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Rolex Milgauss ref 116400 White Dial Custom Engraved Lee Griffiths circa 2008

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A fabulous and unique Rolex stainless steel Milgauss ref# 116400 magnificent custom engraving by renowned master engraver Lee Griffiths. This custom engraving on the now discontinued white enamel dial Milgauss represents a magnificent pairing of the large expanse of the Polar ice field dial, against the fine and highly skilled traditional gunsmith and Chinese dragon engraving decorating the sloped bezel, case sides, and case back of this possibly unworn model. Please examine closely our photos for the remarkable detail and high quality of the hand engraving executed by this master engraver. Note, the engraver’s signature on the case back above the Chinese dragon Yin and Yang configuration.

Featuring a 40mm stainless steel case with smooth bezel and sapphire crystal. With engraved rehaut and serial #M2 circa 2008. With a beautiful porcelain white dial, with stainless steel hands, orange luminova indexes and orange lighting bolt sweep seconds hand. Powered by caliber 3131 self winding movement. With Rolex stainless steel heavy Oyster solid end link bracelet with new style heavy deployment clasp. Guaranteed genuine, in excellent operating condition and offered with a 1 year warranty of accurate timekeeping and operation.

NOTE: The Dragon has a long and illustrious history in Chinese culture. The Dragon is believed by the Chinese to present power and valiancy, excellence and determination, dignity and divinity. A dragon is believed to possess the powers to overcome obstacles to see success. He is spirited, confident, enthusiastic, intelligent and determined. Emperors were assumed to have descended from the dragons.

NOTE: In our ongoing editorializing about fashion of modern and vintage watches, we want to make a strong pitch for this white dial beauty. We all enjoy the novelty of the green crystal black dial version, and even the peculiar green crystal version with blue dial, but we have always been a fan of this stunning white dial version. For years, the white dial Explorer II was a dog on the market, unloved and unappreciated. Now the Explorer II it has been institutionalized as the “Polar,” and is massively sought after. We think the white dial Milgauss, all the more special with this remarkable engraving, is a watch of great beauty and dignity! Don’t be left out in the cold, on this beauty!

 

 

 

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Rolex Serial Numbers and Clasp Codes

Rolex Serial Numbers

Rolex Production Year Serial Number
2010 G
2009 V
2008 M OR V
2007 M OR Z
2006 D OR Z
2005 D
2005 F
2004 F
2003 F
2002 Y
2001 K OR Y
2000 K,000,001
2000 P,000,001
1999 A,000,001
1998 U,932,144
1997 U,000,001
1996 T,000,001
1995 W,000,001
1994 S,860,880
1993 S,000,001
1992 C,000,001
1991 N,000,001
1991 X,000,001
1990 E,000,001
1989 L,980,000
1988 R,598,200
1987 R,000,001
1987 9,400,000
1986 8,900,000
1985 8,614,000
1984 8,070,022
1983 7,400,000
1982 7,100,000
1981 6,520,870
1980 6,434,000
1979 5,737,030
1978 5,000,000
1977 5,008,000
1976 4,115,299
1975 3,862,196
1974 3,567,927
1973 3,200,268
1972 2,890,459
1971 2,589,295
1970 2,241,882
1969 1,900,000
1968 1,752,000
1967 1,538,435
1966 1,200,000
1965 1,100,000
1964 1,008,889
1963 824,000
1962 744,000
1961 643,153
1960 516,000
1959 399,453
1958 328,000
1957 224,000
1956 133,061
1955 97,000
1954 23,000
1953 855,726
1952 726,639
1951 709,249
1950
1949
1948 628,840
1947 529,163
1946 367,946
1945 302,459
1944 269,561
1943 230,878
1942 143,509
1941 106,047
1940 99,775
1939 71,224
1938 43,739
1937 40,920
1936 36,856
1935 34,336
1934 30,823
1933 29,562
1932 29,132
1931
1930 23,186
1929
1928 23,969
1927 20,190
1926 00,001
 

Rolex Clasp Codes

Bracelet CodeYear
A or VA1976
B or VB1977
C or VC1978
D or VD1979
E or VE1980
F or VF1981
G1982
H1983
I1984
J1985
K1986
L1987
M1988
N1989
O1990
P1991
Q1992
R1993
S1994
T or W1995
V1996
Z1997
U1998
X1999
AB2000
DE2001
DT2002
AD2003
CL2004
MA2005
OP2006
EO2007
PJ2008
LT2009
RS2010
RANDOM201+