Rolex Submariner 16618

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There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow but there is a Sub of gold at Amsterdam Vintage watches’ shop windows.This stunning piece dates back to the year 1990. You wouldn’t expect it, but it’s entirely made out of 18k yellow gold. It carries reference 16618 and runs on caliber 3135.Underneath the sapphire crystal we’ll find the - slightly to purple discoloured - blue dial including the familiar Submariner hand-set and the by 18k yellow gold surrounded tritium index. The watch is in overall great condition. The case is still really thick and the 18k yellow gold Oyster-bracelet is still as tight as it could possibly be.Let’s be honest, imagine being a diver. What more do you need than a 18k yellow gold Rolex Submariner? Nothing. You’ll attract the most beautiful fishes when you’re below water surface and the most beautiful, “gold-digging” woman when you’re back on the beach. Perfect right?

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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