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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 78

Ref. 16618, Yellow Gold ?Submariner? Navy Blue Dial Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000ft/300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified?, Ref. 16618, case No. X593729. Sold in July 1997. Very fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with date and blue bezel with an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster "Fliplock" bracelet. Accompanied by a certificate.

CHF 12,000 - 15,000

EUR 7,000 - 9,000 / USD 10,000 - 12,000

Sold: CHF 14,160

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated unidirectional revolving blue bezel for the decompression times, "Triplock" winding-crown protected by the Crown Guard, sapphire crystal with ?cyclops? lens. D. Navy blue with luminous round, triangular and baton gold indexes, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold "skeleton" hands. M. Cal. 3135, rhodium-plated, "oeil-deperdrix" decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-02

Very good

HANDS Service hands