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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 186

    Rolex. A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, sweep centre seconds, ceramic bezel, engraved case back, bracelet and box, made for the Sultanate of Oman

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT = 300M, REF. 116610LN, CASE NO. 9KR81829, CIRCA 2014

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    Rolex. A fine and very rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with date, sweep centre seconds, ceramic bezel, engraved case back, bracelet and box, made for the Sultanate of Oman
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft = 300m, Ref. 116610LN, case no. 9KR81829, circa 2014
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    DIAL: black gloss dial, applied luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, unidirectional revolving black ceramic bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back engraved with the Khanjar, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, approximate overall length 195 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex sale tags, fitted green presentation box and outer packaging with the Khanjar symbol.


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    The present watch is a rare new old stock example of the Cerachrom bezel Submariner made for the Sultanate of Oman, still retaining all factory seals.

    Reference 116610LN was launched in 2010 together with its green bezel counterpart. It is the successor of celebrated Submariner Date reference 16610. The most apparent difference between the two models is the ceramic insert in the bezel, while before it was a simple metal insert. This new material, called "Cerachrom" by Rolex, was developed to improve the scratch resistance of the previous metal inserts.

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