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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 111

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 16610, CASE NO. U911108, CIRCA 1998

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Ref. 16610, case no. U911108, circa 1998
    MOVEMENT: automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    DIAL: black, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date
    CASE: stainless steel, tonneau-shaped, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, 40 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp, approximate length of bracelet 180 mm.
    ACCOMPANIED BY: Rolex Garantie stamped by Herbert Mayer Augsburg and dated March 1999, chronometer tag, Rolex presentation box and outer packaging


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    The present watch is one of the rare examples featuring a dial variation known to collectors as the “SWISS” only dial.

    Seen exclusively in a small number of the Submariner reference 16610 with serial numbers from the end of the “U” series until the end of serial number “A” series, these dials have only the word “SWISS” below the 6 o’clock index instead of the usual “SWISS MADE” found on the majority of the reference.

    Furthermore this watch is in “as new” condition with almost no signs of use, still retaining the original green Rolex reference sticker on the back of the case as well as all its accessories.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.


    Pre-Lot Text

    STEEL REF. 16610 “SWISS ONLY”