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Rolex - Oyster Perpetual Submariner - Date - Model Ref: 16610LN - With Box and Paperwork - 2013

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This Must Be One Of The Very Last Of The Pre-Ceramic Rolex Submariner Date Diver’s Watch - Ref. 16610LN - c.2013 - A FULL SET!

First produced in 1953, the Rolex Submariner was the first diver’s wrist watch that remained waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), following on from the invention of the Oyster Case, the world’s very first waterproof watch, back in 1926.

A classic and much-loved model, the Submariner, (this particular one being a reference 16610), has earned its place in the Rolex Hall of Fame as an underwater survival tool with a design entirely dictated by the practical needs of divers. Since 1953, the Submariner has evolved through various models, each one endowed with more technical features to improve overall performance while maintaining the Submariner's instantly recognisable, pared-back classic style.

This 2013 model features Mercedes style hands, a lollipop sweep seconds hand, date cyclops at 3 o’clock and a black rotating diver’s bezel that matches the original crisp black 'Swiss Made' dial.

This piece is set on a full Oyster bracelet which can be adjusted to size and fits comfortably over a diving suit should you ever wish to use it for the purpose it was intended!

Powered by a Rolex automatic calibre 3135 movement, the watch has a great power reserve and is waterproof to an impressive 1000 ft (300 metres).

What’s On Offer 

This piece was first sold new in the UK by Ernest Jones, in December 2013, so we feel this must have been one of the last pre-ceramic Submariners to be sold in the UK as the later Ceramic Sub's were already on the market from 2010. 

A fairly complete set with swing seal, booklets, bezel protector and original warranty card, this beautiful example of the gent’s Rolex Submariner Date is also sold with its original inner and outer box!

The watch looks barely to have been worn, so it is in absolutely pristine condition. If your looking for the best example of a pre-ceramic 16610 Submariner without paying a premium for a NOS unworn one, then this one is definitely for you! 

A true collectors set as some people like to term finds like this?

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Sapphire crystal

Bracelet: Oyster steel 93250 with solid ends

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic wind

Movement type: Mechanical Automatic

Calibre: 3135


Waterproof: 1000ft (300M)

Purchase details

Condition: Superb condition with no notable marks 9.5/10

Model Reference Number: 16610LN

Date of issue: 2013


Supplied with a 12-month Vintage Watch Specialist guarantee 


Width: 40mm

Lug width:48mm

Lug height (lug to lug): 20mm

Wrist size: Adjustable, full bracelet