touted, the very first dive watch ever created.

Depending on your definition, that honor could be attributed to either the Omega Marine from 1932, or even the Panerai. Radiomir from 1936 (a watch made for the Regia Marina, the Italian Special Forces diving unit, and one that used Rolex cases and movements). However, it was another model designed in conjunction with the navy, the French one this time, that can most reasonably claim to be the first modern dive watch. as we would recognize it today.

The Blancpain Fifty Fathoms.

was the model that really set down what a working underwater timing device needed, devised as it was by two military frogmen, Captain Robert 'Bob' Maloubier and his second-in-command, Lieutenant Claude Jean Riffaud. Between them they set up the. Nageuers de Combat, or combat swimmers division, for the French Ministry of Defense in 1952. With little to no suitable equipment in existence, they were forced to create their own, leading to them drawing up a set of sound guidelines for a battle-ready dive watch.

Among the stipulations were a black dial with white indexes.

and handset for high contrast readability, an automatic movement so the crown (traditionally the weakest point in any waterproof watch) would need to be used as infrequently as possible, a rotating bezel to help track immersion times, and (naturally). a robust waterproof case. Unfortunately for Rolex, who was proceeding along almost identical lines, Blancpain was first to the punch by mere months. The Fifty Fathoms was released in 1953, the same year the initial Submariner was built, but it wouldn't make it into full production until the following year. making its entrance at the 1954 Basel Fair.