Rolex Submariner 16618
All that sparkles is gold
The story of the Rolex Submariner is a famous one leaving a mark on the world in 1953 as the first since forever plunge watch water impervious to a profundity of 330 feet (100 meters). Situated as an instrument watch, it was outfitted with a turning bezel to monitor time spent submerged and iridescent subtleties for perceivability in the marine haziness. Throughout the long term, the Submariner has gone through incalculable enhancements, just as an extraordinary number of varying looks utilizing a scope of materials, shadings, and configuration subtleties. The Rolex Sub actually stays the gold norm in extravagance jumping watches.
Rolex Submariner was the first since forever plunge watch water impervious to a profundity of 330 feet.
The Submariner 16618 Underwater
The Submariner 16618 watches were the brand’s full 18k yellow gold contribution during the last part of the 1980s until 2010. Bearing all the attributes of the notable jumper’s watch – 40mm Oyster case waterproof to 1,000 feet, screw-down crown, unidirectional graduated plunging bezel, date window amplified by the Cyclops focal point, and Oyster bracelet.
The Rolex Submariner 16618LN is a watch with a couple variations.
As a full 18k yellow gold model, the ref. 16618 was the super extravagant form of the Rolex Sub jump watch and a few dial and bezel arrangements were accessible. There’s the black dial and black bezel reference (16618LN), just as the blue dial with coordinating blue bezel one (16618LB). These two alternatives come outfitted with the enormous brilliant hour markers and iridescent Mercedes style focus hands for ideal neatness in the midst of the cloudy waters of the deep.
Would you take a work of art Submariner to the ocean?
On the “Serti” dial assortments of the Submariner ref 16618 , the dials shone splendid for another explanation – the precious stone and sapphire pearls dabbed around the dial as hour markers. A considerably more valuable variation is the mega uncommon ref. 16618 donning a lapis lazuli dial – a couple were created in the mid 1990s. In 2011, Christie’s sold a Submariner ref. 16618 with a lapis lazuli dial for more than $90,000 during their Important Watches deal in Geneva, while all the more as of late, in 2014, they sold a comparative model for more than $84,000 at the Hong Kong Important Watches event.
Rolex Submariner 16618 with Lapis Lazuli Dial Sold at Christie’s (Image graciousness of Christie’s)
A basic component of Rolex watches is the preeminent accuracy and unwavering quality they offer. The 16618 watches are fueled by the exclusive Rolex Caliber 3135 ceaseless mechanical development, which is as yet the development found inside the current assortment of Submariners. Obviously, the Caliber 3135 is a Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, implying that not just has it passed the rigid Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests, yet in addition Rolex’s own in-house battery of evaluations. As a games watch, the Submariner ref. 16618 enormously profits by the Parachrom hairspring inside the type since it expands the watch’s protection from stuns and temperature swings.
Beautifully created, carefully tried, and worldwide prestigious, the presently ended yellow gold Rolex Submariner 16618 is a fortune to behold.