Rolex Submariner 18K Yellow Gold Lapis Lazuli Dial 16618
Brand: Vintage Rolex
Serial number: E8xxxxx
Over its lifespan, numerous types of dials and bezels colours were introduced, including black dial, champagne dial, and also diamond or sapphire-set indexes. But without a doubt, reference 16618 with precious stone dial, be it onyx or lapis lazuli, should be considered the most elusive ones as only a handful of them were produced in the 1990s.
Lapis lazuli is rich in different tones. It’s a semi-precious gemstone that has been used in jewellery for thousands of years. It has a predominantly deep blue colour that sparkles with specks of gold pyrite and veins of white calcite. It is extremely difficult to manufacture dials with lapis lazuli due to the delicate nature of the material, and it also took arduous work to carve the stone into appropriate sizing.
Case: 40mm without crown; Show sign of wear with slight polish from previous; inner case back stamped 16610
Dial: Excellent Condition stunning ultramarine blue tone with subtle hue of purple shades dial along with matching hands
Bracelet: 92908 18K YG Bracelet w/ 10 links; SEL with clasp code P6
Accessories: None, Watch Only