Rolex “The Full set Submariner ref. 16800”

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Year of issue: 1982

Reference number: 16800

Serial number: 7.248xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Superb steel Rolex Submariner ref. 16800, manufactured in 1982 .Reference 16800 was the first Submariner to be fitted with a sapphire crystal. Preserved in amazing condition, the present example features a wonderful dial enhanced by the warm ivory tone of the indexes. Accompanied by the original Rolex Guarantee, Rolex Services and booklets. Case n.: 7.248xxx Calibre: Automatic, Cal. 3035 Diam.: 40mm Box & Papers: Original Rolex Guarantee, Rolex Services and booklets Manufactured in: 1982


Corrado Mattarelli

The Rolex Submariner

The Rolex Submariner is without a doubt one of the most successful Rolex models in history. Not only because it more than aptly served its purpose as diver’s watch, although I am pretty sure only a small number of Submariners has ever seen a spat of water. Its appearance in several James Bond movies certainly helped as well. If you omit functionality and marketing, the Submariner success is mainly due to its elegance as a timeless dress watch. It’s just one of those watches you keep looking at, regardless of wanting to know the time of day. The Submariner was launched in 1953 and officially presented at the Basel Fair in 1954. Check out my RPReport about the Rolex Submariner History by following this link...