ROLEX | SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 16808, A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1986 | 勞力士 | "Submariner 型號16808 黃金鏈帶腕錶，備日期顯示，錶殼編號8510296，約1986年製"
130,000 - 240,000 HKD
130,000 - 240,000 HKD
SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 16808
A YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1986
Calibre: cal. 3035 automatic, 27 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: 8'510'296
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 180 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The date function is working properly.The bezel with minor signs of wear at places and pinhead dings at the 5 second and 30 second mark. The band with surface wear visible to the naked eye particularly at 8 o'clock. The case back with surface wear underneath the lugs from removing the bracelet and minor signs of wear throughout the edges. The case with minor signs of polishing. The bracelet with minor surface wear and has signs of polishing.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports 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. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. 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.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands 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."
The reference 16808 (18k yellow gold) and 16800 (stainless steel) are both very significant references as they represent the modern era of the Submariner. These 2 references were the first submariners to be fitted with a sapphire crystal and have the option of a quick date change.
Only made in 18k yellow gold the reference 16808 were available in 2 versions, either fitted with a black dial or a blue dial such as the present watch.