The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic timepieces made, by any watch manufacturer, ever. Designed as a sports/dive watch, it’s classic styling remains the model for many modern watches in production today. The 16800 was one of the first Submariners to receive a sapphire crystal and a 300m water depth rating.
The Rolex brand needs no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother in law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality re-shaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.
The Rolex Submariner 16800 has a 40mm stainless steel case, with sapphire crystal. It features the Caliber 3035 movement and applied 18K white gold indices, filled with tritium lume.
This Rolex Submariner 16800 is in good condition. There are wear marks on the case, lugs, and crown, as well as on the bezel insert, in which the pearl is present, and has a deep patina. The gloss dial has developed a matte patina, which is turning tropical, all shown in detail in the photographs of this watch