A rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 116618LN
    Case No: M'911'004
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated January 2, 2019, leather wallet, product literature, additional links, hangtag, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Hefty and luxurious, reference 116618LN is the glamorous version of the iconic Submariner model. Displaying all the original features of the iconic tool watch (such as the uni directional rotating bezel, depth rating on the dial and Oyster bracelet), it is most notably cased in yellow gold. Compared to its predecessors, reference 116618 was fitted with a Cerachrom bezel, making it scratch resistant.

    Still in production, this model is incredibly difficult to obtain at any Rolex boutique, further enhancing its desirability. Offered without reserve, it is preserved in excellent and unpolished condition, and offered with all its original accessories.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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LOT OFFERED WITH NO RESERVE

Lot offered with no reserve

Rolex

Ref. 116618LN
A rare and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, center seconds, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

2019
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

Estimate
CHF15,000 - 25,000 
€14,000-23,300
$16,000-26,600

sold for CHF32,500

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020