Rolex Submariner Date

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REF 116610LN
Automatic
40 MM
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SKU AS05257
Article Number 40920906
ref 116610LN
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Stainless steel Oyster bracelet with signed Glidelock clasp (97200) . Also includes warranty card dated 12/19/2014.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Luminous gloss black dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.
REF 116610LN
Automatic
40 MM
– Show less
SKU AS05257
Article Number 40920906
ref 116610LN
case size 40 MM
movement Automatic Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material Stainless Steel
style Dive
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Metal
lug width 20 MM
Includes Stainless steel Oyster bracelet with signed Glidelock clasp (97200) . Also includes warranty card dated 12/19/2014.
overall condition The case is in excellent condition overall showing normal wear consistent with age and use. Luminous gloss black dial with applied indices is in as-new condition with matching handset. Signed crown.

Why We Love it

You're looking at the next collectable Submariner!

This model, the recently-discontinued  Submariner Date model Reference 116610LN, was the first Submariner to feature the now-famous ceramic dive timing bezel and 'Maxi Case' configuration. Introduced in 2012, this model has become the gold standard for steel diving watches, and was just updated slightly in September 2020.

This watch features a sapphire crystal, glossy black dial, ceramic dive bezel, and stainless Oyster bracelet with Glidelock clasp. This watch also comes with its serialized hangtag and warranty card dated 12/19/2014.

These first-generation ceramic Submariner models are not only an essential model for the contemporary enthusiast, but are now a future collectable!

Brand Story

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Rolex first debuted the Submariner at the 1954 Basel Spring Fair. It shared the stage with already-established offerings: the Explorer, the Turn-O-Graph, and a ladies' Oyster Perpetual with a chronometer certification. Compared to these other watches, the Submariner - with its oversized crown and chunky dive-timing bezel looked slightly out-of-place, and yet would become one of Rolex's most enduring models.

Rolex's quest to produce a waterproof wristwatch has its roots in the First World War, when a need arose for soldiers to have a watch that could withstand the wet, dusty conditions on the battlefield. Rolex's Oyster case of 1926 represented the culmination of a decade of development. It gained notoriety in 1927, when Mercedes Gleitze became the first British woman to swim across the English Channel. She took with her an early Rolex Oyster, in what may have been the very first example of sports marketing by a luxury brand. A series of advertisements followed this feat, featuring smiling flappers dunking their Rolex Oysters in fish tanks.

The Submariner hit the market at a time when oceanographer and explorer Jacques Cousteau exposed the world to the wonders of undersea exploration. With the advent of SCUBA (Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus) in the late 1950s, skin-diving as a sport became accessible to amateurs. Since a mechanical timepiece was an essential piece of equipment for divers in a pre-digital world, the race was on amongst Swiss manufacturer to produce a professional grade timepiece. Rolex was fortunate in that René Jeanneret, one of the company's directors, was a skin-diving enthusiast, giving Rolex a unique insight into the development of their diving watch.

The resulting watch was an overnight success, and has been in continuous production ever since. The Oyster Perpetual Submariner, in all of its forms, is an icon amongst icons, a pinnacle of horological design, and a statement piece aspired to and worn by people the world over.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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