The Rolex Submariner is one of the most iconic timepieces made, by any watch manufacturer, ever. Designed as a sports/dive watch, its classic styling remains the model for many modern watches in production today. This 16610 is unique, in that it is truly a “new old stock” piece in pristine condition, with all original case stickers present.
The History: 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 reshaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.
The Watch: The Rolex Submariner 16610 has a 40mm stainless steel case, with sapphire crystal. It features the Caliber 3135 movement and applied 18K white gold indices and hands filled with Super-Luminova lume. The unidirectional rotating bezel is black anodized aluminum with a Super-Luminova pearl. The stainless steel bracelet is the 93250 with solid end-links.
The Details: This Rolex Submariner Ref 16610 is in excellent condition. A prime example of a “New Old Stock” timepiece, the case lugs and bracelet show no wear. The case back features an engraving, as visible in the photographs. Included with this timepiece are the inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate, certificate holder, serial number hang tag, polishing cloth, factory service booklet, and owners manuals.