Rolex Submariner 16618 Lapis Dial

129,000€

brandRolex
modelSubmariner
ref16618
conditionmint
gendermale
case materialYellow Gold
bracelet materialYellow Gold
movementAutomatic
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Rolex Submariner 16618 Lapis Dial

As the brand that most probably created the “multi activity watch”: a practical timepiece in steel targeting a specific profession: divers, pilots, cave explorers or scientists that could be worn day in day out in any occasion, it is of no surprise that Rolex upped their own ante by creating a uber exclusive version of certain models in yellow gold.

The present Submariner reference 16618 in yellow gold, part of the earlier models, is bewildering in its sheer awesomeness. Even more mind boggling is the incredible lapis lazuli dial placing this watch on a whole different stratosphere!

Lapus lazuli is a deep blue semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. The manufacturing process consists of milling this stone to a thickness of less than 1mm to create a dial. The process being so complex and the rejection rate so high that it is believed that about only 20% of the dials made it into a production piece. It is therefore of no surprise that these models are incredibly rare and show up on the international auction market sporadically.

The dial may look blue at first glance but depending on lighting there are specks of gold, purple and green that give the dial extraordinary depth and vibrancy.

The Submariner was created to serve divers’ needing a reliable companion in their explorations of the seabed but it is most certain that the present watch sent most of its life on on a sundeck.

The present watch in incredible condition, oozes glamour and self-confidence.

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