Rolex Submariner ref# 16610 “Swiss Only” Xmas 1999 Box & Papers


An exceptionally clean preowned Rolex stainless steel Submariner ref 16610 serial #A4 circa 1999 from the original owner complete with box and papers. Featuring a 40mm diameter case with unidirectional elapsed bezel and sapphire crystal. With original glossy black Luminova SWISS only signed dial. The SWISS only signature designates the introduction of bright glow luminova, introduced in 1999 replacing tritium. The SWISS only signature is relatively scarce, as it was a  2 years only variation, until 2000 when Luminova formula was changed to Super Luminova, with associated designation of SWISS MADE at the 6 o’clock dial location.

This one owner, never polished watch is powered by self winding caliber 3135 movement with quick set date. With non stretched Rolex stainless steel heavy Oyster 93150 bracelet with 501B end links and matching date code X9 flip lock deployment clasp. Super clean, never polished condition preowned example. Includes the original inner and outer box, original booklets, chronometer tag and Rolex warranty papers dated 12/25/1999

Guaranteed genuine of course and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation.

NOTE: The date of the papers, Xmas day 1999 is interesting, as we can be pretty sure the Rolex dealership was not open on Xmas day, but the purchaser, perhaps the owner’s wife, requested that date be put on the papers as a gift to be given on Xmas day. Needless to say, this watch would once again be a perfect Xmas gift 22 years later.


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