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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 153

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 168000, CASE NO. R381398, MANUFACTURED IN 1987

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 168000, case no. R381398, manufactured in 1987
    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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    Reference 168000 was available with two different dial versions, the printed luminous numerals without frame, such as the present watch, and the later style with the luminous material enclosed by white gold frames (see lot 268 in this auction).

    The present watch is particularly appealing thanks to its charismatically discoloured luminous hour markers, now displaying a warm amber yellow tone.

    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.