The replica Rolex Submariner 16618 was the first Rolex diver to come with an all-gold case and bracelet. It was introduced in the mid-1980s and was not produced until 2010. Over its lifetime, the dial/bezel came in a variety of colors, including blue, sky blue, gold, black, and even options marked with diamonds. There were also versions, mainly made in 1992, with dials made of precious stones, namely namely onyx and lapis lazuli. Of course, this is not the first time Rolex has worked with lapis lazuli, they have used it in Datejusts, Day-Dates and Cellinis and indeed continue to use it, but this is the first and last time in the replica Rolex Submariner. Up close, this is clearly the top shape. The crown and bezel have lost their sharpness to the touch through polishing, but this is the minimum expected from a 20+ year old gold replica watch. The hands are original, the bracelet barely stretches, and the original box is included. But the real attraction is the quality of the lapis lazuli dial. The rest of the watch is as you would expect, with a 40mm case and a flawless 3135 movement. Let's take a closer look at the sturdy 18k yellow gold Submariner 16618, including its history, price, features, and most importantly where to buy.
When the Submariner was launched in the 1950s, the replica watch was made of steel only. It had a chronograph-only dial, a bi-directional bezel, and was water-resistant to 100 meters. Of course, all of that eventually changed, paving the way for the Submariner 16618 as we know it today. The stainless steel benchmark underwent several upgrades during its initial generations, including the introduction of a chronometer-certified rated movement, the increase in case size, the implementation of a crown guard and the addition of a date window and Cyclops magnifying glass. ref. 1680. a variation of this model, ref. 1680/8 was the first Submariner with a date window on the dial. ref. 1680/8 was the first replica Rolex Submariner in all gold (not to be confused with ref. 16808, which Rolex released shortly afterwards). Just like the stainless steel version, it has an acrylic crystal on the dial, an aluminum bezel and is water-resistant to 200 meters. However, while the steel model came with a brushed black dial, the model ref. 1680/8 received a glossy black or rising sun blue dial with matching 18k yellow gold raised markers. the 1980s saw improvements in function and materials, marking the transition from the old Submariner to the modern generation. Even during this period Rolex released the Submariner 16618, which was produced until 2010, when it was replaced by the 6-digit number 116618 with a ceramic bezel and a larger "Maxi" dial. Although both references are 40mm in diameter, the reference is 40mm in diameter. 116618 Submariner looks a bit larger, with a larger crown guard and wider lugs. Like its predecessor, this 6-digit series Submariner replica watch features a 3135 movement with Rolex's blue Parachrom hairspring.
18K Gold Watch
The replica Rolex Submariner all 18k gold watch is the boldest gold. Among Rolex collectors and watch enthusiasts, this is a true treasure and vintage classic. The most popular of the Submariners and all Rolex gold watches, the replica Rolex Submariner 16618 is Rolex's complete 18k gold watch, produced from the late 1980s until 2010. This all-gold model was an ultra-luxurious version of the Rolex Submariner and came with multiple dials and bezels, such as a black dial with a black bezel and a blue dial with a blue bezel.The Sub 16618 was discontinued in 2010 to make way for a newer model. 116618 lb. The Rolex 116618LB has almost the same updated features as the same replica watch to meet the standards of the newer style replica Rolex Submariner. That is, despite the improvements of the newer gold Submariner, it differs from the vintage status of the 16618, which only increases in value from year to year. Rolex enthusiasts are known to love vintage watches, especially timepieces like this one, which are very popular in the skilled watchmaking world. Not only is the replica Rolex Submariner 16618 an outstanding collector's item based purely on its incredible looks, but it is also a fine collector's item as the value of the watch has steadily increased over the years. the Submariner 16618 has a powerful 40mm Oyster case and is water resistant down to 1,000 feet. It has the same classic aesthetic as the iconic Submariner dive replica watch collection.