The Rolex Submariner traces its proud heritage back to illustrious models like the reference 6538 (aka "James Bond" model), the 5508 and the 5513. What they all had in common, besides being bonafide dive watches which looked very handsome, was that they did not have a date display. As the years went by, the Submariner kept being built for divers, but it crossed over to the masses, many of whom needed a date display on their watches.
The original Submariner "look" was partially diluted (pun intended) in the name of necessity. Not so this Submariner reference 14060M, which harkens back to the earliest Submariner models. In the end, the date won out, because now after over 50 years of production of Submariner models with no date, Rolex has finally discontinued this 14060.
The case is 40mm in diameter with a sapphire crystal and screw down crown. Case is water resistant to 1000 feet or 300 meters. Bezel turns counter-clockwise only and serves as a dive (or anything else) timer counting up to 60 minutes of elapsed time.
Dial is glossy black with applied luminous hour markers and hands and two lines of text beneath the center pinion, which collectors prefer over the four line version.
Movement is the automatic winding Rolex Caliber 3130 with 31 jewels. The movement was meaningfully upgraded in the early 2000s (and the watch's reference number changed from 14060 to 14060M) with the addition of a new balance bridge (versus less stable balance cock) and some other technical improvements.
Bracelet is the stainless steel Rolex Oyster model 93150 with solid links.
This model is discontinued. US Retail is $6300. Watch is from 'D' series (2006) production and is like new.