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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 248

    Rolex. A Rare and Attractive 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Lapis Lazuli Dial, Date and Bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, REF. 16618, CASE NO. E556641, CIRCA 1990

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    Rolex. A Rare and Attractive 18k Gold Automatic Wristwatch with Lapis Lazuli Dial, Date and Bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, Ref. 16618, Case No. E556641, Circa 1990
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    DIAL: lapis lazuli dial, applied luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions, magnified window for date
    CASE: 18K gold, tonneau-shaped, unidirectional revolving bezel with blue metal insert graduated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, deployant clasp, approx. 200 mm.


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    Reference 16618, the all-gold Submariner, was launched in the mid-1980s, fitted with the caliber 3135 movement and quick-set calendar functions. The model was available with a variety of dial versions, the present lapis lazuli variant being amongst the rarest.

    The present example is in excellent condition and is one of only a few Submariners with lapis lazuli dials to ever come to market. It can rightly be considered one of the rarest and most beautiful trophies for collectors of Rolex sports watches.


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