ROLEX | SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 16618, A YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1994
140,000 - 200,000 HKD
SUBMARINER, REFERENCE 16618
A YELLOW GOLD, DIAMOND AND SAPPHIRE-SET WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET, CIRCA 1994
Calibre: cal. 3135 automatic, 31 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw down case back
Case number: S291781
Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp
Size: 40 mm diameter, bracelet circumference approximately 170 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The dial is in excellent condition. The insert with some light surface wear but it is difficult to see. The case with some minor polishing, light surface wear and still retains the original green factory sticker. There is a couple of very minor pinhead dings to the band. The bracelet with light surface wear throughout with only some very light 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.
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).
**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 Rolex Submariner model is one of the longest and most reputable watch ever made. Since its introduction in 1953, the Submariner have evolved significantly. From being known to be an incredible tool watch to a holy grail in the world of high-end fashion, the Submariner is the perfect representation of sport and luxury.
The present model reference 16618 made in the 1960s is perhaps one of the most popular models of the Submariner. Housed in a 18k yellow gold case and complimented with diamond and sapphire-set indexes, this watch not only provides the durability of a Submariner but it also possess the elegance needed for a black tie event.