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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 16618
    Case No: F922093
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 180 mm
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold Rolex deployant clasp stamped 93258 and CL8
    Dimensions: 40 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with warranty stamped by Karnig on January 28, 2007, Rolex green leather fitted presentation box, Rolex original hang tags and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    In production from 1988 to 2008, the reference 16618 Submariner is an excellent collector’s timepiece for anyone interested in Rolex wristwatches. The present watch is, according to our research, fresh to the market. The watch is not only meticulously preserved with protective stickers, but it also has the Rolex original sticker retained on the case back. Preserved in overall excellent condition, the present watch, complete with punched Rolex warranty, hang tags and fitted box, amply exudes a unique aura of glamour and brilliance.

  • 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. 16618
A fine and attractive yellow gold wristwatch with date, sweep center seconds, blue dial, bracelet, warranty and box

Circa 2004
40 mm diameter
Case, dial, bracelet and movement signed

Estimate
HK$165,000 - 250,000 
€18,200-27,600
$21,200-32,100

Sold for HK$212,500

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