Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

92 Rolex A special and definetly remarkable Rolex Submariner reference 16618 in 18k yellow gold retailed by Tiffany & Co with box, booklet and tag

Estimate: € 18,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 37,700

Lot Description

Model: Submariner Retailed By Tiffany & Co
Material: yellow gold
Reference N°: 16618
Year: Circa 1991
Case N°: E453219
Caliber: 3135
Movement N°: 6240550
Bracelet: yellow gold
Dimensions: 40 mm
Accessories: box, booklet and tag

The Submariner is among the most iconic — if not The most iconic — timepieces Rolex has ever produced and beyond any doubt one of Rolex’s most coveted models in the history of horology. During the years many references have been realized, starting from the 6204 in 1953, passing through the 6538 Big crown or Coroncione, the 5513 and the 1680, the first model with date indication. Firstly, produced in stainless steel only, with the changes of tastes were also offered models entirely made with other materials, such as yellow gold with the reference 16618, exactly like the wristwatch offered here. The 18K yellow-gold case and bracelet further add an aura of lavishness to the very durable tool watch. Not only is the stylish proportions retained, but it is now even more opulent in a yellow-gold case which contrasts perfectly with the pitch-black dial for an outstandingly powerful final aesthetic effect. On the glossy black dial with applied indexes, there is also a particular writing that makes this watch an absolutely unique object. Can the addition of 10 simple letters affect decisively the value of an object? If those letters form the name Tiffany & Co, absolutely yes. Tiffany has signed numerous Rolex dials and various other brands, making every single piece even more unique and fascinating, but the present Submariner has something special definitely aimed to be enjoyed by the most exclusive watch lovers. Accompanied by the Original Rolex Box, booklet and tag.