• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 21

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, hack feature, bracelet, original guarantee, tag, anchor and box, made for COMEX

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DATE, COMEX, SUBMARINER, 100FT=300M, REF. 16610, CASE NO. N399253, COMEX NO. 6360, MANUFACTURED IN 1992

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, hack feature, bracelet, original guarantee, tag, anchor and box, made for COMEX
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Date, COMEX, Submariner, 100ft=300m, ref. 16610, case no. N399253, COMEX no. 6360, manufactured in 1992
    Cal. 3135 nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, black matte dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back engraved ROLEX COMEX 6360, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel, original sales tags, anchor, brochures, green presentation box and outer packaging.

    Reference 16610 was launched in 1989, fitted with the new calibre 3135 movement and a different quality of the stainless steel case, upgraded from the previously used 316 steel to the much harder grade 904L.

    Between around 1990 and 1997, approximately 250 examples of this model were supplied to Compagnie Maritime d'Expertise or COMEX, a professional diving operation for the oil industry, featuring the COMEX logo on the dial and engraved COMEX reference number to the back.

    For a reference 5513 supplied to COMEX see lot 145 in this auction.

    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.