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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 118

ROLEX REF. 16618 SUBMARINER BLUE DIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000 ft.= 300m, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified," case No. Y455717, Ref. 16618. Made in 2002. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant to 300 m, 18K yellow gold diver's Chronometer wristwatch with blue bezel, date and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet Ref. 93258.

Three-body, 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. Blue with applied large luminous round, triangular and baton yellow gold indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold skeleton hands. Cal. 3135, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

USD 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 62,000 - 93,000 / CHF 8,000 - 12,000

Sold: USD 13,125


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9

Good

Scratched

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm.