• Lot 178

    Rolex. An unusual stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee, box and seal

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 168000, CASE NO. R386447, MANUFACTURED IN 1987

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    Rolex. An unusual stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date, bracelet, original guarantee, box and seal
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, ref. 168000, case no. R386447, manufactured in 1987
    Cal. 3035 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, black matte dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, 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 dated 1982, Garantie d'Entretien dated July 2001, seal and green presentation box.

    Reference 168000 was in production in 1987 during a very short period of time only. A transitional model using the movement of reference 16800 and the case of reference 16610, its difference is the quality of the stainless steel case, upgraded from the previously used 916 steel to the much harder grade 904L.

    Early models featured luminous indexes without borders, later generations, such as the present watch, were fitted with the white gold borders around the luminous numerals. A small series of reference 168000 was also supplied to COMEX.

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    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.