Unpolished 168000 Matte dial B&P
Here’s an unpolished 168000 Submariner with a matte dial. This Transitional Sub is the successor to the 16800 and the predecessor to the 16610. This reference 168000 is a very rare Submariner and was only manufactured for roughly eight to nine months! Making it the most rare Rolex around when we are talking manufacturing numbers. The extra zero in the reference was added because of the fact that Rolex changed the stainless steel for the production of the 168000 Submariner. The 168000 is manufactured from 904L stainless steel making it more acid and corrosion resistant that the 316 stainless steel made Submariners who preceded this model.
Besides the beautiful matte grey dial, the original black insert with Tritium ‘pearl’ remains in a very good condition. The 904L stainless steel case is still in a 100% unpolished condition! Its not ‘refreshed’ or welded and re-cut. A true connoisseur can tell and will notice the difference. This 168000 is accompanied with its original boxes, punched and stamped warranty (Wempe, Germany) service booklet, hangtags, 300m anchor etc. There’s also a spare link to the Flip lock, Oyster bracelet.
This fantastic Submariner was fully serviced by our watchmakers and will be delivered with a 24 month warranty.
case number: 98XXXXX
year of production: 1987
case diameter: 40mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 3035
box and papers: yes, super full set