The 1960 models at a glance
While the Rolex Explorer 1960 was already seven years old and the Rolex GMT-Master 1960 celebrated its sixth birthday, the following two models were launched for the first time in these years:
- Rolex Deepsea 1960: Launched directly in 1960 as Rolex Deepsea Special
- Rolex Daytona 1960: Launched in 1963 (Ref. 6239)
While the Day-Date was presented in the 1950s, the famous Ref. 1803 of the Day-Date was only released ten years later. The Ref. 1803 is the best-known and also the most sought-after vintage reference of the Day-Date series. Incidentally, the same applies to the Rolex Submariner, which first saw the light of day in 1953, but later brought one of the most important vintage references onto the market in the 1960s with the Ref. 5513. Models like these show the immense importance the decade had and still has for the Professional models of the Swiss manufacturer.