1991 Rolex Blue Submariner (Ref. 16618) 18K YG W/ Box & Papers

During the late 1960s, Rolex began producing the immensely popular Submariner dive watch in luxurious 18 karats 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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There’s no denying it, the yellow gold blue Submariner is a statement watch, the blue and gold color combination is bright and robust. However, these blue and gold subs aren’t boastful but rather provide the wearer with a feeling of opulence and refined craftsmanship, for a wristwatch that was generally used as a rugged tool. This creates a sense of ability that many watches aspire to achieve, the allowance that you can use this Submariner for its intended purpose at a moment's notice if you wanted, however, its most prominent purpose in your collection would be for everyday wear.

Stock #
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner
Model 16618
Serial X8XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18K YG
Dial Blue
Millimeters 40
Strap Rolex 92908 18K YG Oyster Bracelet W/ 46B End Pieces



The previously polished 18k yellow gold case shows light signs of use and retains very full and even lugs. The 18k yellow gold bezel is in excellent condition. The original blue bezel insert remains bright in coloration showing light use, and retains its tritium pearl at the 12 o'clock position which matches the dial nicely.  The case back partially retains its original factory green Rolex sticker. The Rolex 92908 solid 18k yelloRolex w gold bracelet with 46B solid end pieces is in wonderful overall condition, retaining its Rolex coronet and showing almost no stretch from use.


The original blue sunburst dial is in perfect original condition. The tritium lume plots have aged to slight creamy coloration showing no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection.


The watch comes with its original inner and outer boxes, guarantee paper, booklets, polishing cloth and chronometer seal hangtag. The watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.