ROLEX SUBMARINER REF. 16803
Fine and rare stainless steel and solid gold self winding diver’s wristwatch with blue dial and date.
The love affair between Rolex and marine explorers began in 1926 with the development of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, which already used at this time a patented screw-down crown and case back system accompanied by an Oyster bracelet.
The first real diver’s watch was the Submariner. It appeared in 1953 to accompany Professor Auguste Picard to the bottom of the ocean with the bathyscaphe Trieste, and returned from the depths in perfect working order.
Hans Wilsdorf, founder of the brand, makes it a point of honor to design watches in areas where records are broken. The Submariner, a watch adored by professional divers, has forged a magnificent reputation in the world of scuba diving.
The Submariner model presented here is the reference 16803, a luxurious solid gold and stainless steel version. It is a stainless steel round case of 40 mm diameter, surmounted by a 60-minute graduated solid gold bezel. Splendid blue dial which goes perfectly with the bezel, date window at 3. Solid gold and stainless steel Oyster bracelet. Self-winding mechanical movement.
This model from 1986 is already equipped with sapphire glass, it is in perfect condition and will be able to follow you in all your nautical activities.