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Rolex Gold Submariner Ref. 16618


Pre-owned Rolex 40mm 18K Gold Submariner, Blue Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 16618

The Submariner has been recognized as a superb diving watch since its debut in 1953.  With its classic 40mm size and aluminum bezel, the reference 16618 is beloved by Submariner fans as a link between the earliest Submariners and the modern updated models. This 16618 is a step above in refinement and luxury with the 18K yellow gold case, bezel and bracelet, which also includes a diver’s extension.   This reference was the first all gold submariner to feature the caliber 3135, which is so robust that it has been used for over thirty years.  The striking blue dial is designed for legibility with a luminous display set in lustrous gold surrounds. This dial features tritium lume, which has aged to an attractive manilla color in the indices.  The Rolex Mercedes handset is the one area that reflects the age of this watch, with cracking lume and spotted hands that are visible under magnification.  The watch is in excellent condition, with slight wear marks on the case and bezel that can be found if searched for under magnification.  The Oyster case and dial are topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, complete with a Cyclops lens over the date window.  This 18K gold Submariner comes complete with box and papers.

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Additional information

Band Material

18k Yellow Gold


18K Yellow Gold, Rotating, Uni-Directional

Box and Papers

Box and Papers


Bracelet, Oyster





Case Material

18k Yellow Gold

Case Size





Dive Extension, Fliplock




Locking Crown

Crystal Material


Dial Color





40mm – 42mm


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Item ID0002760
Model #16618
Model NameGold Submariner
Year Producedca 1991
Serial NumberX84XXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.