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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 2020
    Reference No: 126618LN
    Model Name: 18ct Yellow Gold Submariner Date
    Material: 18ct Yellow Gold
    Calibre: Automatic Rolex cal. 3235 70 Hour Power Reserve
    Bracelet/Strap: 18ct Yellow Gold Oyster
    Clasp/Buckle: 18ct Yellow Gold Glidelock Clasp
    Accessories: Original Rolex Box, Warranty Card, Wallet, Instructions & Tags

  • 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. 126618LN
We know. Rolex spent years marketing the Submariner as the ideal 'tool watch' a professional instrument for professional divers, so a solid gold execution should make no sense. But it just does. The impressive heft of the 18ct yellow gold case combined with the rugged build, perfect legibility and total reliability of a watch that has been carefully refined over 70+ years is simply magical. This 2020 version, has remained nearly untouched, with some oxidation appearing on the bracelet, testament to 4 years being kept in in its box. Complete with the original Rolex box, warranty card, instructions and tags.


Price £29,500 Ω