This genuine 2003 Rolex Submariner Date 16610 with full set of original Rolex box, papers plus accessories is in excellent condition and has passed our in-house due diligence and inspection criteria.
Case width 40mm (excluding crown)
Rolex Calibre 3135 Automatic Movement
Rotating Bezel with Black insert
Stainless Steel Case
Stainless Steel Oyster Bracelet
Oyster Folding Clasp
Original Rolex Certificate dated February 2003
Green Rolex Leather Wallet
Oyster Perpetual Booklet
Rolex box (inner and outer)
Red COSC Tag
Green Swing Tag with Serial Number
Anchor Lanyard (1000ft)
TWS 12 Month Warranty
Watch Register Certificate
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Although Rolex had been making waterproof watches since the 1930’s with the Oyster series it wasn’t until 1954 when their first professional diver’s watch, the Submariner, was launched.
Once again this was a watch made by Rolex that was designed to carry out a specific job in a specific environment but ultimately remaining fashionable to wear.
This was a watch that could be worn by divers to a depth of 100 metres thanks to the newly-designed screw-down crown known as the ‘Twinlock’. The Deep Sea Research Institute in Cannes carried out extensive tests on the watch and verified the claims made by Rolex. In fact, the watch performed way beyond its stated capabilities and very quickly won the admiration it deserved from the diving community. And, of course, Commander James Bond used to wear one.
The rotating bezel was also a revolutionary design feature at its launch and now a diver could easily keep a record of his diving time. Rolex had spent a lot of time liaising with professional divers in the development of the watch which paid dividends in the final design. The Submariner set the template for all other watchmakers and has defined the look of the modern diving watch ever since.
The original Submariner may never be improved upon but it is often complemented with an alternative presentation for varying tastes. Bi-metal finishes, solid gold and many variants of the Submariner have appeared over the decades, some of them even acquiring their own popular nicknames such as Kermit, Hulk, Smurf and Bart Simpson.
Given the provenance of the design and whichever version you choose, the Submariner can rightly be described as the ultimate 'luxury sports watch'.
2003 ROLEX Submariner 16610
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