ROLEX SUBMARINER 16808
PRICE : SOLD
THE TECHNICAL CORNER
18KT yellow gold Submariner date automatic wristwatch ref.16808 manufactured by Rolex.
Blue dial with applied 18KT circled luminous indexes, luminous 18KT yellow gold hands, sweep centre seconds, blue aluminium inlay, magnified date display.
Waterproof 18Kt yellow gold 3 pieces case, revolving bezel, Triple Lock crown, signed screw back, Oyster bracelet.
Rolex in house Self winding 3035 COSC movement.
HISTORY IN BRIEF
Rolex Submariner reference 16808 production started around 1979.
Reference 16808 is the worthy successor of the legendary 1680/8, the previous Submariner 18kt yellow gold model in Rolex production.
The main differences between the two references are the sapphire glass and the more performing and precise caliber.
Even at the time the 18 kt yellow gold version was much more exclusive and expensive than the stainless steel one.
After the production of reference 16808 ceased in 1989 exceptional examples like the one we have for sale immediately became very sought after by Rolex collectors.
Reference 16808 was available in two variations : with black dial and inlay or with blue dial and inlay.
However, in rare cases like in the present specimen, the dial during the years could gradually change color making it much more exclusive and fascinating.
The rarity of the dial is further reflected by its super original condition, uniformly aged over the years.
This watch was seldom used and shows only very light signs of surface wear, the case is in exceptional condition and retains its original proportions.
All of the components of this superb 16808 Submariner match the production period : nipple dial, aluminium serif inlay, triple lock crown, 3035 COSC caliber, Oyster SEL bracelet, 16800 signed caseback.
The watch comes with original box and papers.
Manufacturer : ROLEX
Model : SUBMARINER
Reference : 16808
Case No : R,522,XXX
Year : 1988
Box/Papers : YES
Material : YELLOW GOLD
Bracelet : YELLOW GOLD
Dial : BLUE, TRITIUM
THE JATUCKA GUARANTEE
Our unparalled expertise and world-class reputation ensures you that you can buy with total confidence from VWC LTD by Jatucka.
We provide 1 year guarantee on the proper functioning and a lifetime warranty on the originality and the legal origin of every watch.
Along with the relevant certificates set out above we also include in the package a dated and signed CD ROM with all our high definition photographs of the watch as a further guarantee of your purchase.