ROLEX | SUBMARINER 'SCHLUMBERGER', REFERENCE 116610LN, STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 2018
Estimate: 8,000 - 10,000 GBP
SUBMARINER 'SCHLUMBERGER', REFERENCE 116610LN
STAINLESS STEEL WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET,
Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: stainless steel Oyster, screw-down crown and back, personalised engraving to the back
Case number: E6’8E6’651
Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with integrated folding clasp
Dimensions: 40mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 200mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: Rolex guarantee card dated August 3, 2018, Rolex service booklet, card holder, sales tag, chronometer tag and presentation case with outer packaging
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DIAL: in excellent condition, hands in excellent condition.
CASE: in excellent condition with protective stickers still in place. The back bears an engraving reading "SCHLUMBERGER".
MOVEMENT: running at time of cataloguing, date advancing.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of its timekeeping. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and that a service may be required at the buyer's discretion.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
Since its introduction in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was continuously upgraded and saw many technical evolutions. Superseding the 16610, the reference 116610 was introduced in a stainless steel and gold combination in 2009, unveiling to the market the face of the "modern Submariner". In 2010, Rolex carried on by releasing the highly anticipated stainless steel version of the world's most famous divers' watch.
The new timepiece noticeably showcased the bulkier, fat case design, which Rolex paired with their patented and virtually scratchproof Cerachrom bezel insert. In order to increase legibility and under-water usability, the indexes were furthermore filled with the effective blue Chromalight luminescent material. The timepiece encases the highly accurate and reliable calibre 3135, beating at a modern 28'800 vibrations per hour.
The present stainless steel Submariner 116610LN is however rather special as the watch was initially gifted as a company gift. The back confirms the provenance with the "Schlumberger" engraving. One of the World's leading technology providers within the global energy industry, the company employs over 100,000 staff in more than 120 countries.
The singular watch stands in unworn condition and is accompanied by its original guarantee card mentioning Schlumberger as the buyer as well as its full suite of accessories.