Rolex - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 116610LN
    Case No: CW387816
    Model Name: Submariner “Relojeria Alemana Palma de Mallorca"
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 190mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee dated August 6, 2014 stamped Relojeria Alemana, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Relojeria Alemana is a Spanish retailer of fine timepieces and an authorized dealer for Rolex with a history spanning over 140 years. Founded by German entrepreneur William Krug in 1879, the first boutique was in Colón street in Palma de Mallorca. The reign was then passed on to his friend Pablo Fuster Cortes and since then has become a family business. In 1968, the reign was passed on to the second generation Pablo Fuster Tarongi and is now a retailer to the world’s most celebrated watch brands such as Rolex and Patek Philippe.

    To commemorate the 135th Anniversary of Relojeria Alemana, Rolex made 135 examples of the Submariner ref. 116610LN with a specially engraved caseback to celebrate the event. Whilst not every retailer in the world can celebrate their anniversary in such fashion, Rolex commemorative timepieces are extremely rare, making the Relojeria Alemana anniversary edition a delight to have. It is an honour and rare occasion for any retailer to have their own special edition, making this timepiece extraorindarily special.

    The present example ref. 116610LN “Relojeria Alemana” is presented in absolute “New Old Stock” condition with all its factory protective stickers intact on the case. Accompanied by the full set of accessories, the present specimen is most certainly a desirable timepiece to acquire.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Ref. 116610LN
A fine, rare and virtually "new old stock" stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, bracelet, guarantee and box, made to commemorate the 135th Anniversary of Spanish retailer Relojeria Alemana in Palma de Mallorca

40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and bracelet signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF15,240

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023