1991 Rolex Submariner Date (Ref. 16610) (MARK I Dial) Box & Papers

The Rolex Submariner Ref. 16610 was first introduced in 1986 by Rolex but didn't come into commercial availability until about 1987. There are a few dial variants for the Ref. 16610 models but there are 2 comely available variants. The MK I dials differ from the MK II dials simply by the use of Tritium as opposed to the use of  more modern Super-LumiNova for the luminous material. This can be seen under the 6 o'clock marker where MK I dials display SWISS-T<25 denoting the use of radioactive tritium and the MK II dials simply display Swiss Made as they are absent of tritium and use Super-LumiNova. As you may know, tritium lume tends to age and darken when exposed to the U.V. from the sunlight where as Super-LumiNova tends to remain a crisp white, making the MK I Ref.16610's a bit more desirable. 

This specific 1991 Rolex Ref. 16610 that we are offering here at C&T is a full set! this piece will come complete with both inner and outer boxes, original papers, hang tags, instruction booklets, and the rolex anchor.... it doesn't get more complete than this! This specific 16800 also has acheived a remarkable patina.  The tritium lume has aged to a wonderful golden yellow coloration and the bezel insert has also taken on a slight patina and fade.

 This would make a great vintage piece that has some of the more modern technical elements most vintage Rolex Submariners lack. The sapphire crystal and Trip-Lock crown being two of the elements that would make this piece a great vintage daily driver!

Stock # RLXSUB16610-91-2
Brand Rolex
Style Submariner 
Model 16610
Serial N39XXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Black (WG Surrounds) 
Millimeters 40
Bracelet Rolex Oyster Flip lock 93150 & Rolex 580 End Pieces



The case of this 1991 Rolex Submariner Ref. 16610 has been gently been polished at some point but retains nice thick lugs. The sapphire crystal is free of scratches and or any blemish The watch will be supplied on the original Rolex 93150 Oyster Bracelet and will be supplied with 580 end pieces. The bracelet does have some light stretch but is is perfect working order. The bezel insert has also taken on a wonderful deep grey/black coloration which adds to the charm and original condition of this special piece.


The MarkI  dial variant is in stunning original condition. The tritium lume plots have aged to a warm golden yellow coloration as has the tritium filled pearl located at the 12 o'clock position on the bezel insert.  The dial has some patina and spotting which is common for Ref. 16610's of this era. The hands are original Tritium filled and have also taken on a wonderful patina.



Inner & outer boxes, original Rolex paperwork and instruction booklets, original hangtags, & Rolex anchor in package. The Watch was recently serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by a 1 year warranty.