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31 October 2020 | Monaco | Lot 67

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Rolex Very Fine and Attractive Submariner Automatic Wristwatch in Steel and Gold, Reference 16 613, With Blue Dial and Service Rolex

Estimate € 4,000 – 8,000

Sold € 9,100

Model: Submariner
Reference: 16 613
Case Material: Stainless steel and Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Stainless steel and Yellow Gold
Year: 2003
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 3135
Case N°: F371598
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Service Rolex

Rolex launched the first Submariner reference 6204 in 1953 and nobody would have ever imagined that this model would have celebrated over 65 years of history as one of the most loved and worn specimens in the world. In all these years, many new models have been introduced to the market, and Rolex during the 1988 released, as a continuation of the two-tone Submariner line that began in 1984 with the 16 803, a new reference, the 16 613. This model remained in production until 2009 and is characterized by the “maxi” dial which means the hour markers are larger than the hour markers on the regular Submariner of this time period. The present lot has been preserved in very nice conditions, the yellow gold and stainless steel bracelet and the steel case still have the original proportions with no signs of wear and the bezel still displays the original blue factory color. The blue dial is spotless while the hands and applied hour markers with white-gold edges are luminescent and matching in tone. It is important to notice how the savvy owner had the watch serviced in September 2018, by accurate analysis of the case that shows no polishing at all.