2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
Ref: 116610LN

2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm Discontinued 116610LN
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$14,517.00
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Specification

Reference : 116610LN
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : December 2018
Case Size : 40mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 48mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material : 
Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch

Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its Rolex box and original Rolex paperwork, containing swing tags. The watch comes paired with its original 20mm Rolex OysterSteel bracelet with a signed Rolex Oysterlock clasp and the genius Glidelock for micro-adjustments without the need to use tools, all links are included. The watch is from December 2018 and is sold in worn condition, but overall great condition as you can see, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.


The Watch

Here we have a 2018 Rolex Submariner Date 40mm 116610LN now Discontinued, the Submariner is a master of the depths, created in 1953, it was the first divers watch to have waterproofing of 100m/300ft. Today Rolex has completely smashed that achievement by creating this watch that can withstand 1000ft/300m, they have developed their very own OysterSteel which is 904L Stainless Steel more commonly used in the Aerospace and chemical industry due to its incredible resistance to corrosion, the case and bracelet once polished retain their look much longer than traditional 316L Steel. On the right side is a screw-down signed Triplock system crown protected by crown guards, Rolex has developed a virtually scratch-proof Ceramic called Cerachrom for the Unidirectional Bezel infilled numerals of Platinum PVD. A flat sapphire crystal sits above a classic black" Maxi" dial, repeating "Rolex" rehaut surrounds larger disc and baton indexes marking the hours. Larger Mercedes hands complemented by a lollipop counter weighted sweeping second hand, all made of 18ct white gold and infilled with their proprietary Chromalight-blue luminance. The date at 3pm has cyclops magnification on the crystal and on the reverse a coin-edged screw-down case back. Inside an Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135 movement which is solely developed by Rolex and meets the Swiss Chronometer Certification successfully passing the Swiss Official Chronometer Testing Institute (COSC) tests, 31 jewels are beating at 28,800 BPH. It is fitted with a Parachrom mainspring which is resistant to shocks and variations in temperature. The watch comes fitted on a crafted 20mm OysterSteel bracelet with an Oysterlock clasp to prevent accidental release and the genius Glidelock for micro-adjustments without needing tools, and the watch comes with its original Rolex presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

The quintessential Rolex, the Submariner! In my opinion, it is one of the most recognisable Rolex's made, many say the Daytona but I believe that it has become so out of reach for most that the new generation of collectors is more aware of the Submariner than the Daytona. Regardless, it is a forever classic and the 40mm wears perfectly on the wrist, if you are on the fence come in and try it on, you'll see what all the fuss is about.


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 are 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 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.