Rolex Submariner 16610LN

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In 1987, 33 years after the introduction of the first Submariner, Rolex introduced the reference 16610.The 16610 replaced the reference 168000 and was in production until 2010. Among aficionados it has always been a popular model as it is considered as the Submariner that combines the best of both worlds: the vintage design—meaning the original slender Oyster case and an aluminium bezel inlay—with modern sensibilities (like a durable sapphire crystal and the workhorse calibre 3135). The 16610 was finally put to pasture in 2010, when the 116610 introduced the Sub with maxi-case and a Cerachrom bezel insert. The 16610 we have on offer dates back to 1996 and comes with the original box and papers.

Introduction

Rolex SubmarinerIn 1953, Rolex introduced one of the world’s first wrist watches geared specifically towards divers: the Submariner. Rolex had to confront a number of challenges when designing its first dive watch. The watch obviously had to withstand significant amounts of pressure and had to accurately measure time spent underwater, which the first Submariner achieved by featuring a 330ft/100m depth rating and a rotating diving bezel. It also had to be easily legible in conditions of reduced visibility yet aesthetically pleasing. Hence, the Sub’s iconic large white tritium hour markers and Mercedes hands set against a contrasting black dial.The Submariner is the most iconic and desirable luxury watch of all time and has been adopted by luminaries such as Jacques Cousteau, Che Guevara, and none other than James Bond. Our favorite Bond, Sean Connery, wore a big crown Sub in the 1962 classic ‘Dr. No’. The watch was also featured in ‘Goldfinger’ and ‘Thunderball’.

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