Rolex 168000 Submariner "Transitional" 168000 Matte Dial (32469)

32469 Rolex 168000 Transitional Submariner, (Rolex introduced this transitional model when they upgraded the stainless steel from grade 316 to grade 904L. This model was only made for 9 months), stainless steel case on a stainless steel Oyster (93150) bracelet, automatic caliber 3035 movement, matte black dial with original tritium lume plots, original tritium lume hands, date window with magnifying cyclops at 3 o'clock, (quick-set), centered sweep second hand, COSC, uni-directional rotating bezel, screw-down crown, water resistant to 1000ft, 9.6M series 1987, diameter: 40mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company box and 6-month warranty.


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This is a 1987 stainless steel Rolex Transitional Submariner 168000. It has an integral stainless steel Oyster bracelet (93150), and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal with a Cyclops magnification bubble over the quickset date aperture at 3 o'clock. It has a screw-down solid case back and signed Triplock winding crown that's protected by the crown guards. The uni-directional graduated rotating bezel measures decompression time to 60 minutes, with a Tritium dot and dive triangle at the 60-minute position. The 40mm diameter solid three-body case, bracelet, case back, and knurled bezel are polished/brushed. The dial is black with Tritium Rolex "Mercedes" baton hands and a centered sweep second hand with a luminous "lollipop" indicator. It has applied Tritium dot, baton, and triangular hour index markers, and an outer minute/second track. It's water resistant to 300 meters/1000 feet, and it includes a Certified Official Superlative Chronometer (COSC) rating. The 12mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This Rolex Transitional Submariner 168000 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 3035 movement. It's rhodium-plated, and it's constructed with 27 jewels, a straight-line lever escapement, a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, a shock absorber device, and a self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring. It includes Microstella regulating screws, a hacking seconds device for precision time setting, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 28,800 vph (4 Hz).

The Rolex Transitional Submariner 168000 was produced for only 9 months in 1987. "Transitional" refers to the stainless steel case upgraded from 316 to grade 904L steel.