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Rolex. A rare and attractive 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and lapis lazuli dial
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Rolex. A rare and attractive 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and lapis lazuli dial

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, SUBMARINER, 1000FT=300M, SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED, REF. 16618, CASE NO. N269343, MANUFACTURED IN 1992

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Rolex. A rare and attractive 18K gold wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, date and lapis lazuli dial
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft=300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, Ref. 16618, case no. N269343, manufactured in 1992
Cal. 3135 automatic movement, 31 jewels, lapis lazuli dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals with gold surround, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, rotating blue bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, gilt Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
40 mm. diam.
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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.

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The present Submariner with date is in excellent overall condition and comes adorned with an attractive and rare lapis lazuli dial. Reference 16618 belongs to the 16000 series of watches, which came out in the late 1980s and were equipped with the robust and very accurate calibre 3135. Replacing movement calibre 1575, the use of calibre 3035 marked a departure from previous automatic movements with an increase in beats per hour (BPH) from 19,800BPH to 28,800BPH.

Lapis lazuli is an attractive and deep blue gemstone, which has been cherished for centuries for its intense colour and is speckled with golden inclusions of pyrides that shimmer like stars in the night sky.

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