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Rolex Submariner Date 16618 Yellow Gold Blue Dial

£28,150
While the Submariner has its origins as a practical tool watch, these watches have arguably superseded their original purpose. The original references were only produced in steel, but beginning in 1969, Rolex began to offer a solid gold dive watch in the form of the ref. 1680. A tacit acknowledge... More

While the Submariner has its origins as a practical tool watch, these watches have arguably superseded their original purpose. The original references were only produced in steel, but beginning in 1969, Rolex began to offer a solid gold dive watch in the form of the ref. 1680. A tacit acknowledgement of how watches were increasingly seen as status symbols, the gold watch was unapologetically luxurious. Despite this, they were (and still are) being built with the strictest of Rolex standards in mind, meaning that they're able to back up their flashy appearance with solid and reliable performance.

Rolex's Submariner is to many the definitive wristwatch. From its origins as a diver's companion and James Bond's wristwatch, the Submariner has ingrained itself into popular culture like no watch before or since. Worn and loved by bankers, rappers and watch enthusiasts alike, the Submariner possibly the most culturally significant piece of horology ever.

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Known by many simply as "the Crown", Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Few other watchmakers can boast the same combination of consistency, quality and desirability as Rolex. Everything from the build quality of the cases and bracelets to the chronometer-rated movements are designed to ensure that even the most discerning of owners are satisfied.

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While the Submariner has its origins as a practical tool watch, these watches have arguably superseded their original purpose. The original references were only produced in steel, but beginning in 1969, Rolex began to offer a solid gold dive watch in the form of the ref. 1680. A tacit acknowledgement of how watches were increasingly seen as status symbols, the gold watch was unapologetically luxurious. Despite this, they were (and still are) being built with the strictest of Rolex standards in mind, meaning that they're able to back up their flashy appearance with solid and reliable performance.

Rolex's Submariner is to many the definitive wristwatch. From its origins as a diver's companion and James Bond's wristwatch, the Submariner has ingrained itself into popular culture like no watch before or since. Worn and loved by bankers, rappers and watch enthusiasts alike, the Submariner possibly the most culturally significant piece of horology ever.

ROLEX

Known by many simply as "the Crown", Rolex has certainly done much to deserve its reputation. From its founding just over a century ago by a German immigrant in the UK, Rolex has grown to become an international behemoth, recognisable (and indeed visible) across the globe.

Few other watchmakers can boast the same combination of consistency, quality and desirability as Rolex. Everything from the build quality of the cases and bracelets to the chronometer-rated movements are designed to ensure that even the most discerning of owners are satisfied.

As part of our commitment to transparency, we're showing you this watch on our timegrapher. Testing is done in six positions, covering how the watch is worn in daily use.

Timegraphers listen to the ticks which a movement make. Professional machines like ours can take more measurements, create a graph, and support more escapement types.

"Accuracy" refers to how many seconds a movement gains or loses each day. COSC standards require -4/+6 seconds a day, while vintage watches may read closer to -60/+60s.

"Amplitude" tells you how much the balance wheel is moving each rotation. Certain escapements have a higher amplitude, while some will have a lower value by default. A below-average reading for your watch's escapement suggests there is friction in the movement from a lack of lubrication.

"Beat error" is an indication of the alignment between the timekeeping components. In modern watches, a reading under to 1.0ms should be expected, while vintage watches may have a reading of up to 3.0ms.

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