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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 151

    Rolex. A fine stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 16800, CASE NO. 7'437'845, MANUFACTURED IN 1983

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    Rolex. A fine stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 16800, case no. 7'437'845, manufactured in 1983
    Cal. 3035 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, the black matte dial with luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, revolving black bezel calibrated to 60 units, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated July 1983 and presentation box.

    The present watch is from the early series of reference 16800 still fitted with the black matte dial. It is furthermore preserved in very good, original overall condition. Examples of this rare reference still retaining the original certificate and box are musts for the demanding collector.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.