Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with original fitted box, swing tag, and anchorSubmariner, 'Comex 6137' Ref:16800, Serial No.8269551, 1983

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Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with original fitted box, swing tag, and anchorSubmariner, 'Comex 6137' Ref:16800, Serial No.8269551, 1983

Sold for £ 36,000 (US$ 50,008) inc. premium
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with original fitted box, swing tag, and anchor
Submariner, 'Comex 6137' Ref:16800, Serial No.8269551, 1983
27-jewel Cal.3035 movement with hack seconds, 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 8269551 and the outside stamped 'M.K.EAGLES 6137 30-3-84', fitted stainless steel Oyster bracelet with locking clasp, together with Rolex box still retaining the reference number sticker 16800/B and the owners name, a Rolex anchor marked for 1000ft/300 meters and the original numbered swing tag, case, dial and movement signed 40mm.

Footnotes

  • 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 and two versions of the dial.
    1980-1984 Sea-Dweller sapphire Ref: 16660 with valve with 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.
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with original fitted box, swing tag, and anchorSubmariner, 'Comex 6137' Ref:16800, Serial No.8269551, 1983
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with original fitted box, swing tag, and anchorSubmariner, 'Comex 6137' Ref:16800, Serial No.8269551, 1983
Rolex. A rare stainless steel automatic centre seconds divers watch made for Comex together with original fitted box, swing tag, and anchorSubmariner, 'Comex 6137' Ref:16800, Serial No.8269551, 1983
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