Rolex Submariner, ref. 16618 with Lapis Lazuli Dial

Year of issue: 1990
Reference number: 16618
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


Brand: Rolex Model: Submariner Reference: 16618 Gender: Gents Year: 1990 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Lapis Lazuli Dial Dimensions: 40mm Watch Movement: Self-Winding Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Likely Never Polished, Original Finish SKU: 145401

This exceptionally rare 90s Rolex Submariner 16618 features one of the most beautiful Lapis dials we have ever seen. These Lapis Submariners rarely come to market as they were produced in such limited numbers and to find one in this condition is almost unheard of. In addition to this stunning dial, the case is sharp and barely worn.


Justin Gruenberg

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...