Lot 112 (Jewellery, Watches & Handbags, 10th December 2019)
Blue dial with luminous hour markers, outer minute track and date aperture to three o'clock, yellow metal calibrated bezel, fitted to a signed bi-metal Oyster bracelet with fliplock clasp, reference 16803, serial R393113, case 40mm, with box.
The Rolex Submariner Date 16803 was launched around 1984, but was only produced until about 1988. This particular Rolex model is special because it is one of the transitional models that introduced the sapphire crystal to Rolex watches. The 16803 also serves as Rolex’s first two-tone Submariner model.