COMEX Rare matt dial Submariner 16800 with box & all papers
This is the rarest of all COMEX Submariners; the sapphire glass 16800 with the matt dial. Case number 72769XX, COMEX number 60XX, dating to 1982.
It is assumed that there were less than 25 of these made, the second batch was not made until 1987, by which time the gloss dial with white gold indices had arrived. Also many of the original batch of 25 will have had their dials replaced when they were serviced by Rolex; thereby making this 100% original example very rare & collectable. Adding to its collectability is the fact that this watch comes with both boxes & all the papers, even the original plastic document wallet, which has the sticker showing both the case & COMEX numbers.
The movement is the 26 jewel cal 3035, the first quick set date movement from Rolex.
The dial is gorgeous, unmarked and the luminous has faded to a perfect ivory colour.
The case is 90% and the dial and movement are both 95+%.
The watch measures 40mm Diam, 48mm lug to lug, it is 13mm high, it takes a 20mm band and the original heavy fliplock Oyster one, with 11 links is fitted.
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