Rolex Submariner date Ref 16613 1991 Two-tone Steel+18k Gold 40mm Black Dial
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Presenting a stunning Rolex Submariner 2-tone (steel and 18ct gold) reference: 16613. This watch was born in the second part of 1991 and is an ‘N’ serial. Complete with its box, The Watch Register certification and a guarantee of originality, it is in good condition, perfect working order and looks fantastic. It was serviced in 2018.
Overall, good pre-owned condition with minor wear marks.
Crystal condition is perfect.
Case has a few wear marks, but nothing deep or overly obvious. Just a few light, barely visible surface blemishes.
Bracelet is strong, clean and ready for the wrist with just a few barely visible pre-owned wear marks..
Box & Inserts: Excellent
Congratulations, you could soon be the owner of this watch.
Don’t delay! Its first come first served and you don’t want to miss out on this one!
This watch is an icon of its age where you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Iron fist and velvet glove with the gravitas of the Rolex brand. This is a watch for the classy adventurer and now discontinued (has been replaced by the 116613), it is still a valuable collector’s item.
Rolex designed and developed the Submariner in 1953, and was introduced to the world at Basel Watch Fair 1954. This was of course a steel-only tool watch. The first transition of the Submariner from its steel-only appearance with an all-gold luxury variation was in the late 60’s. Then, the steel & gold two-tone reference 16803 made a debut in the market in 1984.
The watch you are looking at here, the 16613, began production in 1988 and had a long production run.
In 2009, the reference 116613 replaced it, featuring the Cerachrom bezel.
Many collectors prefer the 16613 to the newer 116613 in terms of appearance. This watch is slimmer and more proportionate than the “super size” newer 20 and 41mm watch. This watch is pre ‘super case’, has a slimmer profile and with the collector’s favourite aluminium bezel which is highly sought after. This black and gold two-tone watch is certainly less common than its steel-only or steel + blue dial brothers.
This Rolex reference is often referred to in the watch community as ‘the most underrated Submariner’. The ref. 16613 belongs to that series of Subs considered by many devotees as ‘the last of the best’
This watch should be your choice if you have a great love and enjoyment of both luxury and adventure. Black + gold is a very versatile colour combination. Here at Prestige Watches we love blue, green, gold, white dials, but you need to be more colour conscious in your attire to well-match a coloured dial. Black and gold literally goes with anything. You must try it to believe it.
If you want a genuinely dual-purpose watch, this is the ultimate hybrid.
This watch exudes the perfect blend of love for adventure, and luxury. If you want to portray a slightly more refined debonair look over an all-steel sports Rolex, then this is the watch for you – because disguised over a tank-tuff, utility tool watch when you have a classic, great looking gentleman’s watch.
I once saw a gentleman wearing this watch at an airport. Coincidentally, I sat next to him on the plane. Even without talking to the man his watch told me so much about him!
I purchased one for myself a few days later and it became my favourite watch of all – a bold statement I know, but true. And it still is my ultimate one-and-done, any place, every day, whatever the weather watch.
A watch that has had more of my wrist time than all my other watches.
A watch in my personal collection that will never leave.
If someone sees me at an airport, I hope my watch will do the same job of telling anyone who notices about my love of adventure and also my appreciation of the finer things in life.
As watch lovers and collectors, our tastes change over time with age. Where once we may have preferred a steel only sports watch, the refined masculinity of this watch may be may now be perfect for you if you want a more slimline, collectable timepiece.
This ‘do it all’ watch has the perfect balance of formal watch charm and tool-watch heritage and could, potentially be YOUR only watch.
I hope it will make you as happy as it makes me.
40mm stainless steel and gold case and bracelet
47.8mm lug to lug
20mm between the lugs
Hollow end links
Black bezel with silver markers
Gold screw down crown,
Black dial with luminous
Date indicator display at the 3 o’clock position with cyclops
Stainless steel and gold oyster bracelet.
Steel only clasp (no gold) which is correct for the age
SWISS -T<25 below the 6 o’clock marker
This is dial has tritium luminescence
Its automatic movement cal. 3135 has been thoroughly checked by our experienced onsite watchmakers, and is in full working order.
Cal. 3135 regarded as perhaps the finest mass produced caliber ever made. As evidence, it is still running the show in the current Submariner, more than 30 years later.
Power reserve of +/- 50 hours
High beat at 28,800vph
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Please note, we do not accept returns from international buyers unless damage in transit.
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