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Pre-Owned Rolex by Analog Shift Rolex Submariner Date AS04280

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Description

<p>Why We Love It</p>
<p>As a successor to the iconic Reference 1680, the 16610 embodies the spirit of the original Submariner Date with function-first design and legendary build quality. Early 16610 models utilized Tritium luminous material, while later references moved to Luminova, making it a truly significant transitional piece. The 16610 is also the last reference Submariner Date to use the classically proportioned tapered 39mm Oyster case.</p>
<p>This particular Y-Serial example dates to circa 2002 and features an excellent case with factory finishing, a mint condition Luminova dial, and the robust and updated #93250 heavy duty Oyster bracelet with solid end links, only available at the end of the 16610's production run. Additionally this watch is accompanied by punched papers dating from Emperor Watch &amp; Jewelry Co. Hong Kong from 2003.</p>
<p>All in all, an outstanding example of the Pre-Maxi case Submariner line!</p>
<p>The Submariner Story</p>
<p>Rolex first debuted the Submariner at the 1954 Basel Spring Fair. It shared the stage with already-established offerings: the Explorer, the Turn-O-Graph, and a ladies' Oyster Perpetual with a chronometer certification. Compared to these other watches, the Submariner - with its oversized crown and chunky dive-timing bezel looked slightly out-of-place, and yet would become one of Rolex's most enduring models.</p>
<p>Rolex's quest to produce a waterproof wristwatch has its roots in the First World War, when a need arose for soldiers to have a watch that could withstand the wet, dusty conditions on the battlefield. Rolex's Oyster case of 1926 represented the culmination of a decade of development. It gained notoriety in 1927, when Mercedes Gleitze became the first British woman to swim across the English Channel. She took with her an early Rolex Oyster, in what may have been the very first example of sports marketing by a luxury brand. A series of advertisements followed this feat, featuring smiling flappers dunking their Rolex Oysters in fish tanks.</p>
<p>The Submariner hit the market at a time when oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau exposed the world to the wonders of undersea exploration. With the advent of SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) in the late 1950s, skin-diving as a sport became accessible to amateurs. Since a mechanical timepiece was an essential piece of equipmeny for divers in a pre-digital world, the race was on amongst Swiss manufactures to produce a professional grade timepiece. Rolex was fortunate in that Ren&eacute; Jeanneret, one of the company's directors, was a skin-diving enthusiast, giving Rolex a unique insight into the development of their diving watch.</p>
<p>The resulting watch was an overnight success, and has been in continuous production ever since. The Oyster Perpetual Submariner, in all of its forms, is an icon amongst icons, a pinnacle of horological design, and a statement piece aspired to and worn by people the world over.</p>
<p>Details<br />SKU: AS04238</p>
<p>Stainless steel Oyster case is approximately 39mm (excluding the crown). Automatic-winding Quickset movement by Rolex. Rolex Reference 16610. Circa 2002.</p>
<p>Overall Condition: The case is in great condition overall showing factory finishing and normal wear consistent with age and use. Luminous gloss black Luminova dial is in excellent condition with matching handset. Signed crown.</p>
<p>Includes solid link stainless steel Oyster bracelet (93250/SEL) with signed Fliplock clasp. Also includes punched papers from Emperor Watch &amp; Jewelry Co., LTD. Hong Kong dated 2003.</p>

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