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$9,000

14 bids

No reserve
Auction Ended
09/16/21
At Sep 16, 4:00 PM UTC
Lot #1102

Rolex Submariner 16610

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Introduction

Debuting in 1953 and released to the public the following year, the Rolex Submariner has undoubtedly become one of the most iconic timepieces of all time, thanks to its legendary status as Rolex's flagship dive watch. Used extensively by the British Royal Navy and professional diving operations like COMEX, the Submariner set the bar for all dive watches to follow. Featuring a genuinely timeless design that has remained relatively unchanged throughout its history, the Rolex Submariner has become the archetypal sports watch. With very few large-scale aesthetic upgrades made to it over the years except for timely advancements like introducing a date function to the collection in the late '60s, and its modern cerachrom bezels, the Submariner is seen as the prototypical dive watch thanks to its consistency. As a result, the Submariner has earned its status as a legendary watch, with it still remaining as one of the most sought-after timepieces around.

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Grade

M 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Chronometer Tag

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

40mm

Model

Submariner

Movement

Self-Winding cal. 3135

Reference

16610

Bracelet

Stainless Steel Oyster bracelet

Year

Circa 1999

Condition

Near Mint

Material

Stainless Steel

Included

Chronometer Tag

Dial Color

Black

THE DIAL

Produced in 1999, this example features the highly-coveted and transitional "SWISS" only dial that was used for a brief 2 year period from 1998 until 1999 which is marked by the word "SWISS" below the 6 o'clock marker.

THE CASE

Presented in excellent condition, this example features tight and well-preserved end links that stay flush to the case. Furthermore, its lugs and case sides remain sharp and in great condition.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

Overall condition is near-mint. Dial and bezel appear to be like new. Caseback retains the full sticker from the time it was originally sold. Bracelet has minor surface abrasions from light use, in particular on the buckle. There are a total of 11 bracelet links.

Our Perspective

Perhaps one of the most iconic watches ever created, the Submariner is the archetypal luxury timepiece, and the ref. 16610 is its longest-running and best-known variant with 20 years of service from 1988 until 2008.

Eric Ku

Co-founder

Lot # 1102

Rolex Submariner 16610

Sold

$9,000

Ended
09/16/21