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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1993
    Reference No: 16610
    Movement No: 6’770’152
    Case No: S733’790
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped 93150, endlinks stamped 501B
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped 93150 and S R9
    Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with punched guarantee stamped in January 1995, Rolex green leather fitted presentation box, Rolex anchor, Rolex hang tags and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Instantly recognizable and eternally iconic, the Rolex Submariner’s robust and functional design was an overnight success. Debuted in 1989, the reference 16610 marked a new era for the Submariner series. The model was the first Submariner to feature a sapphire crystal, in addition to gold applied luminescent hour markers on the black glossy dial. The present watch is in excellent condition, and the black dial is nicely preserved with the hands and hour markers intact.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Ref. 16610
A fine and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds, bracelet, warranty, presentation box and original hang tags

Circa 1993
40 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 65,000 
€4,400-7,200
$5,100-8,300

Sold for HK$75,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018