The reason why many watch lovers are fond of the Ref.5514 is pure for it is just beautiful regardless of other features. The black oversized “COMEX” on the white background is eye-catching and the striking white hour markers as well the hands are in contrast to the black dial, which is different from the common Rolex, sporting a style of the professional of tool watch.
Comex got more and more expensive after 2005 with the blooming the wristwatches collection industry. The price of antique copy Rolex Sea-Dweller watches had increased a lot, and in 2008, the price of all kinds of Comex had reached the peaks. In that year, the big event of watchmaking industry was the special auction Revolution: The Evolution of the Rolex sport watch, on which, the Comex was the most popular model, outstandingly.
There are many styles of Comex of Rolex, however, the Ref.5514 was the one and only model that Rolex created for Comex . It was manufactured from 1972 to 1978 with a totally amount of hundreds, all of which were supplied to Comex and not sold to public. For this reason, Comex became an unique model of Rolex, being more and more popular among the watch lovers of antique Rolex. Although it was printed with the Submariner on the dial, Rolex imitation with Oytersteel case had been always divided into the Sea-Dweller, for it was equipped with Helium Escape Valve.