*Unworn* 2020 Rolex Submariner (Ref. 116659SABR) W/ Box & Cards
The Rolex Submariner Ref. 116659SABR was first introduced at Baselworld in 2018 as a white gold gemset submariner. The 116659SABR has a 40mm "Maxi Style" case fitted with an oyster bracelet made exclusively out of 18k white gold. The 116659SABR is powered by Rolex the self-winding 3135 caliber with date and has a and a power reserve of up to 48 hours. Both the case and crown guards of the Ref. 116659SABR are gem-set with diamonds. The rotating bezel is set with 27 dark blue baguette sapphires, 11 baguette-cut diamonds at the hour markers, and a triangle-cut diamond at 12 o’clock position. What is also unique and also "functional" is that the first nine sapphires of the gem-set bezel are light blue, symbolizing the 15-minute classic dive bezel graduated for decompression times. The 116659SABR was offered with two different dial options followed by two different oyster bracelet options. The most common dial variant for the 116659SABR is the blue dial variant followed by the much more exclusive diamond pave dial that also comes adorned with blue sapphire hour markers. More commonly the reference comes with a white gold oyster bracelet but exclusively the diamond pave dial variant can also come on a diamond gemset center link oyster bracelet. Rolex has restricted the output of gem-set watches in recent years making the few specimens that leave the factory some of the most strongly desired watches currently in production.
This specific example is in mint unworn condition purchased in 2020 and also possesses the extremely rare and seldomly seen factory diamond pave center link oyster bracelet. In addition to remaining in flawless factory condition, the watch comes accompanied by its outer and inner boxes, card, hangtag, and instruction booklets.
|18k White Gold
|18k WG Oyster Pave