Rolex 16610 Submariner – 1999 ‘Swiss Only’ – £8,250 – SOLD

Rolex 16610 Submariner

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Giles on +44 (0)7414 521721


Brand: Rolex
Model: Submariner
Reference: 16610
Year: 1999
Movement Type: Automatic
Movement: Calibre 3135
Case material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel
Dial Colour: Black
Diameter: 40mm
Papers: Yes
Box: Yes
Accessories: Full Set
Condition: Very Good

Price: £8,250

Rolex 16610 Submariner

This Rolex 16610 Submariner Date model is an unpolished example of the aluminium bezelled Submariner – THE classic diver’s watch and a Full Set too with papers and everything else.

16610 Submariners like this one are highly prized by those who prefer the slimmer, more sophisticated profile than that of the current ceramic models combined with the vintage feel of the older dial and if you’re looking for a pre-ceramic Submariner Date then this one is for you.

The first special thing about it is the year that it was made and the resulting ‘Swiss only’ dial.  Made from late 1998 to early 2000, the text at the bottom of this dial just says “Swiss” as opposed to “T<25” or “Swiss Made”. While those dials were made for years (Tritium dials for over 40 years), the Swiss only was made for less than 18 months.

Everything is original on this watch and the case and bracelet have never been polished so all the edges are sharp and crisp – the whole watch is covered in a patina of shallow marks – nothing that affects the shape of the case or amounts to actual ‘damage’ but it is marked all over.  The watch could be left like this in its unpolished state or alternatively, a light polish would remove the marks leaving the shape of the case intact – it’s up to the new owner to decide.

The dial and hands are perfect.

A Full Set including both boxes, papers, wallet, booklets Red Seal, green tag booklets and the calendar and anchor, this is whole kit and caboodle – at Oakleigh Watches, we love a Rolex Full Set.

Just serviced and running smooth and strong, this Rolex 16610 Submariner Date is supplied with a 12 month warranty.

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Giles on +44 (0)7414 521721

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