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Rolex

Retailed by Tiffany & Co. Submariner, Ref. 16800 Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1983

Rolex

Rolex

Retailed by Tiffany & Co. Submariner, Ref. 16800 Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1983

Retailed by Tiffany & Co. Submariner, Ref. 16800 Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet Circa 1983

Rolex


Retailed by Tiffany & Co.

Submariner, Ref. 16800

Stainless steel wristwatch with date and bracelet

Circa 1983 


Dial: black

Calibre: cal. 3035 automatic, 27 jewels

Movement number: 1'143'630

Case: stainless steel, screw-down back 

Case number: 8'298'252

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp 

Dimensions: 40 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 200 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: Bucherer service warranty card, Rolex service warranty card, instruction manual, calendar for 1984, document holder, COSC hang tag, anchor, service bezel insert, original crystal and presentation case with outer packaging 

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The date is advancing. 

CASE: is in fairly good condition. It present some scratches. The left band is slightly more scratched. It has likely been polished. The bracelet is in fairly good condition with some surface scratches throughout. 

DIAL: is in fair condition. It presents some blemishes throughout as well as some spots of discoloration.


Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.


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 but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). 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 SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Enhancing the efficiency and functionality of their watches, Rolex continued to strive for technical 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 the addition of a sapphire crystal, the new submariner improves its depth rating from the original 200 meters to a remarkable 300 meters.


The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic watches in the world with the richest history. The desirability of the present lot is further enhanced by its Tiffay & Co signature on the dial.