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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 2007
    Reference No: 16613
    Movement No: 1’227’474
    Case No: Z173’309
    Model Name: Submariner
    Material: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3135, 31 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet, max length 185mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Rolex guarantee stamped London Jewelers dated 12th February 2007, instruction manual, product literature, green card holder, green passport holder, hang tag, anchor, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First introduced in 1988, the Rolex Submariner ref. 16613 belongs to the two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold version of the 16600 series. Featuring an upgraded cal. 3135, most collectors have come to conclusion that it was perhaps one of the best produced Rolex movements. Considered as one of the last true Submariner with a vintage appeal before the introduction of the maxi-style case, collectors believe the 16600 series to be a one of the most desirable. Offered with variants such as black dial with a black insert, blue dial with blue insert and examples featuring gem-set indexes referred to as serti dials, the reference was discontinued in 2009.

    The present example Rolex Submariner ref. 16613 from circa 2007 featuring a blue bezel insert and a grey serti dial with diamond and sapphire-set indexes is a beautiful iteration of the reference. Offered in attractive overall condition and complete with its full set of accessories, the present example is a perfect timepiece to sport on a weekend sail.

  • 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. 16613
A fine and attractive two-tone stainless steel and yellow gold diver’s wristwatch with center seconds, date, diamond and sapphire-set indexes, bracelet, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2007
40mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$110,000 - 200,000 
€14,400-26,100
$14,100-25,600

Sold for HK$119,700

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)