Rolex has always evolved, but there has never been a revolution. In traditional Rolex fashion, Rolex has upgraded and refined every watch model, but the brand has remained true to the original design. On September 1, 2020, Rolex officially unveiled the highly anticipated new Submariner No-Date 124060. The watch has definitely been upgraded, but it looks so similar to the previous ref.114060. Before we explore the replica Rolex Submariner 124060, let’s review the recently discontinued ref.114060.
Submariner No-Date VS Submariner Date
1954 marked the birth of the Submariner, a dive watch with no date window. The Submariner Date, however, made its debut in 1966. So the Submariner No-Date is the origin of the series. Aside from the price and date window, these two replica Swiss watches are actually the same watch. But purists say that for a modern Submariner, the ref.124060 is the only choice. Its simplicity, lines and minimalist aesthetics match the history and it’s what a real tool watch should look like. Plus, the lack of date makes Submariner No-Date that little bit more versatile. However, the Submariner is also a dive watch for everyday wear. Its sleek look does prove to be perfect for everyday. That’s why few people would choose a dive watch over a Submariner, but rather because of its looks and popularity. With a date window, the Submariner Date has become a more popular choice because it is more practical. So it makes sense that the Submariner Date would be more popular than the Submariner No-Date.
By the way, the title Submariner “No-Date” is a misnomer. The Rolex Submariner with no date display is called the Rolex Submariner. The Rolex Submariner with a date window is called the Rolex Submariner Date.
Rolex Submariner 114060 – 2012
Let’s begin with Rolex Submariner 114060 replica, after all, it was one of the most iconic and handsome watches before ref. 124060. Rolex introduced Submariner 114060 at Basel World 2012. The case is still 40mm, rated to a depth of 1000 feet(300M), and made of 904L stainless steel. For a dive watch the 40MM ref.114060 is actually quite thin lending to its elegant classy aura. Then, the black Cerachom bezel is virtually scratchproof and completely resistant to fading and corosion. In addition, the dial is also black. The black on black monochrome colouring is also slimming in appearance. Thirdly, Rolex Submariner 114060 is fitted with a solid-link Oyster bracelet in 904L steel with a new-generation Oysterlock safety clasp. The other amazing thing about this bracelet is the Glidelock that simply allows wearer to do an extra quick bracelet size adjustment as your wirst expands and contracts throughout the day. All you need to do is just take off your watch and glide the bracelet left or right for the most comfortable fit.
Inside the Rolex Submariner 114060 is a caliber 3130 automatic which totally in-house made. It is an utterly well-made movement that just tells the time. The COSC certification certifies that this is a highly accurate and reliable mechanical movement. And this movement featuring a parachrom hairspring and power reserve of 48 hours.
Rolex Submariner 124060 – 2020
In 2020, Rolex upgraded the entire Submariner collection. This is the first upgrade of the Submariner No Date after 8 years. As we all know, the case diameter of all classic Submariner watches is 40mm, and now the newest model released is the first ever 41mm case size. While the case diameter has increased, it hasn’t gotten any less elegant or clunkier. Because the lugs have been made slimmer, is akin to the Submariner ‘Kermit’, and not as bulky as on the predecessor. The new Submariner may wear more or less the same as the predecessor, but the innovative design means that it sits much more snugly on the wrist. There are no changes in terms of water resistance or materials used.
The replica Rolex Submariner 124060 is still connected to one of the best metal watch bracelets on the market – the Oyster bracelet. It is strikingly similar to the three-link Oyster bracelet previously used by Rolex, but this bracelet has been widened by 1mm. In addition to the Oysterlock safety clasp, there is also a Glidelock extension system located beneath the clasp cover which allows fine adjustments of the bracelet length in 2 mm increments for a total of approximately 20 mm – without using any tools. Its presence guarantees extra comfort for the wearer in any situation.
The biggest change to the Submariner 124060 involves changing to the new generation caliber 3230. Rolex COSC Chronometer certifies each of these fake Swiss watches, including the latest caliber 3230 movements of course. And this updated movement also does not feature instantaneous date adjustment, but can hold up to 72 hours of power reserve. Rolex added a small brand logo to the “SWISS” and “MADE” at six o’clock on the dial, presumably to tell you that the watch’s movement has been upgraded.
In addition, the color scheme and functions of the watch remain unchanged. The hour markers and hands in the dial are filled with Chromalight to emit a long-lasting blue glow. And 60-minute unidirectional rotation bezel is still made of ceramic.
From the style point of view, Rolex this year’s new Submariner watches launched slightly conservative. The difference between the new and old models are less discernible but becomes apparent when the 2 fake Rolex watches are side-by-side. The Rolex Submariner 124060 retains its classic look and iconic design but has been refined and improved in traditional Rolex fashion.