2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
Ref: 16613

2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set
Regular price
$12,297.00
Sale price
$12,297.00
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Specification

Reference : 16613
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : September 2004
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 47mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel & 18ct Yellow Gold
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its incredible “Collectors Set” Rolex presentation box, swing tag, Rolex anchor & Rolex paperwork including receipts/Invoices for Services etc. The watch comes paired with its original Rolex 93253- 12 Links 20mm 18ct Yellow Gold/stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, Gold-through clasp and solid end links with an OysterLock safety clasp and diver extension system which allows the watch to be worn over a diver suit and will fit a 7.5-inch wrist. The watch is from September 2004 and is in worn/fair condition. The case and bracelet do feature signs of wear throughout but are in fair condition for their age, with the dial going a slightly purple tone. A full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Non-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 2004 Rolex Submariner Steel & Gold "Bluesey" 16613 Complete Set with a 40mm stainless steel Oyster case that curves over your wrist with drilled tapered lugs, polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. A lug-to-lug length of 47mm and a case thickness of 12.5mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence, on the right side is a signed 18ct Yellow Gold Rolex Triplock screwed-down crown made up of four separate rubber gaskets, and the crown guards are part of the case which gives it strength. The unidirectional 18ct Yellow Gold bezel has deep knurling with a blue anodised aluminium divers bezel insert that holds a flat sapphire crystal above a stunning sunburst blue dial. Applied 18ct Yellow Gold surround disc and baton indexes are filled with SuperLumiNova marking the hours, 18ct Yellow Gold Mercedes's hands are filled with SuperLumiNova complemented by a sweeping lollipop counterweighted second-hand. At 3 o’clock we have the date window with Cyclops magnification on the crystal. At 12 o’clock the Rolex crown with the text “Oyster Perpetual Date” is precisely applied, at 6 o’clock we have the additional fourth line “Submariner 1000ft/300m” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”, on the bottom edge, you can see "Swiss Made". On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an automatic Rolex Cal. 3135, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, it is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring, designed by Rolex; it offers greater resistance to shocks and to temperature variations, this movement was first introduced in 1988. The watch comes fitted on its original Rolex 93253 - 12 Links 20mm 18ct Yellow Gold/stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, Gold-through clasp and solid end links with an OysterLock safety clasp and diver extension system which allows the watch to be worn over a diver suit and will fit a 7.5-inch wrist. This watch is sold with its incredible “Collectors Set” Rolex presentation box, swing tag, Rolex anchor, swing tag & Rolex paperwork including receipts/Invoices for Services etc.


Personal Note

There is something special about this reference 16613 "Bluesey" when it starts developing this subtle purple tone, it's absolutely mesmerising and takes an already incredible watch to the next level! Add onto that the set this comes with, it truly is the perfect collector's watch, I wouldn't hesitate to book an appointment to come and see it in the metal for yourself!


The Brand

In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which were installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released the Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.