Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with divers log books, rare photographs and other related material Submariner, 'Comex 6150' Ref:16800, Serial No.8274602, 1984
Lot 136
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with divers log books, rare photographs and other related material Submariner, 'Comex 6150' Ref:16800, Serial No.8274602, 1984
Sold for £28,800 (US$ 45,066) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with divers log books, rare photographs and other related material
Submariner, 'Comex 6150' Ref:16800, Serial No.8274602, 1984
27-jewel Cal.3035 movement with hack seconds, gloss black dial with luminous dot and baton hour markers, the dial printed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Comex Submariner 1000ft=300m Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified, date aperture, sweep centre seconds, polished case with calibrated revolving bezel, screw down Oyster crown and screw on back the inside stamped 8274602 and the outside stamped 'M.WARD 6136 30-3-84' fitted stainless steel Oyster bracelet with locking clasp, together with blank diving certificates, rare photographs of the current owner diving and other related material, case, dial and movement signed
40mm.

Footnotes

  • The current owner joined Comex in the early 1970's and dived around the world working his way up to Diving Supervisor. This watch was presented by Comex to him for 10 years service and comes with personal log books, diver's identity cards, plus rare photographs of the current owner diving around the world.

    The Sea-Dweller and the Submariner models were all used by the French diving company Comex (Compagnie Maritime d' Expertise) and were issued to their specialist divers with each watch marked Comex on the dial and numbered on the rear.

    The following list shows the models and approximate dates of Comex watches produced:

    1970-1973 Early Submariners Ref: 5513 with valve.
    1972-1978 Submariners Ref: 5514 with valve made for Comex only.
    1978-1979 Submariner Ref: 1680, no valve.
    1977-1980 Sea-Dweller Ref: 1665 with valve, two versions of the dial.
    1980-1984 Sea-Dweller sapphire Ref: 16660 with valve, matt or gloss dial.
    1982-1986 Submariner Sapphire Ref: 16800 no valve with matt or gloss dial.
    1984-1997 Sea-Dweller Sapphire Ref: 16600 with valve.
    1986-1997 Submariners Ref: 16610 no valve.
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