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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 104

    Rolex. A very rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, hack feature, date, bracelet, and Garantie, made for COMEX

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, REF. 16800, CASE NO. R381411, COMEX ISSUE NO. 6295, CIRCA 1987

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    Rolex. A very rare stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, hack feature, date, bracelet, and Garantie, made for COMEX
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, ref. 16800, case no. R381411, COMEX issue no. 6295, circa 1987
    Cal. 1520 automatic movement, 26 jewels, black matte dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, sweep centre seconds, outer minute divisions, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, gas escape valve in the band, screw back engraved “ROLEX COMEX 6295”, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, extendable deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 195 mm.


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    With Rolex original Garantie, sales tags, Rolex Oyster guaranteed 300 meters/1000 ft. under water anchor and cord, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch stands out by its excellent overall condition and the presence of the original accessories.

    It is from the reference 16800 series, in production from 1982 until 1986, with the COMEX designation on the outside of the screw back and on the dial. Part or the entire serial number was repeated to the inside of the case back, a feature only seen on this model and reference 5513 which was supplied to COMEX and to military forces (see lot 100 in this auction).

    The inside case back of the present watch bears reference 16800 and R381411, the entire serial number.

    Launched in 1982, reference 16800 introduced the quick-set date and an increased depth rating of 1000 ft (300 m). Early models featured luminous indexes as in reference 1680, later generations were fitted with the white gold borders around the luminous numerals, such as the present watch.



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