The last true Tool Watches
No manufacturer is as famous for robust Tool Watches as Rolex. As early as the beginning of the 20th century, the manufacturer presented timepieces designed for professional users with waterproof automatic watches and later with pioneering Tool Watches such as the GMT-Master or the Submariner. To this day, these models are prized for their exceptional reliability and functionality. The references that Rolex produced in 1990 and the following years are particularly sought after among collectors. They are among the last models that still have the following features:
- Pierced horns
- Tritium luminous material
- Strap lugs made of sheet metal
Combined with sapphire crystals, which Rolex used from the late 1980s to the early 1990s, the 1990 models are attractive neo-vintage pieces. Thanks to their scratch-resistant glass, they offer the best possible suitability for everyday use and water resistance. Also with these characteristics, the watches have a vintage charm, and the wearing comfort is incomparable.
Rolex Submariner from 1990: Ref. 14060
Just in time for the start of the new decade, Rolex launched a new generation of the Submariner No Date in 1990 with the Ref. 14060. It replaced Ref. 5513 after 28 years of production. The reference 14060 is an excellent example of a neo-vintage Rolex. With a sapphire crystal and indices with white gold borders on the dial, modern features can already be seen. Nevertheless, the reference retained its sheet metal lugs and pierced horns until the production period ended. Until 1998, Rolex used tritium luminous material.