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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 117

ROLEX REF. 16808 SUBMARINER YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Submariner, 1000 ft / 300 m, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, case No. 6704272, Ref. 16808/16800. Made circa 1981. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold Chronometer diver's wristwatch with date, black dial & bezel and an 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster Fliplock bracelet.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated unidirectional revolving black bezel for the decompression times, Triplock winding-crown protected by the crown guard, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton gold indexes, outer minute/seconds track, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold skeleton hands. Cal. 3035, rhodium-plated, 27 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 15,000 - 20,000

HKD 116,000 - 155,000 / CHF 15,000 - 20,000

Sold: USD 18,125

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-9



Movement: 2**

Very good

Repair required, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 40 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.