View full screen - View 1 of Lot 2124. Rolex | Submariner, Reference 16800, A stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1982 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號16800   精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,1982年製.
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Rolex | Submariner, Reference 16800, A stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1982 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號16800 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,1982年製

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 HKD

Rolex | Submariner, Reference 16800, A stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1982 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號16800 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,1982年製

Rolex | Submariner, Reference 16800, A stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1982 | 勞力士 | Submariner 型號16800 精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,1982年製

Estimate:

60,000 - 80,000 HKD

Lot sold:

81,900

HKD

Rolex

勞力士


Submariner, Reference 16800

A stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet, Circa 1982

Submariner 型號16800

精鋼鏈帶腕錶,備日期顯示,1982年製


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 3035 automatic, 27 jewels

Case: stainless steel, screw down case back

Case number: 7'276'442

Closure: stainless steel 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 date function is working properly. The dial is in very good overall condition, the lumes indexes has faded into an attractive ivory color. The lumes on the hands is matching the indexes, however the lumes and hands with signs of re-luming during a Rolex service, only visible under a UV light. The bezel insert with minor signs of wear, a tiny dent on the bezel near 4 o' clock. The case with signs of polishing from the past servicing with wear, tiny scuff marks underneath the lugs from removing the bracelet. The case back with minor wear. The bracelet with minor surface wear throughout. Overall the watch is in very attractive condition.


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."

Enhancing the efficiency and functionality of their watches, Rolex continues to strive for technicality upgrades of its movement, and the reference 16800 is a proud example of their innovation. The reference 16800 was first launched in the 1970s with a quick date change through the crown that was never seen before. With a redesigned bezel and replaced sapphire crystal, the new submariner improves its depth rating from the original 200 meters to a remarkable 300 meters.