Rolex Submariner with pre-ceramic bezel insert with stunning patina of its original pre-ceramic black bezel insert, making this collectible timepiece into its own Van Gough, due to exposure to natural sunlight and salt Ocean water.
The 16,8000 is known as a transitional Rolex offered for just a year, and had new advances including a quick date set, sapphire crystal and a non-allergic stainless steel bracelet and case. We believe this to be an undervalued reference with tremendous upside.
A unique defect in the lacquer finish of the dial has result in the most unique patina, known as "Star Dust."
Born Circa 1988
Serial Number R, 597,XXX
Original Factory Black Dial
Original Black Pre-ceramic Ratchet Bezel Insert
Original Oyster Bracelet
Condition Excellent, Unpolished Case
Recently Serviced with One Year Warranty
Comes with original Box + Tags
Ours is in excellent condition with very strong lugs, original dial, hands, crown + box, each authenticated and guaranteed original.