1990 Rolex Blue Submariner (Ref. 16618) 18K YG "Unpolished"

During the late 1960's Rolex began producing the immensely Submariner dive watch in luxurious 18 karat yellow gold thus creating a dressed up variant of a notably sporty watch.  The addition of a yellow gold submariner variant offered a watch that could shift effortlessly from adventuresome events in the ocean to classy occasions on land.  

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Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 16618
Serial E8XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K YG
Dial Blue
Millimeters 40
Strap Rolex 92908 18K YG Oyster Bracelet W/ 46B End Peices



The 18K yellow gold case remains unpolished showing sharp factory chamfers down the lugs. The bezel remains in unpolished sharp condition. The original blue insert with the yellow font remains crisp in coloration showing no wear. The case retains its original 18k yellow gold trip-lock crown. The solid 18k YG 92908 bracelet with fixed 46B end pieces is unpolished like the case showing minimal wear and stretch.


The beautiful metallic blue dial is in stunning condition. The tritium lume plots have aged to a beautiful golden coloration and when inspected under U.V. light, show no degradation. The original tritium hands have aged slightly lighter than the dial showing no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. 


None. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.