Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco
It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288
125 Rolex Extraordinary and Precious Submariner Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 16 618, With grey Gem-Set Hours Markers Dial and Box
Estimate: € 20,000 – 40,000
Sold € 29,900
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: N336840
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
The 1988 is the first year of production of the reference 16618, equipped with the caliber 3135 and the calendar with quick functions. The model was available with a variety of dial versions, where the current Sultan one represents a veritable collector’s gem in its category and is among the rarest due to its applied diamond and sapphire indexes. The dial that decorates this special Submariner is also called Serti, which derives from the French verb Sertir, whose meaning in the jewelry sector is “to set”, and indicates, precisely, special dials with embedded gems of various types such as rubies, sapphires, diamonds or emeralds equipped on various models such as Datejust or Day-Date but usually reserved for GMT Master II and, precisely, Submariner. The here offered 16618 has a yellow-gold bracelet with fliplock deployant in very good condition, and the three body case is perfectly preserved. The beauty and the rarity of the sapphire and diamond indexes on a grey dial is completed with the classic Mercedes hands and the cyclope to enlarge the date at 3 o’clock. Certainly not the classic aesthetic of the Rolex Submariner, the Sultan dial offers something slightly different for those who appreciate their unique and luxurious style and the present lot is further precious since it comes with its original box.