Rolex Submariner Date Transitional Matte Dial, 16800

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    Was 8,995.00
    Manufacturer Code: 16800
    Availability On Hold
    Gender Mens
    SWC Ref RO-22935S
    Warranty 12 Months
    Age Circa 1978
    Model No 16800
    Box Rolex Service Pouch
    Papers SWC Authenticity Card
    Diameter 40mm
    Brand Rolex
    Condition Pre Owned - Fine
    RRP Discontinued

    We are proud to present this iconic and collectable Rolex Submariner Date Transitional watch for sale.

    The Rolex Submariner is easily recognised as one of Rolex's most famous designs and is considered the benchmark in quality for diving watches. A perfect blend of functionality and style, the submariner sits on the wrist in any scenario whether smart or casual.

    In the early 1980’s with the advance in materials manufacture, Rolex decided to fit its most iconic sports watch, for the first time with a sapphire crystal glass and to change the dial print to reflect its additional water resistance 300M. It was also fitted with the calibre 3035 automatic movement increasing the beats per hour and adding a quick date change function to the date feature. After 1983 Rolex changed from the matte dials to the more familiar glossy black dial with white gold edging for the hour markers.

    This version, the reference 16800 comes set in the classic 40mm stainless steel Oyster case with pin-hole lugs and is fitted with a uni-rotational bezel with a black insert. The watch has its original black (almost grey) matte dial with creamy-aged hour markers, date feature at 3 o’clock and fitted with a sapphire crystal glass with cyclops lens. Powered by the Rolex calibre 3035 automatic self-winding mechanism and fitted on its original stainless steel Oyster link bracelet with a folding Oysterlock clasp with safety catch.

    Originally purchased in circa 1978 and in fine unpolished condition. This Submariner Date comes with a Rolex green service pouch and is sold with a our 12-month warranty from the date of sale. 

    This would be a great piece for any Rolex collection.

    • Fine condition- light marks on case/bezel
    • Collectable transitional model
    • 40mm stainless steel Oyster case
    • Black uni-directional bezel
    • Black dial (matte) with date
    • Sapphire crystal glass
    • Chronometer
    • Automatic movement
    • Calibre 3035
    • Oyster bracelet
    • Pin hole lugs
    • Waterproof to 300m/1000ft
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