1991 Rolex Submariner Tritium Dial Ref. 16610 (with Certificate)

Year of issue: 1991
Reference number: 16610
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ 13,470


The Navy Submariner     -     The Submariner reference 16610 is one of the most popular Submariners and was produced from 1988 until 2010 when it was replaced by the 116610 with a completely new configuration making this the last Date Submariner with original dimensions. The example we have here is lovely with a strong and well defined case and overall great conditions. But what makes this very watch stand out are two points. One is that this is one of the early examples featuring the sought after Tritium dial marked at 6 with SWISS - T<25. The color of the Tritium luminous is very whitish and consistent with the original hands. But there is more, the really special feature is the bezel insert which has aged from black to a very glossy Navy color. That is something we don't see very often. Last but not least this 16610 comes with original Warranty, punched, dated and stamped by the retailer in Honolulu, Hawaii.

SKU 1.2.007
Brand Rolex
Model Submariner
Ref. No. 16610
Serial No. X774XXX
Year 1991
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Excellent case that has just been lightly polished. The lugs remain straight and even with well defined edges and clear numbers. The black insert has aged to a glossy Navy color and is only showing light wear from age
Bracelet / Strap The 93150 Oyster bracelet has 12 links and is showing some stretch from age. The clasp is signed with a 1994 date code
Dial Excellent black glossy Tritium dial in pristine condition. The more whitish lumes are original and matching with the original hands
Crystal Sapphire
Price AED 49,500 / USD 13,470
Movement Automatic
Function Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers Punched, dated and stamped Warranty Certificate from Hawaii


Tariq Malik

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...