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Rolex Submariner Date Ref. 16618

$25,995

Pre-Owned Rolex 40mm Submariner Date, Blue Dial, Oyster Bracelet, Ref. 16618

The Rolex Submariner was first introduced in 1953 and quickly became a highly coveted watch among divers and watch enthusiasts alike. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the most iconic and recognizable timepieces in the world. Its durability, accuracy, and timeless design have made it a favorite among adventurers, celebrities, and collectors. The Submariner has also played a significant role in popular culture, appearing in numerous movies and television shows.

The Submariner Date 16618 boasts a 40mm 18k yellow gold case with a uni-directional rotating bezel featuring a blue 60-minute aluminum insert. Its blue dial is accented by luminescent hands and hour markers, ensuring visibility in low-light conditions, and includes a date reference. Powering this timepiece is an in-house self-winding 3135 caliber movement by Rolex, known for its precision and reliability. The movement is also certified by the independent non-profit group, the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC). This watch from 1994 was from the era that marked the transition from the vintage Submariner to the modern generation.  These watches included improved functionality and materials but still maintained some vintage features, such as drilled lugs. Consequently, some collectors consider it to be neo-vintage, with some of the best of both vintage and modern. The watch comes with an 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet, adding to its luxurious appeal. Notably, it has been recently serviced in 2024, ensuring its optimal performance and condition.

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Additional information

Band Material

18k Yellow Gold

Band Type

Oyster Bracelet

Bezel

Rotating, Uni-Directional, Aluminum, 60-Minute

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

3135

Case Material

18k Yellow Gold

Case Size

40mm

Caseback

Solid

Complication

Date

Crown

Screw Down

Crystal Material

Sapphire

Dial Color

Blue

Movement

Automatic

Size

40mm – 42mm

Warranty

2-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0006602
Model #16618
Model NameSubmariner Date
Year Producedca. 1994
Serial NumberSXXXXXX

Description

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.